September teaching at Morley College

Following my busy summer working on commissions around holiday adventures I am finishing off my preparations for my up-coming teaching through the academic year, where one day a week I like to share my enthusiasm for photography and my professional practice experience with students. As well as running progressive Digital SLR courses through the year up to Advanced level I teach term-long courses that will further enhance and enrich photographic skills within various genres of photography such as – Portrait photography, Studio Flash and Speedlight, Urban (street) photography, and Documentary photography (encompassing social documentary and photojournalism).

I am looking forward to meeting and helping new and past students to enjoy and improve both their technical and creative photographic skills. Always happy to share insights in to my professional practice as a commission photographer.

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SEPTEMBER COURSE DETAILS ( for dates, times and further info, click on the url )

Insight City Guides, London

URBAN PHOTOGRAPHY
This course is designed to teach various photographic techniques and ways to photograph the urban landscape taking a fresh look at photographing architecture, street portraiture and the cultural landscape whilst helping develop your own sensitivity to photographing within the city.

http://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/digital_design_film_photography/5637-urban_photography

DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS
This course is for complete beginners who own a Digital SLR and want to learn some of its functions. Students will learn how to operate their cameras in manual mode, make correct exposures and understand aperture, shutter speed and ISO.

http://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/digital_design_film_photography/4867-digital_slr_photography_beginners

You can continue your studies after this course with an intermediate and advanced level, or develop your own specific style and interest within photography on courses such as Portrait, Documentary, or Studio flash photography.

CITY & GULIDS PHOTOGRAPHY, LEVEL 1
City & Guilds Photography Level 1 is ideal if you are interested in learning basic photography skills and knowledge. You will learn how to use your camera, study aspects of image capture including composition and subject matter, and look at different computer editing software. Knowledge and skills gained will support progression to level 2 and 3.

http://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/digital_design_film_photography/4290-city_guilds_photography_level_1/22854

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Boys driving on the Malacon, Havana, Cuba

COMING UP 2016
STUDIO FLASH AND SPEEDLIGHT  (Jan 2016)
http://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/digital_design_film_photography/5646-studio_flash_speedlight/23171

DIGITAL INTERMEDIATE SLR  (Jan 2016)
http://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/digital_design_film_photography/5537-digital_slr_photography_intermediate

DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY  (April 2016)
http://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/digital_design_film_photography/5645-documentary_photography/22869

PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY  (April 2016)
http://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/digital_design_film_photography/4311-product_photography/23173

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY  (April 2016)
http://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/digital_design_film_photography/5700-portrait_photography/23246

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The Decorative Ceramics of Karin Moye

When I have been commissioned to photograph Artist/designer’s profile features I have often found myself loving and wanting to take home with me a piece of the work by the artist. Karin Moye’s work I love not only for it’s decorative quality and gorgeous colour pallet and combinations, but because of the illustrative folk art feel of her motifs, (http://www.katrinmoye.com). I use to be a published illustrator, so they are very appealing to my taste. I really regret not picking up one or two pieces of her work. I am sure they would make me smile every time I should go to sip my morning tea.

If anyone was lucky enough to be at the Bovey Tracey contemporary craft fair in Devon this past weekend, 7-9 June (www.craftsatboveytracey.co.uk) then you may well have been lucky enough to come across her stall. It truly enhances my experiences as a photographer, to have a small creative memento to my day’s shoot. Here below are a few images I shot at the time for the BBC Homes & Antiques magazine up in Karin’s Nottingham studio…

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http://katrinmoye.wordpress.com

Rachel Stirling for GROVE Magazine

Today I have been thinking about the great places I get to discover whilst working as a photographer, one of which was The Wilton’s Music Hall in the City where I met up with Rachel Stirling to shoot a cover shot for GROVE magazine. Rachel was great and I was amazed how much she looks like her mother, Diana Rigg. But, the Music hall was a star too, with it’s wonderful peeling gilt moldings and well worn wooden stage, (http://wiltons.org.uk) . From the out side you could easily pass by and miss it, tucked away in a small street. “The world’s oldest surviving music hall can still – just – be found… No theatrical facade: just a door set into a peeling wall.” (The Telegraph). Thank you GROVE for the opportunity to realise how great some of the aspects of this job can be.

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.

Beautiful Joyce


What I love about Joyce is she does not realize just how beautifully photogenic she is. She was so easy to photography, so happy to pose which ever way I asked… a natural Professional! I hope that she enjoyed her photography shoot with me, and that these images are a great mother’s day present to treasure.

Kids with great character

Photographing children you get to meet some very big personalities! Christian may have been small but he made himself larger than life with his funny clowning around at the shoot with his sisters Evelyn and Joyce. I managed to get him for a short moment to stand like a king on top of a stool and then just let him be himself, as I think we can see from this series of images I took of him. The last thing you should try to do on a kid’s shoot is to try to mould them into someone different… let them be themselves and capture that personality. Cheers Christian! You were a laugh.

Three lovely ladies


A big thank you to the Corker Regert Family for popping along to my children’s studio portrait event. Pretty dresses, pretty smiles… great little models!  I hope that your family and friends enjoy looking at them. Thank you Alexis for your feedback  … ‘the photos are lovely! Just what I wanted from the family photo session. ‘

Four days to go! Pop up Children’s Portrait Event

 

Only four days to go for the One off pop up studio portrait event in Kensal Green, London, zone two. This is taking place in St Martin’s church very close to the Kensal Green tube station, in Mortimer road. 19 February 2012. Get great portraits taken of your children with out the booking fee for the shoot. Simply pay for the prints and files you would like after viewing an online gallery. Sample print prices are 5×7 £12, 8×10 £20. If you place your print order within 7 days of the event you will receive an early bird discount of 20%. Book in advance and get a free 5×7 print. Call: 07973 625506 or email lydia@lydiaevans.com to book in advance.

One off pop up children’s studio event

Come and join me for my one-off, pop up children’s studio event on 19 February 2012. Less than 2 weeks to go. Just pop by on the day, or book in advance and receive one free 5×7 print from the shoot. No usual studio booking fee, only pay for the prints and files that you want after viewing the on-line gallery for the event. Beautiful Portraits lit with professional studio lights. I look forward to hearing from you.

Great gifts for Mother’s day. The images will be up online for you to order in time for Mother’s day. There will also be early bird discounts on print orders placed in first 10 days. Examples of prices are 5×7 £12, or £10 early bird. The venue is located very close to Kensal Green tube station, zone 2, London.