Shooting Emily’s lampshades

I’ve had a big run of corporate work recently, so it was good to get the chance to do something different. Not that I don’t enjoy photographing people, but it was refreshing to be able to physically pick up your subject and put them exactly where you want them. I’m not sure that would go down too well with a chief exec… My sister in law Emily has recently set up a business making lampshades (and very lovely they are too), and needed some shots for her new website (

These were all shot with available light – where possible I tried to allow some back-light to come in from windows or other lamps, being careful not to make the scene too contrasty. Just enough to give the shots a bit of a ‘lifestyle-, interiors-magazine-feel’ to them. Anyway, I’ve decided I like photographing lampshades – I can use all my cheesy one-liners on them and they don’t wince once. Go and buy one – they’ll add a warm glow to your life.

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