I can’t believe it’s September! All those good intentions of blogging every few weeks gone for naught!
Truth is though that we have been so busy with one thing and another that we’ve had to be content to let the website take care of itself for a while. So what have we been up to?
Well the major project I alluded to last time was spending nearly a month in South America. An amazing trip, covering mainland Ecuador, Galapagos, and Costa Rica, it was part holiday and part business project to see if a diversification into travel photography had potential. We took around 3000 photographs between us and the interest from travel companies and tour operators would suggest that it could certainly be an option. More on that in the future I have no doubt!
On the subject of diversification, we’ve also been looking at selling some of our work from the website, as wall art products. The material we have for this at the moment is somewhat limited and so we’ll be looking to produce a body of avant-garde portraits and fine artworks in the coming months.
We booked some time in August with a very well-known figure in the photography world – Damian McGillicuddy. You can never know everything but we do aim high! That happened over two days in the last couple of weeks. The first focused on using speedlights – flashguns to you and me – on location and involved a tour of Chester’s underpasses! The second was studio-based and demonstrated Damian’s method of approaching the classic beauty shot. I believe both days have added to our growing repertoire.
Our training with Trevor and Faye Yerbury is also fast approaching and we’re now planning how to extend our Scottish adventure with some location shots with a local model - so more of that next time.
Of course we’ve also been shooting some lovely people too and covered some very interesting themes, including things as diverse as Liquorice Allsorts and Angels & Demons, so all in all we really haven’t been idle!