Things are starting to look up for 2009

by Robert Whetton 2. February 2009 02:27
Back at the end of Oct '08 I attended the dress rehearsal of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas a production by Richard Batt of Fladermouse Productions. I was invited by one of the actresses who wasn't impressed by the initial photography they had done.

So I went and figured if I got a few sales from it then that would cover my time spent there. It was a great show and I came away with a high rate of keepers due to the great acting and lighting of the show.

Before Christmas I got a few orders from some of the crew, including a 40x20 inch poster from the choreographer Hattie. So taking the photographs she had picked, I produced this poster.
Poster for Hattie. Photography by Robert Whetton

I delivered it to her on Sat, and she is so impressed with it, she wants to order the smaller 20x10 inch poster for her mother.

I have also received a request for another Wedding Album that I produced for a couple I shot back in 2007!

2009 is begining to turn into a pretty decent year..

Wedding - Natalie and George

by Robert Whetton 5. November 2008 03:11

Wow, I forgot all about this, and time to blog just hasn't been on my side!

Anyway some photos from that Wedding that was dumped on @ 11:30PM the night before! Could have done with arriving at the brides house a little sooner, but timings given weren't the best, still made the best of it! Bride and Groom are very happy with the photos..

Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree

The Registrar said no photographs, but managed to squeeze a couple of shots off from outside the hall using my 70-200.
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree

Signing of the register, one of the allowed shots.
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree

Husband and Wife.
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree

What's a Wedding without children!
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree

The Jazz Band were spot on
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree

The grounds of the Larmer Tree

Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree
Natalie insisted on a piggy back shot!
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree
Considering we weren't meant to be the ones shooting the day, Natalie and George were very understanding and co-operative to the ideas and suggestions we put to them. This day wasn't the best planned and went pretty well, its not something I want to repeat any time soon...
There's nothing like meeting with the couple that you are going to be taking the photos of before the big day, and getting a list of the shots that they have in their mind giving time for you to plan and make arrangements for.

Snow Edit

by Robert Whetton 30. September 2008 23:07
This morning I was greeted by an e-mail from Eric Koch he had a dilemma..
In the attached photo there are a couple of snowflakes that the bride’s mom wants out. The one on the lips and the one on the ear. I know I should be able to get them out, but my first couple of attempts looked just off, and since this is the 8x10 that will be on the center of her wall I need it done right.

Sincerely,

Eric
So this was snow mean feat (see what i did there? snow, no?.. anyway) a couple of waves with my magic Photoshop wand and.

Here are the Before's.

Close up on the mouth.

Close up on the Ear.


The finished product.

Close ups.


And what did Eric have to say about the edit?
Perfect. You Rock!

So there we have it, another satisfied Photographer.. Remember if its going to take you more than an hour, or you haven't a clue how do do something, please get in touch I charge per quarter of an hour, so some edits that you think will cost the earth, won't..

Can't believe I'm going to do this

by Robert Whetton 27. September 2008 00:13

Well 11:30PM I received a call from an amateur photographer friend of mine, we've been out and shot at the same gigs a couple of times. I helped him a couple of weeks ago with a photo shoot with is girl friend for her folio (music stuff).

Anyway he's been 2nd shooting for that photographer I turned down.. Last week he was given his first solo gig, the 'pro' couldn't make the wedding because he had a family function that he was attending. So lent his gear to my friend. But tonight he called him up saying that he'd just sacked the tog for tomorrows wedding and that he was doing it. Well armed with only a mid range Nikon with 1 battery and 1 wide fast zoom, you can imagine his reaction..

So I said that I'd help him out tomorrow, I can't believe the gall of this 'pro', its not one of his cheaper packages either!

Oh well, I've just checked my gear, synced my cameras so they're both running on the same time and put the spare batts on charge.

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Dorset Events Photographer in the UK. Portraits, Weddings, Events, Gigs, Sports and Photo Re-Touching.
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