Creative Photography
Hey everyone! A little bit excited, Natasha and I got our 'Lunacy' shoot published in Hair magazine! A four page spread called 'Escape Artist' with commentary from Emily Louise Overy. To add to that, we also had the same shoot published in Estetica magazine USA! Hair and Styling by Pearson and Clark - Natasha Pearson Photography and Make-Up - Becky Long
‘All Walks’ on ‘English Mustard’
I am proud to say that my work has received recognition by ‘All Walks Beyond the Catwalk’ I have had a brilliant write up from Elspeth Merry, who has written for the likes of the Huffington Post and Zink Magazine, New York. As well as a commendation from Caryn Franklin
As my third shoot in the Disney series, I wanted Pocahontas to be quite detailed, I had arranged for my cousin Jo to gather me some Pheasant feathers as I knew I wanted the shoot to be all natural. I went to top shop in oxford circus and found...
Young Fashion Photographer of the Year 2013
Roll on December 10th! I am so very excited! This will be my third entry in the running for 'Young Fashion Photographer of the Year' The last two times were just brilliant. I had such a great time and hopefully this year I will get to meet all the other finalists and maybe even the Judges. Accompanying me on my adventure to Birmingham are my Fiance (the wonderful Colin Ginn) and my (scarily) supportive Mother!
English Mustard
This shoot was a work in progress, one of those things that just bubble over while your day dreaming and thinking of things you could do, and then you stop, and start drawing and adding colour and thinking ‘what can I cut/buy/borrow to make this work like that?’ I gave myself a budget of £40 for the whole shoot and went over about £11 (generator..) I think it is quite dangerous not having a budget, well for me anyway! First of all, I found out my model, the stunning Hannah Cooper was only in town for one day, the bank holiday Monday, I got a confirmation from Hannah on the Friday night that she could definitely do it, so I had to organise the shoot and buy everything for it on the Saturday…. Marked with an X (I already had) Wire Blue spray paint Sieve x Ivy make-up x Extension lead x Blue chalk Make Dress Pins x Hair Doughnut Hair spray x Hair pins Smoke machine x Jewellery Arch Ghost chair with arms x Flash guns x pocket wizards x Camera x Tripod x Glasses Tape boob tape! Scissors x So as you can imagine, I was a tad busy, as […]
Maternity Shoot
Today I did a beautiful shoot with the lovely Toni, she is 6 months pregnant and has the cutest smile, in the world! I wanted to do something a bit more like my fashion work, a bit of set building all for one final picture. For some reason I always prefer to have one ‘perfect’ shot form a shoot, much like the English mustard shoot I did with Miss Cooper, Which I need to Blog about, Sorry! You work everything to a point for one picture. Hours of planning and sorting all for one shot, seems a bit silly to some people, but I think that a shot stands a world away if its the only one, It think its treasured more. I loved doing this, and really like the tones in it, it is very Magenta and warm, it took quite a bit of colour correction as we were in a bath tub and the cool walls did nothing for her peachy skin, although the flowers helped. As per usual, I used my 50mm 1.4 (my bokehlishious lens)  and also used a diffuser (big round white thing that diffuses light) and natural light (the sun 😉 The gorgeous Toni […]
I am so sorry guys, I have completley neglected you since christmas, but I have 3 miniute video of the Hair for ‘Bowie’ with the beautiful Miss Hartley and the always incredible Natasha Pearson on Hair. We all got together and wanted to do a very sleek sexy look, I also have aquired some brand new gels (which I then went on to melt on the studio lights, whoops) The Bowie exhibition is currently on at the V&A; so we thought we would take advantage.; These are the final shots, which we all love. Model. Paige Hartley Hair. Natasha Pearson Photography. Becky Long Model. Paige Hartley Hair. Natasha Pearson Photography. Becky Long Model. Paige Hartley Hair. Natasha Pearson Photography. Becky Long
Dewy Skin
This entire shoot was to try and do a set make up for dewy skin, I wanted a glowing, youthful, sexy look, my model (Robyn) is only 17 so the youth thing was already sorted but, there you go. All I did was cover her T zone in illuminating serum from L’Oreal, then went over her eyes, cheek bones and cupids bow with L’Oreal Highlighter pen, added night time moisturiser from Olay all over. Padded over her eyes with ‘permanent taupe’ from Maybelline. Then added MAC Opulash Optimum Black Mascara and topped off her lips with a colour sensation- Maybelline again, (orange/blush) colour. This is the most important bit! I covered her eyes up to her eyebrows in HAIR SERUM. this is why it has that very shiny wet look over her lids. It does not fall in the creases like vaseline does- for shoot only, dont get this stuff in your eyes! All base was applied with hands. Up Close of Robyns Eye I will add, I put A LOT of moisturiser on Robyn. Her Hair was spritzed with a little bit of hair spray and tousled. Model. Robyn Wiggins MUA.Becky Long Photography. Becky Long Model. Robyn Wiggins MUA.Becky […]
Stuck in first.
