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Laura White - some photos from her stunning live show at the Lowry Theatre

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography I was lucky enough to be invited along to photograph Laura White's live show to celebrate the launch of her debut album "Lyrics in my Underwear" Set amongst the splendid grandeur of the Lowry Theatre - the show delivered on its promise. Laura White, a natural star in the making, sang songs from her debut album that has been carefully crafted over the past couple of years. With strong "hometown" support the show had an intimacy and flow that was special to watch, and a style to match. Fashion designer Spencer Lammy created various couture pieces for Laura to wear on the night. Stunning high fashion was the standard. I have been lucky enough to photograph Laura in some smaller gigs around the country over the past couple of years. And it's with these I have watched her perfect her craft. Saturday night however, was her chance to truly shine.

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

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Sue is a Beatles Fan. She travelled all the way from California for the John Lennon Candle Vigil in Liverpool

It's a massive shame that her Liverpool cab-driver didn't know where it was then! Hey-ho... I'd just finishing photographing the chilly outdoor vigil when I first saw Sue. I was with the 'Creative Concern' crew (a top draw Agency from over Manchester way) heading over to the Beatles Story for the second half of the Vigil. She was kinda distraught after being driven around Liverpool City Centre for the past hour. Good news then that the vigil continued and Sue got to boogie to Twist and Shout and numerous other Beatles tracks being belted out by the local musicians. These devoted fans turn up every year to commemorate the untimely death of John Lennon. Sue's fingernails have photos on them from the various times she's met Paul McCartney. Now that's a dedicated fan!

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photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

A chilly start to the evening culminated in a nice cosy singalong with cups of tea and coffee kindly supplied by the Beatles Story...

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

On another note - I have 5 more sleeps till i'll be headed back to New Zealand for Christmas

So even though the blogging has not exactly been great the past few months due to the photography going a little bit nuts - i'll be blogging a lot more in the new year! Ciao a tutti!

Singing Sensation Laura White - some photos from a recent Manchester Event

photos of Laura White, music, singer artist, pop star, by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

The voice of sensational singer Laura White is certainly something very special to experience. Known from the controversial exit from the X-Factor a couple of years back - i'm confident this year the negative aspects of that will be put well behind and she will be known for what she is right now - an undisputed up and coming star. Her voice can move people to tears and then have them dancing in the aisles. Truly a pleasure to experience and photograph. I look forward to her debut album coming out later in 2011!

photos of Laura White, music, singer artist, pop star, by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Laura White, music, singer artist, pop star, by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Laura White, music, singer artist, pop star, by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Laura White, music, singer artist, pop star, by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Laura White, music, singer artist, pop star, by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Laura White, music, singer artist, pop star, by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Laura White, music, singer artist, pop star, by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

Laura was singing at an event in Manchester. I take photographs at lots of different events in the Northwest - and it's always great to shoot an event with the team at Connect-In - they are the consummate professionals and a pleasure to work with.

For more PR, music and commercial photography - head back to my website Liverpool Photographer Ant Clausen

A Portrait of Marco Pierre White. Some PR photos from his recent visit up North.

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photos of marco pierre white celebrity photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

photos of marco pierre white celebrity photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

photos of marco pierre white celebrity photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

photos of marco pierre white celebrity photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

Marco Pierre White is spending a lot more time in the Northwest these days with the White Swan restaurant in Aughton and another in Chester. The brief was to grab a few PR/promo photos of him yesterday. And as a few people have already remarked - it was nice to see him smiling too!

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Dolphins Dancing on White

Beer o'clock would have to wait... it's 5:30pm on a Friday evening and i'm at the Dolphin Dance Studios - Liverpool City Centre. Some of the team are off to France to dance at Disneyworld and need some photos taken! Armed with my portable studio - I get set up and decide to use my white background. The good old versatile white background. I've used it frequently over the past few weeks. Great for corporate shots as you can easily turn your backlight down a stop or two and you've instantly got a nice light grey background. Crank up the backlight a stop or two and you've got pure white. I'm always conscious of getting this right, and sometimes there's a bit of tweaking involved. Getting it "right" can depend on what your definition is. In my case, i'm talking about not overexposing and not blowing out highlights. Check out the photo below and you'll see that the direction of the backlight is obviously from the right. The front is lit by a soft box from the left hand side. The fact she's wearing a white shirt is definitely a challenge, and not something I would recommend by default - unless you're going for that sort of look. Next photo we have the same background, with the light stopped down to give a different look and feel - a slightly grungier look which I prefer. So again - the bonus of using a white background is the freedom to choose which look you want to go for. Once the model/subject is cut out, it can be placed on any different background you like. As you can see from both my blog and website, I like a nice uncluttered, clean background, so there's less distraction from the image. So that's my little spiel on white backgrounds! Possibly my most informative post yet! Stay tuned for more shots in the future when the "dolphins" are actually dancing!