Following on from the high and low key options, here are some different ways to present family portraiture, in duo or triple frames. Achieving a balance is the key to success and choosing images from the shoot that work together and help to tell the story of the day. Colour and monochrome images in the… Continue reading Family Shoot
This is a very informal “low-key” photograph of John…and he just loved having his photograph taken. The secret of good portrait photography is to capture the essence of your model – whether posed or unposed, to bring out their character in the fraction of a second that it takes for the sensor to record the… Continue reading Low key portraits
We just love photographing babies…from their tiny hands and feet, to delicate skin tones, fine eyelashes and huge innocent eyes. Every baby shows his or her own character, and we do our utmost to bring that out at your photo session. Our high resolution photos can be enlarged to fill wall sized canvas or we… Continue reading Baby photography
We’ve done a couple of charity events for Breast Cancer Care recently. Here’s a photo from one. If you have a charity event coming up, check with us to see how you can get photos of the event and make a little profit for the charity by booking us at SteelOrchid.
Fine Art Shop It’s been a very busy month…but we managed to find enough time between weddings and events photography to get the new Fine Art shop on the road and on schedule. We’ll be adding more prints soon so please come back for another look. Wedding Shop We are also developing a Wedding Shop,… Continue reading What’s new in March?
Whilst Mike has been working hard on the innards of the new SteelOrchid Fine Art store (online shop), I’ve been populating it with products ready for next week’s launch – with some old favourites and some brand new work. For discerning collectors we have introduced luxuriously double-matted signed prints in our new “Signature” collection. If… Continue reading New Fine Art Prints
The new Magento based store is now fully working (except for the PayPal account, of course) and we will have enough fine art prints available in the new range of sizes to open the store on the 8th March 2009. Getting the store (B.T.W. which term do people prefer: store or shop?) up and running… Continue reading More on the new store
It’s too long since I added to this blog, but the summer and autumn seem to have gone by in a whirl and suddenly it’s winter again. Our first fall of snow on the Pennines came on Tuesday…by Wednesday the sun was out and the snow was thawing…so I made a quick decision to take… Continue reading High Dynamic Range
It was a great shame that Saddleworth Wartime Weekend was such a washout this year. It has grown into a major event in the village and, with new organisers, extra attractions had been added for families with children to enjoy. But torrential rain showers on both Saturday and Sunday turned Churchill playing fields into a… Continue reading Wartime Weekend Washout
Hewlett Packard were top of my customer services list last week. My B9180 printer sprang a nasty surprise when it spat out a couple of its tiny pizza wheels a few weeks ago. That didn’t stop it making prints, but we decided to contact HP before the warranty runs out in August. A quick phone… Continue reading HP rules OK!