I.O.Shen Knives – Circus photoshoot

Posted in Photography Tips, Portfolio Action, Richard Budd News on November 5th, 2016 by RB

Working with I.O.Shen Knives on some publicity imagery I got to thinking… how professional chef knives get used and abused. Having shot many chefs at work I was struck by the showmanship knife skills and it didn’t take long before I started looking at knife throwing circus performers.

The concept was to keep things simple and stay with strong styling and set design. After building the target we set that in the studio and cut slits in the board to hold those razor sharp blades (safely)

I thought we’d shoot this image as two images – one with the target and knives and one with only the model to keep things safe! Due to the number of camera angles I wanted to shoot I didn’t want to be limited by a fixed position; so I chose to have the knives and model in the same space and the same time. This kept me on my toes and most of the video footage shot shows me asking Lauren not to move her arms around too much. I didn’t want to stop the shoot for a trip to A&E. 😉

To light this project – I started by looking at circus imagery and thought about how the lighting would appear in a circus tent.

The main aim was to get a top lit target, but with limited ceiling space I opted to bounce a small 18cm gridded reflector off the low ceiling. I used a Quadra battery pack and set the second lamp (a slightly lower powered unit) to bounce downwards off the floor and up into the set to balance the shadow details.

Sian was on hand to ensure hair and makeup was always at its best. Lauren took to the set after some time in makeup getting “clowned” and soon got into the role. Her acting skills made direction and interaction with the camera a joy. Shawn’s style of filming was to get in amongst the action with a handheld camera; this captured a gritty feel.

A little touch of post production keeping things raw and unpolished was in-keeping with the old circus stills that helped inspire the shoot.

Let us know what you think of the shoot, the behind the scenes video – share, comment. We’d love your feedback.

Here’s a quick doodle lighting diagram – enjoy.

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Photography – www.richardbudd.co.uk
Hair and makeup – www.sianstone.co.uk
Model – Lauren
Video production – www.infin8media.com
Music – infin8audio
Knives – www.ioshen.co.uk

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Promotional Photography for Weymouth Drama Club

Posted in Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News on July 14th, 2016 by RB

It’s always fun working with the young drama club cast, we get up to all sorts of trouble as you can see below. They are now working on their version of Emil and the Detectives.

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For more information about the Drama Club go to https://www.facebook.com/weymouthdramaclub/?fref=ts

Shooting Hamlet…

Posted in Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News on July 13th, 2016 by RB

Another amazing night shooting Hamlet for Creation Theatre Company Grab a ticket #Oxford peeps.

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BOX OFFICE – http://www.creationtheatre.co.uk/show-one/hamlet

13 July – 13 August 2016

The parapets of Castle Elsinore in the dead of night. The late King’s spirit stirs from the trappings of purgatory and Denmark’s young prince vows to avenge his father’s murder. Follow Hamlet as he agonises over mortality and morality in a world fraught with madness, revenge and corruption.

Set in 74 acres of parkland in the heart of Oxford, Creation Theatre will transform University Parks into Hamlet’s Elsinore Castle, as the young prince battles his family and his demons. Take a stroll in the parks before the show, pack a picnic and spend the perfect summer’s evening with Creation Theatre.

Photography www.RichardBudd.co.uk (C) 2016

#theatre #photography Richard Budd

Rent, Richard Tauntons Performing Arts, The Hub, Southampton

Posted in Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News on April 26th, 2016 by RB

Set in New York, 1989 the Tony award winning Rent tells the tale of a group of friends throughout a year of their lives and addresses themes such as HIV and Aids, drug use and sexuality – easily considered dark and difficult themes for any production yet alone a youth one; but the students of Richard Taunton Sixth Form handled the subject matter with maturity and integrity beyond their years.

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Production Photography by Richard Budd (C) 2016

To view the photography gallery click here.

To view and buy prints click here.

Gin Karma Tasting Event at Morrish&Banham Wine Merchants

Posted in Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Richard Budd News on March 14th, 2016 by RB

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What a great event Gin Tasting at Morrish&Banham Wines – Dorchester, Dorset.

Event photography by www.RichardBudd.co.uk (C) 2016

 

Dorset Heroes Tasting

Posted in Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Richard Budd News on March 2nd, 2016 by RB

Dorset Heroes Tasting
Exclusive tasting event showcasing award winning Dorset produce

Fiona Penny hard at work dressing the Tasting Room for the big event.

