I had an interesting shoot in the studio the other day with a past customer Matt, who is a keen body builder. Last time we worked together it was at his Gym. He loves black and white photos so the shoot revolved around upper body shots. Lighting is the key to these sorts of photos which needs to be subtle to work.
I was recently asked to help with a charity for Cyomegalovirus [or CMV] in Derby. Like me you may have never ever heard of this complaint, it but it appears it’s a common virus that can infect all ages. Most healthy adults and children, will have no sign or symptoms or long term effects, however it does affect 1 in every 1000 unborn children who end up with permanent disabilities as a result of CMV, causing great distress for their families.
The party, at Derby was a get together of families from all over the country to meet up and get to know the organizers and each other. [Further information can be found on their website at www.cmvaction.org.uk] It’s a serious subject and I just hope this post helps their cause.
The event was well attended by the families, the star attraction for the children being ‘Fuzzi the Fairy’ The kids were great as were the organisers. Here are a few photos of the day. All the other images for the families attending can be found on our website at www.derbyshirephoto.co.uk /buyon-line
Kids ‘n’ Cancer Charity Gala Dinner was held at the Casa Hotel, Chesterfield to raise money for the charity. Several celebrities attended the show including the main star Bobby Davro, Mick Abrahams of Jethro Tull and among others two Emmerdale Stars. It was a busy night for us, as we had to run two separate studios, here are some of the photos the rest can be found on our website at www.derbyshirephoto.co.uk/buy-online/ Mike Hyman the charities organiser, can be seen here with his wife and Bobby Davro
The Bakewell Christmas Bazaar this year was held in the agricultural building, at Bakewell Showground. A week before the event, Janet Bailey, the showground manager approached us to run Santa’s Grotto in aid of Helen’s Trust, a cancer charity. Janet supplied the Grotto and Santa, Helen’s Trust supplied the two elves and we supplied the photography and printing onsite facilities. Here are some of the photos taken on the day. If families attending do require more photographs, please contact me direct, as we will not be putting them online.
Friends of Hope School held a Halloween night at the Hope Cement Lafarge Social Club on the 26th October, due to the recent problems we have had in the office, this is one of our the late entries to the blog. For our part we used our Green Screen set-up which lends itself to these types of events. Here are some of the photos taken the rest can be found online at http://www.derbyshirephoto.co.uk/buy-online/
Photographs of the British Heart Foundations, High Peak Winter Hike on Sunday 17th November 2012 are now online at http://www.derbyshirephoto.co.uk/buy-online/
This is an annual event held by the foundation to raise funds to fight heart disease. It was well attended event with over 700 walkers and some dogs taking part. The participants walked 17 miles on a beautiful frosty day, along the trail from Sparklow nr Buxton to Cromford Rugby Club. Here are some of the photos the rest can be found on our website.
On the 13th October the Buxton Branch of the RNLI Charity held their annual fundraising Ball at the Palace Hotel Buxton, which was organised by an ex Police colleague of mine, retired Superintendent Terry Corrogan. This was a Black Tie Event with lots of formal and fun photos on the night, here are some of them, the rest can be found at our Buy Photos online section on the website. http://www.derbyshirephoto.co.uk/buy-online.
The last show of the season for High Moor was on Sunday 7th October. It was a slightly disappointing turnout, compared with the other shows held, despite being a beautiful Autumn day for the event. Jill and the team pulled out all the stops again to make this a successful show, despite numbers. Here are a few of the photos we took on the day, together with the two trophies, Derbyshire Photographic have donated to the show. The trophies are for best young jumper and best groomed during the season. On a final note, I do believe our photographs made the Equestrian Life Magazine, for the November issue for the show, featuring Octobers High Moor Show Fancy Dress.
After a month of mini disasters, ranging from the prime computer crashing complete requiring for a complete rebuild with all the software we use. This was compounded with almost a month of the dry cough ‘man flu’ that’s going around. Then to cap it all the local telephone lines to the office going down for almost two weeks. The good news is that we are now up and running again with a backlog events to catch up with to post here and on Facebook.