Lee Orchard Photography

a lens, a camera & my thoughts

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Old Cameras

So, following on from my bottles I decided to photograph some old cameras.

I love old cameras and have a couple myself, but I wanted to created some product style photos but, just straight forward shots on a white back. So nothing fancy to make the photo look old, just clean cut.

I started with an oldie.

and worked my way through the years, this one from the 50s

60s or 70s I believe

then, my first ever camera

right up to a modern day DSLR (albeit a few years old now)

I wanted a low angle on the cameras to make them stand out a bit. I did change the angle a bit on the SLR, but prefer the others.

This is a very simple setup and one I can teach anyone who wanted to take a product style shot. Very quick to do and requires virtually no post editing either.



posted by Lee at 19:00  

Monday, December 28, 2015

More Photos Shoots

In my last post, I spoke about doing a lot of portraits shoots recently.

Well, I have been busy. I’ve been doing a lot of Lightroom training and also Photography tuition on a 1-2-1 basis. Its kept me very busy.

In between all of that, I have also been doing more photo shoots!

I did a test business portrait session with a person and they were so pleased with the result, they said the photos were going straight on their website.

In another session, I photographed a boxer, it was one of his pastime activities and we did a range of photos in his boxing gear.

I took some great black and whites too, this one was with a base jumping pack

Other photo shoots this month include a Leather shoot with lots of leather jackets and some cosplay gear. I did some photos for a lady wanting to increase her modelling portfolio with some head hair and makeup photos, in a light gothic style and an unusual shoot with chains and handcuffs!

My last shoot of the year will be a Christmas Maternity shoot.



posted by Lee at 17:54  

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Photo Shoots of Many Types

Just recently I seem to have done lots of photo shoots.

We had 2 newborn shoots, with 1 more of come.

I’ve done a bodyscapes shoot, another bodyscapes, that turned into a 4 in 1 shoot. You can read about both of them on my portraits website.

I’ve also done a hair stylist shoot for her portfolio with 2 models and an MUA, which was great fun. As well as these, I have another 4 or so shoots lined up, a couple of maternity shoots in January as well as the long awaited Phoenix shoot.

Some of the result will be posted on here, but you can read able them all on the other site.



posted by Lee at 17:38  

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pending Shoots

Over the next couple of weeks, I have at least 3 if not 5 photo shoots to do. Syncing my diary is proving difficult. I have 2 maternity shoots, hopefully 2 collaboration shoots and a magicians show!

It’s a nice variation of shoots to do, each with their own challenges, a couple of new types to shoot, and some more familiar.

So this should be a good couple of weeks.

Look out for the results!



posted by Lee at 20:03  

Friday, April 10, 2015

Creative Mini Shoots

We are now offering Mini shoots! These creative mini shoots last about 20 minutes and have different themes. Our April theme is ‘April Showers’

The photo shoot costs just £25 and you get a creative image like one of these.

The images are created by Nat using the photo from the shoot and a creative background.


We are also running regular Frozen mini shoots.

If you’d like more details, please contact us, or look on our Facebook pages for details.



posted by Lee at 12:01  
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