Apologies for the complete lack of blog updates recently – been crazy busy and I can get really bad at remembering/finding time too blog…
So, a few updates… The piece of above is from a new collection of conceptual portraits I’m creating. The series is entitled ‘Desire’ and aims to create emotionally driven portraiture…
This photograph above is from a vintage, fashion shoot I did with my friend Esme – still lots more of these to edit and hopefully I’ll add some more to the blog very soon…
In other news the great folks at VSCO invited me to start a grid of my iPhone work on their site – there’s only a few images there at the moment (including the one below) but I intend to add many more of the coming weeks. BTW if you haven’t already got it I highly suggest you download the VSCOcam app for your iPhone – it’s my favourite photography app and has some truly unique effects… You can take a look at my VSCO grid here: http://carlbeebee.vsco.co
And finally there is the news regarding my small trip to California…
In November I will be travelling to LA with three of my closest friends – during the trip – as well as several fashion shoots I will be documenting the towns, landscapes and the adventures of our trip for my forthcoming book ‘California Calling’ which will be internationally released at the beginning of 2014… This is a trip I’m really excited about and I really think I’m going to create something truly unique and very, very cool… What could possibly go wrong?
On this note – the casting is still open for these shoots – so if you’re a model in California and are interested please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
I don’t often use ‘Instagram’ anymore. I don’t really have anything against it I just generally prefer to build Lightroom Presets that I think suit individual photographs.
Having said that, I took the photograph above a couple of days ago on my iPhone and tried a few different presets, but I couldn’t get it how I wanted. I got frustrated and bored so decided to whack it into Instagram.
As it turned out I really love the look of it with it’s current filter so I was pleasantly surprised… Maybe I should give Instagram a little more thought in the future…
Sorry about the lack of posts recently – I had a new computer arrive and as always it’s taken an age to get everything sorted…
The shot above is from a shoot last week for ‘Julia Smith Jewellery’ the model is Laura Ding. I got loads of shots from the shoot with some really cool fine art concept pieces which I’ll edit and upload very soon…
Last month I officially became a ‘Snap My Life’ ambassador. Snap My Life is really cool site for anyone to upload and share their pics. You can check out my ambassadorial profile page here.
Lots of shoots coming up and I promise I’ll try and blog on here a little more often.
Thanks very much reading. x
Had a spare couple of days this week so I’ve been scanning in (yet more) old negatives.
Found some pretty cool ones, including this one above which was taken in Woolacombe Bay, around 2002 I think.
I’ll try and post some more as I come across ones I like…
The sunset looked beautiful outside my house the other evening – so I grabbed my camera and tripod and took the photographs above – I also took a load more but haven’t really got round to editing them just yet… Busy, busy!
I’ve scanned in more ‘Polaroids’ for my ‘Expired’ project which I’ll be adding to the ‘Projects‘ section of my website very soon…
Over the last few days I’ve been experimenting with HDR photography – I really like some of the effects which you can achieve.
For this HDR photograph I took 6 different exposures; 1/20, 1/40, 1/60, 1/10, 1/6 – the aperture was f16 and the iso was 200.
The above image is the shot taken at 1/60th – the image below is the final HDR photograph.
For those interested I found a great HDR tutorial courtesy of PhotoTuts here.
I took this photograph a few weeks ago, late afternoon, I love the lighting…
Back from my holiday now so I’ll be updating each day again.
I’m going away on holiday for a week tomorrow, so I won’t be posting as much. I was hoping to have time to sort a few posts out and schedule them throughout the week, but alas, it wasn’t to be.
I’m sure I’ll come back with lots of pics to share though 😉
I’ve just developed this double exposure of a main road at night and an abandoned railway line.
I’ve been working on these for a few weeks. I seem to have the composition of the two frames sorted out now but the exposure is still proving difficult. it’s a little hit and miss at the moment but this is my favorite image thus far.
I took this photograph a few days ago in Herefordshire.
I really like the concept of photographing objects where they don’t belong.
I was in Rugby this Tuesday working on an interiors assignment. This was just outside the building I was working in.
There’s something about urban malaise that always catches my eyes. Most people hate it, I’ve always found it has a certain beauty.
Pentax K20D – 35 – 55mm lens.