Saturday, 20 February 2016

Just what is the prettiest photoshoot you can do?

Just what is the prettiest shoot you can do? Well, I think it must be a florists. It was a first for us, The Hanging Basket in Lancaster has been one of our most picturesque shoots.
Try Googling ‘The Hanging Basket Lancaster’ on an iPad or tablet and first take a look at ‘Photos’ and as you scroll you will see lots of lovely flowers and displays as below.
The Hanging Basket Lancaster Photos
It was a smallish space in which to work, but the Google Tour looks great, try moving around in the image below

Or even better try it on Google Cardboard (Google Street View App) for the full immersive virtual reality experience
The Hanging Basket Lancaster on Google Cardboard
Bet you didn’t know you could do that now – did you! A-maz-ing!

Thursday, 18 February 2016

How much material do you need for a kilt?

According to Anderson Kilts of Dumfries, it’s at least 8 whole yards, and that’s a lot when you come to think about it. It’s a very specialist and highly skilled endeavour.
In order to entertain, I’ve had a look for any good quotes by Robert Burns, and have drawn a blank. This is seriously lacking (perhaps someone out there can throw me some good quotes about kilts). Move around in the Google virtual tour below.

You can have your own family tartan and we saw suitcases with peoples own personally kilted regalia all neatly cared for and ready to go for their next social event. And since this does not come cheap, you must remember to keep the moths at bay!
And for those of you still wondering, I will leave the last word to Spike Milligan ‘Is there anything worn under the kilt? No, it’s all in perfect working order.’

Anderson Kilts Dumfries

Anderson Kilts Dumfries

Thursday, 11 February 2016

It's anything but glamorous!

One of the things about doing a shoot in a hair or beauty salon such as Nelson Browns, is the problem with all the multiple reflections in the mirrors. The other day we performed a minor miracle to get all the shots for the Google Virtual Tour without the camera or ourselves getting in the picture. Mind you, it meant hiding in the toilet for most of the shoot for one of us! It was worth it though.
Click on the arrow on the floor, and then drag and zoom in and out of the image below.

We were with Nelson Brown at his salon, this time in Lockerbie. Nelson specialises in education and has a fantastic team behind him. Nelson also assists backstage on hair for the cat walks at London, New York, Paris and Milan fashion weeks, including John Rocha, Burberry, Jasper Conran, Paul Smith… and you can see why. Now this IS glamorous!
Amazing hair by Nelson Brown.

Fab hair by Nelson Brown

Saturday, 6 February 2016

How not to impress at a beauty shoot...

Unlike Nelson’s style beneath, I’ve been perfecting the ‘through a hedge backwards look’ recently that only I can be proud of. Yes the day we came to do our shoot at Browns, we arrived in a rain storm. We were so wet through, Nelson Brown offered us towels to dry off!
And of course Browns just happens to be a hair salon! It was very embarrassing for us to turn up like that to say the least!
And it wasn’t just any hair salon. It’s not often that you come across such exciting talent.
Nelson Brown fabulous hair design

Nelson has just been awarded 5 stars in the Good Salon Guide, and we came to do his Google Virtual Tours for his salons. Here’s our tour of the Dumfries salon.

If you want to see more of Nelson’s style tune in to our next blog…