Cape Cornwall

Bank holiday weekends are those you want to avoid going anywhere with tourists. We have done what we never do and went to Cornwall, luckily weather was not looking great which meant empty roads, yay! Cape Cornwall was our destination for little rock trolling. We love wilderness and roughness of the landscape.

The beach was covered in round rocks that are polished close to perfection. Rockpools and textures are all different and yet going well together.

Some rocks form shapes you can give names to, like heart or heads or some animal shapes.

Creatures keep alive in rock pools and salt is crystilizing.

And when you climb back up, you get to observe birds and flowers. How can that be a bad day in Cornwall, despite of lack of sunshine 🙂

New – photography workshops in 2017

We have dates for new workshops in 2017. We teach photography for beginners, natural light portraits, photoshop and lightroom editing and macro. More workshops and tours are coming soon. You can also purchase  gift vouchers for any of our workshops or 1-2-1 tuitions in photography or editing.

Elegant studio portraits

Studio portraits for you or your family – special offer

Our classic portraits capture you or your family forever, in a timeless, framed print. These sessions are all about the print. No digital files are available.
The sitting is free with a £20 retainer for the booking, refundable with your print.
We provide full hair and make-up (POA) and sit you down to view the finished photos, projected life size, just as they will be printed.
It’s a fabulous experience and now is the perfect time to do it ! Gift vouchers are available too.

 

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Croatia – trip 1

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On 11th of September we took off to Croatia. Our first stop was National park and UNESCO World Heritage – Plitvice. Plitviče Lakes National Park is a 295-sq.-km forest reserve in central Croatia. It’s known for a chain of 16 terraced lakes, joined by waterfalls, that extend into a limestone canyon. Walkways and hiking trails wind around and across the water, and a Lake Kozjak ferry links the upper and lower lakes. The latter are the site of Veliki Slap, a 78m-high waterfall.

The national park was founded in 1949 and is situated in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia, at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The important north-south road connection, which passes through the national park area, connects the Croatian inland with the Adriatic coastal region. The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colors, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The colors change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight.

If you want to know more about Plitvice, read this article on wikipedia.  Menawhile, enjoy few photos I took during our little trip. We have done only tour B, the lower lakes.

 

 

 

 

Our first macro photography workshop

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Sunday was absolutely perfect day for our first macro photography workshop. It was very relaxed, hands on with lot of walking, kneeling down and focusing on tiny objects from little bugs to flowers. Here is tiny selection of what I managed to grab while others were learning.

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Spring finally arrived, nature is waking up and we spend more time in the woods, looking for those little things around us. With macro, you focus on small things you wouldnt even notice when you just walk around.  We crowl, crouch, get dirty, innovative, sometime use just what sun gives us and other times we use flashes to create still natural looking light. You can learn all this on our macro photography workshop we are running once a month.

 

Photography workshops in Plymouth (Devon)

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We finally set up our first photography workshop outdoors tackling macro, using different techniques and equipment. The tutor Mark Dunk has extensive experience in teaching and in macro photography. To book and for more information check our photography workshop page.
Macro Field Trip & Tutorial
Meeting: Plymbridge carpark –  Map
15th May

10am – 4pm

 

What you will learn:
This relaxed course will take you on a 6-hour tour through all the creative and technical aspects you need to take fabulous macro photos.
We will walk in the woods and stop to discus the points below and practice the different techniques. stopping for a picnic lunch.
You will learn simple and inexpensive tricks to make the most out of any camera you own, including your phone!
The skills here will be transferable across a wide range of gear, we will not be able to teach you about your particular camera’s settings.
You will take away a camera card full of images from your day and we will provide a crib-sheet to help you practice on your own.
Later, more advanced courses will go into more technical detail and deal with processing and printing.

 

Subjects covered:

 

Macro equipment.
 
Lighting
Camera and flash settings
Composition
Age groups
14 +
We are fully certified and children’s courses can be arranged on request.
 
