What I've been Up To Recently

09th November 2016
Looking at my blog you'd think I'd disappeared in August - but the truth is I've been that busy I have neglected my website! So here's a brief summary of the things I've been up to (keeping it as short as possible with just a couple of stories per discipline!)...

Weddings
August saw me covering the Wedding of Sarah and David at St George's Church in Poynton, followed by the reception at Sandhole Oak Bar, in Marton. This was a two photographer, full day coverage and we had an absolute blast! Here are a couple of photographs from that amazing day:





Come September and wedding duties continued, this time photographing the ceremony and reception of Michelle and Jason at Quarry Bank Mill in Styal. A wonderful National Trust property where, true to form, the staff go that extra mile to make sure the couple have a day to remember. The weather decided to ignore the forecast and was glorious, as these few photos from the day show:






Commercial & PR
In October I changed my hat for my commercial one, with two notable projects. The first was covering the annual awards ceremony at Hazel Grove Golf Club. Normally the winners would be awarded their trophy, only for them to put them back in the cabinet later that same night. The Captain, Mr Jones, booked me to set up my portable studio in the corner and to photograph each of the winners with their trophy so they have a reminder of them with it. It was a great night at a great club.



My second commercial project of the month was photographing a number of furniture pieces for Vanilla Furniture. They make and supply hand made solid wood furniture and the three shoots here saw me at their store photographing a couple of large kitchen pieces prior to client delivery and two shoots at my studio - one for some lounge pieces and the second for some bedroom furniture, including a room set for a girls bedroom. Here are a few examples:






Restoration
Restoration work, as usual, has kept me out of mischief each month, but never more so than in August and September which saw me undertake a large archive project for a customer. This involved the scanning of glass plate negatives and magic lantern slides dating back to the mid to late 1800's and provide back on disc. To aid in this project I invested in a new scanner that provides not only a higher quality of scan, but also a much larger scanning area for negatives and transparencies compared to my previous scanner.

Here are just a couple of some of the restoration work I've recently carried out:



Portraits
August through to November has seen a great number of portrait sessions here at Richard Jackson Photography. Here are just a few examples:








Landscapes
The landscape gallery has seen quite a few purchases, resulting in some of my limited editions now getting close to being sold out, such as Lyme Park Rises, which, at the time of writing, has only one left of the full colour option. It has also seen some new additions to the gallery, which will be appearing on the online version over the next few days.



I think that about covers it, I'd better get back to work!