Family Portrait Shoot

Here are a few images from a Family Portrait Shoot for a gift.

It’s always fun to do a portrait shoot session but when you get two cheeky models like this it always brings smiles and laughs.
The shoot was for my Sister-in-law and my wife’s Christmas present for their mom and dad and we decided after the cold weather we would do an indoor shoot rather than going out in the cold with large jackets on.
Here are a few of the images from the shoot.

A white Cheltenham

Snowy Winter Walk for all the family and you guessed it, I took the camera too.

We finally got the chance to wake up to a white Cheltenham, so we decided to get dressed and be one of the first out in the snow. We had a lot of fun together in the snow whilst being able to get a few white photographs.
Here are some of the photographs from the walk.

New Equipment

Birthday celebrations and some new equipment.

Hi everyone,
I must apologies for the lack of posts on the blog over the past week it has been a quiet time for JellyBean Photography but was a busy time for me and my family as we have been celebrating my birthday on the 19th November.
Over my birthday weekend I took ownership of a pair of 120cm Octaboxes light modifiers for the studio lights. We are planning a series of portrait shoots which will be posted up on our social media pages over the next few days.

If you would like to be a part of one of our shoots please get in touch by email info@jellybeanphotography.me.uk or get in touch via using the website link below.
JellyBean Photography Website

Coding week !

A week of coding and changes all round to enhance the website.

This week have been a little different, I have decided that some changes needed to be started for the website, we have been spending time looking at SEO for the website and we are aware of something’s that need to be improved to make it better for me but mostly better for all of you.

Coding week for JellyBean Photography | www.jellybeanphotography.me.uk

Why not jump over to the site and check out all the changes and let us know what you think.

Fireworks Night

A family trip out for fireworks night.

It’s that time of the year, we decided to have family out to the Tewkesbury Fireworks display, a great display for all the family and you are metres away from the display and it truly amazing and so well planned and set-up.
There is a Bonfire, a firework display and all the fairground rides you could think of to keep everyone in the family happy for a very enjoyable night.

The event is organised by Tewkesbury Rotary Club and was free entry for the event. I would recommend this to everyone I know as it’s a great night out and the fireworks was amazing and the kids love it.

Tewkesbury Rotary Facebook Page

It’s Halloween time people.

My first attempt at carving a pumpkin.

Halloween is upon us and in the Taylor household we decided that Ellie, our daughter wanted to design and make her very first halloween pumpkin, so we started off with the pumpkin and a sharpie marker and started drawing her scary pumpkin face.
I have to say for a 5 year old she loved the whole process from drawing it to carving it out with her new little pumpkin carving set and gutting the inside of the pumpkin so she could put the candle inside to make her ideal pumpkin’.

Her are a few pictures of the final design and she absolutely loved it and wanted to put it in the living room so she could see it

Ellie’s first pumpkin, caved herself.

Ellie wanted to give the pumpkin proper eyes, so we decided to get creative and put the eye out and then cut a small piece out for create the pupil and we used two cocktail sticks to allow us to centre the pupils in the eye of the pumpkin. Ellie was really impressed and counting it was her first time doing a pumpkin I can say I was very proud and better than anything I could have done, a very proud daddy.

Gloucester Docks

A family trip to Gloucester Docks.

A visit to Gloucester Docks, about a 15 minute drive from the office and I couldn’t resist taking some photographs whilst around the Docks. I love that it’s a working area, the boats come and go throughout the day and you have the office’s situated in the Docks too. Today I decided that the camera of choice was going to be the iPhone, this allowed me to be very mobile and could capture what I could see whilst spending the day with my daughter and not have to worry about large bags of camera equipment.

So, after our walk around Gloucester Docks we decided to find a nearby Costa and go for a well-earned break before returning to the office.
My drink of choice was the Caramel Latte Frostino, which was nice and very cold.

My Treat

Autumn Time

The season photographers get to photograph a full pallet of colour.

So Autumn is finally upon us, the time of the year that is colourful and animals are out and about nesting. I decided to pick up the camera and take a wonder around taking some photos of autumn in my area.
I chose to investigate around Tewkesbury Abbey, you have all the trees with the changing of the colour of the leaves and also with the sun sitting low in the morning sky.
I also decided to join in with a adventure with my daughter on peddle hunting, this is where people around Tewkesbury find peddles decorate them and then hide them so children can find them, once they are found they can take a photo the peddle they found and post it on the Facebook page and then re-hide the peddle so other people can find it.

Tewkesbury Pebbles Facebook Page
Here are some of the images I took:

All the images taken today was taken using the Canon EOS 30D with a 16-35mm f2.8 Lens whilst using flash to fill in the shadow areas.

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography, is it still strong?

Even though in the digital age of photography with digital SLR cameras we all still have a fascination with Black and White photographs. The advantage of a black and white photograph is that you can really pull in some contrast to the picture and the scene you are photographing.
Weather the subject is a wedding, the bride and groom, portrait or even a product shot the back and white image is still a photographers favorite choice.

So in my opinion the Black and White photography is still a keen favorite of photographers and rightly so, converting an image to black and white can create mood and atmosphere to the image or subject.
Also in my opinion it is always best to tread carefully with the use of black and white dont just go and select all your images you have taken and duplicate them to Black and White using a filter in Lightroom or Photoshop as the use of black and white needs to be used meaningful and selective.

Aston Martin

A dream car I got to photograph.

Whilst I was on my HGV Experience driving I came across my dream car I couldn’t resist getting my camera out and take a few shots whilst it was parked up on the track. I will also add there was a lot of really nice cars on the track that day and whilst we was being driven from the entrance to the HGV zone in the minibus we had to go on the track and we had almost every known super car racing around us and the sound was awesome and something I will never forget.

Aston Martin | Dream Car