College photoshoot

For two days this week, I went to South Devon College to shoot the amazing results of the makeup students work on models for their exams. The models sat for up to 5-6 hours having their makeup and costumes put on and fitted. The models were all amazing and I’d like to say a big well done to them as well!

Day one was difficult because I was limited to one room with bad lighting. Day two I could choose a better location so the results were much better! As you can see, I was also photographed by Megan so thanks Megan 😀

If you need a photographer based in Torbay, Devon for your wedding, portrait, event or festival please see my photographer for hire page here.

For more photos from this year (and the enlarged versions) please visit my 2019 Photography Facebook Album or my website photography portfolio gallery.

Elements of Fire Devon, March 2019

I can’t think of anything more difficult to photograph than a fire juggler. The scene is pitch black, with quick bursts of very bright light from the flames. Trying to photograph the person, the flames and the ambience is incredibly difficult. This time I used a mix of flash and a beach bonfire to get these results…

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See all the photos from this event at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SimonDayPhotography/photos/?tab=album&album_id=560677054424264

See their website at: https://elementsoffire.co.uk/

A beautiful day photographing a wedding in Exeter, Devon.

The weather could not have been more delightful. If the wedding had been on either side of the Saturday it would have been snow or rain. As a second photographer, my role was to assist in capturing the wedding and to capture the big parts of the day at a different angle to the main photographer.

Here are some of my photos from Lee and Sophie’s wedding at Rockbeare Manor in Exeter. See my Facebook Album for more pictures from their lovely wedding day.

If you’d like me to photograph your special day, please visit my wedding photography page.

New photo from Berry Head in Brixham

I’ve just added a new picture for sale, from a lovely coastal walk yesterday afternoon, around Berry Head in Brixham.

It was a lovely warm, still, sunny afternoon, very unexpected for January, but more so because there was a yellow weather warning for snow the following day. I was certainly not expecting it to be so pleasant up there.

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Berry Head in Brixham, Devon on a lovely sunny afternoon.

Berry Head is at the southern tip of Torbay and it commands extensive views of the western coastal approaches to the English Channel and of the Torbay harbourage.

Berry Head Lighthouse is an active lighthouse, located at the end of Berry Head near Brixham in Devon. It was originally built in 1906, and was then automated and converted to run on acetylene in 1921, and was modernised in 1994. Since then it has run on mains electricity.

Berry Head Fort was a heavily defended garrisoned fort built around a half moon coastal battery constructed on the main promontory of Berry Head at the turn of the 19th century. This was in response to the repeated threats of an invasion by the French under Napoleon Bonaparte.

While you’re exploring the area I recommend stopping off at the guard house cafe which is located in the area near the lighthouse.

Latest portrait session in Torquay

My daughter asked if I could take some photos for her social media. We first headed to Teignmouth and then Torquay, both lovely places for this type of work.

My daughter doesn’t like her photo being taken but she really helped interact with pose suggestions and she knew what she wanted.

The only pity was that she wanted to have her hand cover her mouth in most shots. It’s a snapchat thing 🙂

Here is a sample. If you fancy having your portrait taken in and around Torbay then please visit my photography page.