Stacy Blaxall

Stacy Blaxall

Photographer / CreatorLondon, United Kingdom
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Stacy Blaxall

Stacy Blaxall

Photographer / CreatorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Photography started off as nothing more than a hobby. Something that I would do now and again, when I was out and about - but nothing much more than that. But one day, something clicked, and not just the shutter of my camera, something else - and the thing that had always just been a hobby; became the thing that I wanted to do - always. I had always had an interest in cameras, and art, but suddenly I wanted to know everything I possibly could in relation to photography, cameras, lenses, aperture, shutter speed and all the other things a camera could do that wasn't just utilising the 'auto' setting. This thing which clicked, wasn't just a fluke - it was the switch that changes black and white into colour - suddenly I could see the thing that I was supposed to do. Photography. And it has been the best decision yet, and one that I have not looked back on. So for me, photography has always been, and will always be a hobby - something I do for fun, something I do in my spare time because I enjoy it. But more than that, photography is now also my livelihood, its a lifestyle, its my purpose. The ultimate goal is to be able to use my passion for photography, as well as my skills, to not only do photography in my spare time, but to do it all the time.
Projects
  • Logo Creation
    Logo Creation© Stacy Blaxall Photography & Design Logo, designed and created using Adobe Photoshop CC software. This is a sleek, simple, modern logo design, which can be used in both online and print media. The design is eye catching and identifiable, using a simple colour scheme and font, whilst maintaing a look of complexity and depth. https://sjblax.wixsite.com/stacyblxphotography/design
  • Parkinson's UK - Charity Event - Guildford Cathedral Abseil
    Parkinson's UK - Charity Event - Guildford Cathedral AbseilI was the sole photographer for Parkinson's UK at their Guildford Cathedral Charity Abseil event. I was tasked with capturing the participants of the event from the abseil platform, ensuring the feel of the event came through in the images. This was an important role, as these images were to be used by Parkinson's UK on their social media pages, as well as in any promotion for future events. It was also essential to capture images of everyone who participated in the event, to document their experience for each of them. As well as being conscious and considerate of the nerves that the participants were feeling. This event was outdoors, and this meant that there were regular changes of light, as well as other weather conditions. It was essential that I was able to quickly change that camera settings as required, to best suit the changing weather and lighting conditions. Overall I feel that this experience has been invaluable for me. I was able to put the skills I have learnt into practice, in a real life environment. The feedback I have received from Parkinson's UK has been only positive, and the images I supplied them with are now available to view on the Parkinson's UK Flickr page.
Work history
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    Volunteer Photographer, Content Creator and Social Media ManagerAlpha Construction Elite .ltd (ACE.ltd)
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Alpha Construction Elite is a Custom Bespoke Carpentry and Joinery Company. Photography Capturing high quality images of the carpentry and joinery work created by ACE.ltd. These images are used online in Social Media posts, and will be used within the ACE.ltd online website and portfolio. It is so important for these images to be good quality, to help promote the brand, and showcase the best work that is carried out by the company. Content Creation Creation of graphics, for example the company logo. Website design - designing and building a brand new website for the company. Ensuring a professional and sleek look is maintained throughout, to promote the work that can be offered by Alpha Construction Elite .ltd. Other graphics and visuals as required. Social Media Management I have taken over the running of the ACE.ltd Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Utilising the business aspects of the social media platforms to post relevant content at optimum times, with the best tags to gain the most exposure to the brand. We have seen an uptake of work from this social media promoting / advertising.
    Parkinson's UK logo
    Parkinson's UK logo
    Volunteer PhotographerParkinson's UK
     - Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7UP, UKFreelance
    The Role I was the sole photographer for Parkinson's UK at the event. I was tasked with capturing the feel of event, from the abseil platform. This was an important role, as these images were to be used by Parkinson's UK on their social media pages, as well as in any promotion for future events. Challenges As this event was outdoors, there were regular changes of light, as well as other weather conditions. It was therefore essential that I was able to quickly change settings as required, to best suit the changing weather and lighting conditions. It was also essential to capture images of everyone who participated in the event, to document their experience for each of them. As well as being conscious and considerate of the nerves that the participants were feeling. Experience Overall I feel that this experience has been invaluable for me. I was able to put the skills I have learnt into practice, in a real life environment. The feedback I have received from Parkinson's UK has been only positive, and the images I supplied them with are now available to view on the Parkinson's UK Flickr page.
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Skills
  • Photography
  • Photoshop
  • Retouching
  • Logo Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Social Media
  • Social Media Advertising
  • Instagram
  • Creative Ideas
  • Office Management
Education
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    NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Photography and Photo EditingSutton Collge (SCOLA)
    Sutton, United Kingdom
    NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Photography and Photo Editing - Course to start in September 2018. Course lasts until June/July 2019.
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    NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Photography and Photo Editing Sutton College (SCOLA)
     - Sutton, United Kingdom
    NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Photography and Photo Editing - PASS
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