Photography Friday, January 29th

Photographer profile: Michael Eden

We spoke to photographer Michael Eden about five of his favourite photos.

He is a freelance photographer based in Hereford, who specialises in press, sport, PR, portraits and weddings.

Here they are in his own words:

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This picture was taken at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff at the Ashes this summer during the England v Australia game.

With cricket you're always keeping an eye on the batsman and their reactions. You take a burst of photos making sure everything is right at the time.

It’s all about concentration especially with a sport like cricket where not a lot can happen for quite a while and then it can all happen quickly.

 

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I did this on my journalism course two or three years ago. We went to London Fashion Weekend and this was my favourite shot. It’s quite similar to the journalism type of photography.

I quite like using depth of field to blur the background. If you have perfect natural light it is the best.

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I took this shot of Tom Jones from the pit in front of the baying ladies. One pair of knickers landed by my feet. I've never seen anything like it.

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This photo was shot in my kitchen. I had to do a shot for my course where we had to use a flash in a creative way. I set my model up with a beer bottle and wanted to illustrate someone with a drink problem.

I wanted a silhouette so it does not show who it is. To get the silhouette I set the flash up and it was going through three or four beer bottles to get the green background. 

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The Tintern shot came about on a walk through the Wye Valley, and was something I had been meaning to capture for a while but never had the time to.

It is taken from a viewpoint on the Gloucestershire side of the River Wye, from a viewpoint known locally as Devil's Pulpit. 

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Visit www.mjephotography.co.uk or Michael's Facebook page for more information.

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