Lincoln Zoom The Flume
Well hello everyone. I do hope you have recovered from a very successful and fun day. My team and I took an extraordinary amount of images. Please read the following so you will understand the ordering process.
Digital images are suitable for online social media only. (NOT suitable for print)
Do not edit the images. They will only have a small watermark in the bottom right corner of the image. (Figure 1)
Please try not to crop off the watermark, but if you have to, then please place a link back to my FB page.
The printed images will not have watermarks on them. (Figure 2)
Final date for orders will be 31st July 2015.
One week after that all images will be ready for collection on set days (to be confirmed) at my studio.
Should you wish to order after this date there will be a £5 postal charge and images will be delivered direct to your home.
You can purchase a combination of different prints and each print comes with its matching digital file free of charge.
Prices are as follows:
1 of digital watermarked online image £3
1 of 7 x 5” print & same digital file £5
2 of 7 x 5” print & same digital files £8
3 of 7 x 5” print & same digital files £12
4 of 7 x 5” print & same digital files £16
5 of 7 x 5” print & same digital files £20
6 of 7 x 5” prints & same digital files £24
1 of 10x8” print & the same digital file £10
2 of 10x8” print & the same digital file £18
3 of 10x8” print & the same digital file £27
4 of 10x8” print & the same digital file £36
5 of 10x8” print & the same digital file £45
6 of 10x8” print & the same digital file £54
If you require more prints, framed prints, canvas and other types of wall art or albums. Please contact me direct and I can show you the various samples available. All my frames are handmade to order by a local supplier.
You will find separate galleries with 1-hour time slots. This will enable you to go straight to the relevant gallery to find your images based on what time you zoomed the flume
All the images have numbers in black in the bottom right corner. Find your image(s) you wish to purchase and take a note of the number(s).
Click the red “buy prints” and this will take you to the Zoom the Flume Print ordering page.
Choose the package(s) you want and click add to cart.
Once you have finished adding images to cart, go to check out.
Choose credit card or PayPal. (Example 1)
Fill in all the relevant details.
Please do not forget to add the image numbers into the optional note for seller box.
(If ordering different sizes please state what image numbers are for what size.
Finally a massive thankyou to everyone who took part. Duncan, Peter and Mark and the rest of the Rotary for accommodating and welcoming us to a very busy event. It was incredible well organised and fun. Any further questions please feel free to email me.
I will be donating the profits (after costs) to The Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia's
chosen charities connected with Zoom The Flume.
Eileen is 4 years old. In fact the day she came to the studio was her birthday. When she was two, she was attacked by some small dogs. As a result one side of her face and very close to her eye needed some plastic surgery. I am sure you will agree, they did a fantastic job. "This is me", is all about embracing who you are regardless of any visual differences. This one required something just a little bit special. So I asked Princess Elsa if she could fly over to say hello to Eileen. They sang songs, chatted and hugged. It was a beautiful session and I have many more images to edit. However I was so excited to share this with you all.
I am constantly adding to the directory of professionals willing to freely give some time to make these sessions special for all who take part. Including us.
It is 100% free. Why do I do that?
I am a firm believer in passing it forward. If something nice happens to you, next time you are in a position to do so, pay it forward too.
It may also be slightly selfish because I also enjoy it. It makes me feel good to see the transformation in front of the camera take place. Confidence and beauty shine through as the sessions progress.
If you would like to offer your skills to This is me. Then please get in touch and I will add you to the directory.
For the rest of the images click here.
My huge thanks to https://www.facebook.com/thelittleprincessclub?fref=ts for making this such a realistic experience for Eileen.
It never fails to amaze me that people can be so positive in the face of adversity. In our own way we are all fighting individual battles that may not be significant to others, however to the person concerned in that moment, it may well be the greatest battle they are facing. Who are we to judge? Yet we do on a daily basis. How many of you when faced with a person with a disfigurement glance and look away embarrassed? I know I have. Now step into that person's shoes. Imagine how they feel.
Cheryl suffered burns and scarring to her arm neck and chest. As a teenager she was called a mutant by an 8 year old child. However, she has grown in to a vibrant, confident woman who does embraces who she is. Her scars most definitely do not define her. See Cheryl's gallery of images here.
In todays world. We are slowly becoming desensitised to violence, graphic horror movies, online trolling. The list goes on. Yet we continually struggle with the appearances of our fellow human beings. Constantly told how we should look, what to wear, how to speak etc. Maybe, at some point we will be more accepting of each others differences. Until that time arrives, next time you see someone with no hair, scars, missing limbs etc. Don't look away embarrassed or afraid. Smile warmly. It's a start!
Building confidence, creating smiles.
Cheryl you were amazeballs!
