ean flanders photography: Blog https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog en-us (C)2022 ean flanders photography eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Thu, 10 Mar 2022 15:06:00 GMT Thu, 10 Mar 2022 15:06:00 GMT https://eanflandersphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u433014804-o507324269-50.jpg ean flanders photography: Blog https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog 120 77 Andrew Games - actor, artistic director and award winning filmmaker - Liverpool https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2022/3/andrew-games---actor-artistic-director-and-and-award-winning-filmmaker---liverpool The recent portrait session with Andrew Games a professional actor, an artistic director  and award winning filmmaker.

'I worked with Ean recently on a shoot. He was incredibly polite and respectful, whilst also working to bring the best out of you. The images look AMAZING, and I have you to thank. There is something different about me on them, it’s refreshing to see, and I have you to thank! I’d even go as far to say these are the best images I’ve ever received 🙌🏻’

Andrew GamesAndrew GamesPortrait of actor Andrew Games taken in Liverpool

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Fine Fine Art Portrait Photography Fine Art Portraits liverpool headshot photographer Photography Photography" Portrait Portraiture https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2022/3/andrew-games---actor-artistic-director-and-and-award-winning-filmmaker---liverpool Thu, 10 Mar 2022 15:05:17 GMT
Caomhanach - Liverpool https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2021/12/caomhanach---liverpool The last portrait session of 2021 of four year old Caomhanach (pronounced Kavanagh) an Irish surname. Caomhánach also means "a friend, companion" and "merciful". However, this young man is a talkative, intelligent and active toddler and during the portrait session he created some outstanding images.

Caomhánach Caomhánach is also defined as "a friend, companion" and "merciful".


 

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Liverpool Fine Art Portrait - Maddy Day https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2019/11/liverpool-fine-art-portrait---maddy-day

Natural beauty is a term I do not use lightly however, the recent portrait session I had with Maddy May was memorable because of this exact term. Maddy is not a professional model and would like to try her hand at modelling. I believe this is only her second or third time in front of a camera and she already looks like a professional model. 
She is a student at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts where she is completing a Sound Engineer degree course. With some directions during the session Maddy was able to produce some exceptional images with make up by Lenka @lenka and shot at Librestudioliverpool @librestudioliverpool. 

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Liverpool Fine Art Black & White Portrait https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2019/9/liverpool-fine-art-black-white-portrait Lucy ColombierLucy ColombierFine Art Portrait of a young woman in a Liverpool studio

Liverpool Photography Studio @librestudioliverpool was the setting for the Fine Art Portrait session with the lovely Lucy. Make up was provided by Lenka K @lenkamakeup. Lucy is a degree student at John Moores University studying to be a veterinary doctor. This was her very first professional photo session in a studio and infant of a camera. This was a one light setup with reflector to one side shot on a Fuji XT2 camera with fuji Xf 56mm 1.2 lens. It always seems to amaze me the quality of images that can be created from mirrorless cameras. However, creating timeless images is not about the kit but about the concept and creativity of the session working together as a team, the model, make uo artis and photographer.

 

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Liverpool Lord Mayor - Anna Rothery https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2019/9/liverpool-lord-mayor---anna-rothery Lord Mayor Anna RotheryLord Mayor Anna Rothery

Yesterday I had the opportunity to take the portrait of the new Lord Mayor Anna Rothery who was sworn in at a ceremony at Liverpool Town Hall on Wednesday 4 September. The new Lord Mayor is making history as the city’s first ever black Lord Mayor. The lighting was a two light setup one key light from camera left with an octa modifier and the other light was behind the subject on the opposite side with another modifier.
 

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Liverpool Author-Sarah Haywood https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2019/5/liverpool-author---sarah-haywood Sarah HaywoodSarah HaywoodA contemporary portrait of Liverpool author Sarah Haywood.

Local Liverpool author Sarah Haywood has recently had her first novel 'The Cactus' published to astounding reviews. It is listed in the Richard and Judy book club pick and short listed for the best first novel award. The novel is also translated in over 6 different languages. I had the pleasure of taking Sarah's portrait for her publicity and social media. The portraits were taken at her home with natural lighting and some fill in flash to light the shadows. The brief was to photograph Sarah in a relaxed, inviting and engaging style.

 

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) artistic photography Creative portrait photography fine art photography headshot https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2019/5/liverpool-author---sarah-haywood Thu, 23 May 2019 10:51:11 GMT
Liverpool Photography Portrait - Headshot Katrine Bennie https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2019/5/liverpool-photography-portrait---headshot-katrine-bennie Katrine BennieKatrine BennieA portrait of a young woman taken in the city of Liverpool, Merseyside

Last week I did a portrait session with Katrine Bennie  who is a final year acting student at Liverpool John Moore’s University. This was her first ever headshot session shot on location and in the studio. Katrine was great to work with and was able to deliver a range of expressions with feeling and drama for her headshot session. The session took place in the city of Liverpool in the Georgian Quarter. The above image was shot using the available ambient light with some flash to fill in the shadows. This was one of my favourite images from the session.
 

