Commercial Photo Shoot, Yeovil Town F.C. Community Sports Trust

Commercial Photo Shoot, Yeovil Town F.C. Community Sports Trust

Combining two of my passions in Commercial Photography & Football is as my mum would have phrased it “like having your cake and eating it !” My son now 11 and a half has been at Yeovil as a player since he was around 7 years old. As a result of spending a lot of time at the club for training sessions and games, the Yeovil Town Community Trust learnt of my work as a commercial photographer in Somerset and asked if I could help them with their imagery & promotional needs. The Trust is the charity arm of Yeovil Town F.C and also run the Youth teams and training sessions and various other work within the local community.

The latest images they required (show here) were to illustrate the various Development Centres that are located around Somerset and their appropriate kits for a new website launch. Having full creative freedom I decided that the kits and model would look great captured against a white clean background and then to create some impact with the creative use of lighting.

The trust knowing my son had recently modelled in a video for the NSPCC and the fact the budget was tight being a charity asked if he would model the kits for the shoot.

Here are a few of the images with the completed photo retouching.

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Northern Soul, Capturing The Passion To Dance

Northern Soul is making another resurgence at the moment and it’s been some 29 years since my days of attending all-nighters at various venues and Scooter rallies across the country. One of my friends Terry however is still hitting the talcum powder dusted dance floor from dusk to dawn (I’m not exaggerating!) across the UK. He still is a remarkable dancer and considering he’s older than me (sorry mate had to get that in) that is even more credit to him. With this in mind, I just had to create an image that captured his passion to dance and my vision/memories of those ballrooms across the UK.

We shot the images in our studio which is an old stone barn with ideal solid wood floors for Terry to strut his stuff upon.

The shoot was incredibly fun and we ended up with so many great images that the selection process took me forever to finally decide on my final image as did cleaning up all the baby talc from the studio floor!

The post-production consisted of compositing an appropriate background and creating just the right ambiance.

Below is a short video of the shoot, completed images, and a few that got shortlisted but not used.