Many thanks to Leanne Ji for donating her time and resources for the makeup. This is a 100% free service. All I want is other photographers, makeup artists children's entertainers to get in touch and volunteer some of their time and resources once in a while. xx
Cheryl's feedback follows.
My experience during my This is Me photo shoot was amazing! Connie instantly made me feel at ease, she was clear with her instructions and direction but at the same time not pushy at all. Nothing was ever too much trouble for her to do, I was well looked after with fantastically made lattes and a very relaxed atmosphere! No judgements were made, it felt like I was with friends getting ready for a night out and having a few fun photos along the way beforehand! I would recommend Connie to anyone who is looking for a photographer for any occasion!
A little background information about me and my scar is that when I was 18 months old I had an unfortunate accident where I somehow spilt a boiling hot cup of tea all over me whilst I was playing. For reasons I do not know, my birth mother did not call an ambulance but removed my wet clothes and put me to bed, hence I now have scarring on my chest and shoulder.
Sometimes when I get enquiries, people comment that I am not that cheap. After all, "you are just pointing a camera." It goes far beyond that. Reading this link about C.O.D.B will hopefully enlighten people as to why we charge what we do. Photographers, Professional photographers, go to a lot of work to become skilled in their craft. Training courses are crucial to this process. Also a photographic body such as The Guild of Photographers reassures potential clients that they are booking someone who not only cares, but also has their work monitored to ensure it is of a professional standard.
The old adage "you get what you pay for" is exactly that. On the flip side, there are some pretty amazing photographers out there who don't realise their worth and talent.
So when booking your next session, think hard about the images you are getting. They are your personal memories for life.
When someone with a "big expensive" camera takes a picture. You will think it is amazing, because you yourself may not be able to create one like that. However that does not mean it is of a good professional standard. It means the person taking the photograph has some understanding of the camera they are using.
I am continually learning, honing my craft and moving forward to the next stage of knowledge. In fact that is something I will continually do throughout my career. I am passionate about photography. Absolutely love it. But I am trying to make a living to pay bills, without squeezing every penny from the client.
Delighted to photograph another client for the 100% FREE service, "This is me." Fiona saw Bev's images and decided to get in touch. She arrived on the day with a beautiful mane of hair. I discovered that no one apart from close family had ever seen her without it. She was taking a massive step coming to me, a complete stranger and revealing her head for the first time.
When someone arrives for this type of shoot, you have to address the elephant in the room. In this case breast cancer. So I chatted to Fiona about what, where, when and how. Please don't think I am brushing past this horrible disease. But it already consumes your life. The whole point of "This is me" is to take you away from it all for a while. It is all about building confidence and creating smiles! I don't bring up the subject again unless the client decides to talk about it themselves.
Helen the henna artist and myself are extremely down to earth. We love to have a giggle and as Fiona settled down with a cuppa she was soon laughing with us.
As you can see from the photos, Fiona relaxed very soon and was so courageous to take off her wig. She looked beautiful with her hair, but when she revealed her head, she looked stunning. 2-3 hours of aromatherapy scented henna artwork and part 2 of the session. Makeup was applied and we had a ball. The resulting pictures show how beautiful Fiona is. Just look at those eyes. I am delighted to say, Fiona felt confident enough to walk through Lincoln High St with her henna crown in full view of the public. I am so very proud of Fiona for doing that.
Once again I feel humbled to be part of another amazing woman's journey.
This is a 100% free service and there are no hidden catches. It is open to Male and female of any age. I am looking for makeup artists, photographers, body painters etc willing to give up some time free, to add their names to my directory.
PLEASE PLEASE share this with everyone you know. xx
Fiona's gallery can be found here
Some kind words from Fiona regarding her experience.
What a fantastic experience.... Connie and Helen made me feel so at ease. Such a relaxed day with lots of giggles. I can tell you one thing, having cancer was not on my list of things to do this year......... A truly amazing way to document a chapter of my life that has taught me so much about myself and the things that are really important!
It's weird...... Although I'm not happy to walk around bald (coz it's quite chilly) I'm in a sense way more confident in myself. And I really don't give a crap what anyone thinks. It sure does give you perspective x
I recently had the opportunity to photograph an incredibly inspirational and brave woman, who wished to celebrate her final session of chemotherapy. Beverley is currently being treated for breast cancer. She wished to have a set of images made to mark the end of her chemo treatment prior to her hair re-growing. While researching what images would be suitable. ( Having never done a photo-shoot like this I wanted to make sure it would be perfect for Beverley's wishes) I came across a site http://www.hennaheals.ca/ How do you ask someone suffering from hair loss if you can paint on their head, without sounding insensitive or weird?
After dwelling on this for a couple of days I decided to just ask how Beverley would feel about it. She said yes!
