I love adding different photographic genres to my portfolio. I love to challenge my photographic abilities. I love to create images that hold your attention. I love being different. These are all the qualities that make what I love doing, great. I don’t have time to regret not taking up photography earlier in life, it came to me when it was meant to and I grasped it with both hands. Knowing from an early age I was creative, I didn’t channel it until I picked up a proper camera. Who knows why, perhaps I just wasn’t ready.
When I know I have a job coming up, I try to imagine what images I hope to achieve with the subject/s of my images. In the case of these Guinea Pigs, I’d seen some snaps of them so had a rough idea of their scale and look. I also knew where I would be taking the images, a conservatory in this instance; so imagined the light that would be coming in. I imagined using materials and props so went out to look for some. I found a few objects in a local shop that seemed suitable and then imagined the Guinea Pigs in various poses using the props. This is all before I even actually met the subjects or seen the location. The backgrounds in these images are simple bedsheets. The majority of the light is coming in from the left and above the subjects. On the day, it was cloudy so the light is already diffused which was softened more by the plastic galvanized roof of the conservatory. I had a silver reflector camera right.
Pickles & Pumpkin