Yesterday saw 10 amateur photographers and three models visiting the historic Victoria Baths in Manchester for a special Photography Workshop organised and hosted by Stuart Homer Photography Ltd.
Victoria Baths is probably the UK’s finest example of it’s kind which fortunately has risen from the ashes of dereliction, to today be undergoing restoration towards its former glory.
During our visit our intrepid (and warmly clad) photographers were allowed to freely roam through the buildings which include the majestic tiled entrance halls, pools, waiting rooms, changing cubicles, balconies and even the plant room. For some of the visiting photographers the original Victorian architecture and detailing were more than enough to make the day very special.
For others though huge thanks are due to Emma, Jez and Chris as models for the day. Their enthuasiasm and energy was without bounds as they brought the venue to life. Jez as a professional magician and assistant Emma filled every moment they weren’t in front of a camera with magic (literally), whilst musician Chris fought off the after effects of two late nights professionally gigging to work some magic of his own.
Based upon the success of this event, plans are definitely afoot for some more similar events – please let me know if you’re interested…
Some of the day’s photographs can be found on their Gallery Page here.
SPACE AID was the live music extravaganza which took place on Thursday 3rd January in Preston. Stuart Homer Photography was delighted to be able to support the full event and assist in raising much needed funds for the SPACE Multisensory Centre in Preston.
The SPACE Centre on Pedders Lane Preston provides a valuable facility used widely by young people and adults with disabilities and special needs. Vital funds are needed to allow modernisation work to be completed and secure the future of the centre.
Cue Steve and Lesley Miller who dreamed up SPACE AID and brought the event to fruition with the generous support of many friends, supporters and professionals. The event brought two separate live music gigs to the Preston Grasshoppers venue, along with an auction and raffle.
The afternoon saw performances including Panache, Blackheart, magician Jez Mansfield and top of the bill the fantastic Houghton Weavers. The evening event included live sets from Steves’s band Full Signal, Two Men Standing, an amazing as always set from SPACE patron Stephen Bayliss and then a great set to round off the night by very good friends The ROCKiTS.
Through the day I was able to photograph and sell green-screen portraits as well as photographing all the acts. Proceeds from sales, including any future sales are going to support the fundraising effort.
Photographs from the day can be found in my photo gallery – please have a browse and don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like to purchase any images or would like any information on my range of products and services.
All of a sudden the Summer Holidays have finished, children are back at school, the leaves are starting to turn golden and there’s a distinct crisp chill in the morning air. That can only mean one thing – we’re on the gradual run towards that, erm… Special Season!
I know it’s far too early to mention Christmas (Doh! – Sorry, I just did!), but it is a good time to start thinking about those special gifts.
There will be those in your life who deserve a special gift, a unique timeless gift, something which carries so much more value than just its material cost, a gift which will last a lifetime and will hold the key to unlock memories with every glance. When it’s put like that, of course you deserve such a gift yourself. Why not treat yourself as well as those you cherish.
Now is the perfect time to think about a photoshoot, ready to order gift products in time for Christmas delivery. Continue reading
I’m just about to become an Uncle for the very first time, and to celebrate we’re launching our very own ‘Bump&Baby’ plan.
In a nutshell, we are offering a package of FOUR separate photo shoots all in one single upfront payment. We’ll discretely and professionally photograph your baby bump and then carry out a further newborn baby portrait session just after the little miracle arrives. Not only that, but we’ll also celebrate little one’s first and second birthdays with a studio portrait session too. In each case, the session has been paid for so all you need to do is pay for the cost of any products you choose and there’s no hard sell
As mentioned, all that comes for just a single payment and you can also use our Gift Voucher scheme too… Please ask us for more information and all of the fine details.