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Here's a catch up!

Hello

I haven’t updated the blog recently as I’ve been very busy, so Il catch you up on a few shoots I have done, I did BTS on a BFI short which was a lot of fun, I’m unable to share the photos from this until I have confirmation from the production so they will be added once I have the green light :).

I have done a few headshot shoots I can share the ones with actor Josh which can be seen below, and I did some for my director and producer friends for there BFI portfolios they where just as talented in front of the camera as they are behind!

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Director Simon Dymond

Director Simon Dymond

Producer Lauren Parker

Producer Lauren Parker

Director Laura Roe

Director Laura Roe

I did Megatrains new band shots, its always a pleasure shooting with these guys, they will be shared in a new blog very soon :) and I have some headshots and more band shoots lined up so will keep the blog more updated with these in the future

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Pinocchio!

Had an interesting shoot the other weekend with the wonderful Derby Theatre production Oddsocks, I shot Promotional photos for their winter production of Pinocchio!

A young actor called Ethan Lewis was to be our Pinocchio model for the day, and the talented Charlie Mackenzie Barrow did his wood themed make up, including a prosthetic nose for some of the shots, and we had Andy Barrow as Geppetto.

We had a lot of fun with the actors getting into character and creating warm looking shots for their posters of the show!

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Tractors and Robot Arms

I worked on a little Commercial last week doing behind the scenes photography on a Farm in Rugby it was an interesting shoot with tractors and a robot arm for the camera, which was called the Milo! It was very fun to photograph, and watch manoeuvre around the actors to capture the scene.

Here’s a few photos from the shoot, I met some lovely people and leaned how to sneakily get my shots without being hit by a gigantic mechanical arm!

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Who needs a mirror!

Who needs a mirror!

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I’l now be moving onto a short film next week doing more Behind the scenes!

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Portraits and Short Films!

I had a wonderful shoot recently with the amazing musician Ajay Henry a local RNB singer, we had so much fun creating portraits together in the studio!

The Behind the scenes from this shoot can be seen below!

The studio set up with a colourful background!

The studio set up with a colourful background!

Natural light shots in the studio!

Natural light shots in the studio!

I have a busy week coming up, I’m working on a short film doing Behind the scenes photography, I’m looking forward to meeting some new crew and working with some talented people I already know! Then its back into the studio for some business headshots.

So I will update you with the photos from these soon!

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A Snowy Day

As I’ve mentioned a few times photography is not just a job to me its my passion and I enjoy doing it in my spare time as much as I do for work! One of my favourite aspects of it is going out into the country side and capturing the natural beauty, so when some snow had settled in the local area I had to go and explore.

I visited Attenborough Nature Reserve and it was like a beautiful Winter wonderland, So here’s a few images from my day exploring this stunning scenery. It’s so important that we take time for ourselves and do what we love!

Snowy Blue Lake

Snowy Blue Lake

A plump little Robin

A plump little Robin

Macro shot of icy plants

Macro shot of icy plants

A Horse eating hay in the snow

A Horse eating hay in the snow

Portrait of the Horse

Portrait of the Horse

Hope you take some time to do something that makes you happy!

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HAPPPY NEW YEAR!

Well Its the end of 2018 and its been an amazing year, I’ve managed to lock down a beautiful studio to capture some wonderful portraits and headshots in, and have met so many wonderful people in the process!

I’ve had plenty of adventures with traveling for work and working with some extremely talented people in the film industry working on brilliant short films, music videos, and commercials. Some of which have had Vimeo staff picks and one has won a few Shark awards. I’ve had some of my work exhibited at Nottinghams first photography festival.

Most of all I’ve had a lot of fun doing the job I love, which il be forever grateful for, I look forward to the future in 2019 for even more photoshoots and adventures!

Here’s a selection of some of my favourite photos that I captured in 2018!

2019 collage of Photography

I would like to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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The Last Few Studio Shoots Of The Year!

Had some studio fun towards the end of 2018, Had a headshot shoot with the lovely Andrew who is an actor from London who studied at LAMDA Drama school, some photos from our shoot can be seen below!

Headshots with Andrew

Headshots with Andrew

Headshots and portraits with Andrew

Headshots and portraits with Andrew

An amazing portrait shoot with Daisy Godfrey who is a local musician, we had a lot of fun creating some beautiful portraits for her portfolio!

Portraits with Daisy

Portraits with Daisy

Portraits with Daisy

Portraits with Daisy

Portraits with Daisy

Portraits with Daisy

More photos from these shoots can be seen on the Studio Portraits section of the website here.

