Celebrity Photography

When I'm not making you look fabulous at your parties I'm making the stars shine on the red carpet. If you're looking for a photographer to capture the wow moments of your event then look no further. Here's a little taste of what I get up to as a busy entertainment photographer.

Please call me on 07970-826-630 you would like me to photograph your upcoming party!

London Fashion Week SS18

It's that time of the year again. To be honest I've got off pretty lightly this season as I can only do a couple of days, but that's enough!. It started with the kooki duo Vin + Omi on Monday featuring the magnificent Debbie Harry walking the catwalk, and on opening day I covered the Adidas show by Hailey Baldwin with Jude Law's son Rafferty walking the catwalk and finishing off with a theatrical spectacular at the London Palladium by Joshua Kane. Busy Barmitzvah(ing) this weekend. Normal service resumes on Monday

Strictly Come Dancing launch

Been a bit late posting this one, but bear with me...been a mad week. BBC Broadcasting house on a humid Bank holiday Monday played host to the launch for the new series of 'Strictly Come Dancing'. More Spandex and sequins than you can shake a stick at and collection of contestants from the world of music, tv, stage...and even a representative from the church will be shaking his funky thang...

Cirkus Cirkör

I photographed them today...great performances..can't think of much else to say really, so here's a bit of background I liberated from Wiki.

Cirkus Cirkör is a Swedish circus company, and is today Scandinavia's leading performing circus company within the art form of contemporary circus. Cirkus Cirkör has toured the world with a number of successful and praised circus shows. The company has also been influential in establishing new schools and training courses for aspiring contemporary circus artists in Sweden and Scandinavia.

Celebrity Big Brother

Last night saw the start of the summer season of Celebrity Big Brother and once again loads of "Ex's" entered the Big Brother house in Elstree Studios. Looks like it has the makings of a good one this year. Best outfit of the evening hands down goes to American Blogger Trisha Paytas.

Photography Training

Do you own a shiny new DSRL camera but have absolutely no idea how it works? Would you like to know how to use it?

Here’s your chance…

I’ve never offered this before and places are strictly limited and if it’s successful then I’ll try and run this on a more regular basis.

The course will run for a full day (10am - 4pm) and will take place on location in London. We will start the day with a basic equipment briefing where I will explain the basics of your camera (over a Latte and a pastry!). Once we’ve covered the basics we will go out and explore some great locations where you’ll get the opportunity to move away from Auto mode and find out what your camera is really capable of!!. You will learn how to make the most of the semi-automatic modes on your camera, what does ISO mean, aperture, shutter speed and depth of field.

You will also learn the basics of composition and learn the fundamentals of lighting.

We will meet at a location in Central London which will be easily accessible by tube

Morning Refreshments and a light Lunch will be included in the price. Each session will be limited to 2 people so I can give you as much one on one time as possible.

After the session your photos will be edited and compiled into a professional slideshow to share with friends and family. All of the images will be edited by me and available to you on my password protected client gallery where you can download the high resolution files.

 

Fantastic gift for the photo enthusiast!

 

£350.00

 

Please email me james@jamesshawphotos.co.uk if you are interested.

London Film and Comicon 2017 Day 1

Today I popped my comic convention cherry. Never been to one before although I'm a huge fan of all things sci-fi and superhero related. Took a while to get going but ended up really enjoying the day. The Cosplayers were amazing, my favourite was the couple who paid homage to the Netflix series "Stranger Things"...AND HODOR!!!

Talia's Batmitzvah at Gilgamesh

We partied the night away with Talia and her family at Gilgamesh, London to celebrate Talia's Batmitzvah. Lovely venue and amazing food!. Paul from Proactive events kept us moving all evening. Really nice to shoot around the market in Camden Town as there's so many cool things going on, and it was great to get some pics of Talia in her gorgeous outfit (Supplied by The Hadley Bridal Collection by Rebecca Rinder) taken around the famous market before the guests arrived.

 

Jordan's Barmitzvah

It seemed like a really long time ago I was booked to photograph Jordan Smith's (UP THE VILLA) Barmitzvah. last night was the night of the party at Apollonia. Such a fabulous evening with a lovely group of people. DJ Matt Frankel kept us dancing all night, John Rose captured everything on video, Gorgeous table centrepieces were supplied by Luvli Events, and Michelle and her team made sure we all had lots to eat and drink (as they usually do) Enjoy the photos. James 

 

Paige's Batmitzvah

Still recovering from the madness that was Paige's Batmitzvah last night at Vanilla. This was the third simcha I've photographed for the Reuben family so it really seemed less like work and more like a gathering of old friends!. The highlight for me was Paige's mum, dad and sister singing a rendition of "Master of the house" from Les Miserables as part of the welcome speech...loved it. and I definitely believe now that no one parties harder than the JFS crew ;)

The 2017 Investec Derby

So a little while ago I received a call asking me if I'd be interested in shooting the Derby in Epsom. The only snag was that I had to wear a full morning suit (Top Hat and Tails) as I would be working mainly around the Royal enclosure. I've not covered anything like this before and I have to say it was hard work, but a great day was had. Lots of colourful characters all enjoying the gallons of bubbly on tap and the weather was incredibly warm and sunny, not great if you're dressed up like the Fat Controller of Thomas the Tank Engine fame...