Sisterly Bonding and Photoshoots! 6/08/17

 

Here we are, another week has gone by and I have to say it has been a lot better than last week. I’ve had a pretty positive, anxiety free week and it has been a breath of fresh air. I’ve had company for most of the week as well which has been nice. I love having people come and stay with me cause it actually forces me to do stuff instead of sitting staring at my MacBook doing all sorts of admin work. I haven’t really done anything totally interesting this week;

Monday

Another trip to mothers was on the cards today,  me and Stewart drove up a lot later than usual and ended up having tea. I went back up in mums attic which is one of my favourite things to do. I came home with some of mum’s old clothes and old computers hoping to retrieve some old photographs but unfortunately, the computers were all wiped blank, but Stewart has decided to make his own computer now out of a ps2. Which isn’t nerdy at all. Before we went home, we all went for a drive so Andrew could show us his skills and honestly, he’s picking up driving really quickly and is already better at it than me, we won’t tell him that though because his head is already as big as the moon.

Tuesday

Because Nikki came home with us on Monday we dedicated Tuesday to colouring her hair from black to a much lighter colour. Nobody should ever dye their hair black if they’re going to be likely to want to change it without spending a lot of time and money on it in salons because it is a bitch of a colour to remove from hair. However, 7hours and 20 mins down and there is no trace of black or even brown in her hair. I think she is very happy with it now which is the main thing.

 

Wednesday

Me and Nicola decided we were going to play in the studio today and do some photographs. We decided to showcase her new hair and do a unicorn inspired shoot. It’s been a while since I was able to get creative with makeup and these kinds of fantasy inspired shoots are fun for everybody involved because they are so easy going and laid back and honestly can create some proper laugh out loud moments. You can see some of the photographs from this shoot here.

Thursday

Mum picked me and Nic up today and we spent the day in Gainsborough. We didn’t really do much, just chilled, did some shopping, ate some chips and then went home again. It was a good way to kill a massive part of the day meaning I didn’t have to find something for me and Nic to do because it’s hard enough finding something for yourself to do let alone another person as well. When we got home from mums we sat down for an hour and a half painting some rocks; pics below.

I had some a4 playing cards delivered and They’re so much fun to play with. I have a bit of a thing for playing cards at the moment, I’ve seen A3 size on the internet and they are next on my purchase list.

Friday

I woke up with a cold brewing, but that didn’t stop me having the time of my life in the garden with Nik. We decided to trial run the water slide in my back garden. It would work a hell of a lot better with less wind and fewer dogs running in front of you every 5 minutes. We added some bubble bath into the lazy spa and basically, acted like kids for a good majority of the day and basically just made the most of the sunshine. The day ended with us playing cards until midnight, laughing hysterically at nothing. Who knew playing cards could give you so much fun and laughter.

Saturday

Another day consisting of not a lot. We took Nik home today and spent some time catching up with mum yet again, I might as well move back in, haha! As soon as I got home I decided to move around the bunnies room and make it a bit more cosy and fun for them to live in. They’re all finally getting on together, Olive is the most dominant, she rules the whole house. I love sitting in the room with all my bunnies. They’re such happy little hoppers that love cuddles and attention.

Sunday

Today we (Me and Stewart) went to Nottingham, mainly to take photographs but we found ourselves checking out what shops there was on offer. We didn’t take as much photography as we would have liked I don’t think, I got a good handful but Stewart got 6 blurry ones so he says.  I will upload my pictures in a separate post – but here is a preview.

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I hope you all have had a lovely week. I have and I plan on doing some extremely fun stuff this next coming week.

Stay happy and healthy folks,

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Looking Through Old Photography

Sometimes I sit whilst working on my photographs and honestly, think I’m no good at it, and that I’m not getting better over time, so I decided to dig right back into the archives and find some past work. I’m not sure how far back I will be able to dig but I’m pretty sure there’s gonna be some questionable photography stuff along the way!

 

My Photography Timeline

 

2008

Okay, so first 3 are from all the way back in 2008 when I was 15 years old, I had just discovered photography and started it for my GCSE.

tree trunk.jpgI found this photograph from an old laptop in a folder named ”Shannon’s Photography”. God this is shit. Can this even be classed as photography? I probably edited this with Picasa, not that it looks edited at all, I clearly thought it was good at the time though. Bless young me. NO FUTURE POTENTIAL EVER, SURELY?!

stone.jpgVery creative off me, not too badly done either considering the bad editing tools Picasa offered. Not brilliant, very boring and has no concept to it but all in all, an alright shot.

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Hey, I quite like this! Nicely caught 15 year old me, very relaxing image. I see a lot more potential here than the first picture.

 

 2011

I was clearly into really bad watermarks to try and make myself look that little bit more professional.

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I remember absolutely loving this picture for so long after I had taken it. At the time this was as good as it got for me. To be fair the reflections are pretty good. I’d have lifted some detail in those tree’s though, I’ve created silhouettes using the vignetting to darken the sky. Not a bad effort though I guess.

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Good lord, 8/10 for creativity and macro skills but what the hell was the concept?