What you will need:
A packed lunch and walking gear
A plastic bag to kneel on
Minimum equipment: A camera phone
Preferabe equipment: A DSLR (interchangeable lens camera) with a macro lens or tubes, or a bridge camera with macro setting.
Any equipment you want to try out or learn to use – old lenses, extension tubes, flashes (please ring us to discus if we can accommodate anything more ambitious!).
Got an old wide-angle lens? bring it along, we’ll show you how to turn it into a powerful macro lens.
What about the weather?
We are somewhat dependent in the weather mainly becuse of the euipment.
Cloud and light rain can be beneficial for macro, but heavy rain will stop play.
If we are lucky with the sun, we may decide on the day to stay-on after 4pm and capitalise on this.
Your tutor
Mark Dunk is a professional photographer and former Art College lecturer.
Mark has a passion for the outdoors and particularly – tiny stuff!
Our courses are fully insured and certified.
 

Amanda & Kieran wedding

October can be little wet and moody but we were lucky on this one. The moody weather added to the day and the cold that starts to settle means its time for open fires again. There is something magical about every season of the year.

Enjoy this little sneaky peak at photos from the wedding. Congratulations to Amanda & Keran!

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Sunsets in Plymouth

This place is amazing when spring come and days gets longer. Here is few from the area. Which one is your favourite? Prints are also available and other photography products. Email for information and prices please.

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Family shoots over Easter

Sun is out and should be over Easter. Book your family shoot on the location, I would suggest William yard, beach, woods, moors or the Hoe. Just have fun, be yourself and I capture your fun day for you. Special offer during Easter holidays – £50 per booking including one 8×6 print. Book for this price only between 30.3. – 10.4.2015. To book email info@studiomag.co.uk (you can buy more prints from the shoot or CD with images if you wish)

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Wedding at Knightor Winery & Restaurant

Last day of February, we attended a wedding at Knightor Winery & Restaurant. Jordana & David looked fabulous! The venue was amazing, staff was very helpful, decorations fantastic. Here is the preview.

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Fashion shoot in studio

Today we did fashion shoot in the studio for a website. Simple stuff on white background. This kind of jobs is usually harder for models and more technical for photographers. Here is a sample with our favorite model, Ellie.

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Woodland shoot

As soon as the sun came out we decided to do another shoot with Zuzana but this time in the woods. We also went for stronger look.

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Location lifestyle fashion shoot

Enjoy images from today’s lifestyle fashion shoot. The weather have been moody and it was a challenging shoot with the light changing constantly and rain and wind in between sunny spells. The team was amazing as always. Great models, make up/hair and other people helping!

 

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Model shoot for Magushi

Here is few photos I have done for MAGUSHI website – fashion accessories online shop, with a lovely Slovakian model Zuzana.

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Live music at The Brook Inn

Couple of weeks ago I went to listen to some live music to The Brook Inn in Plymouth. Celine Dos Santos with Jay Tamkin who play now together in the band ‘Into the Sun’ and it was awesome. Visit their websites or FB pages to see when and where they are playing. Have a listen to some of their music on youtube – Jay Tamkin youtube or Celine and Jay together

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Product shoot

After very busy few weeks, finally managed to edit all product shots from the last studio shoot for a fashion catalogue. I photographed various items like bags, scarves and jewellery on simple white background.

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Volksfest 2014

Some photos from Volksfest and more specifically Cabaret tent where DJ Mauri and Charlie mixed some Latin tunes and  people were having an awesome time dancing.

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Behind the scenes

More photos from behind the scene from the last shoot. Here is more hair and make up styling by Rosie Finnigan and great model Ariadne.

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Hair and make up photos

My recent working with hair stylist and make up artist Rosie Finnigan was awesome, highly recommend. Here is some of her work. My model Ellie Galvin was a gem too. Worked hard and always had a smile despite of cold and long hours we had to work. I am available for any commercial, private and fashion work. Just get in touch for a quote and discuss your needs.

