Peninsula Medical School Graduation Ball Photography and Photobooth

Peninsula Medical School Graduation Ball Photography and Photobooth

Peninsula Medical School Graduation Ball Photography and Photobooth. Last night we were with the Graduating class of 2013 from Peninsula Medical School jointly run by the university of Exeter and the university of Plymouth. They held the ball in the beautiful grounds of Bicton college. Where I had two roles to perform I was taking images of the students as a memento of their graduation and later in the evening running the photobooth. To access the images of the groups shots please head over to the client area of the website and I believe the password was given to you all. If not drop me an email and I'll send it over. The images are free to download as electronic copies as the graduation ball have already paid for this. But if you want to order prints then you can at anytime through the online shop. http://www.redchilliphotography.com/photocart/ After the meal and the review of the year, by the way which was excellent. How you all managed to coordinate making the spoof music videos. I'll never know.. We ran the photo booth which was a brilliant success. As usual I've included a small selection of the photo booth images  below. All the rest are on the  facebook “Red Chilli Photography” page. So head over and like the business page and see if you can find your images from the photo booth. Don’t forget to tag yourself and please share on your profile. Download a copy if you want one from the facebook site. So if you are planning your wedding, or looking for a Graduation Ball Photographer or would like to hire the photo booth. Please get in contact. Graduation ball photographyGraduation ball photography

Sarah and James’ wedding Photobooth at the Grand hotel Torquay

Sarah and James' wedding Photobooth at the Grand hotel Torquay.   So this is the first of the weekends wedding photobooth. Sarah and James were married at the Grand Hotel in Torquay, by the time we arrived to set up the photo booth the party was in full swing. They had a live band, chocolate fountain, casino tables and a DJ. All the rest are on the  facebook “Red Chilli Photography” page. So head over and like the business page and see if you can find your images from their wedding photo booth. Don’t forget to tag yourself and please share on your profile. Download a copy if you want one from the facebook site. So if you are planning your wedding or would like to hire the photo booth. Please get in contact.    

Intermediate Photography Workshop

Intermediate Photography Workshop - One day photographic training course

In the Intermediate Photography Workshop we go more in depth into mastering the principles of photography. This Intermediate Digital Photography course is for people who understand how their camera functions already. The course is suitable for beginners and amateurs wanting to improve their skills. The course will aim to develop your visual and creative skills. So if your aim is to take better pictures of your children, better images of your holiday this course will give you the tools to start shooting your own creative photographic projects. Please bring your own digital SLR with you but if you haven’t got one yet,  I have equipment I can lend you for the course (make sure you bring a memory card or USB memory stick to take home your images with you). The course is largely practical in nature with lots of hands on experience and opportunities for 1-1 tuition. The structure for the day is as follows:
  • MORNING session: We will go through some slides explaining the content of the workshop. Looking at the elements with in the images. This is an open discussion and feel free to ask questions.
  • AFTERNOON session: Putting it all into action.
You will learn to plan and create images, rather than just take them. The course is split into easy to understand sections. You will learn to see rather than just look, these elements are applicable to all types of photography, portraiture and landscape. There is a lot of information and course notes are provided and of course you can keep in contact with me afterward via email or on the Google Plus Business Page and on the Facebook Business Page. What will we cover on the course:
  • Program Modes, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority and Manual
  • White Balance, The colour temperature of Light (Natural & Artificial Colour Casts)
  • The Camera’s Light-meter
  • Using natural light to your advantage.
  • Composition
  • Elements of Design
  • Colour Theory
  • Lenses and Perspective (the right choice of focal length)
  • An Introduction to Flash Photography
  • Light Quality
landscape photography training

