PHOTOGRAPHY STREET BLOG

Keep abreast of what is happening at Photography Street

Blog Post

Posted by Graham on 01/10/2020

Why Fitness Photography Is Fabulous!

Motion is Lotion!

Using our muscles continually is vitally important if we want to have use of them throughout our lives. However, it’s definitely true that some people are more focused on this than others and, through our fitness photography, we aim to capture the results of their efforts.

Daniel Barr black & white muscle tone image

“Graham photographed me in three different locations, he presented loads of ideas to me, gave me great direction and was really easy to work with. I cannot wait to see the photos and I would highly recommend working with him if you get the chance.”

Daniel Barr (Pictured above)

Dedicated people have told me how satisfying it is to mark their progress and accomplishments through photography. In the main, they have relayed three things to me in particular:

  • They get to see how they look through the eyes of others;
  • Their confidence, and pride, increases as they share their images on social media;
  • With professional images, and printed products, they can look back on them throughout their lives.

Whether I’m photographing people doing sport, dance or fitness, they see the rewards of their hard work in their photographs. This motivates them in their endeavours and they then look forward, with enthusiasm, to their next photo shoot!

Fitness Photography Published in a National Magazine!

One of my images, published in the national magazine ‘Best’, featured the fantastic achievements of Shirley Hoyles (pictured below). Can you believe how good she looks? Now, she has those photographs, for the whole of her life, to show everyone and remind herself of the extent of her dedication.

Shirley Hoyles pole fitness published image

Imagine what it would feel like to have images of you in your chosen activity…

A Fitness Photography Proposal To Blog Readers

Are you a member of a sports club, gymnasium, dance school or studio? If you introduce Photography Street to the owners of your club who, then hold a photo shoot at their premises, you will receive three edited digital images, free of charge, from your resulting photo shoot.

Perhaps you are the owner reading this right now? We’ll deliver fantastic images to your clients whilst, simultaneously, increasing the benefits of membership at your club.

You can really treat yourself with an individual photo shoot! So, just as Daniel did, get in touch to discuss your bespoke session.

Daniel Barr Humber Bridge sunset fitness image

View more fitness, sport and dance images in the gallery in our mobile folio and in our website galleries.

Posted by Graham on 25/09/2020

Time For Business Headshots

Every Business, And Their Employees, Are Different To All Others…

This is certainly true and the reason why the photographer must understand the ethos of the client’s business. Equally, the people that work in the client’s business are individuals too, so, there’s also some allowance for individuality to come through in the photographs. At senior executive/board level, there’s further scope for creating more corporate style images, whilst remaining faithful to the umbrella requirements and ethos of the client business.

Female Business Headshot

You may well conclude that these headshots would not fit your business ethos and that would make complete sense. It further illustrates my point that I can change how the image looks to fit the ethos of your business. The images of both the professional, and the business, project so much about them without using any words at all. Therefore, it’s absolutely imperative, when taking business photographs, that I achieve a good understanding of the business ethos.

Executive image

Sharing these recent headshot sessions with you, serves to remind us how important they are in separating us from our competition. This has become increasingly more important then ever before, under the current climate, as online activity is at its highest level in history.

So, whatever the size and niche of your business, there is no doubt that you will benefit from having our professional images represent you in your marketplace.

Get more information about our great looking headshots here and tell us what you need!

Posted by Graham on 06/09/2020

PREDATOR! If You Go Down To The Woods Today!

No Teddy Bears’ Picnic For Me, No Way Predator!

If you know the Predator films, you know this creature kills without blinking an eye. When I got the opportunity to hook up with this Predator, I never gave it a second’s thought of the immediate danger I could be in. I did know, however, that we were in for an exciting day together!

Predator Using Arm Computer

In reality, the opposite, of course, is true. Matthew Hopson was acting out the role of this alien killer and was a pleasure to work with. We were both extremely pleased with the resulting images from the shoot. We did, however, generate some attention from local dog walkers, their dogs, and a few local kids as we transformed a local woodland area into the tropical forests inhabited by the Predator in the films. I really want to know what the dogs made of him but, sadly, I am no Doctor Dolittle…

Predator side on view

I have always thoroughly enjoyed Cosplay and my goal is to bring these characters to life in that very moment I’ve captured in the camera. It’s probably also the little boy from my childhood coming to the surface again. You might think that it’s just a case of putting a suit on but, you’d be wrong! I learnt, during this shoot, that Matthew has to work hard in that outfit to move, behave and become that creature in order to convince the observer that Predator is really there in front of them! I wouldn’t be surprised if heĀ  loses weight wearing this outfit as he appears to lose lots of fluids!

