My Why… April Blog

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Hello there and how are you doing?  Life is certainly throwing many curveballs at us all, it’s  a bit of a roller coaster ride isn’t it?

I hope you got some benefit with my last newsletter.  At the moment early morning walking are helping me to focus and clear my head before the day ahead.

Last week I was planing to write a blog to include some photographs of our beautiful island, but I felt it probably wasn’t the best thing to blog as we unable to visit these magical places for the time being.

So after thinking long and hard for my next blog post I want to share with you my creative process and why I do what I do and why I love it.

I get my inspiration from all sorts, magazines are great and I have a tendency to collect all the images I love into a scrapbook for reference, this is very much my bible.  Pinterest now where do I start on this, possibilities here are endless, its easy to spend hours just looking at images and creating your own creative boards, if you have never visited it, give it a go….!!

At the moment I am watching Peaky Blinders on Netflix, I have to say that I just love the style of this from the clothing to the lighting used, the series is a great distraction too, I love this and finding this very inspiring. We are surrounded by so much and never tire of investigating new photographers, different styles and new techniques.

The planning of the shoot is great fun, from talking to what to wear, how to pose, the general mood and look is all discussed and agreed at great length.

I don’t believe in what I would call ‘mini-shoots’, to me the whole process takes creative time from original talks to the shoot itself, to some people who have busy lives it is ideal, I want to get to know you!

Jason Kinrade Photography

It is important to me as a photographer I get to know you and that you feel comfortable and happy.  I know it might sound like a cliche but its part of the journey to creating some beautiful and enchanting portraits.

Setting up for the shoots doesn’t take too long, I have a range of hand painted backdrops and various props if required, I love to rummage in second hand shops.  With the shoot I just want to keep this as simple as possible and spend more time on the shoot itself. I only work with either natural light or just one flash, my method is to keep it as simple as possible, why make it complicated? In addition to this I also love to use the beautiful Manx countryside as a natural backdrop.

After a few tweaks with the set-up its then time for the magical moments to begin.  Shoots tend to last for an hour and half, I suggest a change of clothes so we can create different looks.

Throughout the shoot we work on posing and make slight variations to create some wonderful and timeless images.

I love working with people. To me it is about connection to capture them at their best, creating  images they will love.  So far, I have been so privileged to work with some amazing people from families to children.

I do love what I do, i’m always looking at how more creative I will go, to think someone once told me that I lacked creativity, thanks for the best feedback ever, good job I did not take it to heart, I thank you!

During the current situation I am making the most of enhancing my editing skills ( that will be another blog ) and learning more about what I love. I will share more with you all very very soon.

Until next time, stay safe and stay at home.

Much love


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