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Art Classical Creative Fine Headshot Liverpool Photography Portrait Portraits https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2019/5/liverpool-photography-portrait---headshot-katrine-bennie Mon, 06 May 2019 17:54:00 GMT
Eileen Hewson - Liverpool Artistic Photography, Palm House, Sefton Park, Liverpool https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2019/3/eileen-hewson---liverpool-artistic-photography-palm-house-sefton-park-liverpool Eileen HewsonEileen HewsonCreative Photography of Eileen Hewson at the Palm House, Sefton Park, Liverpool.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing the amazing Eileen Hewson. Eileen is a world traveller exploring old graveyards in India, Himalayas, Ceylon, Ireland and the Falklands. I was able to take her portrait prior to her next adventure. The Palm House, Sefton Park, Liverpool was our location which was almost a non-starter as we had not gained permission to photograph in this facility. However, through the kindness of Rosemary at the Palm House we were allowed to commence the shoot. A big thank you to Rosemary. Eileen is an awesome character full of life and energy and together we created some stunning images that symbolises her character. This was a one light setup just used as fill to lighten the shadows at high speed synch (HSS).

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Liverpool Headshot Portrait Robyn Purchase https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2019/2/liverpool-headshot-portrait-robyn-purchase

Another headshot portrait from the recent shoot with Robyn Purchase who is an aspiring actor currently in training at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.  Her portrait session went incredibly well despite the fact she is a novice in front of the camera. This was a two light setup with a reflector in front to provide some fill light. Throughout my headshots and portraits I endeavour to capture subtlety, drama and edgy expressions from my subjects. 

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Megan Blair Headshot Session in Liverpool https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2018/11/megan-blair-headshot-session-in-liverpool

Megan has never had a professional portrait taken of her before and was very apprehensive about the shoot. I had a very short time to explain the fundamentals of the headshot session and to help Megan feel as comfortable as possible regarding the whole process. Shoot tethered is a great way to help the subject feel relaxed and to point out body positions, gestures and facial expressions required to get some interesting portraits. Megan was able to do this with ease and we were able to have some incredible images from the session. Here is one of my favourites below.

 

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Liverpool Giants - Little Boy Giant in Liverpool https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2018/10/liverpool---little-boy-giant-in-liverpool Liverpool Giants, Little Boy GiantLiverpool Giants, Little Boy GiantLittle Boy Giant, Liverpool, Merseydide

One of the marionettes featured in Liverpool's latest street theatre show, The Giants. These huge marionettes can be seen at various landmarks across Liverpool and Wirral from the 5 to 7 October 2018. I had the pleasure of seeing the Little Boy Giant today as he walked along Catharine Street, Liverpool. This is a must see event.
 

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Ean Flanders - Liverpool Creative Portrait Photographer https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2018/9/ean-flanders---liverpool-creative-portrait-photographer A headshot portrait of Ean Flanders taken in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool, Merseyside.

The last day of the month and the last blog for the month of September. The model in the image above is Ean Flanders himself. I believe it is important as a serious photographer to experience and to remind yourself how challenging it can be to have your portrait taken. Whether it’s by another photographer or shot by myself in my Liverpool based studio. Communication is key to establishing good rapport with your subject making them feel at ease and having a clear understanding that many people find it difficult to have their portrait taken in an intimate setting. Taking my self-portrait comes with similar challenges in terms of all the skills required to achieve a contemporary creative image that I would be happy with.  The portrait was shot with two  speedlights and the third light was the sun through the studio windows.

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Liverpool Artistic Photography - Camilla Sky https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2018/9/liverpool-artistic-photography---camilla-sky A creative photography portrait of a female musician in Kazimier Garden, Liverpool.Camilla Sky

I recently completed some creative portrait photography with the contemporary folk artist Camilla Sky. The contemporary portrait session took place in Kazimier Garden which is a venue for staging musicians and live bands in Liverpool. Camilla is a Norwegian singer-songwriter that has been touring the acoustic scene of Liverpool, Manchester and the North West. Kazimier Garden is a great venue for Urban Photography, I utilised the ambient light with some flash lighting to help create natural light in the venue. Camilla was exceptional in front of the camera and totally engaged with the session.

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Skye - Artistic Photography Liverpool https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2018/9/skye---artistic-photography-liverpool

Artistic photography or Fine Art photography is all about the photographer's vision and concept in attempting to create images evoking feelings and mood. A well known photographer whose workshop I recently attended said "make images don't take images'" of which I try to work towards in my photography. But having great, interesting and beautiful subjects makes the process so much more easier and Skye has allowed me to create this in her portrait.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) and black contemporary portrait photographers creative portrait photography fine art photography photography portraits" white https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2018/9/skye---artistic-photography-liverpool Mon, 03 Sep 2018 16:23:56 GMT
Liverpool Fine Art Photography https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2018/8/liverpool-fine-art-photography If we all had creative minds and imaginations as the beautiful Orla I’m sure the world would be a much happier place. This was a quick portrait session with Orlawhich enabled me to test out some equipment. The fine art portrait was taken in the city of Liverpool with the available ambient light with some fill in flash.

A portrait of a young child taken in the city of Liverpool

 

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Liverpool Portrait shoot with Matthew https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2018/8/liverpool-portrait-shoot-with-matthew Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking the portrait of Matthew Pate in my Liverpool Photography studio. Matthew had never been photographed by a portrait photographer before and was very relaxed and confident during his session. All my portrait sessions are kept this way and everyone is put at ease as soon as they arrive in the studio. Matthew is a student studying Occupational Therapy at Oxford and has an extraordinary love of water or in his own words "untainted water". The session was completed in just over an hour and a half and Matthew was able to choose his favourite images from the shoot. Here are a couple of the images from the session.