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Christmassy work!

Hello again so I guess this is another update on the work I’ve been up to!

It’s been a christmassy couple of weeks of work!

To start I had another studio shoot with the wonderful band Megatrain, with the lovely Felix and Tiger, shooting their Christmas photos and Cover shot for their new Christmas single Bolshevik Xmas No. 1, which is an amazingly Beautiful song and now available to listen to on Spotify and by clicking Here :). These guys crack me up, I struggled to take some of the photos due to laughing so much, the shoot was a lot of fun!

Check out the photos below from this shoot!

Megatrain Christmas Portraits!

Megatrain Christmas Portraits!

Megatrain Christmas Portraits!

Megatrain Christmas Portraits!

Here’s the cover photo from the new xmas single on Spotify!

Here’s the cover photo from the new xmas single on Spotify!

I’ve been Pretty busy on commercials and Music videos shooting Unit stills and behind the scene photos, some of which can be seen below, some are actually from Megatrain’s music video to!

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

Unit still From the Xmas Bosch commercial

Unit still From the Xmas Bosch commercial

BTS photo From the Xmas Bosch commercial

BTS photo From the Xmas Bosch commercial

There’s more from these shoots on the Unit stills section of the site so go check it out!

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New Studio and Headshots!

Been busy in the studio again amongst other things, I have been shooting actors headshots and model Portfolios, il share a few on here as well as some BTS photos!

I’ve moved studios now to a lovely place called Hermit Studios! Its such a beautiful space, So all my studio work will be done here in the future, its based in Sneinton in Nottingham city!

My first shoot in Hermit studio was with the lovely Lucy Carless, a wonderful actress from channel 4s tv show Humans, we had a lot of fun creating Headshots and Portraits which can be seen on the Studio Portraits page and il add some below to!

BTS Shot from my studio shoot with Lucy

BTS Shot from my studio shoot with Lucy

Fun Portrait of Lucy!

Fun Portrait of Lucy!

Portrait of Lucy

Portrait of Lucy

Little Snippet of the new studio.

Little Snippet of the new studio.

And heres a few photos from my shoot with the lovely model Alex shooting some model portfolio again these can be seen on the Studio Portraits page!

Alex from her Model Portfolio shoot

Alex from her Model Portfolio shoot

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Alex

If your wanting to get in touch about having some Headshots or a model portfolio shoot, contact me here at gemmaobrienphoto@gmail.com

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Portraits with Melvyn

New Portfolio Portraits from the Studio with the lovely Melvyn, I had the idea to create some moody portraits with a stern thoughtful character within them! We worked together to find the Perfect outfit for the shoot and a few props to add to the scene!

Some of these photos can be seen below and on the Studio portraits section of the site.

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Heres a cheeky shot of Melvyn being his own Character!  

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Studio!

I have acquired a small studio space! It’s so exciting to have a space to shoot creative portraits, fashion projects and everything in between.

Me and my partner Karl have spent the last two weeks making it a lovely little space to hang out in!

Me in the studio space the first day I moved in we have done a few tweaks to make it a bit more homely now, It has a lot of character!

Me in the studio space the first day I moved in we have done a few tweaks to make it a bit more homely now, It has a lot of character!

So far I’ve done a few portrait shoots in the studio some of these photos can be seen on the website in the Studio Portrait

One of the shoots was for a band called Megatrain who are an up and coming new band wo are destined for great things, it was so much fun to work with these two, we had a great time creating some interesting portraits to promote their band!

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If anyone is interested in coming into the studio for a shoot please get in touch at: gemmaobrienphoto@gmail.com

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All of the Glitter Fashion Shoot!

Heres another little fashion shoot created with collaboration with makeup artist Madz Abbasi, we decided to have the models wear white suits and have nude make up with glitter features!

It was a lot of fun to shoot with a range of makeup and location changes to keep us on our toes!

Here's some behind the scenes from the day!

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A few of the shots from the shoot can be seen below!

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Check out more of  the photos in the fashion section of my site!

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Blossom Fashion Shoot

I recently collaborated with makeup artist Madz Abbasi for a beautiful blossom tree fashion shoot, the blossoms were going out of season so we sourced some beautiful trees just in time, we had the Beautiful Genine model, and got some amazing shots I'm very happy with and of course had a lot of fun in the process.

A few Behind the scene shots are below, you can see the main images in the fashion section of my website and a few on this blog!

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The Fianl shots below!

