I have always wanted to shoot some 1950s style pin up photos but have never got round to it. I had a commercial shoot last week and a friend of mine Lois was the model. After we finished up with the job we decided to have some fun. Lois had brought some dresses along and I brought a few props like some old coke bottles. As you can see I have done a fair bit of editing to give that ‘old fashioned poster’ look and I am really pleased with the results. (more…)
I was digging through some of last year’s photos earlier when I came across these. I had a little play with them to see what I could get out of them. Click see more below to see the before and afters of each shot: (more…)
A photo I took for Beardo is being used by FAB as an advert on the Facebook log out page today in the US. That means around 20 million people are going to see my photo and my face, strange feeling but a great one!
Since I started this business I have had the pleasure of photographing a few local small clothing labels. I had a great time with these and wanted to share a few of the photos. First up is the Beardo Beanie Hat – You can check these out at here.
In Hong Kong, Alex and I were chatting about how great the skyline and buildings of the city looked for a background. We then got on to the discussion of superhero comic style shots. We’ve been back a couple of weeks now and Alex sent me a couple of shots he had been working on, inspiring me to give it a go. Heres an old self portrait of myself that I have rendered in front of the HK skyline and added a fake news report to. I love playing around in photoshop with shots like this, reminds me why I got into this as a job! Anyway, I must get back to work and stop having fun as I have a pile to do and my own birthday party to attend tonight!
Inspired by the great photographer Perou, I thought I would give some photos with two of the same person a go. The idea here is to speculate at how you would act around yourself if there were two of you. For those of you who know me you will see this is me below with a bit of photoshop trickery its suprising how easy you can create these shots.
It’s nice to have my brother back in town and have a muse for a few photos. Here’s a quick one I took New Years Eve. Matt was getting ready to go out to a black tie party and I took a couple of shots in our conservatory.
I watched a video the other day of the difficulties of product photography. All the work that goes into getting details right when your that close up to something. I couldn’t help but give it a go. I took my watch off, got some glass and started snapping. I can now appreciate how much effort goes into a shot like this. A lot of playing with background, lighting and lots of small adjustments to get the positioning right. It also took a LOT of work in photoshop (partly because my watch is old and scratched up so had to clone all of those details out). I am pretty pleased with the result though. I’ve posted a high res version of the photo, its far from perfect, a few more hours in Photoshop would clean it up nicely but I do not have the inclination! What do you think?
For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Tom Archer and I have recently started my own photography business. I have made this blog to house my ramblings about my business and my travels (and I do love to travel). It is also to display my work and give you a taste of what I am about.
Here’s a little bit about me. I used to be a Police Officer for several years until I turned 23 and decided it wasn’t what I wanted to do with my life. So I quit. Then I took off on a round the world trip and 2 years, 20 countries and endless travelling later I arrived home with a broken leg (it took disablement to coerce me back to normal life). And so here I am, 18 months on from that starting a business in what I love most – Photography. I’ve started off by posting a few of my recent photos, so please enjoy!