Tuesday, 28 April 2009

New Group Photo Assignment

Yesterday I was asked to take a group photo, I thought to myself  sure why not I can do that. Then they told me its of approximately 100 pax that in itself is not that big of a deal. The tricks comes when you need to find a location that will be sufficiently large enough for about 100 people and at the same time have good lighting. I was pondering this morning about it while I was out o my morning walk. The light was very nice just before 08.00 I was thinking this could be a good time but then I do not think the people that I need to take a picture of will be very happy about a early morning photo shoot. I think they are more of a mid lunch to an afternoon kind of crowed, so I need to keep that in mind as well. My thoughts now in order to be able to take a photograph of all of them in one frame is to gather them on the beach and I will climb up in a beach guard tower or a ladder but it wont be to safe to place on the beach. I will go down to the beach today and scout out a location. 
Since I have not taken the picture yet I cant post it for you I will post it later though as soon as I have done it. In the mean time you can have a look at this picture that was taken earlier on the same beach stretch of a guard tower. So you can visualize me standing on top of it. I wonder if it will be high enough?

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Red Flowers

Some flowers that I saw after lunch yesterday they make great wall art printed on canvas!  I have added a sort of water colour effect to them. Hum I can see now that you cant really see that I have made a water colour effect on the flowers in such a low resolution picture below.... 

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Hotel Photo Shoot

I received a photo assignment the other day for a local magazine here in Egypt. As most assignments they needed the pictures very soon I had two days which is not any problem for me, but I was not very fortunate with the local weather… The weather here is just about to turn from winter to summer and that makes the weather very hazy and a bit humid. All other 363 days of the year we have clear blue sky’s, which is not preferred either but I could have worked around that easier. It is a good thing I am a wizard when it comes to Photoshop! A lot of tweaking was needed on the pictures.

On my last morning before the due date I woke up early as usual and I saw some hope there was a bit of blue showing through in the sky. On my way down to my photo location I met a local Bedouin selling home made jewellery, I stopped and spoke a bit to him his name was Shalim and his sister had made the jewellery. He gave me a nice bracelet I felt bad since I did not have any money with me at all to give him so I took a few pictures of him instead. 

Marriott Hotel Taba Heights

Saturday, 11 April 2009


If you haven't yet had a look at our website www.shippeyphotography.com I suggest you do it. I have this week updated it with new pictures and added  our new company logo as well as a link to this blog. Near by to where I live there is at times a festival, I ventured out to it the other night with my camera at hand and took some fun pictures of the hustle and bustle. Well mainly of the Tanour and Belly Dancer that was up on stage. At least this week there was no power cut, last week there was a power cut everything went pitch black you could hardly see the hand in front of you and then came the screams of all the kids and women that was scared. But it thankfully for the organisers and everyone attending did not last long. Last night the moon was out big and bright so even if there had been a power cut I think we would have been ok. I am still working on the pictures but I have posted a few for you to have a peek at here.

Bedouin Tent

Tanour Dancers

Belly Dancer