Wednesday, 10 February 2016

The Ultimate Flash Photography Guide

Who said flash portraits had to be complicated?
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Fast FLASH for Portrait Perfection 

  • Portraits: Making the Shot 
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  • Portraits: Lighting the Shot 
  • Portraits: After the Shot 
  • 14 Recipes for Amazing Portraits is included as a bonus, too. 

Talented and world-renowned photographer, Gina Milicia, has been using flash lighting techniques in her portraits for over 25 years – photographing a-list celebrities, heads of state… even royalty.

Now in this follow up to her best-selling ‘Portraits’ ebook series (Making the Shot, Striking the Pose, Lighting the Shot and After the Shot), she’s sharing all her best flash lighting secrets, tips and techniques.

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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Featured Artist Shelby Young

This weeks featured artist is photographer Shelby Young, and this is what she told us about herself:

I am a 17 year old photographer based in Birmingham, Alabama who spends my spare time photographing the beautiful world around me. I do fine art photography as well as portraiture. 

I started photography when I was 13 years old. I had been taking photos on my iPod when my mom suggested getting a "real camera." 

Ever since I played around with my first camera, I have fallen in love with photography. I do portrait work as well, but I find that nature, landscape, and wildlife photography are my true passions and bring me the most joy. From the adventure of finding the perfect photo op, to sharing it with people, I hope to portray my vision of the world's beauty.

Right now, I am trying to grow my online marketing strategies with Facebook and to gain some online supporters who follow my photography there. I have been privileged to see some amazing things and go to some incredible places. My full gallery is included in the links below. Thank you for the support!

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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Britain from A to Z - B

Today we look at the letter B with a mixture of old and new, country and city, England and Scotland.

To begin with we take a look at The Bridge of Sighs, no, not the one in Venice, but The Bridge of Sighs in Oxford.
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Bridge of Sighs.
The bridge is often referred to as the Bridge of Sighs because of its supposed similarity to the famous Bridge of Sighs in Venice. However, Hertford Bridge was never intended to be a replica of the Venetian bridge, and indeed it bears a closer resemblance to the Rialto Bridge in the same city. It is a skyway joining two parts of Hertford College over New College Lane in Oxford, England.
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Burford, Oxfordshire.
A view of St John the Baptist Church in the picturesque village of Burford, in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire.
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Brora, Scotland.
Storm clouds gathering over Brora, while the sun is shining down on the houses. Brora is a village in the east of Sutherland, in the Highland area of Scotland.
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Birmingham Library
Birmingham Library towering over the Christmas Market. The Library of Birmingham is situated on the west side of the city centre at Centenary Square, beside the Birmingham Rep (to which it connects, and with which it shares some facilities) and Baskerville House. Upon opening on 3 September 2013, it replaced Birmingham Central Library. The library, which is estimated to have cost £188.8 million, is viewed by the Birmingham City Council as a flagship project for the city's redevelopment. It has been described as the largest public library in the United Kingdom, the largest public cultural space in Europe, and the largest regional library in Europe. 2,414,860 million visitors came to the library in 2014 making it the 10th most popular visitor attraction in the UK.

As usual, my work is available to purchase as original  Wall Art, in a variety of formats from stretched canvas or framed prints, metal or acrylic prints,or simply as standard prints for you to mount in your favourite picture frame. They are also available as greeting cards or printed onto iPhone or Galaxy phone cases, throw pillows or duvet covers or tote bags or shower curtains. Simply click on the  image and you will be taken to my gallery where you will find full details.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Friday Photography Quotes

This weeks Friday Photography Quote is from Fay Godwin

Fay Godwin (17 February 1931 – 27 May 2005) was a British photographer known for her black-and-white landscapes of the British countryside and coast.

Godwin was introduced to the London literary scene where she produced portraits of dozens of well-known writers, photographing almost every significant literary figure in 1970s and 1980s England, as well as numerous visiting foreign authors. Her subjects, typically photographed in the sitters' own homes, included Kingsley Amis, Philip Larkin, Saul Bellow, Angela Carter, Margaret Drabble, G√ľnter Grass, Ted Hughes, Clive James, Philip Larkin, Doris Lessing, Edna O'Brien, Anthony Powell, Salman Rushdie, Jean Rhys, and Tom Stoppard.

After the publication of her first books—Rebecca the Lurcher (1973) and The Oldest Road: An Exploration of the Ridgeway (1975), co-authored with J.R.L. Anderson—she became a prolific publisher, working mainly in the landscape tradition to great acclaim and becoming the nation's most well-known landscape photographer. 


Our regular readers will know that we have been publishing quotes from famous photographers every Friday. I am delighted to say that they are now available to purchase as posters or framed prints making an ideal addition to a photographers studio or shop, or as a gift for an amateur photographer. In addition, we can supply them as iPhone and Galaxy cases, greeting cards, or even printed on throw cushions.

To see all the options for that perfect gift, go to our Quotations Gallery and chose your favourite quote and turn it into the perfect gift for your favourite photographer (or yourself :-))

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Featured Artist Susan Savad

This weeks featured artist is photographer and artist Susan Savad.

As a child, I wasn't particularly interested in art. I took the usual art classes that most kids take but I didn't pursue it at home.

It was when my husband went into the army that I finally started becoming interested in painting.  All of a sudden, I was in Texas, had no job and my family was thousands of miles away. The only plus, as far as I was concerned, was the craft building on the army base which gave me painting supplies. For the first time, I started to paint. 

After my husband's tour of duty, we went back east and settled in New Jersey. I was now a mother with a young son and had a lot to keep me busy but once a week I went to a local adult education class and took art lessons which I continued to do after my second son was born. Finally, when my younger son was old enough for nursery school, I also decided to go back to school part time. I enrolled at duCret School of the Arts in Plainfield, NJ and started my formal art education.

Although DuCret is actually a three year program, it took me 7-1/2 years to finish because I went part-time. When I started, there were only a few older students and I felt a little out of place because the majority of my fellow classmates were just out of high school but I didn't let it bother me. I finally graduated in 1989.

Later, when digital cameras came out and Print On Demand websites became available, I became interested in photography. I feel that photography has opened up my art to new themes and I spend many weekends photographing new places.

Whenever someone tells me that they wish they had learned something as a child but it's too late now, I always tell them that you can start learning something new anytime. I know that's what I did.

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