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Fashion shoot on location

It was a very long day today for everyone involved but it was an awesome shoot. Thank you to my models Ellie, Ariadne and Vikki for great modeling and patience and to Rosie Finnigan for her make up and hair styling skills.

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Beach mobile shots

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Couple of photos from little trip to Bantham beach overlooking Bigbury-on-sea. Both photos were taken only on the mobile phone. Photography is really mainly about the light, composition and our eye. I love I can now carry just a small phone to capture what I see around me. I call it spontaneous photography and snaps of life. It makes me happy 🙂

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Falling in love with Instagram

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Since I joined Instagram, I fell in love with it. I dont always carry my camera everywhere I go but I cant help but want to capture all around me all the time. There my phone comes handy and I love sharing places I see at the time I see them Even the same place looks very different in the morning, afternoon, evening and light changes all the time…not one picture can ever look the same. Enjoy this little example from my little wanders near where I live, Cornwall and Devon. You can more directly on my Instagram – http://instagram.com/studiomag

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Easter family photo shoots

This Easter is perfect for having photos done of your family and loved ones. I just got back from Cornwall. We had great fun on the beach with children and lot of captured memories for the families to keep. If you would like your families photos taken, get in touch. I am happy to travel anywhere in the South West.

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Trip to Cornwall

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On a last stormy afternoon we decided to head down to Cornwall. Weather changed drastically the next morning and we experienced a lovely sunrise in Porthcurno (Cornwall). Here is a sneaky peak. If you would like any images printed get in touch, they are all in high resolution and available to purchase.

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Stormy Ocean

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This had to be one. Getting out during high winds and go round the coast to see big waves, angry ocean and cloudy skies.  And even the moon before the evening set in. We were wind swept, could hardly walk and keep camera still enough to focus. But the scenery was breath taking. No photos can make justice to the view we had.

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wedding photography

We have new prices for wedding photography booked from 2014. We made our packages more flexible and are offering more in the price. You now get free engagement shoot, photo boot set up is included in the price for all day package! Also, first 5 bookings made in 2014 get special discount on top!

Half day package £650

This usually covers: consultation, pre-wedding shoot*, save the date cards*, arrival to the marriage venue, candid shots of guests, family and friends group photos, staged photos of bride & groom.
Includes:
• 2 photographers
• Secure online gallery to view and purchase any prints/canvas wraps.
• High Resolution USB with edited photos without watermark.

Resized set of photos for social media for you to share with family and friends

10 7×5 photos

All day package £1200

This usually covers: consultation, pre-wedding shoot*, save the date cards*, thank you cards*, bride & groom preparations shots, arrival to the church, candid shots of guests, family and friends photos, staged photos of bride & groom, cake cutting, speeches, first dance.
Includes:
• 2 photographers

• Photo studio set up for up to 3 hours with on site viewing and printing

• Photo display after dinner

• Viewing of all photos at your home 2 weeks after the wedding
• Secure online gallery for family and friends to view the photos

• High Resolution USB with edited photos without watermark.
Resized set of photos for social media for you to share with family and friends

10 7×5 photos

*Pre-wedding photo shoot (1 hour shoot at local location)

*Up to 25 save the date cards

*Up to 25 thank you cards

 

Extras

  • 10% off for weekday weddings
  • Photo studio set up for up to 3 hours with on site viewing and printing
    Additional USB
  • BW version of USB
  • Prints from 6×4” to A1 size
  • Canvas wraps
  • Coffee table book
  • Digital cameras to allow guests to capture candid moments
  • Guest book with signed Polaroid photos of each guest

 

We can build a wedding photography package to your requirements.

Family shoot

Despite of moody weather, we decided to go to the Moors and take some photos for Emma and her family. It was not so bad after all, we did manage to catch some sun in between the rain drops.

