Wedding No.2 2017 - Dan and Helen, Alton!

Wedding number 2 for me came around in April, down in Alton, at the church first, then to the Alton House Hotel for their reception! This fantastic day couldn't have been more different to my first wedding of the year in the city! Nonetheless It was classic, beautiful and amazing fun! 

Wedding No.1 2017 - Mr and Mrs Fisher, London City Wedding!

So this year, I kicked off wedding season in unbelievable style - with the wedding of Mr and Mrs Daniel Fisher. These guys had some really cool ideas for pictures they wanted to create in the city, and to be honest, I CANNOT wait for another city wedding to come my way! So, anyway, I thought I'd share a few pictures here, all taken with my trusted Nikon D750s and various Nikon and Sigma Art lenses! 

Stay tuned for more wedding posts over the coming month! 

VIDEOS ARE BACK - OH LORD

IT'S FINALLY HAPPENED - IVE FINALLY BEEN BRAVE ENOUGH TO RECORD MYSELF AGAIN, AND ACTUALLY PUT IT UP INTO THE WORLD! 

This is a little different to the videos I was making previously, this is much more of a "brain dump" esque style. Just me, a GoPro and a Rode SmartLav+ Straight into my iPhone 7+. 

First off - this was a lot more difficult than Phillip Bloom made it look. Like. A lot more difficult. But I wanted to create - I needed to produce something and with the world being rather quiet on the projects front at the moment, I thought it'd be a quick way to get back into creating stuff! Anyway, here goes: 

As always - Let me know what you think - any feedback, anything at all - hit me up on social media @cammyhudson and let's talk! 

Stay Cool 

Live Show: Deaf Havana at the O2 Academy, Bristol

So, Monday night was Deaf Havana on tour with their new album "All These Countless Nights" - performing at the O2 Academy, Bristol. With supporting from DEAD and Dinosaur Pile Up - although thanks to traffic on the M4, I only managed to arrive in time for Dinosaur Pile Up and Deaf Havana. Having caught the guys in DEAD last summer at YNOT Festival in Derbyshire, I HIGHLY recommend you check them out as soon as you can! Tonight was also exciting for me to test out my latest gear addition - the monstrous Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art.
But now, onto some shots of Dinosaur Pile Up first: 

And now finally onto the main attraction - the mighty folks in Deaf Havana. Having never shot Deaf Havana before, this was exciting. And I've been jamming the new album since it came out and it's simply incredible. A real evolution of their sound and creativity as a band. 

All in all, an incredible show by an incredible band and I'm super excited to get out with this 85mm more often! 

Stay Cool :) 

Okay... It's Been A While. I'm Sorry.

So, yeah, it's been a while.. over a month. Which, to be honest, isn't good enough on my part. I never wanted to become one of these "every now and then" writers. From now on, I want to push out a new piece of writing/video at least once a week. If not more. So. There. It's written down. Now - onto this story. 

A Day To Remember at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff. 

What can I say? My favourite artist of all time? Maybe, if not, definitely top 5. So. This shoot was a big deal for me. A really big deal. And I try not to get too worked up but, to be honest, I was. I was nervous. But it's important to harness nerves and use them to your advantage. First up on the night was the charming and talented lads in Moose Blood bringing their beautiful purple hues to my day - 

Keeping things going through my iTunes library, Neck Deep were up next, looking at home on the arena stage as they did when I shot them in a 300 cap venue in Edinburgh in 2014. Bringing their painfully energetic pop-punk sound and absolutely incredible crowd control from Ben. Anyway.. pictures.

And now jumping back to one of the bands that really, seriously has influenced my life and my music taste in a lot of ways. The incredible, timeless, New Found Glory. With the "20 Years of Pop Punk" backdrop behind them, it's truly hard to believe. Through the 45 minute set I don't honestly believe that they stood still for more than 2 seconds. Any of them. I was so blown away, although I have shot New Found Glory twice before, this was another level, and it was tough. So... here's some images. 

Finally.. the pictures you all came here to see. My efforts at capturing the raw emotion, talent and energy of the 5 dudes from Ocala, FL. The most sensational live show of any band I have ever seen, and it never, ever is the same. But.. enough gibbering - photos: 

Live Show: Beartooth, Vanna and Trash Boat

Any of you who know me will know that Beartooth and Trash Boat are two of my favourite bands at the moment, Beartooth blend my music tastes into one beautiful sound, whilst Trash Boat are making such massive waves in the UK Pop Punk scene it's hard to not love them. Their newest album has shown how their sound can grow so much and become so refined and incredible. And last night, I was introduced to a new band, VANNA. Hailing from the US of A they brought unbelievable sounds and stage presence to the Engine Rooms in Southampton, in support of Beartooth. 

