Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Picture of the Day - Twitter Revealed

I commissioned my good friends at AreaTrade to build me a twitter site and this is the image they decided summed me up! The star of the show is our family staffie Reg!

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Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Picture of the Day - England Boots

Back to Stamford Bridge for today's "Picture of the day" and a shot from the recent open training session. John Terry showing how English he is with his specially comissionned boots!

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Monday, 28 September 2009

Picture of the Day - Low Key Male Portrait

I love to play with light to create a variety of moods in my portraits. Here a client wanted a low-key, mysterious but not unfriendly look and I think we achieved it.

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What kind of portrait would you look best in?

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Picture of the Day - Be yourself, or be someone else!

Today's daily picture is a portrait of a client who wanted shots of her as someone else! She donned a fabulous afro wig and some mad false lashes and this is what we created together:

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Saturday, 26 September 2009

Picture of the Day - King Kerry

The Chelsea Old Boys are a team made up of former players who raise money for charity playing local sides throughout the summer months. I'd thoroughly recommend a trip to watch them, it's great fun and brings back some fond (or sometimes not so fond!) memories.

Here's Kerry patrolling the front line ready to strike!

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Friday, 25 September 2009

Picture of the Day - Flirty!

Another little "Flirty" treat for subscribers to our daily picture feed today.

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As well as setting up our backdrops for a stylish, contempory look, we also look to make the most of the surroundings around us to create stunning environmental portraits like this one. Why not check our website for more examples and to book a session.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Picture of the Day - Family Portraits

When we book a photo session involving Children & Families, we work hard to create a vibrant fun atmosphere in which we can take some memorable, relaxed and natural poses. Today's picture of the day is of a Mum & Daughter and captures the fun of the session and the joy of their love for each other.

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Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Picture of the Day - More than a headshot

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A series of "headshots", like the one shown above is essential to any actor or model looking for work. Book a portfolio session with us and we can offer you so much more than a headshot. Our sessions (based on group bookings) start from £60 and offer you a two hour window for as many poses and costume changes as you can fit in. Weather permitting we can work inside or outside and often do both.

Give you career a kick start here!

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Picture of the Day - Weddings are for Families

I love shooting weddings for all the joy that comes when families get together. Different generations together in a way that doesn't happen very often give me the opportunity to capture some memorable images. Here's one for today.

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Monday, 21 September 2009

Picture of the Day - Wedding Storytelling

When we cover weddings, we always look to record the story of your day. That's why, when others would only take a single photograph, we will take four or five.

Consider today's picture of the day:


The "classic" wedding shot is top right of the picture, but by including the images immediately before and after then a real sense of the love and fun being shared comes across. Imagine a page like this in your wedding album.

Please have a look at our full website for details of our wedding service.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Picture of the Day - Battersea Park sunset

Another more personal image and a second sunset for today's picture of the day. This one has recently been purchased as an amazing 30"X40" canvas by a business local to the park and provides a stunning display piece in their new offices.

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Saturday, 19 September 2009

Picture of the Day - A portrait of a Champion

Today's daily picture is a shot from 2005 and captures a celebratory John Terry as the Champions Parade bus passes in front of Stamford Bridge. What a day!

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Friday, 18 September 2009

Picture of the Day - Family Favourites

Sometimes it's difficult to come up with an original present for a parent. Today's picture of the day came from a photo session purchased as a birthday present for a much loved Mum. What a lovely idea from a couple of daughters (and fun for them too!).

Why not think about booking a portrait session in the run up to Christmas?

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Thursday, 17 September 2009

Picture of the Day - Jose Mourinho, the exit's this way.

One from the archives today as we head back to September 19 2007 and the launch of "Blue Revolution" a DVD chronicling the first years at Stamford Bridge since Roman Abramovic's purchase of the club. Ironically a little more than 4 hours after this picture was taken, Jose had been sacked and the Mourinho era was over. Perhaps that explains the glum look on his face as he passed the press pit on that ill fated evening.

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Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Picture of the Day - Weddings & Children

It's always lovely to catch a few candids of Children at a wedding.

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Here you can see what happens when a young lady is captivated by the African dancers at a recent wedding reception. Never put the camera away - there's always more to take!

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Picture of the Day - Wedding Details

Covering a wedding these days is so much more than just taking the formal shots. Quite apart from the celebratory and passionate element of weddings (something I think you'll find a constant theme throughout all of my work), I love having the opportunity to spend several hours in beautiful surroundings, taking pictures of people all dressed up and looking their best.

As part of every wedding I cover, I look for the details that will help you to really remember your wedding day. Whilst these images are unlikely ever to be printed big and displayed on your wall, they make excellent album pages. Here's an example from a wedding earlier this year.


Monday, 14 September 2009

Picture of the Day - Chelsea Champions League Press Conference

I was fortunate enough to be invited into the scrum covering some of Chelsea's champions league press conferences last season. As well as watching the conference itself, the first fifteen minutes of training is open to journalists and photographers, though this part of the session is necessarily an exercise in revelaing nothing!.

Today's photo of the day comes from the press conference on the day before the 4-4 extraordinary draw with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge that saw Chelsea progress to the Semi Finals. It shows a relaxed Ricardo Carvalho watched on by then Manager Guus Hiddink as they face the media.

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Sunday, 13 September 2009

Picture of the Day - Salsa Sensations

A little while ago I spent an enjoyable evening in the company of Enfield's premier Salsa Class - Salsa Sensations. Amongst the images we provided for their website was this shot which has been used extensively in the company's corporate branding. It's a favourite of mine and I thought you'd like to share it.

