What can i say. The official Maidstone Harley Davidson Easter Open Day was a fabulous success. Granted it looked like it was going to be a disaster as it started snowing rather heavily from the beginning but the weather soon cleared and the bikers started to flood in with a visit from both the Invicta and the 1066 charters. A great event and a fantastic day.
Was rather pleased to receive and email this morning stating that i have been invited to the Maidstone Visual Artists next meeting in Maidstone with the opportunity to showcase some of my work. Time to seriously think about updating my portfolio with some of my more recent work i think. A fantastic opportunity to not only meet like minded people but to also showcase my work in and around Maidstone......
Another of my recent digital hand paintings of a beautiful Rhodesian Ridgeback portraying their famous curiosity especially when faced with strangers. Painted in CS6 using a graphic tablet and pen from one of my original studio photographs.
One of my latest digital hand paintings of two beautiful Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Painted in CS6 using a graphic tablet and pen from an original photograph this image show two Ridgebacks acknowledging each other. An absolutely beautiful breed...
Another from me recent set of digital hand paintings. Again the image was supplied by my client and then the image was digitally hand painted
My latest digital hand painting of a beautiful young lady putting on her earring . Painted from an original photograph which was supplied by my client and then painted in CS6 using a graphic tablet and pen. This is probably one of my favorite paintings to date and i enjoyed watching the painting develop.
One of the most difficult and noisy shoots i have done for a while was when i was out photographing the sporting clay shoot at the Renowned Robinhood Clay pigeon shoot. With such a cold and dull March morning trying to capture the guys not only as they took the shot but also trying to capture the clays exploding was extremely difficult in such low light conditions. I could have cranked up the ISO which would have sped the shot up but also risk too much noise in the final shot. In the end i persisted to shoot at ISO 800 in the hope i will manage it and it then end it all paid of. A very cold morning which was also deafening but i got the shots i needed for the Robinhood Clay shoot website so a good result evening though i was completely frozen and deaf by the end of it :)
My latest digital hand painting of a model surrounded by satin sheets. This painting was produced from one of my original photographs from a recent modelling shoot and then hand painted in CS6 using a graphic tablet and pen.
With so many Paintings along side of my normal photography things are beginning to get increasingly difficult to fit everything in but the good thing is that i am really enjoying both the photography and my painting and that is worth every ounce of effort without a doubt..............
I do like working with little ones for one main reason. 9 out of 10 times it is a challenge. Unlike adults, little ones especially babies do not really want to do what we photographers want on command. every little one has a different challenge but i have to admit i had a fabulous time working with little 4 month old Charlie. He was always giggling and smiling when ever the camera was pointed at him. Granted like all little ones i had to have a few coffee breaks to give him a chance to relax away from the stress of being photographed but he was soon ready to pose and play in front of the camera again. All i can say is that little Charlie was nothing short of a little bundle of joy to work with even though he did want to count his toes more often than not :)
One of my latest digital hand paintings of a Rhodesian Ridgeback called Keke. Painted from one of my original photographs for one of the top breeders in the South of England (Rozelridge Rhodesian Ridgebacks) and then painted in CS6 using a graphic tablet.