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Skye - Fine Art Portrait https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2018/8/skye---fine-art-portrait Last month I had the honour of taking the portrait  of Skye Fletcher in Liverpool the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts student agreed to do this shoot after I had previously taking her headshots. So being Skye's portrait photographer was an honour. This was only her second outing in front of the camera and with a few outfit changes we were able to create some stunning images. Hair and make-up was by Vicky Young at Glamorama Makeup. This was a simple one light setup using a 120mm Octabox in the studio taken on the Fuji XT2.

 

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Africa Oye https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2018/7/africa-oye Known as the UK's biggest live free festival of African music and culture Liverpool's Africa Oye is my favourite music festival of the year. The festival brings some of the greatest artist from the African continent with the festival reaching its 25th anniversary last year in the city of Liverpool in Sefton Park. Nifeco Costa is the Guinea-Bissau/Portuguese musician who's image is displayed below. He is an accomplished guitarist and pianist that plays traditional sounds of his homeland. To view more images from the two day festival visit the information tab on this website under clients and click on Africa Oye 2018.

Nifeco CostaNifeco CostaNifeco Costa

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Brazilica International Samba Festival https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2018/7/brazilica-festival Liverpool's International Samba Carnival is in its 11th consecutive year. The Samba parade was a fantastic event. I had the pleasure of attending Liverpool's Brazilica Festival it was a spectacular event of Brazilian Samba Music and Carnival. I only took my camera at the very last minute at a request from my partner. Here are a few of the images taken on a Fuji Xpro2 with 18-55mm kit lens at various settings, no flash post-processing Lightroom. I throughly enjoyed Brazilica for the short time I was there. I wanted to capture a few images with some emotional content, hopefully this was portrayed in the shots of a samba dancer who was able to meet her young daughter and partner in the crowds.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Brazilica Liverpool 2018 Brazilica Samba Festival Fine Art Portrait Photography Photography Portrait Photography https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2018/7/brazilica-festival Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:08:15 GMT
Venice https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2018/7/venice The beautiful city of Venice has suffered some of its worst flooding in 22 years recently as water in the Italian city rose to more than 1.5 metres deep back in 2015. I had the pleasure of visiting the city recently including the island of Murano which is known throughout the world for its glass making. Murano is such a colourful place and full of history and vibrant colours from its venetian past. It is one of the great wonders of the world and these recent images really does n't do it justice.

 

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) art fine fine art portraits murano photography photography" portrait portrait photography portraiture venice https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2018/7/venice Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:46:30 GMT
Sonia Gil-Lubeiro - Liverpool Institue for Performing Arts student https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2018/4/sonia-gil-lubeiro---liverpool-institue-for-performing-arts-student Black and White photography also known as monochrome back in the early 1820s still has it’s place in a today’s modern photography. I believe Sonia’s headshot a second year dance student at LIPA is another example of this. There is no perfect headshot lighting setup, but the image should be a true likeness of the subject. I sometimes try to evoke a little drama with my headshot subjects which helps to set the scene.

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Tara Andrews - Liverpool Institute of Poforming Arts student https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2018/4/tara-andrews---liverpool-institute-of-poforming-arts-student The lovely Tara Andrews at her recent headshot session. Tara is a second year student at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Although I wanted to continue with the cinematic style for Tara's shoot the ambient light had dropped to low. Using a bare wall at the university I was able to utilise this as a background. The lighting setup was one light above a reflector below.

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Skye Fletcher - Liverpool Performing Arts Student https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2018/3/skye-fletcher---liverpool-performing-arts-student This was LIPA dance student Skye Fletcher’s first headshot session and her first time being photographed professionally. Another lighting setup in the cinematic film style. The lighting setup was a parabolic soft box to the front and another square soft box to Skye's rear with a reflector in front of her. The ambient light is key to creating this image.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) liverpool headshot photographer liverpool institute of performing arts liverpool portrait photographer liverpool portraiture https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2018/3/skye-fletcher---liverpool-performing-arts-student Thu, 01 Mar 2018 10:42:00 GMT
Connor Pearson - Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts student https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2018/2/connor-pearson---liverpool-institute-of-performing-arts-student A successful shoot with Connor Pearson the second year dance student at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Connor was great in front of the camera and we created a variety of different images. I wanted to create a film like headshot more appropriately known as the cinematic headshot. I achieved this with ambient light and two speed lights.

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Alina Burwitz - Headshot Liverpool John Moores University https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2018/1/alina-burwitz---headshot-liverpool-john-moores-university Liverpool John Moores University has their own drama society numbering approximately 100 members. At the end of last year I photographed some of their members. Alina is a second year student studying Drama and English Literature was photographed using a two light setup with ambient and speed lights. I always attempt to create natural expression, with drama, emotion and edginess. Alina has characterised this very well during her headshot session.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) liverpool headshot photographer liverpool john moores university liverpool photographer liverpool portraiture portrait https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2018/1/alina-burwitz---headshot-liverpool-john-moores-university Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:39:00 GMT
Zoe Rees - Headshot session at John Moores University Liverpool https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2017/12/zoe-rees---headshot-session-at-john-moores-university-liverpool

Zoe is a second year drama student at John Moore's University Liverpool, studying drama and creative writing and is a current member of John Moore's Drama Society. The headshots were taken in the JMU library with sufficient space using a two light setup. The session went very well from the start with Zoe instantly creating professional expressions with feeling and emotion as would be characterised by a seasoned actor.