Now, photo time. I'll just say, I'm really happy with this shoot. Which isn't something I say a lot as I tend to be overly critical of my own work, and am rarely happy. This time my access was sorted through my main man Tom Hawkes - Boots - of Road Hawk Touring, y'all should hit him up for anything tour related, driving, managing and teching, the hardest working man I know and a lovely dude to boot. www.facebook.com/roadhawktouring. 

So.. photos... first up was Trash Boat - - -

Then it was the assault on my senses that was VANNA. 

And finally, the sensational Beartooth. 

All in all, I'm really happy. Any feedback/comments/ideas are always appreciated so let me know! Reach me on social media @cammyhudson. 

Stay cool. 

Cammy

Live Images: Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls at Salisbury City Hall, England

Hey again, gonna keep the amount of writing pretty low on this one, as nobody really wants to read what I have to say (but that's alright)! 

Anyway, probably my favourite artist right now is Mr Frank Turner, and his partners in crime The Sleeping Souls. So, my excitement was up high with a pass to shoot his show, literally 15 minutes drive from my house! First 3 from the pit, then the rest of the show from the crowd - or in my case, I stood on my Pelican 1510 Hard Case (www.peliproducts.co.uk). 

Now... the main reason anybody is here - pictures! Starting with his first support, Ms Esme Patterson! 

Now.. the main event, the spectacular Frank Turner. 

Live Images: Catfish and the Bottlemen at SSE Wembley Arena, London

So, it was time to go and photograph the gentlemen in Catfish and the Bottlemen again, for the 6th time... and I'm still not bored! Such great guys with incredible energy for what they do! 

I've posted a few of these images on Facebook and Instagram, but I decided to post a wider selection of my personal selection from the evening. 

This particular show was a change for me, not working for a news agency or editorial publication I could be a little more experimental with my editing and allowed me to keep shots I like that I'd otherwise have to bin. 

So anyway, here goes...

This night was my first night shooting at The SSE Wembley, and I have to say, it's an incredible venue with great sound, lighting and a brilliant atmosphere for such a big place! 

So that's it for this post... check back soon and I'll have some images from Frank Turner up and also Boston Manor! 

At some point I will get back into making occasional videos but I'm planning for them to be more VLOG style! We shall see, we shall see! 

Next weeks sometime I'll fire up some more festival images, this time from Truck Festival in Oxfordshire - ft. Kodaline, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Eliza and the Bear, Moose Blood and more! 

Stay safe in this mental crazy world we live in, 

C

Live Show! Boston Manor at Joiners, Southampton.

Back down to Southampton last Saturday night with some Welsh dudes to go shoot the brilliant Boston Manor at their headline show in Joiners! 

Packing light for this show I took 2 Nikon D750s, a Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art, a Nikkor 14-24 2.8 and a 24-70mm 2.8 (That I didn't use) - all packed into my ThinkTank Retrospective 30, with Nikon SB5000 speedlight in there as well. 

Now.. pictures.. I do have pictures of the other dudes in the band, however these were my favourite shots from the night... and here they are.

Yo, thanks for having a look.etc.. as always, stay safe and continue to create and enjoy all the incredible things human beings do. 

God I'm Bad at this Blogging Thing - T in the Park 2016

So...as the title says...wow I'm bad at this consistent blogging thing, anyway, with a few festivals (Download namely) starting to release their main acts for 2017, I thought it was about time I released some more of my festival images from the summer, starting with the first, T in the Park. 

Held annually in Scotland, T in the Park is one of the UKs biggest mainstream music festivals, drawing in crowds of nearly 100,000 every year, this year, was my turn to try and capture the 3 day festival in still images... so... here goes. Also, just for information, I was on assignment for a news image wire service, delivering images after every set. 

Fans in the main arena before it filled on the Friday morning. Shot with D750 and Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8

Hmmm... Shot on Nikon D750 with 24-70mm f/2.8

Winner of best flag competition goes to... Shot on Nikon D500 with 300mm f/4

First act of the weekend - The Temperance Movement open the MainStage on Friday! Shot with Nikon D500 and Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8

Next up was the lovely chaps from across the pond in The Augustines - Shot on Nikon D500 and Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8

Acoustic jams courtesy of James Morrison on the MainStage, Friday at T in the Park! Nikon D500 and 70-200mm f/2.8

Such sweet jams on a sunny Friday afternoon - D500 and 70-200mm f/2.8

Now onto the colourful crowd of Courteeners decorating the area in front of the MainStage. Nikon D500 and Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 

As a personal fan of the Courteeners, I'm happy with this! D750 and 24-70mm f/2.8

Sticking with the MainStage for total jams from the boys in Disclosure! Nikon D750 and Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8

Onto some 90s indie from the gents in The Stone Roses to close up the MainStage on Friday night at T in the Park 2016.

