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 for Wool and Water!

I was recently contacted by Wool and Water which is a custom Knitwear label from Amsterdam, they provide knitted bow ties and braces and the sorts for humans and animals alike, their products are beautiful and bespoke, you can see their website here www.woolandwater.nl

I was contacted to visit a play writer in London and photograph him in his home wearing his new bespoke, handmade woollen braces! This was a fun task and it was great to meet Rob Evans and capture portraits of him sporting his new outfit, and learning how he gains his creative workflow in his home! 

Portrait of Rob in the Braces!

Portrait of Rob in the Braces!

Wool and Waters knitted Braces!   

Wool and Waters knitted Braces!

 

Rob writing notes for a play!

Rob writing notes for a play!

Rob at work!

Rob at work!

A view of the braces from the back!

A view of the braces from the back!

More photos of Rob can be seen on the Corporate portraits page of the website!

I hope to collaborate with Wool and Water in the future to create some more creative photography!

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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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Two Music Videos and a Commercial in Ireland

Been busy on a few shoot's in Ireland this past week, had two music videos for the amazing musicians Daithi and 1000Beasts, and a Pride commercial for Aerlingus, all within days apart.

My role was the behind the scene and portrait photographer on each of these shoots, I got some amazing photos and explored some beautiful places, we shot in Dublin and CountyClare in West Ireland which had some beautiful sunsets and sea views, it was great to spend a few days working and hanging out with the same team, which really helped us create some beautiful work.

There weren't many BTS shots of me captured on this shoot as that was my role, so I was always behind the camera!

But I got some lovely sunsets, and the photos from the shoots can be seen in the Unit Stills section and in the corporate portraits part of the website, and il share the music videos in a blog in the due course.

For now have a Sea View Sunset! :)

Sunset sea view in CountyClare West Ireland 

Sunset sea view in CountyClare West Ireland 

A little photo of me watching the sunset!

A little photo of me watching the sunset!

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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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Unit Stills Are Great For Film Promotions!

My Unit stills Photography in online magazines!

It was great to see my unit still's from two different films used on online articles to promote the films!

 The first one was from the most recent film I worked on, which was Socks and Robbers the article was in the Burton mail explaining why the crew where at an American diner in Swadlincote, check out the article below to find out more and to see a first look at my photos to accompany the article these photos haven't been released yet so its a sneak peak into the set of Socks and Robbers!

https://www.burtonmail.co.uk/news/local-news/50s-american-diner-socks-robbers-1306188

A Unit Still shot of the action in Socks and Robbers!

A Unit Still shot of the action in Socks and Robbers!

The second article is on the Birmingham Live site about a Kickstater campaign to raise money for a Star Wars short film called Padawan Rising, It's an exciting project with lots of stormtrooper's involved. It was great to work on the trailer and it will be even greater if the funds are raised to make the film, as I will hopefully be the unit stills photographer on that to!

See the link below for more information and follow the campaign if you would like to get involved in the film!

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/film-news/star-wars-film-shot-birmingham-14416470#ICID=Android_BMNewsApp_AppShare

More Star Wars photos from this film can be seen on the Unit Stills section of my website so got take a look!

A behind the scene shot of the cheeky stormtroopers from Padawan Rising!

A behind the scene shot of the cheeky stormtroopers from Padawan Rising!

The importance of having unit stills photographers on your film's!

These Articles just go to show how important it is to have Unit Stills/ Behind the scene photography on your films, they are great to show the adventure of your time on set, a good source of publicity and help show the films progression. Production stills can also be taken to be used for posters (as seen below for the short film WashClub) and for festival releases to promote your film in the programmes to.

One of my Production stills used as the poster for the short film WashClub!

One of my Production stills used as the poster for the short film WashClub!

So keep me in mind as your behind the scene photographer when your working on your next film project or commercial and get in touch through the contact section on the website or email: gemmaobrienphoto@gmail.com

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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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Happy New Year 2018!

So 2018 has arrived!

I've had a great year making new clients and working with so many talented people and most of all having a lot of fun with my camera!

I've worked on some amazing shoots in 2017 from short films to commercials, events and even snapped a few portraits to.

I'm looking forward to the future ahead and to many more exciting projects.

So I wish everyone a Happy New Year filled with love and happiness.

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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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