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Indoors For A Change: Rosa Returns

After 2 very successful location nude shoots, the ever-superb Rosa Brighid is back at Fotofilia but this time for a studio shoot. Want to come along? Get in touch.


A Special Evening With Kate (part 4)

A few final images from my shoot with the lovely Kate Anne Cooper at Fotofilia this week. After the various other sets, where better to end up than the cafe? Our cafe. Or rather the excellent Urban Coffee Company cafe which is also situated within the BOM (Birmingham Open Media) building. Sadly, the staff had long since gone home but at least we were able to use this brilliant location for a few final shots before we were finally beaten by the clock.

 

 


A Special Evening With Kate (part 3)

More images from my shoot with the lovely Kate Anne Cooper at Fotofilia this week. So far we’ve had beauty headshots, grungey latex and lorry wheels. Now we’re getting back to basics – pure, clean, high-key with Kate in a corset…

 

 


A Special Evening With Kate (part 2)

More images from my shoot with the lovely Kate Anne Cooper at Fotofilia this week. This little batch feature our much-used (by me anyway) aluminium-effect wall and a lorry wheel that Chrissy (of DollHouse fame, who also uses my Fotofilia studio and has just about the world’s largest collection of props) happens to have left lying around.


 


A Special Evening With Kate

Amazing what you can achieve in just a couple of hours. Derby-based model Kate Anne Cooper modelled for the Fotofilia “Special Studio Evening” this week and during the two and a half hours she was there, and despite having to “share” Kate with my little group, we were still able to get through several sets, outfits and locations.

First up are these headshots, taken with my Nikon DSLR and 50mm f1.4 (set at about f2.2) and using only the continuous modelling lights from two Bowens flash heads

 

 

 


Getting Flashy With Megan

Last weekend we ran a fully-booked workshop entitled “The Speedlight Studio” which focussed (sorry) on how to use battery-powered strobes/speedlights in place of the usual mains-powered Bowens kit that we usually use at Fotofilia. We began with a single light, building up to a 3-light set-up using coloured gels and even worked with combining ambient and flash for some interesting white balance contrasts.

Our brilliant model, Megan Mercy (formerly Megan Jaye), provided the perfect subject for our practical demos and here are a few of my shots from the day to give you some idea what we got up to…

We’ll doubtless be running another of these sessions in the near future so to avoid missing out, email us to be added to the monthly newsletter – or just keep checking fotofilia.co.uk.


Sola Power

It’s been a busy ole October at Fotofilia, not least because we crammed in a few completely new courses and workshops before the enforced lull caused by our forthcoming studio move. One of the very popular new events was a one-off masterclass with international “lightbombing” artist Sola, who had previously been in to speak to our two photography clubs.

The event, which we miraculously scheduled to fit in between days of showers, was a sell-out and saw our intrepid group of would-be light-painters skipping around the side streets of Birmingham city centre with an amazing array of light sources – some shop-bought and others completely improvised.

At the end, we asked the participants to send us their 3 favourite images from the event. Here are 3 images by Esther Parker-Duber

Light painting by Esther Parker-Duber
Light painting by Esther Parker-Duber

Light painting by Esther Parker-Duber

You can find the original work of our Masterclass tutor, Sola here.