Predator in blue smoke

We divided our shoot into sections over approximately two hours. We incorporated portraits, action and drama as we recreated the presence of Predator! I wanted to inject a little humour also and show Predator chilling out from his killing and causing terror ways. Here he is taking some time for fun and if you’d like to see the whole shoot including Predator making camp, just follow this link to the Predator Gallery.

Predator on the swing

Do you perhaps, or someone you know, enjoy cosplay? If so, we’d love to help you achieve professional images to last you a lifetime!

You can view the Cosplay gallery here!

Posted by Graham on 10/03/2020

Best Monthly Magazine Out Today! What An Exciting Day!

Published in Best Monthly Magazine – March 2020.

Best Monthly Magazine, March edition, hit the High Street shelves today. It features our photographs in a two-page article about a remarkable lady, Shirley Hoyles. Best Monthly magazine has published an article to show how astonishing she really is.

I have been privileged to photograph the students at Vertical Joy in Gainsborough, including Shirley, on a few occasions now. I’m pleased to say, we have another photo shoot scheduled this coming April, which is already fully booked!

Shirley Hoyles Inspiration

Sarah Myers, owner of Vertical Joy in Gainsborough, was also thrilled about the article when she told me:

“Shirley is an amazing student who has worked consistently hard over the last few years and has only got to this level by trying out every move and giving 100% in class. She is always supportive of others and a constant inspiration to us all. She takes this approach to everything she does and, it’s been noted that, Shirley has won every single fancy dress event since joining Vertical Joy. This is why she is more than deserving of the recognition this article brings.”

The Best Monthly magazine is instantly recognisable as it features Dame Helen Mirren and Kate Garroway on the front cover which is not bad company for Shirley to be keeping, is it? Don’t lose the chance to grab your copy now and you won’t fail to be inspired by Shirley Hoyles!

If you’ve already purchased your copy and are now inspired by this lady, be sure to make contact with Sarah Myers at Vertical Joy to get involved. You won’t be disappointed by how much help and guidance you’ll receive; just look at what Shirley Hoyles has achieved there!

Naturally, it’s very exciting for our photographs to be published in a national magazine too and we’re really pleased about that and being associated with Shirley this way!

Are You In A Fitness Club Or Dance School?

If you are, and you’d like professional photographic images, you can pick up our mobile profile here for free and share it with the club or school you attend. We’d be happy to make arrangements for a photo shoot with them.

Perhaps you are the owner of a club or school; if so, we would welcome a chat to show how you can also offer our professional photography services to your students and make your business look even better in their eyes! All our contact details are in the mobile profile, link is above.

Why not view more images here!

We’d just like to shout “Congratulations!” to Shirley Hoyles for being recognised in this way for her achievements.

Posted by Graham on 04/03/2020

Everton FC; A Professional Footballer’s Journey!

Everton FC Demonstrates That With Talent and Hard Work Comes Opportunity, And With Opportunity Comes Confidence and Success!

Yesterday, Mason Holgate signed a new five year deal to stay at Everton FC, securing his services until 2025. This is a huge vote of confidence in a player who has developed, in different positions, to exhibit his talents on the biggest Premier League stages across England and make him one of the most sought after utility players in the league today.

Carlo Ancelotti stated, in definite terms, even prior to this contract renewal being finalised, that Mason Holgate would not be leaving Everton’s books despite having clubs such as Manchester City showing more than a passing interest.

Why this post then? Well, as a football fan, it is always interesting to witness the development of any professional and, also, because, I photographed Mason Holgate when he was first emerging into consideration for the Everton first team line up as a right back.

I had the pleasure of being invited to photograph Ronald Koeman’s first game in charge at Everton away at Barnsley FC for a pre-season friendly game. Mason Holgate is shielding the ball from the advances of the Barnsley forward, making sure the ball travels towards the sideline and away from the goal.

We would like to send our congratulations to Mason Holgate on achieving his new contract with Everton FC, and the Premier League will be better for your continued development and success. Who knows, we may see you playing for England in the Summer, or is that too soon? We like considered debate and we would welcome hearing your unbiased thoughts on a potential England call up and how far this young man can go in his career?

Other photographs from that day can be viewed here.