Tara’s Shoot

I was asked recently by a friend of mine the very talented sax player, musician and producer John McGough to take a series of photographs for promotional use of a talented singer from around these ‘ere parts that he is promoting called Tara Ovington.

So with a view to trying to get some photographs of Tara that could be used as PR shots and some other shots that might be used in posters or even future CD covers I wanted to try and get as much from the shoot as I could so we headed down to South Gare near Redcar. I chose this location because it is such a diverse area and would offer a range of possibilities for various backgrounds in the shots.

The Gare offers open spaces and sand dunes in one area and then you turn and have the background of industry on the banks of the River Tees. Turn again and you have the weathered and muted colours of the fishing huts and small harbour at Paddy’s Hole. All of which lends itself to great pictures.

My approach to the shoot was to try and keep it as simple as possible so we basically just went for a walk around the Gare. When I spotted a location that might offer something we stopped, Tara posed up and with occasional direction from me I took a couple of pictures and we moved on.

After an hour and a half or so we felt that we had taken some decent shots and as we were at the exposed river mouth to the River Tees it wasn’t the warmest of places despite the low sunshine so once we had shots in the bag we decided to call it a day and headed off to find the car heater.

These are a few pictures from the shoot and clicking  HERE  will let you listen to a small teaser of Tara’s recent work that should let you get that Summer vibe going… ‘Celebrate’.

All the photographs in this shoot were taken on a pair of Leica M9’s. One fitted with a 50mm f2 Summicron and the other with a 35mm f2 Summicron and were all taken using natural light. They were shot as jpeg’s and were edited in Lightroom.

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Whitby Morning

Out and about in Whitby, North Yorkshire this morning to make use of some wonderful light…

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TECH STUFF: All pictures in this set were taken on a pair of Leica M9 cameras fitted with 50mm f2 Summicron and 35mm F2 Summicron lenses. The 50mm lens was fitted with a 3-stop ND filter to allow for pictures to be taken at the f2 aperture in the bright sunshine. All pictures were subsequently edited with minor adjustments made in Lightroom and in line with standard editorial editing guidelines. No picture has been doctored or altered in any way.

 

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Year of the Rooster

Thousands of visitors came to Chinatown in Newcastle Upon Tyne to watch and take part in the Chinese New Year celebrations to mark The Year of the Rooster.

Chinese New Year is China’s most important traditional festival and brings families and communities together for a week long public holiday.

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TECH STUFF: All pictures in this set were taken on a pair of Leica M9 cameras fitted with 50mm f2 Summicron and 35mm F2 Summicron lenses. The 50mm lens was fitted with a 3-stop ND filter to allow for pictures to be taken at the f2 aperture in the bright sunshine. All pictures were subsequently edited with minor adjustments made in Lightroom and in line with standard editorial editing guidelines. No picture has been doctored or altered in any way.

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2016 – My Year in Pictures

So for my ‘Year in Pictures’ round-up this year I’ve chosen a picture from a job or event that I covered that was memorable to me.

I hope you enjoy and seasons greetings…

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Rare Nacreous clouds visible over the north east in January

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A Leopard hunts through long grass in the Masai Mara, Kenya in February

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Funeral for local biker ‘Whitby Mick’ in March

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A birthday beacon for the Queen at Whitby Abbey in April

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Anti fracking demonstrations in North Yorkshire in May0006

Tributes paid in Batley following the murder of Jo Cox days before the EU Referendum in June0007

Veterans project with the ‘Forward Assist’ veterans charity in July

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Labour Party leadership contest with Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith in August

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One year on from the closure of the SSI steel works in Redcar in September

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The Batley and Spen by-election with Tracy Brabin in October

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Sunset over South Gare near Redcar in November

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The Krampus event takes place in Whitby in December

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The Krampus comes to Whitby

Participants dressed as the folklore figure, Krampus, posed for pictures ahead of a charity event in Whitby, North Yorkshire earlier today. The event is the only one of its kind held in the United Kingdom and helps to raise money for local charity, Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary

The Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure from Austro-Bavarian Alpine folklore who during the Christmas season punished children who have misbehaved…you have been warned…

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