This photoshoot for London-based nail artist Jo Hamer was for a forthcoming 2018 Festival Guide publication. Danielle Cragg and Zoe Butterworth of Prestatyn worked hard to create this stunning Glitter Art on model Imarlee Stewart.
Here are some photos from my recent photo shoot for award-winning nail artist Danielle Cragg of Prestatyn. The close-cropped image won 1st Place (International Nail Championships February 2017 – Photographic Nail Art – London ExCeL).
Although we liked some of the other shots, we chose to enter the close crop which really highlighted Danielle’s fantastic nail art. The theme was Chinese New Year.
Shot using my Nikon D810 with the wonderfully sharp Nikkor 85mm 1.4D
After eight happy years in my shop / studio in Maes y Groes I have now relocated to a studio and office at my home in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, North Wales.
My photography services remain the same, including commercial work, product photography, pets and portraits, photo restoration and weddings.
I am also still available to take passport photos and can supply passport and visa photos for any country worldwide, or can email your passport/visa photo to you if you wish to do your application online.
To visit me please telephone or email for an appointment. Visits to my studio are strictly by appointment, however I am quite happy to come out and visit you if you prefer.
One of my favourite places for my two passions – fishing and photography! These early morning panoramas are both made up of a series of landscape or portrait images stitched together – you really can’t see the join! For info they were taken on a Nikon D810 with a Nikkor 24-120 f4, tripod mounted @ f8. I used an ND grad filter and tweaked the levels in Photoshop with a little unsharp mask.
It’s the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One and my home town of Prestatyn has been very active with various events held in memory of those who took part between 1914 and 1918. The pop-up museum with a very realistic trench was so well done and must have taken a lot of research and hard work in preparation. Congratulations to everyone involved and to Rachael Astle (Prestatyn Town Council) for acquiring the vacant shop for the duration. I managed a quick visit on August 4th and here’s one of my photo’s taken in the trench. (Lit only by candles!)
Despite the rain and wind it really is summer time. The garden is beginning to bloom with the first roses out now and these lovely ornamental onions pictured here. I just had to plant some of these – Allium Christophii – well, not everyone has a plant named after them!
The weather has been changeable from one day to the next but, touch wood, we have been lucky to miss the worst of the rain showers, and we have been priviledged to witness the marriage of some lovely couples this year.
If you would like visit my studio to discuss a wedding, family shoot or commercial photography and view samples of my work, please contact me anytime. Chris
I hadn’t planted any new tulips for years but inspired by Monty Don I potted some up last autumn and they’ve rewarded me with a wonderful display and as a bonus – some of them have a lovely scent too, invoking a childhood memory – one particular orange variety has a very sweet orange scent – close your eyes and it’s like sniffing a bowl full of Haliborange tablets!
I have recently photographed a new extra-care retirement facility in Abergele. Hafod y Parc is now open and I’m sure there’ll be great demand for the one and two bedroom apartments. There’s a fully equipped kitchen and restaurant, games and hobbies rooms, a hairdressing salon and pamper bathroom, just to mention a few of the facilities. This is a high quality build and a very attractive design.