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I am not a photoshop kinda guy! I try my hardest to get the photograph done in camera and edit some blemishes but that is it. The last few days I have struggled to capture the photograph I wanted! Sort of writers block but for a photographer!

I have uploaded the following two photographs to see how bad the original was and how much photo editing I had to do and it is still not great! It’s not that I suck at Photoshop I just just feel I want to share the view I have seen. I admire people who can take a simple image and airbrush it to hell!! Is it cheating? or is it creative input? hmm.. I don;t know. I feel there is to much airbrushing going in to portraits and does not portray natural beauty.

Try and keep a photograph as natural as possible! You are beautiful and you do not need airbrushing to make you look like a Barbie doll, that is just ugly!

Copyright James Kelly 2010


I am having a day of doing very little but now have to get off my ass and drive to Aberdeen to photograph Cocktails!

Get to sample as well so that should be fun,Will update with photographs asap.


Hope! One can only hope that things will turn out the way they should. You try not get your hopes up but sometimes you can help it!

Just keep wishing, loving and work hard for you deserve!

When we last had snow you couldn’t keep me in doors, I was outside every spare minute I had photographing but this year I have no passion to photograph the winter snow and this is disturbing me.

Today’s photograph was taken at 12.30am on Wednesday 23-12-2009. This is the rear end of Soul bar & Casino, Aberdeen.
Developed in HDR (High Dynamic Range) and this is the first time I have made an done HDR.
The red sky is the effect of light pollution on low clouds from the street lights of Aberdeen.



Wednesday 09th December 2009

My head is all over the place today. I blame the lack of coffee. Did not get to sleep till 4:30am and forgot to set my alarm, did not wake till 11am! Gym for a swim then apentthe day in the office working on M-I and my portfolio.

Need to get in to the studio finish painting as I have shoots booked for next week.

Going to photograph in town tonight. This is becoming a habit. I do enjoy it but in s dose’s.

Got a huge event on Friday which is worrying me. The prowess of photographing people then displaying on the tv then to order is time consuming.

Got a free starbucks today which cheered me up. Been off coffee for 48 hours now and had. Chi latte. So fine.

I love the sauna. I sit there for 20 minutes and pounder life. That’s where I come up with most of my ideas (that and the toilet 😉 ).

I was thinking tonight that you get many paths in life and these paths can lead you to many adventures in life.

Just mow I feel my life has 3 paths. One has been tempory been blocked and not going in to detail. The second sees me building up my business and taking over the world (Ha!) an I hope this on leads me to traveling the world with my photography the last one is the one I fear. I feel I am on the line of becoming lazy, careless and giving up! I will end up chosing a job I don’t like and working to make ends meet! This path is the one that keeps me motivated and stayi g on the second path.

I have seen me on the third path before and this is my one scare in life, the one fear of my future.

Home from gym, had so much energy. Now I’m fooked!

Going to rest then head into town for some M-I….. 😉

I have been trying to decide which photogrpah I wanted to add too today’s blog. I finally chose this photograph of Craig Ross which I took a few years ago. Craigs photograph was taken for a little project I did on tattoo’s. I love the photograph is all black yet it was taken in corny of some black papaer in my parents sitting room. How professional.
Imagin my mum and dad watching coronation street/emerdale while their son photographs a half naked guy on th side 🙂

Sunday Sunday

Posted: 29 November,2009 in My Life
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Sunday 29th November 2009

Sunday Sunday!!!

I had a long lie in AND it’s shit weather outside! Happy.
Dragged myself to the gym, as of tomorrow I Start running again, then swim, off to work and weights at night with muff.
News a goal, need something to push me!

But as for today I am treating someone to a mcdonalds and a day of watching family guy!

Ohh a bit of hail just fell on me!

I am all for people from other country’s working in the uk (well sort of) but when the person behind the counter at McDonalds can’t under stand any English and manages to mess up my order THREE TIMES then the manage f*ucks it upfor a FOURTH TIME!! Mcdonalds need to tighten up their recruitment system! Just my thoughts.

Got our McD’s and headed back fo the flat. te that then we headed out to Oldmeldrum. Had a relaxing afternoon just watching Family Guy then xfactor.

Was winding my mum up, she left her Facebook on so as her son I thought I will type a few thoughts 😀

“I’m a bumble Bee”

21:30 and we are heading back to Aberdeen. I plan to finish House then get an early night with my book. I pLan to be up at 7am.

I have been thinking lot about traveling. I really would love to spend a year traveling Rural China. Would love to learn the language. Need to start making goals.

Start Modern-Image fulltime again next week. Can not wait to put my all in to it again. Plan on doing a lot more of my own photography so expect to see daily photograhs soon.

With traveling Being in my head I have today uploaded a photograph I took at Tiger Temple in Thailand. This monk owns a tiger sanctuary. An amazing man and true heart for helping wildlife.

When I was Young

When I was Young

I grew up in these fields. It is weird being 25 and not being able to run through the wheat without a care in the world. My mum tells me that kids don’t play out doors any more. So sad. I know when I have kids I will kick them out the house at 9am and tell them not to come back till dinner. Have adventures, break bones, get messy and cause I grew up in these fields. It is weird being 25 and not being able to run through the wheat without a care in the world. My mum tells me that kids don’t play out doors any more. So sad. I know when I have kids I will kick them out the house at 9am and tell them not to come back till dinner. Have adventures, break bones, get messy and cause trouble.

Copyright James Kelly Photography 2009.

It has been far to long since we talked.

A lot has changed and a lot has happened but I am not going in to that.

I am going to start today.

Had a long lie in, first in a very long time. 8 hours sleep and work up at 10 am! fantastic….

Cleaned the flat and headed down to HQ and cleaned their, don’t know what’s up with me….

The couple of months have been so quiet but not the last week.  I feel I have not slept in a week! Cant complain to much though as I hope it keeps up.

Off to watch season 2 of 24…


This was me this morning. Happy sleeping as the sun rises

This was me this morning. Happy sleeping as the sun rises

Well the website has really taken off. We have had 82,000 page views in 27 days!! I like those figures but I am looking for that stats to hit 200,000 a month within the next 6 months!!

We have signed up some advertising, just waiting for the final adjustments on the site and invoicing goes out.
I need an office now. Its a costly expense but I cant function any more working from Jemmas house.

There spare room and my old room at home is taking up WAY to much space and I becoming disorganised.

I was hoping to get a office/studio space in town but that has followed through and I have been offered space in Altens (industrial section of Aberdeen) and I know it would be nice but it is a good 45 minutes walk away.

But in Aberdeen Office space is about £7.35 per square meter!! that is mental…
Oh well the hunt goes on.

Peace out


As I walk through the streets of Aberdeen at 4am I notice how loud it is. Cars flying past. Police sirens in the background and people talking loud.

I’m not designed for places like this. Every now and then I hear the slight sound of a bird or look up and see the full moon. I need to be in the country where the only sound I hear is my foot steps and the occasional cow mooning in the background. Oh how I long for isolation.

Really need sleep. 8am wake up’s and 3am bed time is not going down well.

Photographed a Badminton event today, went well but four hours felt like 10!

Just up loading photographs to our new website and then heading in to the bars/clubs to photograph.
can’t wait for the lie in tomorrow.