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Photoshoots and Moodswings

Photoshoots and Moodswings

Monday started quite rocky for me mentally. Sometimes I get myself stuck in a rut with life due to being lazy and it is lazy. Later on in the day I started to feel quite poorly and had cold and flu like symptoms to I […]

A Photoshoot In The Park

A Photoshoot In The Park

They say spontaneous shoots are the best and they would be absolutely right! A photoshoot in the park is one of the most pretty locations, in my opinion when it comes to capturing mummy and baby together. Not only is it relaxed, but it also […]

Annie Leibovitz Homage

Annie Leibovitz Homage

For many years I have found myself lusting over photographers work, but Annie Leibovitz just brings something else.

During my final year of college, to help me through my studies I purchased her debut book ‘Portraits 2005-2016’

Which is full of some absolutely amazing works by her from portraits of the queen to proper Hollywood celebrities. There was one particular image that I wanted to recreate though and that was the one of Jimmy Fallon in mime-like makeup. The photograph is very cinematic and staged and the lighting was just stunning. I had to have a go at it myself and I had the perfect model for the job as well. 

Due to my brother spending a lot of time with me when this shoot was done, I had decided to make him good for something other than sitting on my sofa and create my Annie Leibovitz homage that I had so desperately been wanting to do. A bonus part was that I got to put makeup on my brother which was GREAT fun. 

 

Andrew, my brother enjoyed this shoot way too much than he should of but he was a good sport never the less and was able to help me achieve something and it was better than us just sat there on our mobile phones or playing video games. It’s certainly created a memory that’s for sure.

These images were taken using a Canon 6D paired with a 50mm 1.4 lens which I think worked really well. I simply just set up a seat and a softbox in my living room and started shooting. A slightly lazy approach but it worked amazingly and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

annie leibovitz

annie leibovitz

annie leibovitz

 

Do you want to see some more portraiture posts? Why not check them out here

Infrared Fine Art Portraiture

Infrared Fine Art Portraiture

I had always wondered how to do infrared photography, so when I finally was able to learn that I took it upon myself to then branch off from landscapes onto portraiture. Infrared portraiture is something I’ve not yet decided whether I am a fan of or […]

HAPPY BEST FRIEND DAY; Portraits Of My Best Friend

HAPPY BEST FRIEND DAY; Portraits Of My Best Friend

According to www.daysoftheyear.com  today is best friend day and what better way to celebrate it than taking a trip down memory lane with all of my favorite photographs of my bezza pal. Me and Caitlin (caitylis) have been friends for 2 nearly 3 years now and I […]

Fine Art Photography – Portraiture

Fine Art Photography – Portraiture

Fine Art portraiture is something I am extremely dedicated to at the moment, as some of you may be aware I am currently working on my FMP and much to my surprise I chose to work with portraits. Something that only a year ago I was adamant I didn’t enjoy but by taking a year out I came to notice that it was something I actually missed.
Both of these images were created with the most simple set up that consisted of a red throw and a single studio light. If you’d be interested in diagrams of my lighting set up, please let me know and I will certainly start including them in my photography posts.

Equipment used:

– Canon 6D;
50mm

 

ƒ/22

 

1/125s

 

ISO 100
 
– 50mm 1.4
– A singular studio light & parabolic reflector.

 

www.shannon-matthews.com
www.artbymatthews.co.uk

 

Having Fun With Photography!

Having Fun With Photography!

For a while, I have been stuck in a rut when it comes to my photography and I’ve only really photographed things that fit into a specific theme or genre. I decided to let my inhibitions and silly feelings I had towards certain types of imagery go […]

Unleash The Magic In Your Photographs

Unleash The Magic In Your Photographs

Happy Sunday! Last night me and my sister, Nicola had a pretty ”spur of the moment” shoot. I had a new backdrop I wanted to work with and she wanted a photo shoot done with the subject as ”strange and beautiful”. I love working with […]