 

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Joelle Iana https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2017/10/joelle-iana Joelle Iana recently performed her original track 'To The Moon' filmed and recorded by Unleashed Sessions. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWUrCTfGwUc) The musical artist has her own original style and is still developing the genre of music she most feels comfortable with. I consider her to be a raw original talent who is at the very early stages in defining herself musically but does not want to be placed in a box. I took a series of images in my new small studio using a one light setup. I had a clear image in my head that I wanted to portray during the shoot, here are my two favourites from the day.

 

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Africa Oyé - 25th Year Aniversary - Sefton Park, Liverpool https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2017/7/africa-oy Africa Oyé which is the UK’s largest live festival of African music and culture recently celebrated its 25th anniversary on the 17th and 18th June this year. This was only my second time at the festival which I found absolutely amazing. Over 80,000 people descended on Sefton Park, Liverpool during the two-day festival which was completely free.The artists represent many areas of Africa with their diverse styles of music and culture with many returning for the second time at Africa Oyé. Below is a selection from some of the artists that attended during the two-day event.

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Mighty Hoopla - Fleur East https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2017/6/mighty-hoopla The Mighty Hoopla is the celebration of alternative club and culture at the east end of London in Victoria Park. This event still took place the day after the terrible tragedy at London Bridge. This shows the resilience of the LGBTQ community and Londoners to join together despite the recent event. Fleur East stole the show with her energetic performance.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Club Hoopla Mighty Music Photography https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2017/6/mighty-hoopla Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:01:30 GMT
The 'Guvunors' https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2016/12/the-guvunors I have been given the the opportunity to photograph members of s Senior Management Team of a local prison within the Ministry Of Justice. I was sure from the onset that I did not want to produce the standard headshot. This had to be portraits that portrayed the subjects personality, the environment they worked in and the many challenges that they had to face working in Prisons.

Unless you have worked in a prison or have known someone who has it would be very difficult to understand the complexities and issues faced by staff working in British prisons today.

  

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Cindy McKenzie - Grenadian People- https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2016/7/cindy-mckenzie---grenadian-people Introducing another member to the project on ‘Grenadian People’ I was able to photograph the Grenadian author Cindy McKenzie. Cindy was in London to promote her latest novel ‘Force Ripe’ which she says has taken 14 years to write. The story is about a little girl growing up in Grenada but is left with her grandparents while her parents went abroad to work as was  common during the 70s. The story is about the little girl’s experience growing up in the ghetto.

During her busy schedule to promote her book I was able to photograph her in South London. Wandle Park was the location I chose for her portraits which was busy due to this being the first week of school summer holidays. The weather was good to us very warm and sticky with the sun diving in and out of the clouds. From a series of many shots taken I chose this one because of her expression and pose.

 

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Fine Fine Art Portraits Force Ripe Grenadian People Photography Portrait Portrait Photography Portraiture https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2016/7/cindy-mckenzie---grenadian-people Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:22:24 GMT
Melchi - Cinematic Headshot https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2016/7/melchi I was contacted by Melchi through my cousin. He wanted some portraits taken to put a portfolio together for modeling. He never had any professional portraits taken before. I decided to arrange the shoot on location in south London. I thought this would be more appropriate and less restricting than a studio environment. After our initial chat we selected a few locations and began the shoot. Melchi had to work hard to get the right expressions and body positions as he was not used to being in front of a camera. 

It did not take him very long to adjust and find his flow and confidence during the shoot. I used mainly ambient light and a speedlight/reflector as the sun was popping in and out of the clouds. I took this opportunity to take some headshots using a different style called cinematic headshots. As this was my first attempt I'm pleased how this image has turned out.

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Ruth https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2016/7/ruth I had arranged to take Ruth’s portrait a while back but due to busy schedules there was never enough time in the day. When the opportunity did arise we booked approximately 30mins to do the shoot.

Ruth was very apprehensive about having her portrait taken as she dislikes photographs of herself. To make things simple as possible and to put her at ease I used one strobe light and a reflector. 

