Winter Photography- Part 2

If you read my previous post you’ll know all about the photoshoot I did a while back with my intended winter theme, and that the photos didn’t turn out exactly how I wanted and didn’t really look very winter-esk. My previous post showed you my final images but I wanted to show you how different some of the original images were compared to what they looked like after they were edited. I still like the original photos but the colours give a more spring feeling to the image than winter. The sizes of the images are a bit off because I cropped a few of them to fit the composition I wanted. Here’s a few  of my favourite images.


                     Before                                                                                  After








Winter Photography

Before Christmas, last year, I took Tonicha on a little photo shoot, as I’d been looking at Autumnal themed photography and felt inspired, however, it was no longer autumn, there was no golden leaves, just muddy grass, so instead we went for a Winter themed shoot. Tonicha decided she wanted to give a few of the photos to her Mum as part of a Christmas present so I held of on writing this post to make sure I didn’t ruin the surprise, but then it was christmas and then New Year and then January deadlines at Uni and then second semester started and so on!  I also decided since I recently got the student deal on all adobe products, that I’d edit my favourite photos too, and of course that took a fair bit of time. But finally, only like 2 months later I’m finally able to make this post.

The shoot wasn’t all that well planned, I didn’t know where I wanted to go, just that I wanted some form of woodland background, and living in the city centre of Newcastle that’s pretty difficult to find, especially since we didn’t have all that much time for the shoot. I eventually remembered Leazes Park,it’s not all that woodland but theres enough grass land and trees that e could make it work, there’s also a fairly decent lake which seemed like a nice idea, apart for the horrific amount of geese and swans!

I really enjoyed this shoot, it wasn’t at all serious, and Tonicha was super confident in from of the camera which made my job so much easier, we even had a random guy on his bike keep asking us questions about her modelling career which was pretty hilarious.

The photos didn’t really turn out very wintery, there was too much colour and it just wasn’t the style I was going for. However I managed to learn a few tricks on photoshop which meant that I could give them the aesthetic I was hoping for. I won’t bore you with the whole process I went through, but I might post a continuation post in a few days of my before and afters, to show you how much different some of them turned out. Anyways, heres my favourites, let me know what you think 🙂

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The 1975 – Dec

Another month, another gig. Ive liked The 1975 since they came out really, however I never really thought of them as a band I wanted to go and see live. Then when they brought out their new singles, The Sound and Love Me, it gave me a new perspective on them because I really liked the songs. So when my friend asked me if I wanted to go see them when they come to Newcastle I was like, actually, yeah I do!

We went for standing again, which once we got there we regretted, I’m pretty small, but Lauren is even smaller, so standing at the back of a big crowd, well, lets just say we had a great view of the back of peoples heads! It wasn’t too bad, when people moved about and went for drinks etc we did manage to get a slightly better view but not great, which was a shame.

I’d listen to the album before we went, because as I’m sure I’ve mentioned before I hate going to concerts when I don’t know the words, but a lot of the songs were slower and not really what I expected after hearing their new singes so I found it hard to listen to the album actively so I still didn’t know a lot of the songs when I went. I still really enjoyed the concert but it just wasn’t quite what I was expecting, especially considering their previous alum, the concert was a lot more chilled than I had hoped it would be, and made me confused more than it should have really.

It was definitely an amazing experience and they were incredible, just not what I expected and the fact I couldn’t seem them was a bit disappointing too. As always I took photo, but I can’t guarantee how good they will be because of how far back we were and the view I had, but heres a few of the good ones anyway. Let me know if you agree with me about their new album/ tour or if you completely disagree, would love some feedback 🙂