A wonderful windfall
Not only has this autumn stormy wind given me lots of easy access photo props, it's even brought badgers into my Herefordshire garden to enjoy an easy snack! I was so excited to see this on my wildlife camera. Browse all new products here.
New workshop date - 11th May 2017
Learn how to carve your own bamboo dip pen, with all the tools and guidance needed. We will then learn some photographic theory using our smart phones and put it to practice by photographing nature in the hotel’s garden. After a two course lunch, we will be selecting our favourite photos and drawing from them, using your freshly-crafted pen and ink. Combining ancient and modern techniques, this inspiring and creative workshop will cover technique, composition, and how to use the latest editing apps.
You can find more information here, or as a Facebook event here. Call 01432 356321 to book.
Castle House Hotel, Castle Street, Hereford
£40, include two-course lunch at the hotel.
11th May, 2017 - 11am to 3.30pm
All the way from Oz!
Had a great time shooting (with a camera...) some ridiculously cute little monkeys modelling my new Inky Animal Aprons! Perfect for Summer Holiday mess making! Grown up sizes coming soon... Check out the full range here.
With fully customisable straps, you can give a truly personal gift that they'll love.
It's been on my "to visit and photograph" list for a long time, and was the perfect opportunity to try out my new wide angle lens.
A Victorian tame rainforest, prancing peacocks and a tree top walkway - what's not to love? It was a wonderful day (storm sheltering in deserted glass houses included) and gave me lots of inspiration for new designs! Watch this space...
Just a few photos from the day below, I tried and failed to be restrained! Neil and I shared the camera, so if you think any of the photographs below are outstanding, they're probably his.
Finished at MOO again. Created and curated an image resource library for them this time. Conveniently was around for the Q1 party at Shoreditch House. Such good snacks.
HoF Freak Out.
Oh. My. Gosh. So you know that competition I entered to be stocked in House of Fraser… I've made it through to live judging - THIS FRIDAY! So I'll be doing a presentation to the COO, a few Telegraph Editors, and a handful of other big wigs. Anyone want to help me write a business plan?
The Great Retail Revival
I was forwarded this link by a family member, which was a competition to be stocked in House of Frasers's Oxford Street store for a two week period. Apart from sounding amazing, I thought it looked like a brilliant excuse to get to grips with the video capacity of my camera and have a bash at editing it.
Turns out I found acting as natural as the trees - that is to say very wooden and creaky. Neil is a very patient (and helpful!) man.
Update: Editing video of yourself really boosts self esteem... Oh no wait, I mean exactly the opposite of that.
The video is linked below - any thoughts? Please don't be too honest ;)
I am finally on it! Find me @katemoby. So far only iPhone pics on there, mostly of the outside world when I manage to pry myself out of the studio and work in progress... And none of my dinner, I promise!
The Photography Show
This weekend my creative husband and I visited The Photography Show (previously called Focus) for the first time.
Partially swayed by the photographer at MOO who said it was worth a look, and partly by the free trade passes. Woo! It was more petite than I expected for an event hosted at the NEC, but that made it very manageable to get around without show fatigue!
Highlights were the live action stages, especially when they involved brummy sounding storm troopers on a power trip. Also, slightly surreally, there as a garden staged by the International Garden Photographer of the Year for people to practice floral shoots. It was quite amusing seeing people crowded around an indoor garden, shooting like they’d never seen ferns before, even though they could pop outside and do the same! A nice feature though. Altogether nicely done, recommended!
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