May 2019 Showcase Winner
The winner of May’s showcase is the very talented Hayley from Hayley Cattell Photography, you can view more of her work here: www.hayleycattell.co.uk
In the below interview Hayley explains what inspires her on a daily basis and how she achieved the winning newborn image, and of course what she gains from her BANPAS membership.
Did you shoot the image for the showcase or as part of a client session?
“This image was part of a client session.”
What stood out to you about the image, why did you choose it for your entry?
“I just liked the simplicity of this image, I love focusing on baby with not too many props or distractions. This little one posed so beautifully and I thought the little bonnet just added a nice touch.”
Tell us about how you lit and set up the image?
“Just a simple one light set up, I used the Elinchrom D-Lite One and the 135cm Octobox.”
Would you like to mention any suppliers whose products or props are used in the image?
“The beautiful little bonnet was made by mum – Petite Props. www.petitepropsuk.etsy.com.”
What does winning the showcase mean to you?
“So much! I can’t explain how much I appreciate anyone voting for my image, especially when there are so many gorgeous photos entered. It really does mean ever so much.”
What other elements of your BANPAS membership do you enjoy most?
“The fantastic monthly content, but mainly the wonderful and ongoing support and help that’s always available.”
How long have you been shooting professionally?
“I’ll have been working for myself 5 years this July, but shooting professionally over 7 years in total.”
Where do you work from?
“I work from my home studio.”
How do you push yourself, where do you draw your inspiration from?
“I’m never completely happy with my work – I think I’m always very critical of myself, but it definitely helps me grow. I’m always trying to work on my techniques and to better myself for my clients. There are so, so many talented photographers out there who I adore and are constantly inspiring me.”
A Huge thank you to our wonderful Showcase Sponsors!
Want to enter this month’s showcase? Find all the details in the members hub