Category Archives: JP’s Photography – Personal Work

Any work that I have done outside of JP’s Photography but still photography related.

Dena 1Yr Video Project

Five years ago I released a video short of my son Kaylan (here).  It was my way of showing him a snippet of his life as seen through my eyes as a father.  It was something I wanted him to have so that when he gets older he can see little of what he was like.

Now I have another child in my life and decided to undertake a much bigger project.  Spanning over a year from before she was born I decided that I wanted to also do the same for my new child.  We both as parents decided to know what we were having this time round so knew it was a girl.  I wanted to go big on the project and at first was going to just shoot for a few months and have some footage of when she was just a baby.  This quickly evolved into a massive undertaking for the next 13-14 months and ending on her 1st birthday.

The drive it gives you to pick up your camera every week/month to catalogue an event is not easy and you will see that some months I didn’t even take a photo but in the end I still managed to cover the entire year.

This personal project is a combination of Video and still images all taken on my Canon 5DMK 3. It was a very emotional project to work on as you will see in the beginning she was not all too well and as parents that’s never anything you want to wish on your worst enemy let alone go through it yourself.  But all things went well and she has turned out to be a character of her own and the perfect partner in crime for her bigger brother lol.

The final editing phase of this project only needed to be edited in Adobe Lightroom and I used Apple’s iMovie to put the footage and images together.

I hope you enjoy this video, feel free to share and comment.

Below you can see the Dena 1Yr Video Project.  or you could head to my YouTube Channel to view it.

Kaylan Video Short Movie

I have been working secretly on a project spaced out over a week.  I don’t really do video as I’m mainly a stills photographer. However I watched a video by @PhilipBloom called (Journey through New Zealand) using the 5DMK 3 and since I recently acquired one I thought I would give it a try.  Now I could’t sharpen the footage to make it pop even more but I’m happy with the results I applied my photography skills to the footage shooting it the way I would shoot if it was a stills image so hope this gives it a different feel to the video.  Anyway here are the results of the Kaylan video short movie in the YouTube window below.

Projects – People and Portraits of Egypt

I just realised that I had not blogged these images from April 2010.  I went on holiday in Egypt and decided to set myself a task to shoot as many people around me as possible, my main challenge was to capture pictures of Bedouins, which was amazing to meet.  My wife is Egyption and we stayed with her family that lives in a town called “Al Mansurah” and more in a smaller village about 2hrs away.

I used my 70-200mm f 2.8 ISL lens on this trip as I only wanted to use the one lens.  It was an amazing time and I got to really capture some amazing photos.  I even managed to print some off and sent it a few of them to put on there wall and they were truly grateful, I keep getting messages back that they want “the cameraman!” to return haha. One day I will again.

I took hundreds of photos and it was so difficult to narrow down my favorites but here they are enjoy the photos.