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Product shoot

This Sunday has been very busy for me, shooting products for client’s website. Here is little taster. Get in touch with any commercial photography queries. It can be products for your website and promotion or your interior or portraits.

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Yarnwise new shots

Here is few shots from past 2 shoots for YARNWISE. Really enjoyed using long lens for these. We did shoot in Plymouth on the Hoe and in Exeter waterfront. I am really enjoying this lifestyle fashion photography where emphasis is on natural and happy look 🙂

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Orchard Lodge B&B photography

It was a gorgeous February sunny afternoon when I turned up to Boscastle to photograph this lovely B&B. Lovely owners, great location and cosy rooms.

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Knitwear fashion photography

It has been a while since I have posted some new shots. So here goes, few more from last shoots I have done for YARNWISE magazine.

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Updated website

With colder days and nights and photography season calming down, it’s time for updating and refreshing the business. We have updated our Wedding packages (you can download it here) and added new images in the galleries. We are also updating links on our link page to give you an idea of other relevant services in the South West area. If you are a business offering any wedding related services in Plymouth and rest of Devon and Cornwall please get in touch on info@studiomag.co.uk and email me your details for consideration.

We are now ready to take wedding bookings for 2013/2014 and location bookings for portraits in Devon and Cornwall. Don’t forget we also offer product photography and commercial photography to represent your business. We are happy to provide references.

Happy browsing and booking 🙂

Yarnwise shoot issue 55

We had another shoot for Yarnwise. Having had technical problem with the main lens, we had to shoot everything on wide lens. It was very limited indeed but got there which matters most 🙂

 

New branding

Recently I focused on re-branding STUDIOMAG PHOTOGRAPHY and re-work the packages I am offering.

Here is an example of photo albums I am now offering with my prints for wedding photography and portrait photography packages in Devon & Cornwall. Hope you like my new logo and the choice of album. Going ‘natural’ as it suits my photography style most. Hope you like it 🙂

YARNWISE Issue 54

We had fantastic shoot today for issue 54. Despite of wet and foggy weather we got some really nice shots. Thanks to our great smiling model and Zoe for holding the big reflector as usual (this time without blistering wind though)

YARNWISE magazine issue 52

Issue 52 of Yarnwise magazine is out. Here is few scanned pages with my photography.

wedding at Pentillie Castle

Congratulations to Cara & Steven who got married today at Pentillie Castle. It was raining when we got there and we didn’t have much hope for improvement of weather but the sun came out just as the ceremony started! We couldn’t have ordered batter timing. Here is few photos of the day

Published work

Since June I have been busy shooting for a knitting magazine – YARNWISE. You can see it on shelves in WHS. See images below to get an idea. It has some lovely patterns in, worth the buy if you enjoy knitting. Here is the link to previous issue, Yarnwise issue 50, on eBay

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Family shoot

It was a great pleasure to photograph again this lovely family in Cornwall. It was a gathering of few families that do not get to see each other very often due to geographical distance between them. They couldn’t pick better time to come to Cornwall, it was a gorgeous sunny week ! At the occasion, we also did few head shots for artists portfolio 🙂

Cadwell park – motorbike track days

Past 2 days I have decided to join my half and go to Cadwell Park. It was great fun taking photos of guys taking corners on their bikes. It was very different subject to what I usually photograph but I have enjoyed it immensely.

Bump photography

Just managed to take photos of the bump where little baba lived before he came to the world last week. Managed it just few days before his appearance 🙂

I offer bump photography at your home, in studio or on location. Studio is in Plymouth but I am happy to shoot anywhere in the South-West (Cornwall and Devon). For more information get in touch by email: info@studiomag.co.uk

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Yarnwise – knitting magazine

It has been very busy recently and I have done already 2 issues worth of fashion photography for ‘Yarnwise magazine’ – magazine from knitters for knitters, you can find it in WHS. Here is a taster :

Sarah & Chris’s wedding

It was a pleasure to spend the sunniest and hottest day we had in a while documenting Sarah & Chris’s wedding day in London (just shame hot and sunny days seem to be over again…). The venue was a lovely pub near Acton station and the ceremony was in a bright room of a registrar office nearby. It was quite a new experience after shooting weddings down in Cornwall and Devon. Here is just a snippet of the day while I am still uploading photos for Sarah & Chris. Huge Congratulations to you both and wishing you all the happiness as a family very soon!

