Posted in September 2019 a year after the shoot. The last page contains images reviewed for this post.
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Come with us as we return to Papplewick Pumping Station this September with professional photographer Ray Lowe who will be leading a day of learning, guiding you on how to take stunning environmental portraiture! This is an event that will aim to push boundaries of your photography, creating images fit for publication. We aim to teach and show you how to get fantastic environmental portraits, using the very unusual backdrop that is a Victorian masterpiece and produce images fit for any fashion based publication, website or of course club competitions.
A perfect mix of hybrow fashion and industrial heritage will ensure you interesting and evocative images in this wonderful setting. This day is open to all levels of photographers that not only strive to make great pictures but also wish to further the knowledge of their equipment, approaches and techniques. Ray has over 50 years experience in the photography industry and runs an award winning photography studio- Ray Lowe Studios. This is a fantastic opportunity to get expert advice from an experienced professional in this field.
Come with us as we mix Fashion & Beauty with a Victorian backdrop. A day of theory and practical shooting, Thursday 20th September 2018.
Papplewick Pumping Station
The station used to pump clean water into the city of Nottingham. The pumps extracted water from deep wells and this was stored in a large underground reservoir.
The station was closed to the public and we all met up at the magnificent doors to the station. Where we met our leader, Jeff Lowe, who would be guiding us through the day.
The two models for the day were Eleanor Louise and Tara Kirsty.
After a short update from Jeff we split up into two groups for the morning and I stayed with Tara outside the main door.
On the steps.
I abandoned my 70-200 mm lens as every time I tried to get a shot one guy in particular walked in front of me. This was the worse scrum of the day trying to get images of Tara at the side of the steps.
Then inside the main door.
Once inside we tried our luck using the large boilers.
Jeff positioned Tara on the steps between the boilers.
Then standing in front of one of them.
It was still crowded but at least everyone rotated and took their turn – well almost everyone.