I discovered a new app called Wish, they offer lots of different products for very little cost and as I am building my product photography portfolio I thought why not give them a go. I ordered a watch from China, it took only 8 days to arrive and although it is only made from stainless steel and cost £16 including delivery and VAT it was a great investment to create a nice watch image. How long the watch will last when being used or how well it will keep the time I am unsure for now but it looks great. Here is the image I created from it:
As the days have got shorter and the weather more unpredictable I decided that it was time to work on some new product photography images. I took myself out to my local DIY store to get some materials I needed to create my still life set up and then went on a trip to get some make up.
I have to say I did get some weird looks as I am browsing the make up section for a specific looking lipstick tube, when I was asked if I needed help I said no thank you I am just looking for some lipsticks to take photographs. The assistant then suggested to me it isn’t really an accepted thing for me to use the lipstick in store and take photos… haha fantastic so a talk then ensued of how I am actually a photographer, I want to take the products away to photograph and not to wear.
Below you can see the fruits of my labour, not bad for a lazy Sunday in December:
Classic Ford Magazine this month is celebrating the best cars in 2015 with results of the winners for each section. As it turns out my car photography has gained quite a bit of recognition with Best Wheels being won by Graham Reed’s Anglia 105E, Simon Martin’s Capri RS2600 was voted one of the Best Photo’s of the Year and Graham Reed’s Anglia 105E was also nominated for Classic Ford of the year! In total this issue I had cars featured on 16 pages, here are some of the best bits:
Front Cover: 50% filled with Anglia 105E and a small shot of the 100E Pop
Welcome Page: Ford Pop 100E at Bluebell Hill in Kent.
Contents Page: Anglia 105E pg.52 and 100E Pop pg.118
Anglia 105E Feature:
Graham Reed Best Wheels and nominee Best Ford 2015
Simon Martin’s RS2600 Capri Prototype “Photo of the Year”
100E Pop Buyers Guide
It was a very wet day for car photography when we went out to shoot in Dartford, Kent when we came across this nice archway in a privately owned plot of land. After a bit of haggling with the security they allowed us an hour to shoot, by the end of the shoot the puddle you see by the cars wheels had pretty much filled up the whole area and my shoes. Afterwards I took a trip to Asda to get myself some dry socks and some cheap shoes to keep me warm on the way home. Below are a few images from the shoot and the tear sheets.
Dave Reed’s Anglia received a cracking feature this month on Classic Ford and was very well deserved, they even gave him 50% of the front cover. If you are into modified, clean and drivable Anglia’s then you need to grab yourself a copy of the January issue of Classic Ford Magazine from the shops and check out the car photography and write up.
In this months issue of Classic Ford Magazine automotive photographer Darren Woolway had two main features and images spread across 16 pages plus the front cover.
For all the Sidevalve fanatics out there this feature of the 100E Popular has been set out as a buyers guide, so go grab yourself a copy so that you know what to look out for. Below is a collection of images from the photoshoot and a few tear sheets.