Articles by David Goddard

May...

May.6.5.13 Bank holiday Monday. For once the sun is shining on a bank holiday ! In Victoria park Newbury, the annual “Crafty craft” race from Hungerford to Newbury. Playing in the bandstand were some local bands, “All above” put on a good set, followed by a band from from Swindon, who tried to get the mixed age group crowd going, with some success. Then Kate Izzard did her half hour of show tunes and Disney songs. A short interval then a two piece that should have been a five piece. Then... continue reading

Flaming June...

My monthly photographic diary....Flaming June….June started as May left off .. with a squelch. Not stop rain.Sunday I was photographing a football match in memory of an old school friend/ work colleague.. who sadly died of cancer a couple of years ago, the match between his sons’ pub team and the company Paddy andI worked for… the rain lasheddown soaking players and spectators alike.Off to Basingstoke in the afternoon, to do a photo shoot with Scarlett Gold, in the Glebe... continue reading

DREAMTIME ?

Is it a typo or change of name on the new header ?dave. continue reading

My photography month... random musing.

After last month’s disappointments, March has been rather good. Starting off with the Vicious Kittens calendar shoot in my studio. VK is web page set up by Pixie SuicideA group of Alternative female models handpicked for their beauty and individuality, I had worked with most of the models before, but also had assistance from Kim who is doing her degree in photography.The theme was “cyber”, so plenty of bright colours, I set up the “operating table” and the girls took turns in being the... continue reading

Happy New Year !

Happy New Year!!!Into 2012, lousy end to 2011… had to work over Xmas in my full time job, and then my daughter was taken into hospital with abdominal pains that turned out to be a badly inflamed appendix! This was removed using keyhole surgery…. A far cry from my grandfathers 9” scar!!After the December photo shoots I decided it was time to do some more improvements to the studio… it was still basically still my workshop with some backdrops, I have ripped out my old stores cabinet and... continue reading

The pig did fly !

In my last blog I mentioned the publicity event for the re release on CD of the Pink Floyd albums from the 1970's.On Monday I traveled to London (about 50 miles from where I live) got the tube across town, just in time to see the pig start it's decent ! As I was waiting for the inflateable porker to float again, I got chatting with some of the other photographers on Chelsea bridge, they ranged from Russian photo-journalists working in London, A Japanese couple who were Pink Floyd fans, a retired... continue reading

Pigs might fly.... again ?

I heard on the radio this evening that the giant inflatable pig used on the Pink Floyd album "Animals" is to be floated again this Monday. Think I might get myself a space on Chelsea bridge :o) continue reading

Studio lighting.

I have a home studio, it is set up in my garage, I have gradually built up my gear.I started off using my camera flash on a remote trigger mounted on my tripod, a secondary flash set on "slave". To give differing lighting set ups.My full time job as an engineer meant I could make mounting brackets to hold umbrellas, as well as supports to hold backdrops. These were 96" wide (double width bolt) lengths of black fabric from a local shop.I also aquired the end of a roll of 2.5m white clay-coated... continue reading

Summer ?

After one of the worst summers in the UK for 20 years, getting stressed out at work in the office.I was glad to be able to get away on holiday for a couple of weeks to the Greek Island of Zante with my family.The weather was fantastic, clear blue skies (the odd white cloud to break up the monotomy) plenty of sea, sun, sand and stifado. It was great just to wander along the beach (with camera at the ready) watching the world go by. Catching the odd photo now and again.As my daughter is studying... continue reading

STOP !

STOP ! What ever you are doing NOW ! Hope that got your attention ? As part of a safety poster competition for the company I work for I was lucky enough to get Mimi to pose for me, she is a full time professional model and just an hour in the studio managed to get plenty of "safety" based images. We just missed out on winning the first prize at work, so I have used some of the other images from the shoot on here.I hope those of you who do work in industry will check you are wearing your PPE correctly... continue reading

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