This shot involved Madz throwing blossoms into the air around Genine, and then me trying to capture the right timing of the blossoms falling around her! 

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The Beautiful Peak District Part One!

Part one of the Peaks!

Last weekend I had a great trip out to the Peak District with my Partner and some friends we stayed in a rural cottage on a farm and spent the days hiking! 

Our first hike was to Stanage Edge a fun little hike with lovely weather, I took my Canon 550D on this hike as its my lightest DSLR, so not to heavy to carry around, and I had my Canon 24mm-70mm lens, which was a little heavy but great for wide shots, I got plenty of photos from landscapes to portraits, and as always on these trips I got my friends to model!

You can see the shots from this hike below, the second hike was another story, which will be in an upcoming blog!

Peak District Gallery below!

Karl the bandit!

Karl the bandit!

View from the trek to the top of Stanage Edge 

View from the trek to the top of Stanage Edge 

View from the tops of Stanage Edge

View from the tops of Stanage Edge

Rocky views

Rocky views

Bart on a little rest at the top

Bart on a little rest at the top

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Behind The Scene of Socks and Robbers

Last week was an interesting shoot I was BTS photographer on a little short called Socks and Robbers a bank heist film, it wasn't your normal shoot it involved sock puppet masks and CGI, this made for some interesting photos, from actors walking around with sock puppet characters for a head, to green screen masks!

It was a very fun shoot with a talented crew, we shot in the Nottingham council house which is stunning inside, and a beautiful bank scene was created by the talented art department!

Inside Nottingham council house

Inside Nottingham council house

Im now working on the edit, so photos will be released soon once I have the all clear from the crew, but for now here is a sneak peak of photo from the set!

BTS shot on set of socks and Robbers 

BTS shot on set of socks and Robbers 

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Make up shoot

Well, I started the year off with a little makeup shoot, it was a lot of fun to be creative and work with my talented friends.

We did the shoot based on the theme of the all-time favourite drink tea, Madz Abbasi was the makeup artist for the shoot so she had some great ideas on how to infuse tea into the makeup on the model Fatosh.

We did a teacup style shoot which reflected the pattern on the mug on to the model Fatosh's face to create a teacup look using her ear and cheek,  We wanted to create an arty style with this so used a plain white backdrop, and created shadows using natural light and a softbox light.

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We also did a lifestyle shot of Fatosh drinking herbal tea in a colourful shoot with bright makeup and a hipster fashion theme.

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These photos can be seen in the fashion part of the website, I really enjoyed the shoot and want to thank Madz and Fatosh for there hard work!

Make-up: Madz Abbasi

Model: Fatosh Olgacher

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The Deers

I thought it would be nice to have a little adventure in the countryside to see what nature I could snap!

I really wanted to capture some photography of Deers in their habitat, so made this my mission for the day! I wondered around Wollaton Hall in Nottingham, as I knew this was home to many Deers but it seemed they were nowhere to be seen on the park.

But they where soon spotted in the golf course near the park, this raised a bit of a quest for me as I couldn't shoot in the golf course. So I had to try and capture my photos from the sidelines behind the fence and just hope a Deer would wonder insight, after much searching and waiting around I finally found a beautiful young buck with many Doe! 

They are such amazing creatures, after I got the photos, I couldn't help just standing and watching them graze.

The Young Buck 

The Young Buck 

Grazing Doe

Grazing Doe

While wondering the park looking for deer, I thought id visit the miniature world with my macro lens, I found a few water droplets on a blade of grass which I thought looked interesting, I love photographing with a macro lens it shows the tiny details of beauty usually unseen by the human eye!

Water Droplets On A Blade Of Grass!

Water Droplets On A Blade Of Grass!

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Hero Street Portraits

I've recently had a bit of time to carry on with my Hero Street Portraits where I go out into the city and take portraits of strangers and ask them what super power they would chose if they could have one!

Heres a few that I've taken recently, and their amazing responses...

His power would be "to put the world to rights, stop the violence" he then asked me "do you know where heaven is? And then he said "Heaven is on earth if people will make it"

His power would be "to put the world to rights, stop the violence" he then asked me "do you know where heaven is? And then he said "Heaven is on earth if people will make it"

"flying just for fun" nothing wrong with having powers just for fun!

"flying just for fun" nothing wrong with having powers just for fun!

"to take away Fear so people aren't scared of anything"

"to take away Fear so people aren't scared of anything"

I'm going to try my best to fit these portraits in as often as can, its so much fun!

 

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