After the initial warm shots Ruth became more relaxed and with very little direction created some beautiful images.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Art Fine Fine Art Portraits Photography Portrait Portrait Photography Portraiture eanflandersphotography https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2016/7/ruth Fri, 22 Jul 2016 04:58:27 GMT
Curtis-Grenadian People https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2016/5/curtis-grenadian-peopl Grenadian People is the start of a new series of portraits depicting the islanders in their everyday lives. Some are artists, grandmothers, musicians, cleaners and craftsmen and women. Curtis is a native islander known through many of the parishes due to his charisma  and charm. Here he is cooling himself in the shade on La Tante Beach, Grenada. His dreadlocks  dangle well below his waist as he poses for a portrait. The sunlight, warmth and fresh sea air makes this small island of spice a magical place to be in the Caribbean.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Art Fine Fine Art Portraits P Photography Portrait Portrait Photography Portraiture https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2016/5/curtis-grenadian-peopl Wed, 04 May 2016 22:06:47 GMT
Dan Skili https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2016/3/dan-skili An actor, dancer, model, director and dramatherapist are some of the many ties to Dan's bow. Dan got in contact with me after viewing my website during the start of the year. We both had busy schedules and it was difficult to arrange a convenient date. The studio was only booked for a few hours but Dan was running a little late so we had to work fairly quickly. Although I arranged a few lighting setups this was my favourite with one light and modifier with reflector on the opposite side. The shoot took place at Antenna Studios Crystal Palace London.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Art Dan Skili Fine Art Portraits Photography Portrait Portrait Photography https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2016/3/dan-skili Fri, 11 Mar 2016 20:53:38 GMT
Sofi and Orla https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/12/sofi-and-orla These are some of the images from the Sofia and Orla shoot that I mentioned I would post. Two amazing young girls that agreed to these portraits as christmas presents for their parents. This was a very short session with a minimum change of clothing as the girls were very excited about christmas. The lighting was one softbox with a speedlight and reflectors.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Art Fine Music Photography Portrait Portraits Portraiture Professional Wedding https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/12/sofi-and-orla Sun, 27 Dec 2015 12:27:27 GMT
Nicole 25th Birthday Party https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/12/nicole-25th-birthday-party The Gatsby styled 25th Birthday Party of my lovely grand niece Nicole on the 19th December. What a glorious occasion this was with a flash back to the roaring 20s. Party goers came dressed to impress with dance moves of the modern era. The music ranged from the 20s right into to modern times with every dance music catered for all.        The Gatsby Fashion party was well and truly celebrated into the early hours. Here is a selection of the 1920s party goers.

 

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Fine Art Portrait Photography Fine Art Portraits Music Photography Photography, Portrait, Portrait Photography Portrait, Art, Fine https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/12/nicole-25th-birthday-party Mon, 21 Dec 2015 20:57:53 GMT
Sofia https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/12/sofia Christmas is now upon us with giving presents and spending time with family and friends. Sofia and I discussed the possibility of creating a christmas present for her parents with a photographic portrait. I have photographed Sofia a few times and she always amazes me how natural she is in front of the lens. She is an energetic, clever and beautiful young girl. This was a very short portrait session with Sofia and her sister and I will post some of their portraits together at a later date. This is my favourite image from the session.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Art Fine Fine Art Portraits Music Photography Photography Portrait Portrait Photography Portraiture Professional Wedding https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/12/sofia Sun, 20 Dec 2015 19:44:19 GMT
His Excellency Joslyn Whiteman the High Commisioner for Grenada https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/11/his-excellency-joslyn-whiteman-the-high-commisioner-for-grenada The Grenadian High Commission London was the venue for my recent portrait of his Excellency Joslyn Whiteman the High Commissioner for Grenada. There has been a Grenadian High Commission in London since the independence of the country in 1974.  Grenada is a constitutional monarchy with The Queen as Sovereign. As a constitutional monarch, The Queen, by convention, is not involved in the day-to-day business of the Government of Grenada, but she continues to play important ceremonial and symbolic roles. I have met Mr Whiteman on a few occasions and thought he would be an interesting subject to photograph. I had to arrange the portrait shoot fairly quickly as Mr Whiteman has come to the end of his term at the High Commission and is due to return to Grenada in a few weeks. He is a charismatic individual with a wealth of experience, wisdom, humour and storytelling to match any of today's elder statesmen and women. He was also known to my late mother and they played as children in the same yard back in St Davids, Grenada.The portrait was taken on a fairly grim grey day with some ambient and artificial light I chose the image below as felt it reflected a formal yet relaxed contemporary style portrait.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Art Fine Fine Art Portrait Photography Fine Art Portraits Joslyn Whiteman the High Commissioner for Grenada Photography Photography" Portrait Portrait Photography Portraiture https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/11/his-excellency-joslyn-whiteman-the-high-commisioner-for-grenada Thu, 12 Nov 2015 20:29:25 GMT
Natalie Shay-Singer, Songwriter https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/10/natalie-shay-singer-sonwriter One of the youngest in the series is the multi-talented Natalie Shay at the the tender age of 16. Winner of several music awards already she will be one to watch in the not too distant future. Antenna Studios in south London was where we spent a few hours for the photo session. Natalie was very relaxed and absolutely amazing to photograph. I always try to employ the KISS effect in my portraiture (Keep It Simple Stupid) with lighting setups this enables me to concentrate on my subjects to get the best from the session. The lighting setup was one main light and reflector .

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Fine Art Portrait Photography Fine Art Portraits Music Photography Photography Photography" Portrait, Art, Fine https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/10/natalie-shay-singer-sonwriter Fri, 09 Oct 2015 06:11:00 GMT
Elizabeth Ajao-Singer, Songwriter https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/10/elizabeth-ajao-singer-songwriter The weather for the month of October had been good to us with warm autumn sunshine late into the afternoon. The location for the next singer, songwriter series was Brockwell Park in south London. It was was a lovely day and I had to the opportunity to photograph the equally beautiful and talented artist Elizabeth Ajao. Elizabeth is another fantastic singer of whom I have had the pleasure of hearing. 

