Baby it’s warm inside

Baby it’s warm inside

Hello from Singularis Photography, Portrait and Wedding Photographer for West Sussex. Last weekend I had the pleasure of helping my friend Julie with a photo-shoot with some of her relations. We were lucky that we could photograph Nylah aged  8 weeks old and her sister Zylia aged 5 years. Now I am sure that Julie won’t mind me saying that being that it was a private house, the size of the room we had to use was a bit limited and the conditions not ideal. However, you often find that these circumstances make you think laterally and use your imagination in a way that can overcome the limitations of your environment. Now I would love to say that as a photographer I have a crystal clear view of what Cartier Bresson called the decisive moment. Unfortunately I have found that with me it is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. We were fortunate that Nylah was a quiet baby and Zylia a natural model. We had also planned for the shoot by bringing a plentiful supply of toys and other items to use. It’s always best to bring a wide variety of these props as you frequently find that what works well for one model, doesn’t for another. By trying different poses, looks and lighting we were able to come up with some reasonable pictures. Most importantly their mother loved them and Julie and myself got loads of ideas for future shots. I have enclosed a few pictures to outline the results of that day....
Always carry a camera

Always carry a camera

Hello from Singularis Photography here in sunny Horsham. I recently went away for a short break in the Lake District and you would think that photography would be the last thing I would want to do on my days off.  However, you never know when something interesting might pop up. Now to be honest landscape photography is not my thing (as you will see).  I have a great deal of respect for those photographers who are skilled at composition and finding the perfect light. Many of these experts travel for miles and get up very early to get the perfect shot. But why go to all that effort when you can sit on a boat and snap away. On the last day the sun was setting over Lake Windemere outside the hotel and I could not resist the colours. So following in the noble tradition of minimal exercise I decided to walk across the road and take a few snaps. When I got back home it also gave me the opportunity to have a  play with Lightroom settings. The good thing with these tools, is that it can take a perfectly ordinary shot and with some tweaking can give it a different look. From a photographer’s point of view this is useful as you can use it to spark the imagination and get you thinking about your other work. And even better, you don’t have to get up at 4am and trudge miles across the Peak District, a win win....