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The latest news and views from around our world (PHOTOCHAPS world that is)

Christmas Photography

October 10th, 2017|Categories: Christmas, events|Tags: , , , , , |

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Christmas photography !

Christmas is coming and for many that means a time to get together with work colleagues, friends or family and celebrate the season.

Office party or awesome party.. how are you gonna remember it? With great photos of course!

Big grin. Put down your Gin. Pick a spot. Great shot!

We’ll bring a complete studio with us and all you have to do is step up and strike a pose. Easy Peasy!

We’ll make sure your event is memorable.

Call 0784 3099903 or email dave@photochaps.com to get your party started!

Studio lighting, full height backdrop, props, cameras, real time viewing station, 9″ x 6″ printing on the night, online gallery (password if required) and all of your photos supplied digitally processed to your requirements!

It’s the absolute bees knees in event photography!

Why on earth would you pay double this price for a photobooth? C’mon!

Floored

September 9th, 2017|Categories: advertising, business, Commercial, selling|Tags: , , , , , |

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Commercial stuff. It’s not all that easy. Floored!

Starting with a brief to photograph a floor. A very nice floor I’d have you notice. But still… I got floored.

I would never have imagined so much furniture needing to be shifted. I mean.. looking for a space to shoot without it being covered in chairs, tables, stools, baby seats, high chairs, benches and many more oddments of furniture. Makes you think about what goes into a pub these days.

Gotta admit, I never expected this when I took on the job.

Imagine a scene from a movie set.. as they’re preparing to shoot.

Ladders, drills, tool boxes, tarps, paint pots and a whole menagerie of workers jostling for space.
Boxes of brushes, buckets of mess. TV installers, electricians, chefs talking at me. Flippin heck! Aaargh.. where do I start? What do I focus on? (Hey I made a funny!)

But seriously, somehow I have to get a picture out of this mayhem and just look at the mess they’ve made. Drilling dust all over the place, paint drops on that beautiful oak and the whole place full of new recruits undergoing interviews, sitting in “my” chairs and eating at “my” tables! Waaah!

Floored

 

So between sweeping the floor and shifting all manor of tables and chairs to suit the composition I think I’ve had enough after two and a half hours of scrabbling amongst bar room decor and dodging co-workers to grab a shot. Don’t get me wrong these were very nice people, really nice.. but when you’re asked to shoot a floor you at least expect to see it.

At least my clients are happy with the results so I guess  all that work, all that effort, all that sweat was worth it working in a pub without beer.

Bugger this.. I need a drink.

 

 

Headshot

July 25th, 2017|Categories: business, headshots, portraits|Tags: , , , , |

Headshot Hotshot

Headshot.. boom!

More and more businesses are dealing with an online presence so it’s important to show everyone who they’re dealing with.
A professional photo is a must, you want your clients to see who is doing business with them. Start with a face. Everyone likes a face.

Studio quality headshots are easily shot with the right equipment and know how. They don’t even need to be in a studio! Heck, in the space of your office or even your living room you too can get yourself in the frame and have great profile images for LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Skype or your own website.

Get noticed. Get smart. Get a professional portrait.

It only takes a minute girl..

Baby

May 18th, 2017|Categories: baby, events, portraits|Tags: , , , , |

Oh Baby.. You’ve got it.

Since the moment you showed me your cup of Cheerio’s I knew you were star material.
You came up to the camera and made me focus, stopped me in my tracks and drew me into your eyes. Wow!

Models. They don’t grow on trees you know. You have to go through the training, put the effort in, work at it. You can’t just strut up and expect it all to just.. well.. happen! There’s a ton of stuff to learn –  Poise, composure, attitude, eye contact, confidence and STUFF! OK?

When I say “fold your arms”.. and you do it..

When I say “Look into the lens”.. and you do it..

When you grab a cushion and prop yourself on the table and tell me to shoot.. I DO IT!

Baby

 

Not bad Isla.. not bad.

We’ll work on that a little and maybe, just maybe you’ll have a future in the industry.

Just sayin’