But I wasn't done yet... Alesso had to finish up the Radio One stage first! What a show... near enough burned my eyebrows off. Nikon D750 and Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8

Jack Garratt bangin on the MainStage to kick off the Saturday at T in the Park 2016. Nikon D750 and 300mm f/4

2/2 Playing around with the massive combination of the Nikon D500 and Nikkor 300mm f/4 E PF ED VR! 

1/3 Back down to the King Tut's Tent for scottish rockers Fatherson! Nikon D750 and Nikon 70-200mm 2.8

2/3 Fatherson again... Nikon D500 and Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8

3/3 Lighting in this tent was a solid 10/10 for the weekend! Nikon D500 and Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8

Back up to the BBC Radio One Stage for Rat Boy MADNESS D750 and Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8

Then a run across to the MainStage for Jess Glynne! Nikon D500 and Nikkor 300mm f/4

Aaaaaand again, dancin away... Nikon D500 and 300mm f/4 PF

Mr Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys, performing with his side project The Last Shadow Puppets. Shot on Nikon D750 and Nikkor 300mm f/4

Aaaaaaand again... but with a guitar! D750 and 300mm f/4

Accurate... Nikon D750 and Nikkor 300mm f/4

Old school favourite band for me, the Kaiser Chiefs killin the BBC Radio One Stage! D500 and 24-70mm f/2.8

2/3 Ricky Wilson of the Kaiser Chiefs at T in the Park 2016 - D500 and 24-70mm f/2.8

3/3 Don't fall now Ricky... D500 and 24-70mm f/2.8

Then a quick dash to the MainStage for Bastille, Mr Dan Smith here! Nikon D750 and Nikkor 300mm f/4

2/2 Bastille performing new songs of their then unreleased album was a treat! D750 and 300mm f/4

1/3 Possibly my favourite band to shoot live, Van of CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN on the BBC Radio One Stage at TITP 2016! Nikon D750 and 300mm f/4

2/3 Nikon D500 and Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8, Mega combo! 

3/3 This is already on my socials but I like it so yo... Van saw a spider on stage! D750 and 300mm f/4

And closing up the Saturday night to a Scottish home crowd... the one and only Calvin Harris! Nikon D500 and 300mm f/4

He's in there somewhere... I swear!!! Massive pyro all night courtesy of Calvin Harris! D750 and 24-70mm f/2.8

Opening up the BBC Radio One stage on the Sunday were the indie dudes in BLOSSOMS! D750 and Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8

1/3 of my favourite shots of the wonderful lads in Slaves - Nikon D750 and 300mm f/4

2/3 of Slaves destroying the MainStage at T in the Park 2016.

Aaaaand my favourite one! 3/3 All 3 shot with D750 and 300mm f/4

Now back into the King Tuts Tent for the metal blokes in FIDLAR. D750 and Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8

Quick run back to the mainstage for James Bay! D500 and 70-200mm f/2.8

One of my personal favourite images from the weekend, anybody know who she is??? Just forget the rain, drink some more and go wild. Nikon D500 and Nikkor 300mm f/4

Wow this post is getting long... stick with me (if you've made it this far!) Halfway through now! 

The incredible Mr Jake Bugg on the BBC Radio One stage at T in the Park 2016. Nikon D750 and Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8

2/2... and again.. the incredible Jake Bugg. Nikon D750 and Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8

My favourite act of the weekend... the astonishing Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls. D750 and 14-24mm f/2.8 1/3

2/3.. Sensational songs and sensational performance. D500 and 24-70mm f/2.8

2/3.. Sensational songs and sensational performance. D500 and 24-70mm f/2.8

3/3... Damn I love this dude! D750 and 70-200mm 2.8

Van McCann of Catfish and the Bottlemen sees a spider on stage at BBC Radio One stage, T in the Park 2016.