Wine Merchants – Tasting Room – www.morrishandbanham.com

Supported by Fiona Penny at Sunflowers
www.fionapenny.co.uk

Filming by www.RichardBudd.co.uk (C) 2016
www.RichardBudd.co.uk

People sometimes ask me…

Posted in Charity Work, Food Photography, Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News, Wedding Photography on February 29th, 2016 by RB

Professional & Creative – Commercial Photographer

Tel: +44 (0) 7767 895205 or email Richard@RichardBudd.co.uk for more information about bookings, fees and availability.
www.RichardBudd.co.uk

People sometimes ask me…

Posted in Charity Work, Food Photography, Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News, Wedding Photography on February 29th, 2016 by RB

Professional & Creative – Commercial Photographer

Tel: +44 (0) 7767 895205 or email Richard@RichardBudd.co.uk for more information about bookings, fees and availability.

www.RichardBudd.co.uk

 

Shooting #Production #Photography for Creation Theatre….

Posted in Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News on February 15th, 2016 by RB

It’s all about King Lear.

12 February – 19 March 2016

A story of power, madness and betrayal. Set amongst towering book stacks, our cast of just five actors will present Lear’s spiralling descent in this fast-paced and inventive reworking of one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies. In just two and a half hours, this radical retelling will follow the ageing King and his three daughters in a tale of ignorance and deceit as he struggles to divide his kingdom amongst them.

A new adaptation from Director Charlotte Conquest and brought to you by the team behind our 2011 sell-out Doctor Faustus, we’ll transform the iconic Norrington Room deep below the busy Oxford streets into a 186 seat theatre in a celebration of 20 years of Creation, 50 years of the Norrington Room and 400 years since Shakespeare’s death.

Running time: 2 1/2 hours (including interval)
Recommended for ages 11+

 

#CTLear
More at http://www.creationtheatre.co.uk/show-three/king-lear

Every now and then – I get asked for some “sample images” to showcase my work….

Posted in Food Photography, Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News, Wedding Photography on February 10th, 2016 by RB

I don’t know quite where to start with the selections. I love shooting fashion, editorial, studio work and then again I love travelling too….

OMG! I don’t know…

What do you think.

Feedback welcomed – #Dorset based #Photographer @RichardBudd
more at www.RichardBudd.co.uk
All photography is (C) Richard Budd 2016

Wet, wet, wet…

Posted in Portfolio Action, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News on June 29th, 2015 by RB

What a day with those talented actors at Southampton City College.

We set to work shooting some publicity images for the college website and prospectus.

What started as a dress rehearsal soon turned into a strobed, water, haze and smoke shoot. Did I drink an extra Redbull on the way to this shoot, or do they just know what I love shooting. Well done to Ian and the team. (We got wet too) I did hear Ian say “I wouldn’t ask the students to do anything I would do myself!” Famous last words just before the water hit us clean in the face! #splash!

One of my favs

Oh and then pay-back for the students when Ian and Myself got a little wet!

For more information:

https://www.facebook.com/sotoncitycollege

https://twitter.com/city_college

http://www.southampton-city.ac.uk

Photography by www.RichardBudd.co.uk (C) 2015

 

Commercial Corporate Environmental Portraits…

Posted in Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Richard Budd News on June 22nd, 2015 by RB

I do love working on location with companies shooting corporate environmental portraits (people at work) this not only gives me a chance to learn about new businesses but get to know the people behind the scenes who work for those companies too. Grafton and Co – are auditors in the hotel and hospitality field – they help business – which they do very well.
I asked them tell me what they did and here’s what Richard Grafton sent me…

We provide a personal, high quality service to the hospitality industry. We visit clients and provide them with a regular check of the profitability of all sections of their business, giving advice on costing, pricing, menu analysis and taking time to assist with forward planning, so the business owner can make informed decisions to maximise profitability.
Our clients include Hotels, Restaurants, Pubs, Clubs, Rest Homes – anywhere in the South and West of England that is part of the hospitality industry.

We feel that we fully justify our aim of “Success through Analysis”

Richard Grafton

For more information go to www.graftonandco.co.uk
Commercial Photography by www.RichardBudd.co.uk (C) 2015

Great fun shooting the stills for the poster campaign for the next show – for the Weymouth Drama Club.

Posted in Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News on May 5th, 2015 by RB

Great fun shooting the stills for the poster campaign for the next show – for the Weymouth Drama Club.

Here’s how the posters came out.

