Personal Shopper… At Your Service Ma’am

emmaLast Saturday I went on a shopping trip… or more correctly I took a good friend and client on a shopping trip. It was a good trip – it involved camera shops and Italian coffee, and it was a productive trip. It didn’t involve me spending a penny on cameras, lens or other accessories, but Emma did and that’s what she wanted. Mission success.

The reason I’m sharing this is to ask how you’d go about choosing and buying a new camera?  Continue reading

Having a Ball

‘Quality Over Quantity’ as they say, and last night’s Graduation Ball photography was no exception.

Most of the graduation and other types of Balls / Proms / Charity events are quite large, busy events, often with hundreds of guests. Photographing is often geared around the portable studio and printing photographs on site, which is great….

Last night though was definitely different – a Graduation Ball for the UCLAN Sports Therapy Course of 2015. As it was just one course the number of guests was literally those students and staff. That gave a fantastic friendly atmosphere and it felt a privilege to share the event. Rather than a formal backdrop setting, my role was to catch the atmosphere of the night and to be on the spot for photographs upon request.

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I had a fantastic time, largely because they did. It was completely obvious and very moving to see how close a bond had developed during their years of studies together. As always the staff at Barton Grange Hotel looked after them and me brilliantly. The DJ had barely a moment when the dance floor wasn’t full all night.

Click here to see the gallery of images from the evening online – any of these images can be ordered in a wide variety of formats. Ordering details are provided on the Gallery Page.

If you’d like more information about how I can support your function please don’t hesitate to Contact Me.

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From One Bank Holiday To The Next

Having an extended weekend has been great and has reminded me that there’s another one just around the corner at the end of May. With it comes one of our favourite event photography weekends – the annual Chipping Steam Fair which this year takes place on Saturday 23rd – Monday 25th May.

Stuart Homer Photography Ltd proud to support Chipping Steam Fair

The Chipping Steam Fair has grown over the years and has something for all the family, whether it be vintage vehicles and machinery, classic cars and bikes, fun fair rides, country crafts and produce or live entertainment.

We’ve been excited in supporting the fair in having a trade stand on earlier years, photographing the event for the committee and supplying images for publication in their programmes and flyers.

It’s a great event so get yourself down there and take it all in for yourself. It’s in a great cause too. You can see last years images on my Gallery Page or have a look at Chipping Steam Fair’s own webpage (in a new window).

Sadly this year we have a clash and won’t be able to be there, but the good news is that we’ve been able to arrange for our good friends from Myerscough College’s Photography Degree Course to cover the event instead. It will be valuable work experience for their students and should build their portfolio too.

Contact us today if you’d like to know more about how we can work with you to promote and record your live event.

How long has it been…?

Oooopppsss – That just about sums it up.  I’ve just realised my last post on here was last year, and it won’t be too long now until we’re nearly half way through 2015.

Don’t worry though folks, it’s business as normal here at Stuart Homer Photography HQ. Last time around I posted hot on the heels of International Beatleweek in Liverpool and photographing stock for a specialist guitar restorer. That work has continued both with Modern Guitars and another corporate client who travelled from London with a van full of classic guitars to visit our studio.

On the live music theme, there has also been a bit more live music photography going on. As well as a few trips to the world-famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, there was also a chance to tie in with the fantastic 50’s/60’s tribute band The Rockits as they performed a corporate gig at Liverpool’s The Beatles Story.

Don’t get any ideas about one-trick-ponies though, all the normal photography has carried on and has been just as exciting. Late February saw me photographing the most delicious products for a local bakery / coffee shop in support of a very exciting project with them.

Apart from all this corporate work, family photography hasn’t been left either, but that’s a story for another post….