Diplo performing with Major Laser on the BBC Radio One stage (kind of)! Nikon D750 and 14-24mm f/2.8

Diplo or a monkey? D750 and 70-200mm f/2.8

Major Lazer fans braving the good ole Scottish weather! D750 and Nikkor 70-200mm 2.8

1/3 Good Ole Flea of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers comes on stage ready to close up the festival. D500 and 70-200mm f/2.8

2/3 Red Hot Chilli Pepper's frontman Anthony Kiedis looks out over a 75,000 strong crowd at Strathallan Castle. D500 and 70-200mm f/2.8

3/3 Josh Klinghoffer of the RHCP goes for it to finish up the 2016 T in the Park Festival in Strathallan, Scotland.

So.. this was a lot longer than I expected, but... it was made with the help of a good few glasses of wine... anyway, if you made it this far, I hope you enjoyed and stay tuned for similar posts for Truck Festival and YNOT Fest! It's taken me this long to do this as I was there for a press assignment, I had not time to go back through my images and do my own processing for this post! So yeah..

Thanks, and peace :) 

Tour is done... again!

So.. that's another tour done with the boys in Where There's Life - as frustrating as that is, I hope to be back out on the road asap with some cool people! 

Where There's Life, Everyone and Anyone, myself and Declan West at the end of the Wrexham show.

Where There's Life, Everyone and Anyone, myself and Declan West at the end of the Wrexham show.

Anyway, whilst away, I wanted to focus heavily on video this time, as I know myself I need to improve and develop my skills in that area. 

Each night, I produced a short, 1 minute (ish) video from each show - for social media.etc - I feel this pushed me to create, obviously a challenge I enjoy. From little preshow talks, to an avengers analogy at the end of the last one - I'm happy with them all! 

First up was Dundee, Fat Sam's to be specific. An upgrade from the Dundee show on the previous tour to say the least. 

Quick candid of Cammy Barnett of Where There's Life during soundcheck. Shot with Nikon D750 and my Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art Series.

Quick candid of Cammy Barnett of Where There's Life during soundcheck. Shot with Nikon D750 and my Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art Series.

Cameron Rennie of Where There's Life during the show in Dundee. Shot on Nikon D750 with Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8 and Nikon SB-5000.

Cameron Rennie of Where There's Life during the show in Dundee. Shot on Nikon D750 with Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8 and Nikon SB-5000.

Next up was Worcester, in a tiny record store in the middle of the city. Crazy venue... we were all a bit surprised but hyped for the show - with load in having to take a total of 5 minutes we were all super tired. 

JUMPS - Mr Bruce Lean of Where There's Life getting airborne in the record store. Shot on Nikon D750 with 14-24mm and Nikon SB-5000.

JUMPS - Mr Bruce Lean of Where There's Life getting airborne in the record store. Shot on Nikon D750 with 14-24mm and Nikon SB-5000.

After the Worcester show we went down and stayed with the dudes in Led By Lanterns at band pads in Birmingham. Super cool dudes and through the wall of our room we heard their sweet sweet harmonies as they practised for their acoustic show. 

Next day we drove up to Manchester and headed straight to Taco Bell. As you do. 

Manchester City Centre - shot on Nikon D750 with Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art Series. 

Manchester City Centre - shot on Nikon D750 with Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art Series. 

Onto the venue, where the boys in Where There's Life and Everyone and Anyone were to open for an Offspring tribute band at Rebellion, Manchester. 

Bruce Lean of Where There's Life at Rebellion Manchester. Shot on Nikon D750 and Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8.

Bruce Lean of Where There's Life at Rebellion Manchester. Shot on Nikon D750 and Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8.

4/5 of Where There's Life in Manchester. Shot on Nikon D750 and Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art Series.

4/5 of Where There's Life in Manchester. Shot on Nikon D750 and Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art Series.

With an incredible show put down by the Offspring Tribute band, Manchester was a solid success! Now... onto Wales! Staying at the house of one of the members of Everyone and Anyone, we drove to North Wale. Whilst in Rhyl, we went to the bar that one of the dudes in Everyone and Anyone's parents own, and I saw a snooker table wth a cool blue wall and window light.. so.. boom. Picture time. I called the guys back up stairs and we shot this photo - 

Shot with Nikon D750 and Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art Series. 

Shot with Nikon D750 and Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art Series. 

WTL Dudes on Ryhll Beach in North Wales before heading off to the Wrexham show. Shot on D750 with 50mm 1.4 Art.

WTL Dudes on Ryhll Beach in North Wales before heading off to the Wrexham show. Shot on D750 with 50mm 1.4 Art.

The Wrexham show was at Rewind, Wrexham, thanks to the dudes in Reckless Promotions. The venue was super small but to be honest, that just added to it - with about 30 people there, the place was rammed!