Special thanks to Nick Hern Booksmore info
Love the kind words from Jacqui Trent – Weymouth Drama Club
” As always the poster for our latest show, Kindertransport, is excellent and gets right to the heart of the story. Richard is able to easily discern what’s needed to promote a show.”

As always
Photography by www.RichardBudd.co.uk (C) 2015
Design by www.LionheartGraphics.co.uk (C) 2015

RTSFC Presents: GHOST The Musical

Posted in Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News, Uncategorized on May 1st, 2015 by RB

Photography by www.RichardBudd.co.uk (C) 2015

Click here to VIEW and BUY PRINTS.

Richard Taunton Sixth Form College Performing Arts Department presents…GHOST The Musical from 30th April to 2nd May 2015 at The Hub Theatre, Chapel Road, Southampton.

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!!!
Purchase via:
Phone: 02380 711818

Online: https://www.ticketsouth.co.uk/event.asp?show=RTGHST15

In person: Mayflower Theatre Box Office, Commercial Road, Southampton.

The musical focuses on the relationship between Sam and Molly, a young professional couple living in New York who appear to have it all, including each other. Unfortunately, things are not as perfect as they seem and one night Sam is brutally murdered on the streets when walking back to the pair’s apartment, leaving a distraught Molly behind. However although Sam is dead his spirit remains trapped in a twilight realm between the present and the afterlife, wandering the streets of New York and unable to communicate with Molly, who cannot see or hear him. Eventually he runs into a fraudulent psychic called Oda Mae Brown, who is more perturbed than anyone to realise that she can hear the voice of Sam convincing her to help him talk to Molly, whom he has now realised faces terrible danger that only he can save her from…

CAST LIST
Sam Wheat – Dom Street
Molly Jensen- Megan Pake
Carl Bruner-Simon Rhodes
Oda Mae Brown – Georgia Quick
Willie Lopez – Spencer May
Subway Ghost – Amy Webb
Hospital Ghost – Tash Lilof
Louise&Clara – Morgan, Keren/Issy
Mrs Santiago -Ash White

Ensemble
Amy Hughes
Amy Brechin
AJ Webb
Alex Taylor
Ashleigh Harnett
Boston Sutton
Beth Washington
Chloe Seaborn
Emily Hindle
Joe Tucker
Laura Melville
Matt Chapell
Melissa Pay
Savannah Jones
Shazza Riley-Cooley

2015 Ockenden International Prize Winner

Posted in Charity Work, Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News on February 25th, 2015 by RB

A great event shooting The Most Reverend & Right Honorable Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York.

http://www.archbishopofyork.org/articles.php/3220/2015-ockenden-international-prize-winner

Photography by www.RichardBudd.co.uk (C) 2015

 

Richard Budd Photography Official Photographer Sandpolo 2015

Posted in Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News on October 27th, 2014 by RB

Dorset Portrait Photographer Richard Budd

Posted in Photography Tips, Portfolio Action, Portfolio Portrait on October 7th, 2014 by RB

Based in Dorset but known to travel 😉

Dorset Wedding Photography by Richard Budd

Posted in Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News, Wedding Photography on October 7th, 2014 by RB

Dorset Wedding Photography by Richard Budd

To arrange a meeting to see our work in person simply call 07767 895205 or email Richard@RichardBudd.co.uk

I thought I was just shooting the BIN-MEN at work for the Dorset Waste Partnership – seems like there’s more to this than meets the eye.

Posted in Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News on July 17th, 2014 by RB

The Dorset Waste Partnership brings together seven Dorset councils to provide recycling, waste and street cleaning services for households and businesses across the county. By introducing the new Recycle for Dorset collection service, the partnership aims to increase Dorset’s recycling from 50% to 68%, reduce landfill and save £2m a year. For more information, www.visitdorsetforyou.com/recycle

The partnership provides a friendly, reliable and great value commercial waste and recycling services for businesses.

Visit dorsetforyou.com/commercialwaste

I am very impressed with the skills and effort these guys make in terms of services and quality of work. Great to see some behind the scenes work and meet the team that work hard keeping the commercial waste in order in and around the Dorset area.

Commercial event photography by www.RichardBudd.co.uk (C) 2014

Asahi British Beach Polo Championships

Posted in Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News on July 14th, 2014 by RB

For the official Sand Polo photography go to http://www.richardbudd.co.uk/latestwork.shtml

Richard Budd Photography are proud supporters of the 2014 Asahi British Beach Polo Championships.