stanleymorrisphotography

My Blog will be looking at techniques and skills required in order to become a professional photojournalist. It shall give tips from myself, reflecting on personal experiences in the industry and other photographers that have inspired me. I will be posting some of my work as I start the industry and other helpful pieces of media that I will shall help other trainee photojournalists starting their career.

Being Prepared

One thing about successful photojournalist is that they are always prepared and never fall short because of lack of prep. Photographers can’t always anticipate all the events and images taken as anything is round the corner. So having a camera at hand or close by is a must for all photographers travelling or looking for stories. So many times in the past I have missed beautiful eye catching natural scenes or a rare glimpse of magic through the eye and realised, WHERE IS MY CAMERA? 

After this I realised if I want to take myself serious as a photographer I have to be prepared and have a open mind to all photography when with my camera. I allow myself the best opportunity to capture any scene with multiple lenses in my back with a flash gun ready if needed to lighten the subjects. It is properly the must key piece of advice I can give to any aspiring photographers, just always be ready and prepared to shoot on the click of fingers. As you could be the only one to capture a rare glimpse to get your foot in the door and kick start your career.

Reckless Abandon

This was a shoot conducted back home close to Helston, Cornwall,  where these flats and terraces have been destroyed, graffitied and collapsed. I find this site so appealing as was a place I seen every month or so and then to see it a few years later like this was so shocking. I intended to simply capture the atmosphere and feel for the site within my images, and show the real tragedy here.

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Unliveable

Unliveable

Lou Ballard – Studio Gym Shoot

One day at uni we were lucky enough to meet Lou Ballard, a professional female fighter and beauty contestant, and had the opportunity to conduct a studio shoot with her. Working with one main flash, one main softbox and numerous reflectors used in the gym studio shoot. this was a great experience to really control so many variables to a shoot with the model being placed in a location relevant to the story and her profession.ImageImageImage

First Wedding Shoot

Here’s some of the images from my first wedding shoot as a photographer. Congratulations to the Karter’s again.

Advice I can give to other photographers before their first major shoot is to simply, relax and enjoy it. Forget about the pressure and the thousand other things going through your mind about the day, embrace it. I found soon as I embraced myself within the atmosphere of the wedding and stopped being just the photographer, the quality of my images improved. I was able to really show the true passion and love of the experience and capture the real characters at the beautiful family experience.

Kirsty's Day

Kirsty’s Day

First Dance

First Dance

Father & Son family Wed

Father & Son family Wed

Lens

Lens

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/

A blog created with ‘The New York Times’ posting on stories and news events covered by them.

The blog shows whats been most popular and gives the viewers the opportunity to see whats been printed in each days papers. The blog offers photographs and video for the visual journalism side to their posts.

Very helpful blog to see news images each day and to read the write ups alongside them.

Tristan Campbell

Tristan Campbell

Another brilliant landscape photographer who’s work inspires me to try to techniques and tricks when shooting in the field.

The beauty of his work is incredible and personally love the use of long exposures with the sea.

http://www.tristancampbell.co.uk/blog/

Michael Fyre

Michael Fyre

I love looking at other landscape photographers and how they portray their view on different landscapes.

I love how he has such a collection of different styled landscape images across the board. Showing different skills and styles for different locations and sights.

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/