Ashley Morrison's Blog

May 9, 2017

Creature Comforts.

Is the title of our latest published work in the June 2017 issue of Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine…
The cover plus pages 66 to 79 in the June 2017 issue of Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living magazine featuring Lesley and Lindsay Anderson's cottage style bungalow near Portaferry in County Down.
.. on pages 66 to 79 plus on the Cover too – which features Lesley and Lindsay’s cottage style bungalow near Portaferry in County Down.

“Lesley and Lindsay longed to be back in the countryside when they happened to come across the perfect site in Portaferry with plans already in place. They knew instantly it was perfect for them.”

Which I talked about shooting here: Green door – almost 2 years ago to the day.

So Congratulations to both Lesley and Lindsay here…
Lindsay Anderson outside her cottage style bungalow near Portaferry in County Down.
.. for making it into this top selling Irish magazine – but more importantly, I like to say a HUGE Congratulations to Lexie here…
The living room in Lesley Anderson's cottage style bungalow near Portaferry in County Down.
.. for once again being the Cover girl, who is clearly enjoying her Creature Comforts too smile

From Marie, Mandi & me @ ampimage.com

August 6, 2015

Working hard or hardly working !

Near the seaside town of Portaferry in County Down, is where you will find this thatched cottage…
Jill and David Crawford's thatched cottage near the town of Portaferry in County Down.
.. which belongs to Jill & David Crawford.

“Picture perfect” as they would say – but nevertheless Marie here…
Marie in the sitting room of Jill and David Crawford's thatched cottage near the town of Portaferry in County Down.
.. still had to work on the finishing touches, as there is often a difference between something looking good to the eye and looking good for the camera.

So while I worked on the lighting, Marie kept a close eye on what was in front of the camera…
One of the first pictures taken in the sitting room of Jill and David Crawford's thatched cottage near the town of Portaferry in County Down.
.. and between us, this was the result…
The sitting room in Jill and David Crawford's thatched cottage near the town of Portaferry in County Down.
.. which when done well, we believe shouldn’t look as if we did anything at all.

Which in itself, can sometimes causes problems, especially when it comes to quoting – because people often feel that I should be able to produce lots of images like this in a day – whereas if the true be told, each shot sometimes takes hours to produce and then there is the pre-planing part too, especially at Marie’s end – as things like flowers, throws and cushions, etc, just don’t happen to appear out of thin air on the day wink

Anyway, I guess that is why I often like to show our ‘starting point’ or the first image captured – like here…
One of the first pictures taken in the kitchen of Jill and David Crawford's thatched cottage near the town of Portaferry in County Down.
.. because then that kind-off lets people see what all was done – which in this case, was probably a lot more than anyone would think – but anyway, here is the final result…
the kitchen in Jill and David Crawford's thatched cottage near the town of Portaferry in County Down.
.. which is all ‘The World’ will see, when it’s featured in the various magazines over the next few years.

As that’s our goal: to produce a set of images that either someone will want to use a lot or that a lot of people will want to use or even both if we can manage it – because the more our work is used, the more we will earn – or at least that’s the theory smile

Anyway, delighted with this one, so a big thanks to Jill & David for inviting us in and we will keep you posted on when it will appear next year.

From Marie, Mandi & me – who actually do work every hard, to make it look like we didn’t do any work at all wink

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