It’s just of those days when you want to be out shooting, but no beautiful girls are throwing themselves at you! I can not wait until my Popsys back in the studio!! It has been an uncomfortably long time since she has been on the other side of the glass, when she comes back I will be buying a tube of no more nails. We have a few amazing shoots planned over Christmas and I am very excited!!
I think that everything happens for a reason, sometimes a problem seems so difficult that the belief in a blocked path controls your ability to change a negative struggle into a positive notion. I am very lucky that I have good friends, and when I get stuck, I try and imagine what they would say, and failing that, ask. Using your ability and your strengths to your advantage is something wonderful, you will never make a fortune dreaming and then falling short of your wishes. The best thing you can do is make use of the opportunities you have been gifted as these are the only gifts you will ever receive that are genuinely free. I have been told the only way to get any we’re in life is ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’ and to a great extent, the best things happen when your in the right place at the right time. An opportunity will only arrive with change and chance, a beautiful path is set ahead, but only with a positive outlook can you enjoy the journey. “I bargained with Life for a penny, And Life would pay no more, However I begged at […]
Maternity Shoot
This is a shoot I did for a young gorgeous couple, they said I could do what ever I wanted but they would like something a bit different. I had such a lovely time taking their pictures I did quite forget I was on a job! Jemma and Simon were brilliant, and I wish them every happiness in January with their little bonnie boy!   I love this shot, I like how simple it is, the twinkling lights in the background and the look on Simons face, also the scan is adorable It’s a BOY!   Since my first maternity shoot I have always done silouhettes, I think they are classy, sensual and fresh, they allways work beautifully and show off how big your tummy really is.   I have done a similar shot to this before, but I think it looks really different with the lights and the warm skin tones, I have all ways asked mummy’s to be to wear jeans, I just love the skin against the denim, and having the buttons undone.   Once again, Thank you to Jemma and Simon for being so much fun, I can’t wait to take some of your baby boy […]
Sleeping Beauty
For any of those who have seen my previous posts, you will see that my sleeping beauty brassiere was not used as I deceided it was too glitzy and would actually suit cinderella more. The Sleeping Beauty Outfit I had a sheet of elasticated lace, which I cut into a large v and then cut a smaller pink silk peice the same shape to go underneath, as you can see, you would not be able to wear this out, it was literally for the pupose of the shoot. I then added paper roses and pearls from an old knecklace, I thought the dress should be pink and nude as sleeping beauty is quite blushing. I had to tea dye the skirt as it was a white/bluey to give it that vintage look. I then made a small ‘set’ with pink blush tip roses, the same silk I used for the underlay of the dress and belt, and white sprayed ivy with ‘baby breath’ blossom One of the most iconic props for me would be the Tiara, it is an instant reminder of the Disney Princess, I don’t want the shoots to be Disney perfect, but recognition to an individual is […]
Young Fashion Photographer of the Year Finalists 2012
So, it has been an exciting couple of weeks, I have found out that I am one of the ten finalists for the clothes show live ‘young fashion photographer of the year award’. I was sent another E-mail last night with the other finalists names, so had a little Google, and without a doubt all the work I have seen is beautiful! They all have very strong work and it looks to be a seriously tough competiton! I am very proud to be contending against such clever people and flattered to have got this far! It is going to be a really lovely day, and to all the other finalists, well done on getting this far!
a COCO CHANEL advert I love
Found this today, and I love it! This is a campaign for CHANEL *CHANEL launches COCO, the first women’s fragrance created by Jacques Polge. Inspired by Venetian history and Baroque style, this oriental floral scent expresses a provocative vision of old-world opulence 1984 I think this is so beautiful, I love how frantic it is! I would quite like to get into a bit of film making, a moving image can be just that, ‘moving’. Stills are wonderful because it is a point in time captured, but being able to show movement and light dancing is transcending. I might Film one of my shoots and see what sort of things I like.