Faversham photographer shoots at the Camera Cafe in Faversham

Thank goodness the weather stayed dry and bright for last night’s Camera Cafe, run in conjunction with fellow photographer, Tim Stubbings. We met our group of photo-addicts at Creek Creative (visit their site at www.creek-creative.org) and then took a stroll down Abbey Street to the creek.

Along with Holli Dillon, our model, and with excellent direction from Tim, I hope that our keen photographers learnt more about using available light, reflectors, off camera flash, all in the space of an hour and a half! Excellent value … and here are some of my shots …

Holli was a great model and you can find her on Model Mayhem (Holli Dillon Model Mayhem). She took direction very well and I very much enjoyed working with her.

So if you fancy expanding your knowledge about your camera and getting off of the automatic setting, drop me a line – I know that Tim will be running more cafes throughout the summer. Thanks everyone for being so enthusiastic and I think we all learnt something new! And if you want to check out my website, the link is www.samanthajonesphotography.co.uk!

{Bluebells} – a fabulous photoshoot in King’s Wood near Canterbury

Sometimes, a photographer has to take a break from the day job – which saw me yesterday in the bluebells woods at Challock, with Emily Rose Professional Make-Up Artist (www.emilyrosemakeupartist.co.uk), model Lucy Rosetta and photographer Matt Tyler. It was supposed to be a nice, quiet area, allowing us to be creative without feeling overlooked … however, a huge group of walkers turned up at 10am, a gaggle of little school children and another party of adults filling out a survey about the surrounding area arrived shortly afterwards! Nonetheless, despite the early showers, we managed to get shots like these:

Yes, I know it’s rather odd to have a red velvet chair in the woods. But it works, kind of!

And bluebells, well yes, there were a few of those …

And oildrums too …

We used a mixture of ambient light and off-camera flash and also natural light. This final image was shot into the sun, with a reflector to bring back the light into Lucy’s face.

Thanks to everyone who made the shoot such fun and especially to Lucy, who braved quite chilly weather in gorgeous floaty dresses. If you fancy booking a session with me and Emily, just give me a call on 07786 314973. We can’t guarantee the bluebells, but we can guarantee beautiful images and lots of fun!

{Photoshoot} with Catherine Quinn and Laura Holland

As promised, I am posting some more of the beautiful images which we created yesterday at The Grove Ferry Inn (http://www.thegroveferry.co.uk). The gorgeous Virginia Creeper created such a beautiful backdrop and there are so many places at the Inn where wonderful bridal images can be created.

Grove Ferry montage

I very much enjoyed working with Catherine (model) and Laura (make-up and hair stylist). Laura’s website is http://www.lauraholland.co.uk and Catherine can be found through ModelMayhem.

Our objective was to create additional portfolio images and I think we achieved that. Here are some detail make-up shots …

Grove Ferry make-up montage

Thanks again to everyone involved in this shoot and I think we all had a successful day.