Monday, 29 November 2010

Halifax from a Great Height

Halifax Panorama, originally uploaded by Hellbelly.

I've recently had the opportunity to take some photographs from one of the higher vantage points on Halifax, and thought it would be an ideal chance to try a panoramic shot.
Constructed from eight shots, composed vertically and stitched in Photoshop CS5.

More photos from high up here.

Sunday, 28 November 2010


Ice Warrior

Just a very quick shot (as it was freezing cold!). Just using a flash with a warm gel bounced off the most expensive flash modifier I own, which costs as much as a house!
(the front of my house).


Monday, 8 November 2010


At the same time as I were shooting Fran, Emma and I were also shooting Bex.
We used pretty much the same lighting set ups on both models;

Clamshell lighting

Bex 29

And Ringflash

`Bex 36

And check out Bex's awesome side shaving!

Bex 44

Bex wasn't so used to being in front of the camera, so I used my patented "talk a lot of rubbish" technique and soon she was throwing shapes with the best of them.

And I still think she looks like Bjork :)

Saturday, 6 November 2010


Fran has modelled for Emma Carter (who was helping out on the shoot) before, but it's the first time I've photographed her and I certainly hope to work with her again.
First up we set up a 43" shoot thru brolly camera left and a bare flash to blow the background out to pure white.

Francesca 23

Then we pulled out my (much underused) boom arm to use some clamshell lighting along with a silver reflector.

Francesca 48

Finally we used the Rayflash and a bare wall for some ringflash shots.

Francesca 75