Bruce Lean of Where There's Life at Rewind, Wrexham. Shot on Nikon D750 with Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8 and Nikon SB-5000. 

Bruce Lean of Where There's Life at Rewind, Wrexham. Shot on Nikon D750 with Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8 and Nikon SB-5000. 

All in all... another stellar trip with the guys in Where There's Life, and its was cool to make new friends in the form of Everyone and Anyone ! 

Squad goals on Rhyl Beach, North Wales! 

Squad goals on Rhyl Beach, North Wales! 

IM BACK IM BACK IM BACK

It’s been a while… a really long while

So, yeah, it’s been a long long time since I’ve written one of these ramblings about my life. So, here goes. I’ve recently moved to Hampshire and am currently trying to sort my life out, through expanding my business into weddings and functions, as well as pushing my own abilities in new fields such as continuing to evolve my video work and continue trying to push my own youtube channel and educational/entertaining videos. 

Shot from a recent Golden Wedding Anniversary shoot, featuring my new watermark for the rebranded company and site. 

On the subject of YouTube, yes it has been a while, and I apologise. For those of you who actually care what I have to say, I cannot express my gratitude to you, and I have even had a few people ask when I’m coming back. I wish I could explain how much that means. Anyway, there is a video (or 2/3/4) coming, to update you all on what’s been happening, some new projects I have, some new gear I have thanks to the lovely people at Nikon, and to ask you all for some help. 

That’s right, help. I need each and every person reading this to think about whether they know anybody who is soon to be married/planning a wedding. Then I need you to tell them about my site, about my work and point them in my direction. I want to capture their special day. Whilst I have not shot a wedding before, I have great experience in the world of family functions, wedding anniversary parties.etc. Therefore, I believe I could comprehensively cover a wedding day (with another photographer in tow.)

Moving to the future

As the heading suggests, I want to be at the forefront of the future of the art, and as such I am currently investigating 360 degree photography and cinematography, for use in VR headsets.etc. So, if anybody knows anyone in Ricoh, Samsung or Nikon who want to loan me a 360 camera… hit me up as soon as! ;) 

Coming Up

In the next week or so I hope to have updated posts containing my favourite images from festivals season, my time at T in the Park, Truck Festival and Y Not Festival. My hope is to have all of this sorted and posted before I head out for a little long weekend away with my good friends in Where There’s Life, as they’re playing a few shows: 

October 6th - Fat Sam’s (Dundee, Scotland) 
October 7th - Rise Music Record Store (Worcester, England)
October 9th - Rewind (Wrexham, Wales)

And, they recently released the music video I filmed/produced for them at the start of the year, find it here: 

and please please tell me what you think! It genuinely means a lot! 

So, yeah… that’s what’s happening, and I’m excited! 

As always, feel free to email/call me with any questions or comments! 

Adventures: Loch Lomond

So yesterday, I decided to drive up to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park here in Scotland, the intention being, get to the top of Ben Lomond for sunset time, and get some beautiful sunset photos looking over the loch to the hills to the west. However, the great Scottish weather had other plans, low low clouds and grey skies meant that the sunset plan was definitely not happening, so, I hiked up about half way, then decided to go home, as I realised the sky wasn't clearing any time soon. Although, I did shoot on the way up so I'm not unhappy with my photos.  

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Anyway, I hope to get back up on a nicer evening and actually make it to the top!  

Slam Dunk South 2016 - Miss May I

And here it is, my final post of Slam Dunk South 2016. Hefty beatdowns on the atlas stage courtesy of Miss May I.

Slam Dunk South 2016 - Memphis May Fire

Had serious serious fun shooting this set of Memphis May Fire - and yes, I have photos of all members, the photos on these posts are just my personal favourite photos of the shoot. 

Slam Dunk South 2016 - The World Alive

Only a few bands to go - thank god, my eyes are hurting - This time, it's the guys in The World Alive slaying the Atlas Stage with some serious air time. 

Slam Dunk South 2016 - The Amity Affliction

Again, some serious 14 year old nostalgia here, with The Amity Affliction jamming hard on the Atlas stage mid afternoon.

Slam Dunk South 2016 - Real Friends

So, easily the darkest show of the day for me was Real Friends, incredibly difficult light but I'm glad I saved some of em 

Slam Dunk South 2016 - Young Guns

Right, this might be the last one for a while as the staff in the Starbucks I've been working in for the past 3 hours are getting mildly annoyed so, enjoy these Young Guns photos and I'll have more from Real Friends, Memphis May Fire, The World Alive and The Amity Affliction later today!!