Course itinerary

  • 10:00 meet up ( at the location for the day )
  • 10:15 go over equipment
  • 10:30 go through slides
  • 12:30 questions
  • 13:00 Lunch (not provided)
  • 14:00 Practical session
  •                 This is the point where you will be able to put into practice the information covered in the mornings slides. Don’t worry I’ll be with you every step of the way.
  • 16:45 recap, questions and answers session. what do next
  • 17:30 course ends
All you need to take part and enjoy the course is your digital SLR and bags of enthusiasm. I'll give you all the information and skills you need to take your photography to the next level. Intermediate Photography Workshop To book the Intermediate Photography Workshop as either a group (3 max) or as a one to one training,  please call or use the paypal function below:
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Photography workshops in Devon

Photography workshops in Devon

I now offer photography workshops in Devon. You may have just bought a new DSLR or are looking to buy your first digital SLR. So, I offer training in all aspects of photography, whether it is getting to grips with the controls of your new camera or understanding of something more involved. We will cover the basics; shutter speed, aperture, ISO, composition and lens focal length. It doesn’t even matter if you haven’t got a DSLR, as I have equipment that you can use while on the course.

Photography workshops in devon

The courses are very much hand’s on, we will spend a little time going through the information together at your pace. Some of the courses are run as a group session where you will be able to meet other students and share experiences and hopefully make some new friends. Others are run on a one to one basis so you get personal tuition on the areas of photography that you wish to concentrate. All courses have printed notes for your reference.
  • Getting to know your Camera
  • File Formats (Tiff, Jpg, Raw)
  • Manual Exposure (ISO, Shutter Speeds, F/Stops and The Light Meter)
  • Metering Modes (Evaluative, Matrix, Spot Metering)
  • Depth of Field (Shallow, Deep)
  • Camera Resolution (Megapixels) and print size
  • Lenses (Focal Lengths, Macro, Prime & Zoom Lenses)
  • Motion (Freezing, Blurring & Panning)
  • Manual Focus and Autofocus (Focusing Points, Autofocus Lock, Single or Continuous Focus)
  Photography Workshops Devon To book the beginners photography course as either a group (3 max) or as a one to one training,  or if you feel you've mastered the basics already and would like to take your photography to the next level book a place on the intermediate photography workshop. Please call or use the paypal function on the course page. I've also got a Google Plus Business Page and a Facebook Business Page too. So please head over and like them for discounts and offers If you have a specific training requirement and would like to discuss this with me further, please get in contact via the online form. photography workshops

Beginners Photography Course

Beginners Photography Course in Devon. - One Day Course

This beginners photography course  is for people new to photography who have just bought a digital SLR or are looking to buy their first digital SLR. The course is suitable for those with no prior knowledge of photography through to beginners wanting to improve their skills. All you need is an interest in photography and a desire to develop your skills in digital photography from basic function to creative use. James Bassitt, your tutor for the day, is a professional photographer with lots of experience and enthusiasm to share with you. His  calm and confident approach with cameras will help you focus your skills to get the most out of you and your camera. The course is largely  practical in nature with lots of hands on experience and opportunities for 1-1 tuition. The structure for the day is as follows:
  • MORNING session: Familiarisation with digital SLR cameras. We will look at all the functions and operations you can achieve with your camera so that you can use it to its full capacity.
  • AFTERNOON session: Putting it all into action. By the end of the afternoon, you will be taking great pictures and will now be in control of your camera and the pictures you make.
The course will help you to go more in depth with your camera use, and teach you everything you need to know about the capabilities of your camera. You will leave feeling more confident with your camera and able to capture great future pictures. The course will be an opportunity to meet others who share your enthusiasm for photography and to develop your ability to create and share digital images you are proud of. The course will aim to develop your technical, visual and creative skills. Please bring your own digital camera with you but if you haven't got one yet,  I have equipment I can lend you for the course (make sure you bring a memory card or USB memory stick to take home your images with you).

