My nephew, Max, a talented musician is just starting out on his music career as a producer, fresh out of university. With a refurbished attic, converted into a wonderful new music studio he now has the perfect quiet space to practice his art amongst the South London roof tops. To complete the setup for his new venture I’ve been helping out with some website design and website photography to practice my camera skills.
Like any form of photography, taking photos specifically for a website, requires you to think about composition and how images will be used on screen. The photoshoot took place whilst the studio was still ‘in development’ so proved challenging to make sure backgrounds weren’t filled with building materials, bare plaster walls and general junk.
In addition to playing guitar Max is also an emerging DJ, and can often be found behind the turntables at a London night club. This in itself provided challenges trying to compose a few photos that could illustrate this in tiny cramped space half filled with building materials. Standing on a ladder with my head in the roof apex I managed to take this shot above, and using a disco light to disguise the bare plaster walls the picture below.
In addition to setting up photographs for pages of the site, I also took a selection to be used for editorial and blog posts to help illustrate the various topics Max might write about, and a few portfolio style portrait shots that have already been used. Overall it’s been a very interesting project to help improve my photography skills, and once the studio is finished I’ll go back to take a few more photographs, hopefully with less challenges!
Here are a few more photos from the day. As ever I’m always interested in any critique or further opportunities to practice my passion for photography so do get in touch if you have any ideas that need me and my cameras.
Max’s Website: http://www.maxalfordsancto.london