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Our 1st Blog!


We’ve been thinking a lot recently about posting blog updates on our page and as 2023 has just started it seems the best time to start now. We’ll be posting regularly on studio shoots, weddings and all things in between. As this is our first blog through we thought we’d answer a question we often get asked - where did the name Lighthouse Creations come from?


 

The word “photography” literally means “drawing with light”. The word was supposedly first coined by the British scientist Sir John Herschel in 1839 from the Greek words phos, (genitive: phōtós) meaning “light”, and graphê meaning “drawing or writing”.

 

When deciding our name we wanted to incorporate how important having good knowledge and experience of lighting is to photographers (or should be) - photography is literally the art of light. Our studio is completely free of any natural light, once the lights are off, its literally pitch black and that’s exactly how we wanted it. We want to be able to control every aspect of light and as someone who has studied studio photography for years we found it essential to let customers know what they’re getting when they book us so wanted it to be in the name.


There are many photographers out there who claim to be “natural light” photographers and rely on the natural light of the sun or natural light in their studio. Would you go to a restaurant where the chefs only used a microwave? Would you get construction done on your house by someone who only used handheld tools? Of course you wouldn’t, then why go to a photographer who doesn’t control their own lighting? You might as well do it yourself. That’s not to say natural lighting is bad, we use it all the time when out and about but we also have off camera flash to deal with aspects we want to control.


As our studio is completely dark and would be useless without the various lighting setups we have, we decided to go with the name “Lighthouse” as that’s literally what it is - house of light. On a more personal note, I’ve also had a slight fascination with lighthouses for a few years and been drawn into many powerful photographs of waves crashing against them, they are awe inspiring and make great subjects for photographs!



 

Jean Guichard - Phares Dans La Tempête, La Jument

 

The "Creations" part is a bit more obvious. If you're ever been to our studio you'll be aware of how much props, backdrops and various fabrics & items of clothing we have. It's all there to help you create your own unique set of images and we continue to buy more and more depending on what you want. Give us any idea and we'll do our best to seek out the best way to make your photoshoot the very best it can be.


Along with accumulating more and more physical props we're always looking for inspiration, new ideas and welcome any new challenge to see what creative boundaries we can push when working with our clients. We also love working with other creatives such as models, makeup artists, stylists etc - this keeps us on our toes and up to date with latest trends in other areas and ensures we contuse to offer the best service to you. If anyones reading this and think they have some ideas they might want too run by us or use our studio to help creative their own visions please don't hesitate to drop us a message through our social channel, email address or contact form.


So that's the name, Lighthouse Creations in a nutshell, short and sweet and to the point. Hope you've enjoyed reading this and keep an eye out for future blog updates.


Many Thanks

Chris








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