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Danny Sapani

Such an emotional photograph of Actor Danny Sapani and the newest edition to his family. Sometimes the most special shots are when you have the time to wait for when the camera isn’t in front of you.

 

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Had a really good experience working with the guys at High Light to get some shots of their products around the terminals of Heathrow. Such a great idea to find the location of the available parking spaces. I quite enjoyed wearing my high vis vest!!

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This month the focus was mostly on new business. Lots of new years resolutions to sharpen up the look of companies and make sure that they are looking as good as their competitors. I have worked with some great people and teams this months and am looking forward to seeing all the new websites updated with the new images. As soon as they go live I will post the links for you to check out.

Web & business images for this month include a Chiropractors, a Du Terra Expert, Doula, a Sports Charity sponsored by the Berkeley Foundation and High Light at Heathrow Airport.

 

Looking forward to a full day of training in Aylesbury on the 20th February, with Chris Harper, My Mentor and CEO at the the British Institute of Professional Photographers. It will be a small group of of learning about the details of portraiture lighting with different techniques, I will be sure to post a few of the practice images when I’m done.

Feel like I know the team so well as they are a huge support in my strides toward Associateship, really proud to be associated with them!

 

I recently spent the afternoon with a partner of ours, Chiropractic by Hand. I watched Polly working with a tiny newborn who was suffering with sever digestion/colic problems. It was the child’s third visit and it was fascinating to watch how the subtle adjustments being made were having such an impactful affect.  The same child who she saw had not slept properly for days, and after his session he was able to have a long uninterrupted sleep. As someone who works with families who might arrive with children suffering similar pains it was so useful just to observe the positions that a parent could put their child in to instantly have them at ease. I hope to do more observations at the centre as they are a wealth of information for dealing with babies with colic. Polly and her team are based at Balham Movers and Shapers, South London CBHonwhite copy 2

Over the summer Aneesa Photography qualified with the British Institute of Professional Photographers in Portraiture, and now in the process of starting the portfolio for Associate Member. Over the coming years there will be projects and training that will show a new depth of photography. Projects will be posted on the blog so please do subscribe and comment if you have ideas of what would make for a good subject or story in London.

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Looking forward to further developing our relationship with the Osteopathic Centre for children. This month we have launched a special offer to all patients of the centre. 20% of your photography session fee will go to supporting the charity and the incredible work they do for children in London. A special package rate will be applicable to any newborn shoots purchased. Please quote the code provided at the centre.  Aneesa Photography believes in supporting community projects and charities. Social responsibly is an integral part of our work. Contact: mail@photographybyaneesa.co.uk OCC_Logo_Duo_Landcape copy 3

“can you just take that out in photoshop when your editing?”

This is a question and statement that most photographers will hear over and over again. Whilst photoshop can be like magic if you are well trained in it, I think what many of us in this profession fail to do is inform people just how time consuming and difficult it can be on some images. Whilst it is the most incredible tool, it also means that we are needing to be graphic designers as well as photographers. Don’t get me wrong, most of the time an image would only need to be enhanced in an application like Adobe Lightroom, which is very powerful for things like making a regular sunset look more dramatic, bringing out colours, creating warmth, sharpness, clarity and tone to an image as well as the removal of basic blemishes. Lightroom is also a tool for batch photography and works well with camera raw images but we can’t batch process or batch watermark in Photoshop. So why then do we need Photoshop? what photographers may struggle to do in Lightroom can easily be done in Photoshop, in fact for some images what it can so is on another scale particularly when you need to apply layers or have something masked in or out. Photoshop is necessary more for things like creative baby art, magazine publications, or brochures where a client needs it to look a certain way, with a higher level of control .

The applications photographers use is down to preference, need and job spec, but for me the perfect combination is when you take the image into Lightroom and finish it in Photoshop.

2016 marks a huge change in the business. Photography by Aneesa rebranded to Aneesa Photography.

Design features heavily in the work created and with next steps leading to Associate membership of the British Institute of Professional Photographers, now seems like the perfect time to introduce all the new work.  There will be up to date news on whats happening and clients will be able to subscribe to our newsletter and be more involved in the artwork being created. Stay connected through our social media @aneesaimages

Thank you for being part of this journey!