Menter a Busnes helped me become self-employed back in 2009 and I’m grateful that they still send work my way.
This event, similar to many others I’ve been to, gave pupils the opportunity to hear from people in business.
It is unusual for there to be something as photogenic as this Eagle Owl that came with Pen y Bryn Falconry .
I’ve put this photo of Gwenno up because a)it’s funny and b)can’t put pics of pupils online without necessary paperwork (sorry Gwenno!)
This shot of a motivational speaker is more typical for this type of job, and is much harder to get.
The lighting is very poor, being in a school hall, and it’s a challenge to balance the exposure of the screen with the rest of the image.
Here, I noticed the speaker had some back lighting from a window and so I used my umbrella, flash, and cto gel combo to light him from the front.
I think the difference in the light colour from behind and the front work well
The umbrella had to be balanced on some chairs to get the right angle.
I was close to exposing the screen correctly as well, but I used photoshop to make the text a little clearer.
The third speaker at Ysgol Llangefni was from Tlws Jewellery.
I took these to my studio in Menai Bridge, so these product shots were a bonus for my clients.
Photographing these type of products is very challenging because you have to work out were you want the direct reflections to be.
It’s no good relying on diffuse lighting because they end up looking flat and boring.