Canford School Orchestra and Choir at The Lighthouse, Poole - Dorset Events Photographer Robert Whetton

by Robert Whetton 15. February 2010 17:48

So last minute, I get an e-mail from Canford School asking if I'm free on the Sunday evening (this is Friday, or it would have been if I actually got the e-mail.. Luckily they Facebooked me instead on the Sat to make sure I had gotten the e-mail). I dropped everything for that night, so i could spend my Sunday evening shooting at The Lighthouse instead. The spot I was shooting from was so far away from the stage, I was up on the balcony over looking the stage, a good 100 feet away, which is a challenge in itself without the hindrance of bad downward light and everyone wearing white blouses or shirts.. but I think these shots speak for themselves.

Canford School at The Lighthouse, Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Canford School at The Lighthouse, Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Canford School at The Lighthouse, Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Canford School at The Lighthouse, Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Canford School at The Lighthouse, Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Canford School at The Lighthouse, Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Canford School at The Lighthouse, Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Canford School at The Lighthouse, Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Canford School at The Lighthouse, Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Canford School at The Lighthouse, Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Canford School at The Lighthouse, Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Canford School at The Lighthouse, Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Canford School at The Lighthouse, Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Canford School at The Lighthouse, Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Canford School at The Lighthouse, Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Canford School at The Lighthouse, Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Canford School at The Lighthouse, Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Canford School at The Lighthouse, Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Canford School at The Lighthouse, Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer


Pano Shot.

Canford School at The Lighthouse, Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



I was chatting to Canford Schools Marketing before Christmas last year about the Jekyll and Hyde play and how I thought the children were amazing. They practice singing, acting and musical skills in their own time. Which when you consider they have 1 day off a week (Sunday) and mixed in with all the other activities they do, its a testament to their hard work that these events they put on for the parents are so amazing! I feel honoured to be asked to take the photographs at these performances.

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Dorset Rock Online - Interview

by Robert Whetton 15. February 2010 01:58
Last Month I was interviewed by Dan @ Dorset Rock Online about how I got into gig photography. I'd like to thank Dan for having me in his command center, for the drink and sorry for chatting for so long and from keeping you from your dinner.
Dorset Rock Online HeaderInterview with Dorset Rock Online. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

You can read the interview over > here

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Project 365 Sunday update #5

by Robert Whetton 12. February 2010 14:34
These weeks are passing too quickly! need to slow down...

I've been pretty much locked up in the Office all week processing photographs, so the majority of shots are taken of stuff from around the office..

My headphones for when I really want to crank the music and not piss off the neighbours. Day 39.
365 Project 1 photograph a day for a year. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer


A birthday present from my brother for Day 40, this is a hand made out of graphite so you can actually write or draw with it, pretty cool.
365 Project 1 photograph a day for a year. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer


A gift from my brother for being his head usher when he got married for the second time. Maui Jim's, I really need to get perscription lenses for these, but have never got round to having them made, so they sit on the shelf in my office.. Day 41
365 Project 1 photograph a day for a year. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer


Day 42 is a Satsuma. I cut through the skin with a scapel and left it a while. Its started growing mold, so after this shot I took it out of the office and left it on the compost heap at the end of the garden.
365 Project 1 photograph a day for a year. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer


Bare flash from my 580EX for day 43. This is a garden chair at my parents. I prefer to shoot through an umbrella to give a soft light, but I quite like the harshness on the metal.
365 Project 1 photograph a day for a year. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer


Big Tissue? sorry a poor standing joke. This Big Issue seller was my victim for Day 44.
365 Project 1 photograph a day for a year. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer


I spent all day editing photographs, and wanted to go out for a walk. Time got the better of me and so once again left with another shot from inside the office for Day 45.
365 Project 1 photograph a day for a year. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

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The Big Bournemouth Freeze - Bournemouth's answer to Improv Everywhere - Dorset Event Photographer Robert Whetton

by Robert Whetton 11. February 2010 12:31

Around Christmas time I received an invite on Facebook to join a group called The Big Bournemouth Freeze. So I checked it out and thought it would be a pretty fun thing to photograph, but I decided as there were people saying they would video it, that I'd take candid shots of the unaware public.

Thanks to Tim Wilson for organising this, you can check out the video here.

And here are some of the photographs I took.

The photographer from the local paper (Bournemouth Echo). Not sure if it got in the paper or not.

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



The unaware public.

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



I think this guy's girlfriend was participating (or he likes pink and has 2 phones).

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



Blatantly unimpressed by the whole thing!

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



Clearly bemused.

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



Local Radio

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



The Videographer

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



These girls loved this guy

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

The Big Bournemouth Freeze. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer



Overall a good turn out of people, hopefully next time (yes there is another in the works) more people who say they'll turn up will actually attend.

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