It was golden sunshine mostly throughout the shoot when we were not competing with the clouds. All the images was shot with ambient light and additional flash to fill in the shadows. Elizabeth is great in front of the camera and a dream to work with.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Fine Art Portrait Photography Fine Art Portraits Music Photography Photography Photography" Portrait, Art, Fine https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/10/elizabeth-ajao-singer-songwriter Sun, 04 Oct 2015 06:11:00 GMT
Willow Wonder-Singer, Songwriter https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/10/willow-wonder-singer-songwriter Continuing with my series on up and coming Singer-Songwriters I was fortunate enough to meet the larger than life artist Willow. Willow is the modern day Diva who knew exactly what he wanted and what he did not want. I always like to go with the flow in relation to creating images unless there is a specific brief. However, the interesting thing about taking artistic portraits is the collaboration between photographer and artist. And I believe in this instance we have got it right. Willow has recently signed to Will Young's label and is another incredible artist who is one to watch in the future. The lighting setup for this portrait was one main light a fill and a reflector.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Fine Art Portraits Music Portrait Photography Photography Photography" Portrait Photography Portraiture https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/10/willow-wonder-singer-songwriter Fri, 02 Oct 2015 22:38:00 GMT
Sharlette-Singer, Songwriter https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/9/sharlette-singer-songwriter Sharlette or Sharlette K as she is also known is an incredible singer songwriter originating from South London. I have witnessed her fantastic voice on a number of occasions and this was the second time I have taken her portrait. She is a real artist and great to work with and was more than happy for me to take the promo shots for her up and coming EP.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Fine Art Portraits Music Photography Photography Portrait Portrait Photography https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/9/sharlette-singer-songwriter Sun, 20 Sep 2015 22:19:00 GMT
Mandy & Tom https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/6/mandy-tom Set amongst 22 acres of the Surrey countryside is Lythe Hill Hotel the setting for Mandy & Tom's wedding. A wealthy iron master once lived here the former farm house and outbuildings form a picturesque hamlet on the outskirts of the market town of Haslemere. The soon to be newly weds chose this venue for their special day. Mandy and Tom are a special couple with a undeniable love for each other. The weather was bright, sunny and warm and the celebration for the bride and groom went on to late in the evening. This image shows the enjoyment and celebration had by all during the day.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Fine Art Wedding Photography Wedding Photography https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/6/mandy-tom Mon, 15 Jun 2015 20:13:02 GMT
Hannah & Lucy https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/5/hannah-lucy On Saturday 23 May 2015 I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Hannah & Lucy in Wallasey, Merseyside. I had met Lucy several times before but this was the first time I met Hannah. I was unsure of how the chemistry would be in not meeting the couple before their wedding day.  However, this was never an issue because taking the portraits of two people so in love was a beautiful experience for me to witness. This image of the soon to be newly weds was taken approximately 60 minutes before their wedding and is one of my favourite images of the couple together.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Art Fine Liverpool Photography Wallasey Wedding Wirral https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/5/hannah-lucy Thu, 28 May 2015 22:29:04 GMT
Tyrone Willis https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/5/tyrone-willis The portrait session with Tyrone took place in Islington north London. Tyrone is one of the most engaging youngsters I ever had to photograph who seemed to find the whole photographic session a walk in the park. He is a charismatic young teenager that is a natural in front of the camera. I have known the Willis family for a very long time but did not have the opportunity to take Tyrone's portrait until now. This is one of my favourite images from the session.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Creative Fine Art Portraits Photography" Portrait https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/5/tyrone-willis Mon, 04 May 2015 17:47:34 GMT
Joelle - headshot portrait https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/4/joelle---headshot-portrait In portrait photography the focus of the photograph is mainly the person's face, although the entire body and the background or context may be included. I am always a firm believer of what the great photographer Ansel Adams said that 'you don't take a photograph you make it'. I am constantly looking for an emotion, or a certain feeling from my subject that moves me. Nevertheless I find the best approach to my creativity is the KISS principle - keep it simple stupid by not overcomplicating things with numerous different lighting setups.

Joelle's headshot session was relaxed with a simple two light setup including ambient lighting. However, her wardrobe was very light in the clothing department so we had to improvise. I decided to experiment a little trying to create something different whereby she was not always looking at the camera. This image is one from the series that I would like to share on this blog although she is fully aware she is being photographed not all subjects are in portrait photography and this is despite the quote 'A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows he is being photographed.' - Richard Avedon - 1933

 

 

 



 

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Contemporary Portrait Photography Fine Art Portraits https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/4/joelle---headshot-portrait Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:52:24 GMT
Lindsey - Headshot https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/4/lindsey---headshot

Lindsey needed some new Headshots to attach to her cv but insisted on them being very natural. Although she is very beautiful and has lovely skin she prefers not be in front of the camera. She managed to pull off some fantastic images during the shoot and here is a selection of my favourites.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Corporate Headshots, Portraits Fine Art Portraiture https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/4/lindsey---headshot Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:31:47 GMT
Mandy and Tom engagement shoot https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/3/mandy-tom-engagement-shoot Nonsuch Park in Sutton was built in 1538 by King Henry VIII as hunting lodges in his newly created hunting estate which was based on Hampton Court. This was to be the backdrop setting for our soon to be newly weds Mandy and Tom.       

