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Photography Blog by Duncan Holmes

Different takes - Portraits at Shoots in a Box

Though I did do a few commissioned portraits during my residency at Hayburn Studios, I didn't get as many as I might have liked but Levi here was the first subject in front of the camera in my wee studio and Ashley was the first paying customer, so both deserve an honorable mention and a quick entry in the blog.

Levi's was just a wee for fun shoot.
Ashley's was to try and create a profile picture for her contributions to an online magazine for Russian art buyers and a personal profile picture of her knitting.

Just visiting - Model shoots at Shoots in a Box

Next in this blitz of blog babbling I thought I'd group together some of the shoots I'd had with models I'd not worked with before but with whome I got a chance to work during my residency at Hayburn Studios. There were a variety of models and generally shoots were for a few hours so we managed to get a few different looks and styles of shoot in. The real challenge here was shooting in such a small space (3mX3m) by the time you rig a backdrop, throw up some lights (often bounced off a wall,ceiling or reflector to avoid dazzling the model) there's not a lot of space to work with.

Cosplay - Escanor Cosplay - Shoots in a box

The third post from this summer/autumn is Escanor Cosplay as Tomoe. The cosplayer in this case was a little nervous in front of the camera, but I think things calmed down as we shot and we go some nice shots in the end. Part of the studio photographer's job is of course to build rapport and settle the subject in front of the camera. Luckily shooting Fox spirits is easier than shooting pets!

Cosplay - Escanor Cosplay as Tomoe - Photography by Duncan HolmesCosplay - Escanor Cosplay as Tomoe - Photography by Duncan Holmes

Cosplay - Bekumura -Shoots in a Box

Halloween gothic cosplay by Bekumura. Photography by Duncan HolmesCosplay by Bekumura, photography by Duncan HolmesCosplay by Bekumura photography and photoshop by Duncan HolmesCosplay Bekumura, Studio photography and photoshop by Duncan HolmesCosplay Bekumura -Studio photography by Duncan HolmesBekumura came to the studio a couple of times while I had my short residency at Hayburn Studios. We've shot together before and bump into each other at conventions etc. It's always fun to see what'll come out of the bag for the shoot and we had two quite different shoots. The first sticking to anime characters whilst the second was more a gothic and halloween themed creation out of the cellar of imagination.

Cosplayers- Quinn as Ryuko - Shoots in a Box

Quinn as Ryuko - Photography by Duncan Holmes - Graphic novel editQuinn as Ryuko - Photography by Duncan HolmesQuinn as Ryuko - Photography by Duncan HolmesSo Summer and Autumn saw me take up residency at Hayburn Studios in a small studio (and as can be seen here, s fire escape outside).

In between all the other shoots I managed to squeeze in a few shoots with different Scottish Cosplayers. Here's Quinn as Ryuko with the first image being edited graphic novel style. I've since bumped into Quinn at a couple of the local conventions and it's always a joy to see here latest creations.

So Duncan, what's with the bvlog?

Seems like my last every other post is apologizing for not having posted recently. Summer and early Autumn exploded with work so I'll be posting a few blogs now catchjing up on some of the things that happened.

I've branched out into more commercial photography with store openings, product launches and my small temporary studio being used for product photography.

My usual run of weddings and family events were of course the main focus of the brighter months.

Also in my wee temporary home I was able to shoot some odds and ends of fun projects with cosplayers, body painters, visiting models etc.

Professional Portrait and Product Photography in Glasgow

For the next few months I've set up a pop up studio at Hayburn Studios in Partick.

This is ideally suited to those seeking professional portraits, product photography and other small scale photography. (as well as giving me space to play on a few personal projects.

Now I won't be here forever, but if you're looking for that perfect profile picture, web site portrait or an artistic portrait that conveys your inner soul,get in touch.

For product photography, while the modern access to digital media means that it's not that hard to take an ok picture, it still takes a professional touch to make your picture really stand out.

Shooting with models on location and in the studio


New Muses and other shoots

Sorry, I know my titles are usually a little more obtuse, but I've been reading up on this blogging lark and apparently I should choose headings that actually mean something!

Anyway, it's been a while since I posted as the Spring rush of weddings and events kicked in, so I thought I'd ignore all those and write a post about my muse project. At the end of last year I felt like I'd left a few creative opportunities unrealised and decided I needed to give myself more of a chance to take a run at these in 2017.

Ardgowan Estate Shoot featured in Tie the Knot

Just a quick post to say that some more photos from our shoot at Ardgowan Estate have recently been featured on Tie the Knot at http://tietheknot.scot/dream-teams-vintage-glamour-at-ardgowan-estate/ . Nice to give them an airing to the wider world!


Review - Sleeklens Forever Thine for Lightroom

Here I am with my reviewer's hat on so lots to cover:

Disclaimer, I was givenSleeklens's wedding presets, Forever Thine to review free of charge.

There are a couple of main aspects to any photographer's workflow following a wedding or any other shoot.

1. The cull.You go through the photos and eliminate the rejects and keep only the strongest photos. For a wedding you might cut out the blinks or the wandering looks or shots that just didn't work. For a fashion or beauty shoot you might be even more brutal in your selection to reduce the selection down to just the few that really convey the story or message you were trying to create.