beginners photography course

What will we cover on the course: Understanding how a Digital SLR camera works,
  • Your cameras Modes:
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual mode
  • What is ISO
  • Lens choice
  • metering
  • focus points
the different types of files your camera creates, their advantages and disadvantages. Equipment choices, depending on the type of photography you wish to pursue. Do you own a digital SLR, but aren’t really sure what all the buttons and modes are for? Maybe you’ve been using one for years but just don’t quite feel that you’re getting the results you want? photography workshop During the session you will work in detail on aperture and shutter speed and how these affect your images, the functions your Digital SLR including metering, camera modes and focus points, learning how to avoid common mistakes. You will leave feeling confident in taking your camera off auto, and using the manual settings, giving you complete control over your creativity. There is a lot of information to cover and course notes are provided.

Course itinerary

  • 10:00 meet up ( at the location for the day )
  • 10:15 go over equipment
  • 10:30 go through slides explaining camera functionality
  • 12:30 questions
  • 13:00 Lunch (not provided)
  • 14:00 Practical session
  •                 This is the point where you will be able to put into practice the information covered in the mornings slides. Don't worry I'll be with you every step of the way.
  • 16:45 recap, questions and answers session. what do next
  • 17:30 course ends
To book the beginners photography course as either a group (3 max) or as a one to one training,  please call or use the paypal function below:  
Options
For further information on any course please contact Red Chilli Photography on 07808270215    

Food Photographer in Devon

Food Photographer in Devon

A local delicatessen based in Torquay had been searching for a commercial food photographer to help support the launch of their new website and advertising campaign. We initially spoke about the brief on the phone and they wanted to emphasise the wholesome home cooked style of food. But they didn’t want to use stock images, so we discussed shooting it like was for a recipe book, so the customers could see the food been created in stages. It gives a more personal approach to the food so the customers know that the food has been created in store and is of the highest quality ingredients. I know that the images will be used for the website, advertising flyers and in the local newspaper. I also know the owner has been nominated for business woman of the year. When shooting commercial photography projects it’s very important to go through the details of what the images are to be used for and to get the creative ideas bouncing between the photographer and the client. So when the brief is complete we both know what we are doing. We looked through recipe books, so I could get an idea of the style of food photography the client did like and more importantly the style of images they didn’t like. So the following week we had the date set for the shoot and the food was prepared. So below is a small sample of the images supplied. I particularly like the scotch eggs being prepared. When placed together in a montage it works so well. food photographerfood photographerfood photographerfood photographer

Photo booth FAQ

Photo booth information and requirements

So you'd like to know a little bit more about the photo booth, that's great please have a look through the FAQ section below, if you are looking for a photo booth for a wedding, birthday party, Christmas party or corporate event in Devon you are in the right place. Have a look at the images from recent photo booth event. If I haven't answered your question please get in contact via the website. I can't wait to hear about your event. Do you charge extra for traveling?
  • Not if I am your wedding photographer, and travel within 30 miles of Newton Abbot is included if I am just supplying the photo booth. So that's Plymouth, Tavistock, Exeter, Torquay up to Tiverton include free.
What are the space requirements ?
  • The Photo booth system assembles into open-frame (open-air) structure.
  • Dimensions are (1.9m width) x (1.9m depth) x (1.9m height).
  • Dual-height option for system allows for 1′ (30cm) lower height setting.
Do you charge extra to setup the photo booth?
  • No, it is included in the price.
How long will it take to set up?
  • No tools required for assembly.
  • 20 minute setup time.
Do you require the venue to supply anything for the photo booth?
  • We will need a table to place the props on near the photo booth and the space, that's all.
Can we remove a photo or photos from the event gallery?
  • Yes of course, you’ve got veto power on everything that goes up on the site, so no worries if you happen upon some, shall we say, regrettable poses! Just drop me an email and it'll be gone.
Do you require mains power?
  • No, the photo booth does not require a power supply. But it's nice to have one to keep batteries charged.
Do we get unlimited photos?
  • Yes. With every package the "fun" is unlimited. We are supplying a disk of images and uploading to our facebook page, because we are not printing on site it's much quicker.
Can it be used in marques?
  • Yes as long as the floor is level.
Can we supply our own props?
  • Yes. we encourage you to bring along any special props that your guests may enjoy taking pictures with.
We charge a refundable bond against the cost of the props.
  • It's a £75 refundable bond, incase the props get damaged or go missing. If anything does happen we would only charge you for the cost of replacement and refund the rest.
What do you do once inside the photo booth?
  • Simply press the big red button, then watch the countdown (5 seconds) and pose for the camera. One of the advantages of the photo booth is that it is very user friendly.
Can we add extra hours from the standard package? What happens if there is a problem with the booth?
  • The photo booth is contractually guaranteed to run 80% of the time. It will occasionally require batteries and memory cards replaced, otherwise it will work non stop.