It was a cloudy and grey day with threats of rain showers throughout the session. However, the weather was not prepared for this fun-loving couple who showed their love and admiration for each other with electric smiles and laughter. Mandy and Tom were unable to look at each other without smiles and bursts of laughter. They were a great couple to photograph and despite Mandy's anxiety about the shoot she and Tom were wonderful models together in front of the camera.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Portraiture, Portrait Photography Wedding Photography https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/3/mandy-tom-engagement-shoot Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:40:00 GMT
ABIPP British Institute of Professional Photography https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/3/abipp-british-institute-of-professional-photography

On 10 March 2015 I was awarded an Associateship by the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP). The BIPP was established in 1901, and is recognised across the world as a benchmark of excellence. The award is recognised as a high standard of craftsmanship and creative ability.

The submission process was rigorous with a pre-panel portfolio critique of a substantial portfolio of commissioned work, together with supporting information about myself as a professional.  I feel very proud of this achievement and very grateful to the group of Fellows who judged my work.

BIPP President Roy Meiklejon FBIPP stated,“BIPP qualifications are among the most rigorous in the world. Qualification with the BIPP requires hard work, determination, commitment and lots of creativity”.

As the qualifying body of professional photography in the UK the BIPP requires any photographer going for qualification to follow strict criteria and provide a substantial portfolio of commissioned work together with supporting information about themselves as a professional.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Croydon Portrait Photography Fine Art Portrait Photography Portrait Photography https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/3/abipp-british-institute-of-professional-photography Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:32:03 GMT
British Institute of Professional Photography Provisional Photographer of the year 2015 https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/3/british-institute-of-professional-photography-provisional-photographer-of-the-year-2015 Ian Flanders; BIPP provisional photographer of the year!

On Thursday 5 February 2015 I received the BIPP award Provisional Photographer of the year 2015.

This can help reassure the buying public that they are using a photographer who is a member of a professional organisation and who’s photography is of a high standard. This is a great honour for me to receive this award in my first year of joining the BIPP.

Here I am receiving my award with BIPP Chief Executive Chris Harper & president Roy Meiklejohn 

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Art Fine Photography Photography" Portrait Portraiture https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2015/3/british-institute-of-professional-photography-provisional-photographer-of-the-year-2015 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 19:44:27 GMT
Dion https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/12/dion The last portrait session of 2014 was of Dion taken in the studio. Dion was initially nervous in front of the camera as he had never been photographed professionally before. His confidence grew throughout the session and he was willing to follow all my directions. The lighting was very simple with a main light, kicker light and fill. Dion is a charismatic young man with an electric smile. This was one of the memorable images from the session.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Art Fine Photography Portrait Portraiture Portrats Professional https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/12/dion Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:06:00 GMT
Ean Flanders named ‘Provisional Photographer of the Year’ https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/11/ean-flanders-named-provisional-photographer-of-the-year Today Monday 2 November 2014 I have been named ‘Provisional Photographer of the Year’ in the British Institute of Professional Photography South East Region Awards 2014 at an awards lunch in Buckinghamshire.

I am a Provisional Member currently working towards BIPP qualification and won this top award for the image ‘The Brothers’.

The BIPP South East Region Awards are open to professional photographers who are members of the BIPP, the leading qualifying body of the photographic profession, and celebrate the very best work from the South East Region.

It is a great honour to achieve this award especially in my first year of membership and the winning image is displayed below.
 

  The BrothersBIPP Provisional Photographer of the Year 2014

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Art Fine Photography Photography" Portrait Professional https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/11/ean-flanders-named-provisional-photographer-of-the-year Sun, 02 Nov 2014 17:56:00 GMT
Sharlette-London https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/9/sharlette Sharlette is steaming a head with her musical career and required some more PR images to support this. We had a short session to create some interesting and colourful images displaying the intimate and emotional approach to her character. Sharlette was full of energy and running on maximum enthusiasm. Here is one of the images from that session.

 

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Musical Artist Sharlette Koker https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/9/sharlette Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:14:00 GMT
Leo and Judith-Lake Zurich, Switzerland https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/6/lee-and-judith-lake-zurich-switzerland This lovely couple certainly know how to have fun during their portrait shoot in the vicinity of Lake Zurich. Portraits are not always about informality or cheesy smiles where subjects look unrelaxed. What they should display is spontaneity, chemistry, fun and above all a true artistic representation of the subjects. Leo and Judith are a great couple and the images from their shoot shows how well they blend together in front of the camera.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Black and White Portraits Portrait Fine Art Portrait Photography https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/6/lee-and-judith-lake-zurich-switzerland Tue, 17 Jun 2014 07:12:32 GMT
Orla-Hall Place & Gardens, Bexley https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/6/orla-hall-place Hall Place and Gardens part of Bexley Heritage Trust is where the portrait session took place of the delightful Orla on the first day of summer. Orla is an explorative imaginative toddler who has bundles of energy and is curious about everything that life has to offer. Keeping up with her was challenging although I do not think she realised that she was taking part in a portrait shoot. Photographing young children requires plenty of patience and you have to almost become a child yourself to gain their respect. It was a beautiful warm day with fluffy clouds and the smell of summer. This was one of my favourite images of the afternoon and was well worth the wait.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Art Children Fine Portraiture https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/6/orla-hall-place Sun, 01 Jun 2014 19:45:45 GMT
Carole & Gareth-Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/5/carole-gareth-spitalfields-market-and-brick-lane Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane was the destination for the shoot of our lovely newly weds Carole and Gareth. The day turned out to be bright and sunny with mild winds. The couple wanted some relaxed and fun loving images taken from within their local area. Both Carole and Gareth were a little aprehensive about having their portraits taken. However, after shooting the first few frames there was no holding them back. The love this couple has for each other is very special and this can be seen by the many beautiful images from their portrait session.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Portrait Photography Portraiture Stunning Portrait Photography https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/5/carole-gareth-spitalfields-market-and-brick-lane Fri, 09 May 2014 15:52:00 GMT
Allison-Ember Sports Club https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/4/allison-ember-sports-club Allison is another member of Ember Sports Club. Her role is to prompt actors during drama/theatre productions in case they forget their lines. This image was an impromptu moment during the portrait shoot. It's one of my favourite images. Allison was great to photograph she is a tall and  elegant lady and was able to deliver a number of beautiful images during our session.

