Styled Shoots- January

Styled Shoots- January

One of my goals this year is to do more styled shoots in the comfort of my home, using minimal props found around the house, and fresh produce from local shops. At the moment, Pinterest is my best friend, giving me lots of inspiration for any type of shoot or aesthetic. Using natural light in my house and garden, I then work on styling shoots which compliment the season, as well as the subject.

Here are some of the shots I have created in the month of January:

I’m now looking forward to planning more shoots in the coming months, especially when the sun is out for longer, and the season changes to spring. -Georgina

Looking back at 2020

Looking back at 2020

2020 was an interesting year for everyone, many people want to forget about it, while others want to look back at the year.

I finished university and started to focus more on the business alongside other employment. Not being able to photograph people for a while was strange, so I began to look at different ways of remote working. I began to photograph more products in different locations as I would with people. I also started to make prints and other photo gifts which I sold at craft fairs and online. I did manage to do a few portrait shoots when restrictions were eased, which I’m grateful for.

I’ve really enjoyed shooting more products and using different lighting techniques to capture them in different ways, I have been doing weekly shoots featuring various food and drink as well as other subjects to continue to challenge myself.

Below are some of my favourite shots from 2020:

Receiving the Rosy Maguire Graduate Prize

Receiving the Rosy Maguire Graduate Prize
Rosy Maguire Graduate Prize

I feel so grateful for receiving a First Class Honours in photography, and even more grateful for receiving the Rosy Maguire Graduate Prize.
Rosy was a technician at Solent University and I was lucky to meet her at one of the many open days before starting the course. Her love of the darkroom and alternative techniques really showed and was inspirational to so many. Winning this prize means the world to me and is an absolute honour. I wanted to have something that represents this honour, something that I can look at everyday. So now I have a little award on my desk as a reminder each day of the amazing time at university and all of the amazing people I was able to meet.

Shooting for 1784 Gin in Bognor Regis

Shooting for 1784 Gin in Bognor Regis
1784 Gin photographed in Bognor Regis, West Sussex

I was asked by 1784 Gin to take some photos of their product for their social media. I wanted to capture the bottle in a natural setting, while staying local to the pub: The Dog and Duck in Bognor Regis

It was a great experience being able to photograph for a local gin company in Bognor Regis, and use local areas which would be recognised.

A Brief History of GS Creative Photography

A Brief History of GS Creative Photography
Georgina Smith at Bognor Regis Beach
GS Creative Photography are based in Bognor Regis, West Sussex

In 2015, I came up with the name GS Creative Photography, a simple name which includes my initials as well as what I do. I was in my second year of college studying photography and graphic design, and the name was chosen surprisingly quick. I’ve kept the name over the last 5 years, while I continued my studies through university, and now as a freelance photographer.

The business started off as a Facebook page, slowly growing to over 500 likes now! Over time I began to put my business on various platforms and create a new website as the business grew.

I also spent years building up my portfolio, trying every kind of photography I could find. While at University, I started contacting businesses and building local relationships. I was thrilled to be trusted by so many people to photograph various subjects.

Now in 2020, I have graduated from Solent University with a First Class Honours in Photography. It’s exciting to now use everything I have learnt to grow the business further and dedicate all my time to it.

It’s lovely working with new people to capture their vision, as well as catching up with old faces each time they need fresh photography.

2020 has been an interesting year for everyone, and I look forward to what 2021 brings for the business.

All the best,

Georgina