To arrange an chat about your plans for the Photo booth and to discuss your requirements, please get in touch via the contact form or call: 07808270215

Engagement Shoot Torquay

Engagement Shoot Torquay

A beautiful engagement shoot in Torquay, It's nearly a year ago that I first met Matt and Ellen at the Newton Abbot wedding fayre where they booked me to be their wedding photographer. Matt and Ellen only get back to Devon very occasionally due to work commitments. They wanted to have an engagement shoot as part of their wedding photography package. We had lots of ideas for the engagement shoot ranging from the beach, a snowy shoot on Dartmoor (it didn't snow) or down by the river in Totnes, But if you're thinking of having an engagement shoot it has to be somewhere that means something to the both of you. A favourite place, where you met or somewhere beautiful to give it a personal meaning. we’ll have a chat, talk about you, your wedding, go for a coffee, take a few shots in the types of poses for the wedding day and get some beautiful lasting photographs.

Here is a small selection of shots from the engagement shoot, we had great fun creating these.Engagement Shoot Devon

We'll be back together in July for your wedding at The Grand Hotel in Torquay we also planned a lot of the shots for the wedding day and we've come up with some great ideas for then.

Engagement Shoot Torquay Devon

engagement shoot Devon

engagement shoot Devon

With the images you'll be able to order a signature board, thank you cards, some framed prints as thank you gifts for the mums and dads. But it’s mainly about getting you comfortable having your picture taken by me. So on your wedding day you’ll be amazing! We’ll be spending most of the day together and I want you both to be relaxed and have fun.

engagement shoot Devon

If you are planning your wedding or civil partnership, please contact Red Chilli Photography to discuss your wedding photography.

Oldway Mansion

Oldway Mansion, Wedding Venue, Devon.

If you're looking for a wedding venue with a difference Oldway Mansion original built by the Singer "Sewing Machine" family in the style of the Palace of Versailles. Oldway Mansion is set in 17 acres of beautiful gardens, which are laid out on an Italian theme. Which will be an amazing back drop for your wedding, where we will be able to produce some stunning images that you’ll keep and treasure for a life time. So if you choose to have your photographs taken in the gardens or at the grand marble staircase with “The Crowning of Josephine by Napoleon”. Bought from the Singer Family by Torbay council Oldway Mansion is now Torbay’s Registry office.

Oldway Mansion

If you are planning to hold your wedding or civil partnership at Oldway Mansion, please contact Red Chilli Photography to discuss your wedding photography.

Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle

From the moment you arrive at Bovey Castle, you will instantly know that this is the venue for your wedding with amazing opportunities for your wedding photography. As the only five-star luxury hotel and country estate in Devon, Bovey Castle is the unrivalled location for a Devon wedding within an ancient moorland setting. romantic location, against the stunning backdrop of Dartmoor National Park. Bovey Castle is without parallel. Situated 15 miles from Newton Abbot and 15 miles from Exeter it is an ideal location for your guest to get to. If you are planning to hold your wedding or civil partnership at Bovey Castle, please contact Red Chilli Photography to discuss your wedding photography.