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ByrdArtist

Username:ByrdArtist
Status:Off-line
ID Number:242713
Member type:Photographer
City:Liverpool
Region:Merseyside
Country:United Kingdom
Status:Semi Professional
Level:Experienced
Work Preference:Fitness Model
Stock Photo
Fashion
Runway
Print Magazine
Swimwear
Lingerie
Glamour
Nude
Parts Modeling
Hair
Adult
Topless
Gothic
Date Joined:08 April 2013
Last Updated:28 December 2015
Last Login:26 September 2017
Website: www.colinhallphotography.co.uk
 
Experience:
I took up photography in 1969, photographing everything and anything, learning the ropes as a self taught photographer. Having won a couple of Photo Club competitions, I lost interest, mainly because of those competitions. Then some 15 years ago I had a renewed enthusiasm and went down the digital route. Ouch!!! that was painful, especially for the wallet!! So now do all my processing in Photoshop, with assorted other programs. Although working as amateur for so long, I have been a semi-pro for a number of years and would love to make a living at it. I have done a number of model portfolios, publicity shots for a couple of bands, photographed a couple of "victims" for the L'Oreal hairdresser of the year competition. 2010 I was one of four official photographers for the Liverpool "Pride", and covered the Liverpool Lifestyles magazine awards ceremony at the Liverpool Hilton, as reportage but also included an onsite studio, so those attending could have a memento of the occasion
 
Comments:
So my main photo interests are in portrait/figure/glamour, and abstract/fine art photography. What is "fine art"? Nobody can really pinpoint it!!. My hero is 1930's American Edward Weston, who is famous for his nudes and peppers - no not in the same picture!! He was a master of lighting, which is what photography is all about. Following on from that, I love the lighting of the Hollywood photographers in their heyday, the beautiful portraits they created are awesome. So I followed them for many years, but now am after something a bit more "edgy", black & white, contrasty, dramatic directional lighting, or light, fairy like, ephemeral, fragile......like some of this stuff CosPlay people do.

I have my own set of studio flash, and backdrops, including "green screen", which means you are photographed against a green background, so your image can easily be cut out and placed against any desired background - photographed in Liverpool, looking like you are in Barbados!!! A marvel of the digital age? no the concept goes back to that Hollywood age!! So, I have the lights, but no studio, using local facilities as required. But I do like location photography. Pretty girl, derelict building, or maybe the sand dunes at Formby, or the woods - argh!!! but the weather......

So that's my story, come join me if you will, travel to new ideas, push what we know into the unknown, produce art that we know, and art that we do not yet know exists...

Reviews from other members

wendylouise recommends ByrdArtist
Added by wendylouise on 16 August 2015, shoot arranged for August 2015

Another fabulous shoot with Colin creating some high key shots. A true gentleman. Professional and great to get on with who puts thought in to shoots, comes well prepared and crashes amazing results.
Highly recommended by me with 5 stars every time. *****
A real breath of fresh air Colin. Until next time.
Wendy Louise xx
Stacey_M recommends ByrdArtist
Added by Stacey_M on 26 February 2014, shoot arranged for February 2014

This is a bit late I'm afraid .
I worked with Colin at virtual candy studios on a group shoot , he's very friendly and very professional , I enjoyed working with him
and I can definitely recommend Colin .
:)
StephanieLouisexxx recommends ByrdArtist
Added by StephanieLouisexxx on 08 February 2014, shoot arranged for February 2014

Worked with Colin recently as part of a group shoot at Virtual Candy in Warrington had a ball!! Colin is friendly, polite and professional at all times and has some great ideas. It was obvious that he is a very experienced photographer. I have no hesitation in recommending Colin to any model and I am looking forward to working with him again :)
Tanyawaltersmcdonald recommends ByrdArtist
Added by Tanyawaltersmcdonald on 27 April 2013, shoot arranged for April 2013

Had an amazing shoot today with Colin, cannot wait for the next one.

Absolutely amazing man, outstanding photographer, made me right at home

Showed and learned me everything he knows and we had an absolute ball. (Literally).

Would recommend 100%

Thanks for everything :)
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