So with the power of Facebook I put a casting call out for a henna artist and makeup artist. Helen a body painter, henna artist extraordinaire, volunteered her time freely. On the day of the shoot the studio lighting and test shots were done in advance of Beverley arriving. Due to the henna crown being hand painted I had to take into consideration how tiring the whole process could potentially be and minimise this as much as possible. We had the best time. Initially having some fun with a selection of Beverley's scarves and fun headbands her children had bought for her.
We then went on to stage two of the shoot.
Applying of the henna crown is time consuming. It is painstakingly applied by hand. Helen ( Jelli Nelli) was fabulous at helping make Beverley feel relaxed and comfortable. This time the make up was bolder. accentuating her cheekbones and eyes. By the time she got in front of the camera, it was obvious how much fun she was having and the resulting images show that.
It was an amazing experience for all three of us. I would love to do again, so if you know of anyone suffering with hair loss male or female regardless of age and illness, that would benefit from having some images like these, free of charge. Please get in touch or share with them direct. This is something truly close to my heart. My mother is in remission from Lung cancer.
Beverley was kind enough to do a little write up of her experience. The entire gallery can be found here
Inspired by some of my lovely Younger Breast Cancer Network friends, I decided that I would like to mark this chapter of my life by having a set of photos taken whilst I had no hair, to mark what I had been through. What better timing was there than doing it as a celebration of my last chemotherapy session?
I looked around for local photographers, but once I'd found Connie the search stopped. I just knew I wanted her to take my photos - she knew exactly where I was coming from and what I wanted to achieve without me having to explain.
When Connie asked me a couple of days later if I'd be up for having a henna crown the answer could only be yes! Cancer makes you realise 'You Only Live Once'.
The day of the shoot dawned and I had such fun. Connie and Jelli Nelli (Helen) were so welcoming. I think this was a 'first' for all of us!! I was pampered with having my make up done and had a few photos taken before Helen applied the henna crown and changed my make up. I felt like a model! It was such an amazing morning. It was so lovely to do something like this, and all thoughts of hospital appointments left my head for the morning. Today I was a model, not a cancer patient.
The resulting photos are stunning. Everyone who has seen them has been so complimentary. I am so pleased I found Connie, and Connie had the brilliant idea for the henna and found Helen.
When you are diagnosed with cancer, your life changes and you become a 'cancer patient' - your emotions are on a roller coaster, your looks change and for a while, you can lose your own sense of identity. With these photos, I can see 'me'. And that is priceless.
I think you were the perfect photographer to do this, and Helen was a star too. You made a good team. Something like this would give a real boost to anyone going through an illness.
So I have been really busy working on building up my first portfolio for my HND in Commercial Photography. I will be pitching this as a freelance photographer seeking employment with a fashion designer. These are my chosen images for my portfolio. I love creative shoots and ultimately would like to be doing more of this style of photography throughout my career.
Following on from the successful award wins from the Guild of Photographers. The Lincolnite has posted a feature about me. I have to say it feels amazing to get this recognition, after working so hard to improve my work. Training, mentoring and practice are essential in improving.
From being completely self taught, with the help of an amazing online friend Robbie O'Neil, he would take me through the basics and give me feedback about my work. I was not confident enough to do more. I gradually found I wanted to get more from my images but not the confidence to go further. A CPN called Barbara Cairns and a psychiatrist Dr. G. Jones spent a long time supporting me. It was decided to trial me with ADHD medication. I was in the process of enrolling for photography at my local college when we were posted to Waddington.
For the first time in 14 years I held down a part time job. Every day is tough. But I switch on my camera and instantly feel good. I am now studying in Lincoln college HND in Commercial Photography. I have amazing support with the learning and focus aspect and feel more comfotable each day. I did give up my part-time job as it was too much to mentally contend with. But I see it as a positive rather than a negative. I am moving forward.
I debated about being quite so honest regarding my mental health and ADHD disabilities. But I have never been more proud of how far I have come with the right help and support. It shows anyone out there, even at your lowest point there is a "ray of light, silver lining, determination." Call it what you like but I passionately feel it is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact it has made me into who I am today.
You can read the full article here, http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2014/02/lincoln-photographer-credited-at-international-awards/
Thank you to the Guild, all my clients, friends and family.
<--- Yup that is me. You will usually find I have some sort of red in my hair. I like quirky different fun things.
I will use this page for updates, and to feature recent shoots etc. For now you get to look at me some more.
I am in the middle of fine tuning the SEO of this much easier and fluid site. So images will be appearing under relevant sections as I go along. In the meantime feel free to have a look at my facebook business page for a larger selection of my work. Get in touch if you want to work with me, book me or collaborate. I love trying new and exciting things out.
passionate, bubbly and fun photographer who is honest and open. Ask me a question and I will try to answer it. :)