Tuesday, 25 June 2013

There are props and then there are props!

It is normal for a photographer on the day of a wedding to use certain items that may be involved in the days activities as photographic props, a term borrowed from the movie industry.
These props can be anything from a Vintage umbrella, a horse and cart and more commonly, a classic car. Depending on where the couple are having their photographs taken, the prop can be an important factor. For example, if the hotel does not have a garden or a  limited one for photographs, a good photographer can think on his feet and use the prop, say a classic car, to his and the couples advantage in obtaining some nice shots. For one recent wedding however, I must have had the crème-de-la-crème of wedding day props - a fully fledged Lear Jet!
It helped that the groom was the pilot of the Lear Jet. The fact that the Lear Jet is an executive jet  its size was ideal for the images as it was not overbearing and could be used in close-up shorts and as a backdrop. It will be hard to beat this one! Some shots from the days shoot:

Monday, 20 May 2013

Been a long time...!

You will have to excuse the lack of blog updates over the last couple of months. It has been a very busy few months between business and also due to the fact that last October I started a full time, 1 year Masters degree in photography. This has been something I have wanted to do for years but unfortunately up until now there was no Masters in photography available in the Republic of Ireland.
The course has been busy to say the least! I did not expect it to be easy at this level so I have been spending a lot of time on the road with lectures and late nights burning the midnight oil, with a business to run in between!  The course is challenging but very interesting and it is providing me with a great insight in photography research and the world of fine art photography. At this stage I am heading into my last semester and my Major Project so its going to be an extra busy summer.
The course is an off-site programme from the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture & Design at London Metropolitan University and is been run by the National Media College in Dublin.