Monthly Archives: February 2013


Iris III by ChrisSinn
Iris III, a photo by ChrisSinn on Flickr.

The fabulous Iris!

It’s all different from a photography point of view round here, as due to changes in living circumstances chez Sinn is slowly turning from a house into a photographic studio – I’d always had a set of studio lights since deciding that I’d like to get more involved in portrait work, but due to one thing and another, never really used them. This is all about to change…

The past year I’ve been mainly using TipTop Studios in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, and loved every minute, but due to their increasing popularity and changes to my working times, it’s not always easy to get the slot you want, so I thought I’d give the house a try.

The dining room has now been turned into what could be described as a rather cosy studio, but for  most of the type of shots I want to do it’s more than enough – and I’m pretty chuffed with the results! I can shoot when I want, for as long as I want, and if I feel the need for a bacon sandwich halfway through, then the kitchen is not far away!

Iris, above, was the second outing for the studio, and I just love this pic – the shoot was so chilled, we chatted for an hour before the makeup artist arrived, and it was just a really lovely experience.

Why didn’t I think of it sooner!