Planning And Images for Taylor Wessing

When researching Taylor Wessing i liked the work and i also found another photographer who did similar work when i went down to the library.

Richard Avedon

i found one of his book which is In the American west i took insprstion from that and also Taylor wessing work so what i decied to do was mix both of them together and get the idea i like.


What i did. 

i took my model and made him stand in front of my camera and not smile and than i played around with light so i moved it farwards to try and get the subject light but i didnt like that so i changed it and moved it away from the subject and i changed the modifier on the flash head and it gave me the lighting i wanted.

i used the background and lighting from taylor wessing but i changed the place of the subject and i did most of them off centre as i thought it would give it a better effect .


Images i used. 

These are images i picked from the shoot I did

i choose 4 images and with the 4 images i processed them in light room so they were black and white and so they was all the same so i changed what i did so with one i just used a black and white filter and than with others i played around with the different elements you can use in light room.


When it was handed in for the unit we had to exhibit down the corridor and we had one of our teacher look at them and see how they were done and how they were as picture.


Photo of the week


Since the beginning of college we got given a task every week to take a photo a week either on my DLSR or my phone as long as we uploaded a photo. So far this is the best images what I have taken I have image what I don’t really like on there so I didn’t want to add them on here.

Bounce Flash


This diagram show how you could set up a bounce flash but there is different ideas as you can bounce light off a wall and the background, it doesn’t have to just be at the ceiling.

What is Bounce flash? 

Bounce flash is were you don’t point the flash at the subject and you point it in the different direction to the subject to make the light less harsh on the subject. It increases light surface.

You do this to make the light less harsh and to stop the light for going flat.


Angle of incidence = Angle of reflectance

so if you had 35° it would come out again at 35°.

The Lighting I used



First I tried this lighting first as I thought that it would be the better for what I wanted to do but along the way I found a problem when trying to get the background colour to go gray or black. It was too bright so what I did to fix the problem was I moved the light away from the background and the subject, but the lighting is not what I wanted and it just made the subject dark as well as the background so I changed the modifier to a beauty dish which is displayed below.




With this lighting I found that it was similar to what was happening before but I solved the problem when I put the power of the flash down and I moved the flash head away I started getting the result I wanted for my shoot when I went thought the photos I have taken. I liked them, all I need to do was process them in light room.


This is what I used in the studio in College. 

  1. Flash head this gives us the light, we can change the power we need.
  2. This is a snoot this gives us hard light in a specific area.
  3. This is a beauty dish, and this gives you a lot of light that is harsh and can be bounced off reflective surfaces to create softer light if need be.






August Sander

gw_image-07-web    <—– this is August Sander


August Sander was born in Herdorf Germany.he assisted a photographer who was working down in the mine.he traveled though Sardinia which is a large Italian island he spent 3 months there taking over 500 picture.



these above are the work of August Sander what i liked. i liked this work because very different to what you would see in a normal picture.




Vicki Knights

I have decided to do Vicki Knights because she is a family photographer and it links with my work.

i likes these pictures as they are really good and are the best to show families

i like her style of work as one day she is at a house and than the next she is outside.

When looking on vicki’s website which is



Vicki put on here website what here aim is about all her shoot and this is what she said:

My aim is simple……to provide you with photographs of your family that make you smile every time you look at them. Photos that will be enjoyed for generations to come.To me, photographing children is much more than being asked to sit still and smile at the camera. I aim to capture the essence of what makes your child special; those shy smiles, the head thrown back in laughter and even the frowns! Capturing them as they really are and the special connection you have as a family. No uncomfortable posing, no kids getting bored and definitely no hard sellI want your family photos to be timeless. My style is modern, but not faddish. So you will still be as proud of your photos in 20 years time as you are today.

This is what Vicki Said on her website what is linked above, about what her aim is.


Also on her page is what she is about:

Photographing families is my absolute passion. This is SO much more than a job to me. I’ve been in business for 8 years and have photographed over 400 families, yet I still get excited about every single shoot I do. I love the fact I am freezing a moment in time for families and I take that responsibility seriously.My photography style has been described as natural, expressive and beautiful. I love to capture children and families authentically (no fixed ‘cheese’ grins allowed) but making them look beautiful at the same time!My work has been published in local and national press including the Telegraph, Sunday Express, Mother & Baby magazine and Professional Imagemaker magazine, as well as on lots of photography and parent blogs.I live in the Hindhead/Haslemere area of Surrey with the 3 men in my life….my boys (aged 8 and 6) and my husband Karl. When I  haven’t got a camera in my hand, you can normally find me going for long walks with our little dog Betsy, giggling with friends (normally over a bottle of wine or 2!) or in the gym or running if I’m being good!If you’re still not sure if I’m the right photographer for you, hopefully reading this should help you decide.Here are some iPhone photos of me with my family and some random facts about me so you can get a glimpse into my world before you invite me to photograph yours!

this is found on here About me on here website what is linked above.