Surrey Uni - Surrey Stingers American Football Shoot

Recently I contacted the University of Surrey's American Football team the Surrey Stingers, to see if I could come down and take some Commercial Portraits of some of the teams players at their training ground Surrey Sports Park in Guildford. This was somthing I have been wanting to shoot for a while as I wanted to mix my love of sports together with my love of photography.

I did some brainstorming for ideas and thought this would look great if it was shot outside. Then I forgot that this is January and I am in the UK. Therefore you can never predict what the weather is going to be like. Unfortunately in the build up to the day of the shoot it had been raining lots. Luckily we were able to shoot inside using one of the sports arenas. This gave me the idea of doing a composite shot. This is simply taking the portrait of the player in a studio environment and then finding a background to put behind the image afterwards.

Overall I was really pleased with the finished edits of the photos. I am definitely on the look out for doing similar sports portraits and already I am building up my ideas to do this.

Before and After Composite shots.   Images Copyright Gareth Davies/Studio GD Photography (2015) - Not To Be Used Without Permission

Before and After Composite shots. 
Images Copyright Gareth Davies/Studio GD Photography (2015) - Not To Be Used Without Permission

Femme Fatale Behind the Scenes Video

Here is a sneak peak video shot behind the scenes of our Femme Fatale Photo Shoot along with a selection of our favourite edited images from the shoot.

Model: Stef Keogh
Make Up & Hair: Sarah Stacey MUA
Photography: Studio GD Photography

Life In Haslemere Magazine

Chosen Front Cover of Life In Haslemere Magazine
Image Copyright Gareth Davies/StudioGD Photography

After seeing my twitter page @studiogdphoto, I got contacted by my local magazine Life In Haslemere to see if I wanted to take some photographs for the front cover of their Valentines issue to come out in February.

Meeting with Henry Ascoli from the magazine we discussed some ideas for what they wanted and decided that we would find a couple and get some photographs of them taken around the Haslemere area.

I knew both Sarah and Gareth and when I asked them about being in the photographs they both agreed without any question. There are so many different locations we could choose around Haslemere, the Devils Punchbowl being the most popular location. Instead I chose to take the photographs at Blackdown the other side of Haslemere.

I was going to treat the shoot just like I would with an engagement shoot and get some shots of both Sarah and Gareth together. Ultimately it would come down to Henry and his team to decide which image they wanted to use for the front cover of the magazine though.

60's Mods Photo Shoot

A fun day out in old Portsmouth with the Portsmouth 60's Mods and Scooters club. Thank you so much for everyone who turned out to watch.

Model: Hannah Cave (Hughes Models)
Make Up & Hair: Miriam King Make Up Artist
Photography: Gareth Davies / Studio GD Photography