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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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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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Beat the Street's!

Yesterday was Nottingham’s Beat the Street’s music festival, which is an event where local Nottingham musicians play in venues across the city to help raise money for the Framework Charity which is in aid of helping homeless people, every penny raised goes to this charity!

It’s for such a good cause, Living in a city I see more and more homeless people each day. I volunteer to photograph this day for DHP to document the event to help raise awareness and funds for framework.

It’s such a fun event and everyone buying a ticket, working or volunteering their time to make the event a success makes me proud of my city!

So here’s a few photos of the bands from the Day :)

The Band Chai!

The Band Chai!

The Band Ava Saint- so much fun!

The Band Ava Saint- so much fun!

The Band Matthew Moore

The Band Matthew Moore

The Band Dandylions

The Band Dandylions

The Band Dandylions- these guys where so colourful and so much fun!

The Band Dandylions- these guys where so colourful and so much fun!

The Band Don’t Forget Rupert! - they had so much energy!

The Band Don’t Forget Rupert! - they had so much energy!

The Band Don’t Forget Rupert!

The Band Don’t Forget Rupert!

The Band Ajaj Henry- He has a beautiful voice and amazing vibe!

The Band Ajaj Henry- He has a beautiful voice and amazing vibe!

The Band You Want Fox!

The Band You Want Fox!

Rob Green- Such a sweet kid, great vibe and he was so happy to be playing at rock city!

Rob Green- Such a sweet kid, great vibe and he was so happy to be playing at rock city!

Crowd shot

Crowd shot

The Band Rob Green!

The Band Rob Green!

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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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Films Films and more Films

I’ve been quite busy lately on a few film sets. From working on music videos in Ireland to short films in Manchester!

I love working on set and documenting the events of the day, I did Unit stills on a great little music video for Hazey eyes with Director Simon Diamond, and amazing actors Erin Kellyman and Tom Blyth, Stills from this can be seen below and on the unit stills page!

Unit still of Erin and Tom

Unit still of Erin and Tom

BTS of Erin waiting for a take!

BTS of Erin waiting for a take!

I worked on another music video in Ireland for musician Daithi and Director Lochlainn Mckenna, which is on the low down till the video is released, so I’m unable to share photos for this at the moment. But I can share the music video I worked on in the summer for Daithi, which is here: In my Darkest Moments which has won 3 Shark awards since its release!

I also just came off doing Unit stills on a Short Sci-fi at the weekend, the photos for this are in the editing process at the moment.

And last but not least, I worked on a great little short in Manchester called Lippy, which is a short horror for FOX’s Hulu, Huluween film festival. It was great to work with Director Lucy Campbell DOP Phill Wood, and Actress Kierston Wareing. Stills can be seen below, and on the unit stills page.

BTS of the Clowns in action.

BTS of the Clowns in action.

Kierston Wareing applying some Lippy!

Kierston Wareing applying some Lippy!

All words in Bold can be followed to a video of the productions, or a link to the photos on my website!

If your after a Unit stills photographer for any of your projects, please get in touch!

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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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Headshots and Portraits

Been busy in the studio again did a fun headshot shoot for Actor Tom Blyth, a local actor who is currently studying at Juilliard in New York, we created headshots and some posed portraits to!

These can be seen on the Studio Portraits page and some can be seen below!

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Also had the lovely Actor Evadne in for a headshot shoot too, which was a lot of fun!

Again these can be seen below and on the Studio Portrait's page!

Heres a BTS shot of me showing Evadne the photos!

Heres a BTS shot of me showing Evadne the photos!

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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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Commercials, Headshots and Short films!

It's been a busy couple of weeks, I've worked on a few Commercials, headshot shoots and also photographed the behind the scenes on a short film for the 48-hour SCi-fi challenge.

The 48 hour Sci-fi film challenge is an exciting one, as you only have 48 hours to make the film from the script to final edit, so not much sleep is had, but it's a lot of fun all working together to get it made in time. My job was to document the weekend and the spirit of making the film with behind the scene shots!

The final film from this shoot can be seen following the link: https://vimeo.com/263838480

Below is a few Unit stills from the set to!

Unit still of one of the lead actors of the shoot Dan McGrath

Unit still of one of the lead actors of the shoot Dan McGrath

Another unit still of the two lead actors Miranda Heath and  Dan McGrath

Another unit still of the two lead actors Miranda Heath and  Dan McGrath

I do love being busy, some of the photos from these shoots can be seen on the website in the Unit Stills section and here's a few BTS of me on some of the jobs.

A BTS shot of me shooting some commercial portraits. Photo credit: Jake Barrett.

A BTS shot of me shooting some commercial portraits. Photo credit: Jake Barrett.

BTS from a headshot shoot with Jess, Photo Credit: Karl Poyzer

BTS from a headshot shoot with Jess, Photo Credit: Karl Poyzer

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The Snowy Peak District Part Two!

Snow Upon The Peak District 

The Second hike in the Peak District was on a snowy day, were we tackled Kinder Scout and what a hike it was! We Scrambled up some Rocks to the top which was an adventure in itself, once at the top the views where beautiful seeing the snow meet the hills.

On this hike I only managed to get my Canon G9X point and shoot out due to the extreme cold weather my hands where frozen for every shot but it was worth it!

While at the top the weather decide to take a turn for the worse with 60mph winds and snow blowing our way, it was tricky for me to stay up right and I had plenty of falls to follow, But even with all this weather, we had an amazing time and an adventure I will remember. 

Did I mention how stunning the views where from the top, take a look below!

Peak District Gallery Below!

Beautiful Views!

Beautiful Views!

The guys taking in the views

The guys taking in the views

There's a hiker in here can you spot him?

There's a hiker in here can you spot him?

Dave up on the tops of Kinder Scout 

Dave up on the tops of Kinder Scout 

Karl taking in the views

Karl taking in the views

Alex showing us the next step in the hike

Alex showing us the next step in the hike

A frozen waterful

A frozen waterful

Looking back on how far we had already come.

Looking back on how far we had already come.

Blue skies and white hills

Blue skies and white hills

Me up on the tops taken by Karl Poyzer

Me up on the tops taken by Karl Poyzer

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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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Nottingham's Beat The Streets Festival!

I was one of the photographers for the DHP company, at the Nottingham festival called Beat the Streets, which is a music festival that raises money for the Framework charity which helps homeless people.

It was a great day and I got to photograph some amazing bands and had a lot of fun too.

In the end, they raised £100,000 for the charity! It was great to be involved in the day and to support the good cause.

Here are a few photos I took on the day more can be seen on the event page.

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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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