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Saturday, 12 September 2009

Picture of the day - A quick headshot

Don't compromise your image with a substandard headshot. If you need to look your best on company reports and other corporate literature then contact us for a high-quality headshot.

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We can set up in a spare space in your office and need only around 5 minutes of your time in front of the camera to come up with something that will raise your profile. We're happy to do multiple headshots of all your staff and we will supply both colour and black & white images at a variety of sizes for you to use as you require.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Picture of the Day - Woof! Beautiful Canine Portraits

Is your pet picture perfect?

Why not invest in a beautiful portrait of your four legged friend. We can work indoors or outdoors and capture your pooch in action, or even on one of those rare occasions when he's sat still!

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Take a look at the main website for more details

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Picture of the Day - Chelsea's New Goalkeeper?

Taken at the recent Open Training Session at Stamford Bridge, here's proof that Didier Drogba has designs on Petr Cech's place between the sticks.

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He looks quite useful doesn't he. Seems all that diving practice wasn't entirely in vain!

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Picture of the Day - Nude doesn't have to be crude

At Daniel Davies Photography, we are renowned for our glamorous, sexy and above all beautiful erotic portraiture service "Flirty to Dirty!".

Whilst we're happy for our subjects to be as daring as they want we're very aware that some people are a little more reserved. This really doesn't matter and we can work with you to produce sexy but subtle portraits that show you at your best without "showing" anything you're uncomfortable about.

Take a look at today's picture of the day for an example.

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Our erotic portraiture sessions are a fantastic, life affirming experience and excellent value at only £250 for a session in your home. Michelle and Dane always work as a team, so you'll have the reassurance of another female with you at all times and you'll be amazed at how good you really do look.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Picture of the Day - Another type of portrait

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Something else for you to enjoy - an "action" portrait! The young lady in the picture was fine by the way!

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Picture of the Day - Maisie Portrait

Today's "Picture of the day" comes from a recent portrait session with a beautiful young lady. The pictures from the session were taken in and around her home and this is one of my personal favourites:

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Saturday, 5 September 2009

Picture of the Day - Frank Lampard

Back in January I ventured to Chelsea F.C.'s Cobham training base to photograph Frank Lampard for Chelsea Chelsea Magazine and the website.

We carried out the interview in a small room off to one side of Chelsea's grand reception. Whilst most of the pictures were taken with a flash on my hotshoe, I noted that the only daylight was coming from one small, oblong window in front and slightly to the right of Frank. Killing the flash and underexposing slightly gave me this image, which I kind of like. Let me know what you think.

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Friday, 4 September 2009

Picture of the Day - Pafos Harbour

I'm very fortunate in that my Dad now lives out in Cyprus, and I'm counting down to holiday over there at the end of October. I thought you'd enjoy one of the images I took on a previous trip.

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It shows Pafos Harbour taken as the sun sets behind the fort at the harbour entrance and was processed (some time ago) in Paint Shop Pro.

Sarah & John's Pre-wedding session - Sneak Peek!

I spent a couple of hours yesterday evening in the company of Sarah & John, who are getting married next month. It's only to be hoped that the weather on their big day is significantly better than we encountered last night. Heavy rain and strong wind meant we were forced indoors and my usual range of photographic opportunities was severely restricted.

Some lovely clean white walls in their home leant themselves a high-key look in many of the images and even when limited to some on-camera flash, the 5d Mark II didn't disappoint.

A little bit of processing in Lightroom later and here are the first of their images. The full gallery should follow in a few days.

Until then, enjoy this sneak peek!

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Thursday, 3 September 2009

Picture of the Day - Gael Kakuta

With news just breaking that Chelsea have been banned from making any new signings for two transfer windows after being found guilty of "tapping up" French youngster Gael Kakuta, it seems pertinent to start my "Picture of the Day" series with a shot of the talented midfielder equalising for Chelsea in the first leg of the 2008 F.A. Youth Cup Final, which was drawn 1-1. Opponents Manchester City unfortunately went on to win the trophy with victory in the second leg.

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Kakuta himself has been banned from competitive football for four months, which is a shame as he missed half of last season with a nasty combination leg break & dislocation and had just been named in Chelsea's Champions League squad. I'm sure an appeal is imminent.

Photograph was taken from pitchside at Stamford Bridge with a Canon 40D and Sigma 70-200 EX DG.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Wings and Wheels - Dunsfold Aerodrome this weekend

Following on from my news posting on my website, my first photo posting on the new blog is some images from this Sundays most enjoyable trip to Dunsfold Aerodrome (home to BBC's "Top Gear") for Wings and Wheels, which combines a motor and airshow together.   It gave me a perfect opportunity to test out the new 5D Mark II, which continues to impress and to further delight in the still wonderous Red Arrows.

Part of the Great War Display Team

North American B25 Mitchell - RNAF Historic Flight

North American B25 Mitchell - in Royal Netherlands Air Force Livery

Eurofighter Typhoon - LOUD!

The Blades Aerobatic Team  - Extra 300LP flown by former Red Arrows Pilots

The Blades against a Stormy Sky

The Red Arrows, they even park in formation!

Two Suhkoi Su-26M2 flown by the Red Bull Matadors

Vulcan XH 558

Spitfire & Hurricane

Team Guinot Wingwalkers

A barmy woman sat on top of a Boeing Stearman

More mad wingwalking

The arrival of the Red Arrows

In Formation

How Close?

One for the road

For other photographers out there, the images are taken with a Canon 5D Mark II and a Sigma 70-200 EX DG lens and are necessarily cropped for impact.