Monthly Archives: November 2015
Autumn is my favourite time of year. It is all about cuddling up in your warmer clothes when it starts getting colder, and the gorgeous, stunning colours which you will only find at this time of year. I don’t think there is a more colourful time of year than autumn, with a myriad of different colour leaves on the trees and also on the floor.
Every year at around October half term I take the kids to a local park, and take our annual Christmas card photos, along with some which are either Autumn or Halloween theme (think pumpkins and all the shades of leaves imaginable).
Thankfully this half term we had some gorgeous dry weather, not too cold and the colours, ah the lovely colours. It was perfectly timed with some leaves on the trees and others which had already dropped.
Now, I hear you say “What!? Take your own photos?” Yes, as a photographer, I do take photos of my own family, however it is not plain sailing! So I keep the shooting times short, and give rewards for letting me get at least a few photos. It also helps to make some of the photos fun ones. This year I achieved this by letting them have a ride on the train which runs round the park after I had finished with taking photos, and they had super fun throwing leaves around!
Sometimes I sit and edit my photos, or work out new ways of editing so that I am being more creative in the way my images are produced. I will, now and again, think about what customers think happens with their images after the shutter clicks. Some images call for half an hour or more of post processing, to make them the sort of image that you will see on our facebook pages or on our blog posts. Below you will find a small selection of images from a shoot, with each image having an original (straight from camera), one which has had a small amount of editing in one of my favourite editing packages (Adobe Lightroom), the last is the fully edited ready for the wall image. These were all edited by hand, there was no use of presets or actions.
Hopefully you will agree that the finished image is so much better than the original which is straight from the camera. Next time you look at photos on facebook pages, have a closer look and see if you can work out how the photo has been edited to look better than the original!
If you would like a photoshoot please do get in touch via my contact page Or for more information check out the pricing and photoshoots pages on the website. One hour family photoshoots currently cost £65 for an hour with one 8×12 print of your choice from the session (price correct for 2015).
We are based in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, close to Chichester. Outdoors photoshoots can be done in the local area. Other areas can be covered, although there may be a charge for mileage if you require me to travel more than 20 miles to your shoot.