I decided to do some experimenting in my spare time to produce some images of my partner’s Hi-Fi – with the idea of creating a unique present for him. Hi-Fi is his ‘thing’. When he’s not listening to it, he’s reading the internet forums about it, or working on a new turntable restoration …
It was really good fun playing around with some muted lighting and my 100mm macro lens – and it actually resulted in selling a few images to clients. This was my favourite photograph from the shoot, which I had on display at a local cafe for a while -:
I was very pleased to sell the original – and received a commission to produce a similar image using a client’s treasured Elvis LP. I had to learn all about photo-merging for that one, as the record label was less distinctive. The Led Zeppelin Swanson label was a much more iconic image to capture.
Do you know anyone who loves vinyl enough to have their very own version of a favourite LP ..?
As I have gained experience with my photography over the past few years, I have decided to specialise in my Pet Photography, with my Flower & Automotive projects following close behind.
Despite this, I wanted a site that drew all my work together, with the ability for visitors to delve more deeply into a particular subject if they so wished. I love the challenge of taking so many different subjects and people who knew of my work started to come to me to ask for help with things – things that they knew I would do a great job with, even though they were not my ‘specialist subjects’. That’s how I got into doing portraiture and family events. I don’t want to be confined by any rules that say I need to stick to one genre as I love being versatile – although my pet photography will always be my main ‘focus’.
My thoughts about future blogging on this site are that I will post on all aspects of my photography world – because at the end of the day – if I’m behind the lens of a camera, I’m happy …