Kilts and graffiti

June 25, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Ciaran was celebrating leaving primary school with an end of school party and since he'd be getting all spruced up in his full kilt outfit his mum and dad contacted me to arrange a portrait session.

I thought it would be fun to get some shots outdoors since the weather was holding up for a change and I scouted three locations close to their family home which seemed suitable for the occasion.

First location was a newly refurbished iron lattice foot bridge which really did look nice especially with Ciaran dressed in his party outfit.

A short walk over the bridge took us to the next location which was a long avenue of trees. The light direction wasn't great so I broke out the portable flash gear to help pop the images. It was a warm night and the midges were coming out for their supper and so we moved on to the last location.

I'd seen our last location in Google street map and thought it looked ideal. The lock-up garages were each different in style with a smattering of graffiti thrown in. Lots of character to work with. However on the night I discovered that there was one roller shutter fully sprayed with really professional graffiti art. Lots of colour which was excellent.

We called it a day after that. It was a really enjoyable shoot with Ciaran really getting into it by the end.

Once home I scanned through the images and saw that, when I zoomed in, I needed to remove some sweary words that had been scrawled on the red door next to Ciaran's head. Five minutes in Photoshop "cleaned" that up though.

Thanks again to Ciaran's mum and dad for contacting me.

Here are some images from the shoot.


Prom portrait of Ciaran wearing kilt outfitProm portrait of Ciaran in his kiltCiaran poses in his kilt for his prom portrait beside an old viaduct in Ayrshire. Image is lit by off camera flash (OCF)



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