Sunday, 30 November 2008

Santa I want a Weeeeee !


I was taking shots of Wenda in my studio tonight and decided to put her in the festive mood. So I found a Santa on the internet and put Wenda on his lap. OK Wenda here is your chance to ask for that Christmas present !
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Sunday, 23 November 2008

Santa Comes to Town


I had been asked by our local newspaper to shoot the Santa Claus parade this year. It was mild and near zero C so there were more families than usual this year. I estimate about 4000 watched this rather unique night time parade. Our grandkids had chairs and blankets with lots of hot chocolate to keep them cozy. It was a great year for the parade.
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I have discovered that a little bit of work in photoshop can really improve a picture. So here I have grabbed a picture that had been relegated to the dust bin and tried to work some magic. I find this hobby fascinating because there is so much to learn and so many ways to improve.
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Sunday, 16 November 2008

Recent Shooting in Newcastle


It seems that the headline has all too often brought bad news in our newspapers but I am here to announce a good shooting. The youngest of grandkids were over for their fashion shoot in my new mini-studio downstairs. The princess here was all dolled up for the event but Quinten of course lives on a farm so he had just come in from doing chores. Kids do not normally do late afternoons well and you can imagine how they were after I zapped them a couple dozen times with the flash. They were about as happy as a Polish immigrant in the Vancouver Airport. By the time we were through we did coax a few smiles and the pics can be seen by clicking HERE !
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Saturday, 15 November 2008

Portrait Season


I have been setting up a small portrait studio in a spare room downstairs. Today, I got my flash back from Canon and it appears to be fully rebuilt. So here is my test. I cannot blame the photographer for the lousy picture - look at the model I had to work with.
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Sunday, 9 November 2008

Kids At One Year of Age


I was playing around with photoshop tonight. We often wonder how the kids looked at the same age so I combined pictures of the three kids at 13 months of age. Aiden, Quinten and Lexy seem to have their own look, but if you look closely you can see the similarities.
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