 

Sam Comandatore EightyEightPhoto

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Beautiful Portrait Images Fine Art Portrait Photography https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/4/allison-ember-sports-club Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:13:04 GMT
Dennis-Ember Sports Club https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/3/dennis-ember-sports-club Ember Sports Club, Esher was where I met Dennis for his portrait session. He is an amazing chap extremely funny and charismatic and for 82 years young he was an outstanding model. I asked Dennis to bring along an item that is associated with the sports club, he was wearing his bowling whites for the session.

 

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Portrait Photography https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/3/dennis-ember-sports-club Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:22:18 GMT
Jodie Stanley Psychology & Criminology Student https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/2/jodie-stanley-psychology-criminology-student Royal Holloway University of London is where I started a series of portraits of students studying Criminology, Psychology and Sociology. This is a new personal project highlighting some of the new thinkers of tomorrow that can impact on our criminal justice system. The university is an architectural masterpiece originally designated as a college for women by it's founder Thomas Holloway.

The weather was bright, cold and a little windy with the sun wandering in and out from the clouds throughout the day. This made things unpredictable at times for the photography portraits. However, Jodie was relaxed in front of the camera and the session was very enjoyable with this being one of my favourite images from her shoot.

 

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Art Fine Photography Portrait https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/2/jodie-stanley-psychology-criminology-student Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:11:00 GMT
Emily-Fine Art Portrait Shoot-Sefton Park Liverpool https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/2/emily-fine-art-portrait-shoot-sefton-park-liverpool The weather in Liverpool seemed milder than London on this rare occasion so we took a wander over to the beautiful Sefton Park. I had asked Emily if I could take her portrait earlier and she seemed happy to oblige. We were less than a few minutes in the park and it started to rain so we headed towards The Palm House for shelter which is a large glass structure with botanical plants.

Shortly after our arrival I shot a few frames of Emily and was very surprised at how well she posed in front of the camera. She was an absolute joy to work with enabling us to create interesting moody images. The chose of clothes and styling were all done by Emily even down to the  incredible straw hat which belonged to her mother. Fortunately the weather changed for the better soon afterwards with the sun shining through, further portraits were taken outside. 

 

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/2/emily-fine-art-portrait-shoot-sefton-park-liverpool Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:03:13 GMT
Sharlotte https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/2/sharlotte I approached Sharlotte a few weeks ago about taking some portraits of her. Ironically she also wanted some done for her new website. So last Tuesday we finally did the shoot in south London. Sharlotte was not too sure what images she wanted so I gave her a few suggestions and it was not long before she was in the swing of things. To the point I had to reduce the charge in her batteries.It was a great shoot completed in less than 90 minutes and the results are here to see. A fashion photography portrait of a musical artist from London and Liverpool.

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/2/sharlotte Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:50:00 GMT
Freddie, Archie & Reggie Portrait Session https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/2/freddie-archie-reggie

Upon my arrival the boys were already up with nice haircuts dress in jeans and skins.

It was a very long time since I had last seen the boys and oh how they have grown. It’s actually 5 years since I had done their previous portraits. Reggie was only a baby at the time so was not included in the previous shoot and he frequently reminded me that he has been waiting all this time for his portrait to be taken.

After a lovely breakfast from Sharon the boys and I played bar football which resulted in a very competitive game. Following this we began the shoot.

We started the shoot as they were already in skins and jeans in the front living room. Space was limited for the lighting setup. Two lights were used a key and a fill with the background unlit.

The aim was to get some group shots in the bag then move on to some single portraits.

The boys were all different characters Freddie and Archie engaged in all the poses I had asked them Reggie was an absolute joy to work with he was talkative, helpful, interesting and challenging all at the same time.

 

 

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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2014/2/freddie-archie-reggie Sat, 01 Feb 2014 20:11:00 GMT
Portrait Photography Rapid Box Speedlite Soft Box https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2013/12/portrait-photography-rapid-box-speedlite-soft-box
This is my very first blog ever! I have resisted for so long but felt it's time to now get aboard.
I have some new lighting equipment a Rapid Octa Softbox so I thought I would use it on a photographic portrait shoot with my daughter and son Joelle and Lyall. The soft box was a little smaller than I had imagined and I used it with beauty dish and the sock attached. These photographic portraits were done with the  26" Octa soft box attached to a Nikon sb910 speedlite and tri-refector to bounce some light back. I was pleasantly surprised with the results and so were Joelle and Lyall.
 
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eanflanders@hotmail.com (ean flanders photography) Art Fine Photography Portrait Portraits https://eanflandersphotography.com/blog/2013/12/portrait-photography-rapid-box-speedlite-soft-box Sun, 22 Dec 2013 21:45:00 GMT