Pop Up Kids Studio Portraits at the Kensal Flea

What a busy fun day. The Kensal Flea raised a lot of money for the charities ‘Mayhew’, ‘Trekstock’ and ‘Contact the Elderly’. I met lots of super kids that took part in my pop up studio portraits. I loved looking through all the images once I got home, which are now up on the online gallery. With print orders coming in within the first hour the gallery was open, ‘Thanks guys!’ – of which I shall be donating 5% to http://www.Trekstock.com

For those that don’t know the Kensal Flea is held quarterly at ‘The Paradise Bar by way of Kensal Rise’… super venue. I think there were over 1,000 big and little people through the door throughout the day. The ambience was great with people from in and around the area coming along and contributing to a really nice friendly atmosphere. It was a first time for me and I am very much looking forward to the next.

Here below, is a small selection of the portrait that I took. Also check out my more natural editorial lifestyle child photography at http://www.lydiaevans.com/kids


Zoe Murphy – Liberty Print Furniture

The bespoke printed furniture and textiles designer Zoe Murphy is now re loving furniture with a little help from Liberty Print. www.zoemurphy.com

I remember very well my day trip to Margate to photograph Zoe at her studio for BBC Homes & Antiques magazine, www.homesandantiques.com. I really loved her designs and it was a privilege to see her at work at her studio. Thanks Zoe for directing me to the best local Fish & Chip shop after the shoot. I enjoyed every mouth full as I sat looking out to sea before my trip back around the M25. Also, big thanks to the Homes & Antiques team for such a nice commission. Here are a few shots I took on the day.

Travel photography workshop – Morley College, London

Just three days to go for my Travel Photography Workshop,  Morley college London. One day shooting, one day classroom reviewing of image, example book publisher picture lists, contracts, tips and advice from professional commissioned photography who has worked for Rough Guides, TimeOut City Guides, Conde Nast Traveller and Thames & Hudson City guides …

Travel Photography course at Morley College

Check out my two travel photography workshop that starts in less than a week. Enroll by wednesday 21 March to be sure of a place:

This two-day workshop covers three important aspects to becoming a successful travel photographer: The planning, capturing and crafting of your images. This encompasses choosing equipment, getting to know your camera, composition, evaluating the light, and mastering your techniques. Know the importance of research to identify when is the best time to go etc. The first day is photographing out on location. We will meet at the main door of the Tate Modern. The tutor will set briefs that reflect commissioned travel picture requests. Whilst photographing the tutor will give students tips and guidance, and 1-to-1 support with camera skills. Day two is classroom based covering the points mentioned above plus demonstrations on editing skills and use of Adobe Lightroom to review and edit your images. The Tutor shares her Top 10 Tips about being a Travel Photographer.

What you will learn on this course.

You will:

  • explore and learn about the photographic techniques of Travel photography
  • gain insight and practise of how to capture a ‘sense of a place’.
  • learn photo editing skills; what makes the picture special.
  • be able to use Adobe Lightroom’s basic skills for editing and work flow.
  • learn how to plan and research travel photography trips.
  • learn how a travel photo library works, and identify what images sell.

With discussions on:

  • Compositional skills
  • 10 top tips for a travel photographer.

I look forward to meeting some great new enthusiastic Photographers!!!

Two day Travel Photography workshop

My Travel Photography 2 day workshop will soon start at Morley College. Rescheduled day one: Sunday 25 March, followed by Saturday 31st March. All welcome!

This workshop covers three important aspects to becoming a successful travel photographer: planning, capturing and crafting your images. You will master these skills through practical assignments, visual presentation, and group discussions. Ideal for anyone who has some photographic knowledge or has completed one of our beginners’ courses.