I bet you know someone who’d love one of these!

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Do you know something I love so much about this ‘job’. The sheer variety of it all!

In the last week or two for instance I’ve photographed a wedding; a very large tractor (yes, really!); the meeting room, reception area and a couple of the units at Basepoint http://www.basepoint.co.uk/locations/romsey/gallery ; a gorgeous pooch or two; of course several siblings and families, beautiful newborns, and even my mum as a model in her home!

Oh and did I mention, a vast amount of … Lego Men!!

Ha, yes, you did read that right!

In fact, the Lego characters were the props used to demonstrate some fantastic 3D bases from Base Ace to show examples of how they can be used with mini figures and building bricks for imaginative play.

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The bases are the brainchild of Brian from Talking Products https://www.talkingproducts.com/

He arrived for the session along with a car load of boxes, which were promptly unloaded, and then he and his colleague started putting it all together! It was really fascinating seeing the various bases taking shape ready to be photographed. And then seeing them come to life even more as the figures were placed on them as examples of how they would look in play.

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I think these bases are such a brilliant idea and I know my kids would have loved them when they were in their “Lego-building” hey day.

So maybe just the ticket for those fans of mini-figures in your life when building their little fantasy worlds.  Christmas pressie anyone? 🙂

Here’s where you can find them:

www.baseace.co.uk

Thanks very much to Brian for asking me to photograph them.

 

Whoosh!!! Was that September flying by?

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Is it just me or has September disappeared in the blink of an eye?  One minute it was August and the next it’s virtually October!! 

Well the month has been amazingly hectic, mainly with studio shoots, so I guess that’s made the time whizz by; I’ve also gotten a whole lot of new software with loads of rather cool effects, which I have been experimenting with to my heart’s delight to see which ones really bring about the wow factor to my pictures. This has been great fun and you seem to be loving them so far (thank goodness!)  Even though I’ve spent a fair few hours at the computer tweaking and seeing what works well and what doesn’t, now I think I have it sussed and so it’s been well worth it.  Art of course is very subjective and I know that some of the effects won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, so, as many of you will know, I always include your pictures in normal colour in your portfolios as well as any artistic versions so you can compare and decide which you like best 🙂

As well as getting up and running on the new software, I have found some great new products to add to the wall display range, including acrylic glass and brushed aluminium items, which can also be CIRCULAR – thought that would “ring” (ouch, excuse the pun!!) the changes a bit.  Once the samples arrive I’ll post some pictures of them to see what you think.

Now with bookings coming in thick and fast for the next few months before Christmas, the new software will (hopefully!) speed up my workflow considerably (now I’ve got to grips with it) which is especially important at this time of year when we are all working towards that same deadline which comes round oh so quick! I expect I don’t need to point that out 😉

Anyway, here’s some of my recent studio pics with the new artistic effects I mentioned….and these will be alongside the normal colour, as well as black and white, sepia fades and more – something for everyone, I hope!

 

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