Light Up The Dark
I've done a fair amount of work for Hope City Hereford (see a few examples here, and here.)
When they needed a poster advertising their new drop in centre The Lighthouse, for the homeless and those struggling with addictions, providing food and a listening ear, it was my pleasure to oblige.
And the chosen final image... Printed by the wonderful people of ABC Print - I really do recommend them!
It's always nice to see the fruit of how people use my commercial photography services. Check out the lovely namecheck at the bottom of the board!
Special offer at the mo, half price shoots! Quote this blog post when enquiring, and for the whole of March and April, I will give you 50% off my usual commercial photographic prices (which are most reasonable to begin with!)
Whether you are just getting started as a business, or need to freshen up websites and marketing material, nothing adds a little shine like some beautifully shot photographs selling your best bits!
Check out my portfolio of commercial work for some ideas and inspiration!
I'm super pleased to announce two new marvellous creative workshops that I'll be running in a lovely little craft premises in Brackley, Northhamptonshire.
The Photography and Photoshop course is frankly a bargain at £100 - the only other similar one I found online to mine was triple the price. Space is limited to 5 people, first come first served. The full dates are :
Weds 6th March 7pm-9pm
Weds 13th March 7pm-9pm
Weds 20th March 7pm-9pm
Weds 27th March 7pm-9pm
The Screen Printing workshop is at the same premises and is £45 for Saturday 16th March 1.30pm - 4.30pm. You'll head home with a tote bag or two with your own design printed on, and the knowledge of how to do it again using simple equipment found in your house! Limited to 4 people.
Any further info required, please just holler! Now drum roll for the posters...
I enjoyed putting together a leaflet for these lovely people with illustration and photography to advertise their charity shop and coffee shop in Hereford City. Check it out here. Hopefully it'll help them generate some much deserved customers to raise money for the anti-trafficking charity The Freedom Project. If you look closely you'll notice it matches a poster I put together earlier in the year.
Oh and they're always looking for new donations, so if you get some things for Christmas that really aren't your cup of tea, here's a great place to pass them on, guilt free!
The lovely people of Hope City Church have opened a charity shop to support the Freedom Project, which rescues women and children from a life of trafficking and sex slavery. A pretty worthy cause I'd say... Of course I'd design a poster for them to advertise the new shop.
Another Uni competition circulated, this time to advertise a careers advice fair. It had to encapsulate:
"The uncertainty of students leaving education; the current economic climate for arts students; how going to the event makes everything clearer..."
It had a very short deadline, and I was somewhat distracted with final project proposals and my purse going walkabout, so submitted a fairly half hearted design.
The moral of this story, is not to release anything you're not happy with, as you may end up winning the £50 and having to see sub-standard work that you don't like being circulated everywhere... It won't happen again.
Ink Magazine were asking for images to be submitted to compliment a theme describing Journeys. I submitted images accordingly, but before deciding on entries, they chose one to redesign their poster advertising their call for entries. Unexpected!
National Marine Aqarium Event
In July of this year, I entered some designs to an event planning committee to be considered as use for their poster. The event was to be held at the National Marine Aquarium, so I naturally thought OCEAN!
I dyed some silk appropriate colours and photographed it blowing in the wind using a slow shutter setting to capture the movement...
The organisers liked what I saw, so my chosen image eventually became leaflets and posters that looked a bit like this:
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