Laser Lights..

I shot these ages ago, and at the time thought I hadn’t done a very good job with them so they sat on my hard drive, presumably never to be edited.


Recently I had been thinking I would like to try shooting some projection stuff and then remembered I had these, so dug them out again and decided to try editing a couple. Weirdly this time they seemed pretty cool and editing them was a breeze.

I have had this laser for years, since my mobile DJing days, its been sat in a box for years. These were shot around ISO 3200, on a Nikon D700 and a Sigma 24-70

The awesome model in these images is Aerlise, who was constantly waiting for the laser to drop on her head, as it was doing a bit of a wobbly balancing job directly above her for a while, it was a bit precarious to say the least.

I think I might like to practice a bit more at this sort of stuff, its a bit different to the style of shooting I usually do. These are not too bad for a first attempt I think!

Anyway, hope you like,

Peace and love,

Rob :)



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Up to her neck..

Hello folks, I really should blog a bit more, I have been shooting quite a bit lately and have some cool images to share, so expect a few more blogs coming up soon!

Here are just a couple of images I really like from a hop over a spiky fence into a huge old abandoned mill near me with Newt (Trish) who had some some new lingerie and new neck and hand tattoo’s to show off.

Its fair to say it was an eventful shoot, later on after this shot was taken Newt sat in some stinging nettles outside and also managed to scrape her bum on some metal, and I stood on a plank of wood with a great big nail poking out of it which went through my boot and sunk about 1/2” into my foot, and meant I had to go get a Tetanus jab the next day and hobble about for a while afterwards with my foot swimming in blood. Lovely!

Anyway, I think it was worth it, for these couple of images alone, which I absolutely love!

I love her strong, confident pose in both shots, the stare, and the way the tattoo’s stand out in the incredible light that is available in this room.

I sometimes can’t get my head around photographers who want to shoot against white walls all the time, or not let the ambiance of an amazing place like this seep into their images and fill them with flash. I know its different strokes for different folks but yeh, this is what I like, a shoot that is like a mini adventure, with a fabulous background to place your model in.

Hope you like them as much as we do!

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By the way, which one's Pink?

I realised I hadn’t updated or blogged for a little while, partly because I have had some computer problems that are now, (hopefully) solved, and partly because I am lazy! Bad Golding!

Anyway I shot with a new model on Wednesday, by the name of Lydia who is pretty local to me. It was a bit of an experiment for me as I have recently changed my camera and to be honest I was a little nervous as I have been using the same camera for nearly 10 years now and I had kind of got used to it. I wasn’t sure how I would do with the change.

Anyway, we shot lots of pretty lingerie type stuff, but I didn’t want it to look like typical glamour photography, nothing too brightly lit. Luckily Lydia wanted something along similar lines.

She brought this amazing Pink body by Pretty Little Thing which I thought was really gorgeous. We shot in my living room using my Chesterfield sofa, (strangely the Pink didn’t clash with the Red of the sofa too much) I used a big mirror to reflect some patterns from the window onto the back wall and dragged my coffee table and lantern into shot to give a lead in to the image.

I had set the colour control on the camera to ‘Vivid’ as I had never used it before and thought it might be fun to bump the colour a bit of the lingerie. The only other work in post was a bit of light pulled back on Lydia’s hair in Lightroom using the adjustment brush, and then into Photoshop and to clean some marks up on the wall and a little selective sharpening on the lamp and Lydia’s lingerie

No other lighting was used in this image. Its all ambient.

Settings, for those interested are as below

NIkon D750
Nikon 70-200 f2.8 at 75mm
ISO 400
1/400th sec @ f4

Title courtesy of Pink Floyd!

I hope you like, comments are welcome, and if you would like to work with me please do get in touch!

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Nadia

Confidence issues, we all have them, young or old, If you haven't suffered from this already its fair to say you probably will at some point in your life (even though I hope you don't)

We worry about how we look all the time, especially in this time of social media, everywhere you look people seem to be having an amazing time, being beautiful, seemingly having a wonderful stress free life and doing amazing things. We have all been there, looking at everyone else and wondering where our amazing time is?

