Band photos and commissions
Da Hooley ceilidh band are a lively ceilidh dance band based in Edinburgh. In taking the band’s publicity photos, I had the extra challenge of being a band member, and having to take photos of myself. Thank goodness for tripods and the invention of the remote shutter release! I decided we could have a lot of fun with the final photos if I photographed all the band members individually, allowing me to blend a selection of photos together afterwards using Photoshop.
Da Hooley had a gig arranged in the St Bride’s Centre in Edinburgh. A quick phone call to the centre manager, and we were all set to go. We turned up half an hour earlier than usual for the gig and had some fun getting the shots taken. St bride’s was an ideal location for the shoot as they have theatre lighting and black stage curtains, which made the process a whole lot easier.
I’ve been having a lot of fun putting the final photos together. The shots have been used on Da Hooley ceilidh band’s website, and also for creating a new design for the band’s business cards.
So they’re on court, and the Wimbledon men’s final 2012 is under way. A break in the opening match for Andy Murray. What a fantastic start to the match!
We were out with the band last night, and I took the chance to take some band photos for our website. Inevitably the conversation turned to today’s match. So here’s a wee fiddly tennis tribute moment from Edinburgh.
There’s the dilemma of how you get into photos when you’re also the photographer. A huge thanks to Drew for stepping up and pressing the shutter release.