Screen Shot 2017-07-12 at 15.55.02.pngLucy Allen, 2011

Screen Shot 2017-07-12 at 15.57.17Lucy Allen Infront Of A Fire, 2011

Screen Shot 2017-07-12 at 15.57.54Mermaid Lucy, 2011

Wahey, some (bad) portraits! (This is my sister, Lucy. She was my go-to model! She’s well gonna appreciate these throwbacks for sure I seemed to like making her get wet. )

Luce has just started her own blog, please go check it out. I’m sure she will appreciate it after these embarrassing throwback images. HAHA.

Lucy’s blog; Lucy’s Scoop

 

It’s only fair I guess I throw some throwbacks of Nikki too considering she was used a lot as a model as well for the development of my skills

Screen Shot 2017-07-12 at 16.02.04.pngNicola Harrison, 2011

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Crikey me, Nik, you have the same haircut now. I was so proud of these as well, I even compared it to Olen Mills. Oh lordy. Taken in my ‘home made’ studio made up of a cream wall and a lamp.

2014

I believe I’d started back at college now so these photographs would have had some context to them… hopefully.

Fashion Shoot - Lucy 133.jpgCandy Skull Lucy In My Back Garden Full Of Mouldy Apples, 201410/10 FOR EFFORT AND CREATIVITY.

10/10 FOR EFFORT AND CREATIVITY.

IMG_9826.jpgJellyfish at The Deep, 2014

This reminds me of a desktop wallpaper.

IMG_4589-2.jpgBelton House, 2014

Clean and contrasty, I like it!

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How could this not be added in, look how beautiful and small he was.

IMG_5065.jpgWaddington Airshow, 2014.

One of my favourite shots ever from an airshow.

2015

The year I photographed a Celebrity!!

IMG_2846.jpgJason Bradbury, 2015

Who else would have given 4 work experience the time of day to take some portrait shots?

DSC_0098.jpgLucy Again, 2015

DSC_0150-2.jpgAndrew, AKA RUDE BOI, 2015

 

I think It’s safe to say I have improved massively over the years, thank goodness. It has however taken me a good few years to get to where I am now with my skills however, I did take about 4 years out of education. I’m quite proud of how far I have come but still, believe there is a long way for me to go yet! Photographers never stop learning and developing!

Keep working towards what you want to do and you’ll achieve great things.

 

23 June 2017

It’s that time of the week, It’s starting to feel officially like summer!

I am starting to wonder whether or not these are too often for my ‘not so busy’ lifestyle. However, I have had a pretty fun week if I am completely honest. It’s been a week full of sunshine and fun.

As you know, last Friday my brother, sister and her partner were coming to stay with me for the night for some drinks and PlayStation fun. Well it turned out to be just as fun as I expected and honestly, the funniest part for me was bumping into my brother trying to convince himself he wasn’t drunk by placing one foot in front of the other and attempting to walk in a straight line, Oh and the fact it started to get hysterically funny when Andrew decided to respond to everyone with a very stern and high pitched ”EY” everytime someone said a word to him.

We have been completely blessed with the weather this week. I already have a pretty impressive tan, however, due to my eczema, my tan goes all patchy and horrible and honestly, I may have well fake tanned cause I get the same effect. Anywho, The week started off by having the best water fight with my brother (Andrew) and Sister (Lucy).

On Monday, Me and Lucy decided to buy some oversized syringes and have a water fight with them, it was stupidly hot outside so we decided to take full advantage of that and have some proper ‘summer holiday’s fun’ (I know it’s not technically the summer holiday’s yet but it is for us college peeps!)

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It was honestly, a blast.  I’ve spent a lot of time at mums this week. It’s such a happy environment to be in. You can 100% be yourself at mum’s, be an idiot, banter with your brothers and sisters, act like a child, I honestly love it. I am completely care free, surrounded by unconditional love, no judgement and no animosity.

We had to take Olive to the vet’s to be spayed this week, She’s come into her maturity as a woman and well, she took a bit of a disliking to Alfie and starting attaching herself to him by her teeth. Safe to say I think she might calm down now once those hormones leave her system. I hope so anyway. Her and Alfie always got on so well.

Aside’s from that I’ve been feeling pretty crappy towards the end of the week, All the fun at mums for 3 days took it out of me and I’ve been a complete walking zombie for the past two days, even writing this I have matchsticks in my eyes keeping them open. I haven’t ever felt so tired before in my life.

I think it’s safe to say though that It’s time to start hitting the diet and gym again, from the above pictures I can see a bit of a podge starting to make a reappearance in my shorts and this is not good; I did so well but because I have been struggling over the last couple of months I’ve now got myself into a bad eating and lazy routine and I am telling myself now this is not good enough! If the kickstart on the healthy living doesn’t work I might have to see myself going to the doctors.

Here are some of my iPhone pictures from the week, a PROPER childhood ice-cream, a beautiful sunset and just some of the things I am blessed with in life.

 

 

I am sending lots of love and hugs out today just in case you’re feeling as crappy as I do and you need that cyber uplift. Thank you for reading and I hope you all have a weekend full of fun and happiness.

 

All my love, cyber sweeties!

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