Nadia got in touch , I already knew her, but we hadn't seen each other for maybe 7 years. In the last few years she had a daughter, and life (as we know when we have kids) just goes haywire. Often there is no time but children time, its rare to get a bit of time to yourself and you begin to live for the kids, you forget about yourself, forget that you are a living breathing person with wants and desires and feelings, because you are a 24/7 mum (or dad even)

Sometimes you want to feel good, look beautiful, and to have something just for you. Make sense? This is what she wanted, a confidence boost, worried about how her figure had changed since giving birth and really wanting some beautiful images of her looking amazing, and to give her more confidence going forward.

We had a bit of a brief to work to, she wanted some images that were beautiful, a little bit of lingerie, some possibly nude, but not 'Glam'. This works for me because I don't consider myself a glamour photographer, I'm not into brightly lit glossy images, preferring to shoot ambient light and deliberately throwing some grain and shadow into my images.

Nadia was so happy with the resulting images, and once she had received just a few edits back it was clear her confidence had gone through the roof. She is planning on coming back to shoot again sometime in the near future.

She has given her permission for me to share some of the images we made on this blog, so I am grateful to her for that as I really think she looks fantastic!

I hope you like these, and if you think you would like to book a shoot with me please do get in touch!
 

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That's the colour of my room..

I edited this image last night, and as often happens a line from a song I am listening to resonates and identifies with the image in question. I don't know why it happens but it does, frequently. So on this occasions thanks to Mr David Bowie! 

I'm in love with the colour of this image. When I shoot I always think in mono, I have my camera back set to show the preview in mono because I can see how much detail there is showing in the blacks, I think it has helped me a lot in the way I have developed my photography. However when it comes to editing the image i'm drawn to some of the amazing colours that were there, colours that I had been ignoring while shooting. 

This image was taken with my friend Helen, otherwise known as 'Marmalade' who has made her name as one of the very best and knowledgeable urbex models out there. Please take a while to have a look at her website and take in her absolutely stunning work! 

https://www.urbexmodel.com/

 

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Chertsey Bridge

Just one shot for this blog, but probably more to come later. 

This was taken about 7am on the steps down the side of Chertsey Bridge on the river Thames last weekend with my friend Helen. 

The pouring rain had slowed just for a couple of minutes and we made the decision to keep our fingers crossed that nobody would walk down the steps and we should try and get the shot.

This was the last but one shot of about 10 that I took.  I think it came out looking really nice, originally it was going to be a mono image but I liked the colour too much!

If you like this, and would like to work with me, please drop me a line :)

 

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Newt

Newt isn't her real name of course, I kind of bestowed it upon her when we did a shoot back in 2014 in a filthy abandoned incinerator not too far from me. She had been crawling around in the dirt (as you do) and I remembered the little girl in the Aliens movie who had a filthy face and was hiding from the monsters. So...Even though her real name is Trish, I decided she was Newt.

Here she is, I dug out the image from years ago....

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Anyway, moving on, she doesn't model much, just on occasions for me and one other photographer friend of mine (Hi Stephan) but we have shot a couple of times over the years, and I even photographed her wedding (I suppose I better dig out a photo, hang on... (Stolen from Facebook)

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So, we hadn't done anything for a few years image wise, Newt was away having babies and doing wifey things, but as well as a growing family her tattoo collection had grown too, so we thought we should meet up and have a muck about and shoot a couple of new sexy images. 

All images taken at my home with available light, I think they are rather fab and thought I should share!

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Rob Golding Tewkesbury Photographer

 

There you go, hope you like them! And I hope we don't leave it two years before we get around to shooting again! 

If you like my style of work, and wish to discuss a shoot with me, please use the form on the 'Bookings' link, I would be happy to hear from you.

Peace and love to all

Rob x