This last week I have been busy tweaking my website, adding a couple of images, setting up a Sign Up Form and shooting some content for the next stage of portraits being launched next year. I welcome feedback on my website so if you have not checked it out yet please do. https://www.howardwiddison.co.uk
I took myself off out yesterday morning, hunting for suitable portrait locations and how the light plays out on a sunny morning and discovered that pretty much overnight, spring has sprung. One of my local parks…well actually it is two parks…Gildredge and Manor Park, was in it’s full glory with every tree packed with blossom, and the flower beds full of bluebells and plenty of buds and shoots coming up.
Well my mission was accomplished, these two locations seem to be ideal for family portraits and I look forward to capturing some portraits here soon
Having recently shot a truly epic sunset up at Beachy Head, it inspired me to organise a couple of portrait shoots up there. I could just imagine the glorious golden sun backlighting the subject and giving them a nice hairlight with a little bit of fill flash to light up the face which would have been in shadow. Two people jumped at the chance to shoot with me so it was all arranged.
Then disaster…. Britain’s warm spring weather was cut short and back we went to cold rain!
But not to be put off we did manage to get a few shots, just not quite what we had planned! https://www.howardwiddison.co.uk
An opportunity came to shoot with the cutely name Bunny Velvet to shoot in and amongst the blossom at Preston Park, Brighton. Sadly the blossom was non existent (my bad I should have checked first), and the park packed with people enjoying the first proper sunny days of spring. So we found a lone tree for a bit of shade, and set to get the best images we could. I think these are destined for my website http://www.howardwiddison.co.uk
I have always been an advocate of having a good work life balance and think I get it right most of the time. Last night was time for me to kick back and enjoy the world around me when I saw it was going to be a super sunset so headed to my local beauty spot of Beachy Head to capture the sun going down. https://www.howardwiddison.co.uk
Inspired by an old black and white image, I arranged to shoot with the awesome Stevie-Leigh in London last week, and when she arrived in a nice bright bold dress I could not resist getting a shot that stood out against the daily drudge of boring colour that people still wear to work in London….. greys, blues and black. A half second exposure was just enough to convey the movement of the commuters walking by on their way to London Bridge Station whilst short enough for Stevie to stand motionless whilst i got the shot. Do check out my website if you like my work www.howardwiddison.co.uk
A friend, very kindly loaned me her daughter for an hour so that I could practice some child portraits. What a delight she was to work with, she has the most amazing eyes, and is full of laughter and smiles. It is moments like this that make me relish the life I live and I hope I get to experience these moments time and time again throughout my journey as a photographer.
If you are in East Sussex, and want a portrait shoot done, do get in touch with me via my website.