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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…

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    Inspirational journey

    How time flies, it only seems like yesterday that I left the civil service to start my new journey. In real time, it was 4 years ago and the year was 2014. Following a 17 year career sat behind a desk and sometimes banging my head on the desk, I took up their kind offer of redundancy. Yes, it was a huge culture shock and it took me a little time to adjust to the real world, but looking back it was the best thing that I ever did. For a number of years I had enjoyed spending my weekends, evenings and sometimes even before getting to work taking photographs.…

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    Natural light

    Natural light is a wonderful medium for photography and to me it doesn’t get enough praise or acknowledgement.  Whilst everyone is grabbing their studio lights and lightboxes, I’m looking for the light that nature supplies and offers us.  It’s not for everyone and thankfully not everyone is using it or even aware of it. I have worked in lots of studios and side by side by many photographers and they are frantically grappling for the studio lighting and at times over use them. Lighting from the front, with a beauty dish, lights from the side and one behind the model to lighten the back. Less is more and that works…

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    Love photography

    To me photography is my dream job. It’s a truly creative medium and for me it has opened up some different ideas and helped to unlock my creative thought processes. My portfolio is varied and I love every aspect of photography, but one area that I find really interesting and creative is natural light portraiture. Since starting my business, I’m always seeking to better myself and to create better images and nothing helps to push me further than working with natural light. You have to work with the light and direction of your client is key, otherwise you will not be able to capture the image that you want. Placing…

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    How do you choose a photographer?

    An interesting question was posed, how do people choose a photographer? So how do you choose one?? Is it through word of mouth, reviews or just a needle in the phone book? Photography is an art as well as a service that many people need. It’s a creative process that is both personal to the photographer and the client. Anyone can pick up a camera or mobile phone to snap away and get an image, but what separates people from artists is an eye for an image. The creative thoughts that can spot the shot in the photo. Whether it’s photographing food, interior design to fashion a true photographer can…

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    Photography is a funny old game!

    I have covered this subject before, but it always seems to come up on a weekly basis. Photography is everywhere, some breathtaking, some that will resonate with you and some that you truly cannot understand and you start to question the photographers mindset. Whatever scenario, we all fall into it at times, whether were the photographer or the viewer. One thing we cannot escape is that business and photography are inextricably linked, whether we like it or not, it is here to stay and with the way social media is going it looks to be here for the foreseeable future. As a professional photographer I find it extremely frustrating at…

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