Tag: studio

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 […]

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 […]

My Home Photographic Studio

My Home Photographic Studio

If you, like me are trying to become a professional photographer on a budget you will know just how hard it is when it comes to the location in which you take your images, more specifically, where your studio is based.

I have a portable studio, it comes in handy sometimes but personally, I prefer working in a studio set up that is more permanent, however, I don’t have the money to be renting accommodation for my studio as of yet, I do however currently live in a three bedroomed bungalow, with no children. One of the bedrooms, the smallest one, I’ve dedicated to a bedroom for my bunny rabbits, one is obviously my bedroom and then I have one spare that I am constantly changing what I use it for.

It’s been a home studio before, a spare room, a gym, previous bunny room, but I decided to make use of the wonderfully large room and make it back to a home studio and let me tell you now, it has made my life so much easier when it comes to doing my coursework.

 

Due to the style of the images, I create I need a lot of props and garments to have my models wear, so my creative skills actually need a lot of room to be able to soar and this room has become my little haven for just that and I have never felt more motivated to work, even if I do need to seriously work on getting a few more props because what I do have certainly is not enough.

 

 

What do you think of my home studio? – Do you have one in your home?? Show me!!!
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Studio Session Outtakes With Lucy and Eli

Studio Session Outtakes With Lucy and Eli

First things first, how adorable are these images?! Due to the nature of my degree final major project, these images won’t make the final cut but there’s something so magical about them that I just had to share them with you, my readers. The little […]

Keeping it Candid / Canon 6D

Keeping it Candid / Canon 6D

Not long ago I and my sister worked together on a photo shoot and we experimented with some different styles, you can see our more fashion/fantasy based shoot here. There’s nothing I love more than candid and natural shots, there’s just something about them that […]

5 Confessions From a Bunny Addict!

5 Confessions From a Bunny Addict!

 Benji: photo by Shannon Matthews Fine Art Photography

I promise to tell you the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about looking after 5 bunny rabbits. The fascination with rabbits started when I fell in love with my friends bunny rabbit via Snapchat.

It wasn’t until February this year when I finally made the jump to getting my first bunny rabbit, courtesy of my momma bear for my birthday. Since then I’ve had 5 more, although sadly we lost one a few weeks ago due to illness.

Bronson (excuse the pile of clothes in the background and the cat cleaning her bits, she has no shame.)

 

 

Little miss sassy pants, Olive.
 

Confession number 1, It’s certainly not easy.
What can be so hard about looking after a rabbit I hear you say, HA! A rabbit isn’t just a rabbit. A rabbit is a sickly and sensitive animal, especially house rabbits, (which mine are!) as they are prone to snuffles. We’ve been to the vets in the last couple of months far too many times.



Confession number 2, Dwarf rabbits are sassy!
I have 2 Dwarf rabbits, Olive and Bronson; both of these are grumpy little monkeys. Olive likes to take a jump at the dogs and cats and Bronson follows her lead. They are partners in crime and both honk when you go near them and they don’t want to be fussed.

Alfie and Bronson

Confession number 3, They’re the best!
I cannot emphasize how amazing bunnies are. Before I’d never have thought that rabbits would have such big personalities but they honestly are amazing little fluff balls, When we lost pip there was a massive gap in our lives, from such a little fluff pot. The love you’ll develop for a bunny is completely unconditional and make up for all their annoying habits.

Confession number 4, You will always be hoovering up bunny poop. 
I have litter trays and they have cages in the ”bunny room” where they usually do their business but occasionally they will have the happy little hop around the house, leaving you some chocolate looking treats all over the floor.

Healy: Photo by Shannon Matthews Fine Art Photography


Confession number 5, You’ll be replacing lots of cables!
Unless you have seriously bunny proofed your house, the moment they see a wire, they will chew it. Luckily none of mine have chewed through wires that have been turned on, but one of them has recently chewed threw my Christmas tree lights whilst they were off. Goodbye, beautiful, sparkly Christmas tree.

lil poppet Blue. The quietest and most cuddly out the bunch.
 
All of my babies, including Pip. RIP precious little girlie x

 

Photography – ALRIGHT GOURD-GEOUS

Photography – ALRIGHT GOURD-GEOUS

As you all probably know by now photography is one of my favourite things to do in the whole world and I certainly don’t post enough of what I do on here and find myself saving it all for my photography website/blog, which is ok, […]