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Shoot for 247 mag

It has been a while since my last blogs. I was busy revamping the website, moving house and generally reorganizing life and business.

Recently I had a little project to do for 247 magazine. I had only one evening to capture young people and their fashion style  in my location and these are the few results. It was very interesting challenge to capture people in only one minute frame and make them feel comfortable enough in front of the camera. There is little poser in all of us after all 🙂

Website revamp

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I have finally managed to revamp my website, change the layout, add some images and put more links. If you would like to share your business with my clients please email me and if your business is relevant I will happily do link exchange with you.

Feel free to give me any feedback and comments on my website, equally about any broken links or problems you might find.

Enjoy browsing my photos 🙂

Wedding photography season in Cornwall and Devon

New wedding season started already! I can’ t believe it’s spring again…the circle seems to go faster and faster…

I got April pretty booked and also some weekends in May and summer months but still available for wedding photography Cornwall and Devon bookings for this season. Get in touch for info about packages, I cover Cornwall and Devon mainly but I am happy to travel anywhere. My base  will be in Plymouth now but I am always down in Cornwall where I lived for so many years and I also travel Exeter and Bristol way quite often.

My wedding photography is natural and easy. I offer packages to all needs and I am happy to cover only few hours if needed.

Email me here

Shoot at your home

Today I went to a home to photograph 2 lovely girls and their daddy. It was a while since I went to someone home and it just reminded me how much more fun it is when I photograph people in their own environment. Much more relaxed, I am sure you can tell from the pictures bellow:)

Music – photos for promo and CD

Here is another selection from the shoot. If you are a musician/band and are looking for CD cover shots, promo shots, press shots or band shots….do get in touch.

 

Sarah-Jane & Chris

Today, I had a chance to photograph promo shots for Sarah-Jane and Chris. It was raining and getting dark which is quite bad combination for photography. Here is only what I took outside of official shots and I love them.

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Shoot with Emma – first look

Today was a day when Emma stood in front of the camera for the first time and she was well nervous to start with. This was her Bday present and today was the day we decided to give it a go catching maybe last warm days on the beach. We created 2 different looks, I have decided to go for settled summery make up and keep it simple and natural as Emma is young with great skin.

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Summer shoot

Today was a perfect day for a shoot, Lucky Karina who booked her shoot for today. We had really good laugh in Porthowan, we got completely soaked and lost flip flops but it was worth it! Below are shots of one look we created. I had a go at hair and make up too this time:)

Wedding fashion shoot

Past Sunday, 5 of us passionate about creativity have decided to dedicate a sunny day to let creative juices flow. Martine Rodda from Studio1 hair salon contributed with her hair styling skills, Charlotte Humphrey by her great make up skills, Lucy Brown from The Princess and The Unicorn with her head pieces, lovely model Jessica Rathbone by her debuting modeling, Lavender Rose provided lovely dresses and myself with photography. I will add another blog with more photos and other looks so keep watching the space. Here is 1st selection of images showing off different skills and all provided pieces:

Holiday cottages

Last Sunday, I went to a lovely location near Looe. My client wanted promotional photos of holiday cottages and we were very lucky with weather too, we had lovely sunshine all afternoon. And their cakes were just fabulous! The owners are lovely and want to make sure their customers are completely happy.  Their website: http://www.cornishdreamcottages.co.uk/

Here is just the fraction from the shoot to give you a taster:)