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    Life on the Terrace

    I love football and have spent many years photographing the action on the pitch. I recently thought of trying to create a new way of capturing life at a football match and this would highlight the fans and debris that is left behind on the terraces. My local team is Cheltenham Town and I spent many a year from when I was a teenager watching the Robins play home and away. Luckily Whaddon Road, home of Cheltenham Town still has some terracing behind one of the goals, so every home game I head for the SpeedySkips Terrace with my mobile phone to try and capture the excitement, despair and debris…

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    Natural light boudoir photography

    My journey into boudoir photography started over six years ago. For the past four I have been specialising with natural light photography within my boudoir work. Natural light isn’t for every photographer and after experimenting with both studio and natural light, I felt that I had an affiliation with using only the available light that came through the windows. The light would change as I go through the photo shoot and knowing how to use it and not worry about fading light helps me create beautiful images with lots of wonderful shadow and softness that just makes for an atmospheric and timeless photo. Boudoir is French for bedroom and subtle…

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    The Photography Show 2021

    The photography show was back after a years absence because of Covid19 and it was great to visit the NEC for all things photographic. For me as a photography business owner, it’s a chance to see what’s new within photography and to meet up with fellow photographers. I have been to numerous shows before, but this year was the first time that I visited some of the talks that are held throughout the four days. I headed to the Shutter Street stage as there were a couple of photographers talking and sharing about their journey into photography. There was Alex Benyon a street photographer who gave us the audience an…

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    3 images creativity

    A little insight into photography – Sometime ago I came across a great idea of capturing 3 images to make a set. I used to post one image onto social media, or a multiple of images on one thread. Not sure what made me change how I work or capture photos, but it certainly helps the thought process. I go out on a photo shoot, mostly urban, street, people, creative and look to see if I can get a set of 3, either 1 image that can be cropped 3 ways to highlight certain things, 3 images of one item shot from different angles or 3 things that have a…

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    Instagram Live Interview

    Sunday was a great day, I was interviewed by the wonderful Natalie from Our Baby Club, Cotswolds about my boudoir photography. It was fantastic to be able to talk about my boudoir photography and how it helps to empower ladies. I started to specialise with boudoir photography 4 years ago and just love to work with my clients. In the early days it was ladies getting images for their loved ones as a gift, but over the past 2 years I have noticed a shift in the reason behind why ladies are having a boudoir shoot. My clients decide to have a boudoir shoot for themselves, they are seeking time…

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    Busy, but still have availability

    Here at Steve Rolfe Photography we have been very busy over the past few weeks, working with wonderful clients from photographing a Cotswold Manor house to pet images, head shots capturing a wellness retreat and beautiful boudoir photos and of course lots of editing. That is the beauty of photography no day is the same and we love to work with our clients creating wonderful images that make them happy. We still have some availability over the next few weeks, so if you have a project or a business that needs some fresh images, then please contact us. Also with autumn upon us we do have some availability to capture…

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    Review

    Wow just received this wonderful review. Getting such incredible feedback makes my job so rewarding, thank you 40 for my 40th Update: So as you will know I set myself a challenge of completing 40 experiences to celebrate turning 40. One of those was to try my hand at modelling. I’ve not done any proper modelling other than a few mini promo shoots for campaigns or business imagery. I was rather depressed at the prospect of turning 40 and saw it as a negative rather than a milestone to embrace but never the less I put myself out there. After a compering gig a couple of years I was fortunate…

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    Six years later

    Wow, how quick the last six years have gone. It only seems like yesterday that I was emptying my desk at the Inland Revenue after a 17 year sentence. It took me a little time to adjust to my new surroundings as a free man and free to start the next chapter of my life. I always had a passion for photography and it felt like a natural progression into it as a career. It hasn’t been an easy journey, lots of ups and downs. But I’m so thankful that I have experienced them, as it has made me a stronger person and has made my photography business something that…

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    Life in Lockdown

    Life in lockdown has been very difficult, even for someone who likes to stay at home. The feeling of, let’s head out and do some photography was soon short lived when your dragged back to reality and oh, i can’t. So I have been spending time going over previous work and just dropping emails to clients making sure they’re safe and well, as it’s times like this when we need to be aware of how people are doing. I have also find the lockdown has had a significant effect on my creativity and has stifled it a little to much. Whereas I would get a germ of an idea and…

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    Lock down

    It seems like ages since I last posted on my blog. It’s been a very funny period over the last weeks or months as it is turning out to be. I’m still trying to keep myself busy by going over past images and re-editing images and to try a different look. But the main thing that has been happening is part of my portfolio is changing. Back in January I decided to change my boudoir side of the business and to give it’s own very special place on the internet. I originally had it under Steve Rolfe Boudoir Photography, because I thought it would be better to keep all my…