Thursday, 28 April 2011

Dry The River, King Tuts Glasgow, Live Photos + Video

I'm finally back with some Live Music Photography for you all, I bet everyone's been missing it?! I definitely have anyway, haha.
Dry The River were performing a show at King Tuts, in Glasgow on the 27th April, and I luckily managed to obtain a photo pass for it a few weeks in advance...which was awesome! It's actually the first time I've taken photos at King Tuts, I've been to many gigs there before but I hadn't started photography at that point in time, so it was a totally new experience for me, but it went pretty well, and the gig was amazing.
If you haven't already checked out Dry The River, go to and listen to their music, they are truly an astounding band! I can guarantee definitely one of the best new British artists around at the moment.
Nicola x

Below is the HD Video I recorded of Dry The River, it features "History Book" then "Lion's Den" and a little bit of Peter chatting with the crowd about living in Glasgow when he was young.
Make sure you watch right to the end of the video, I'm pretty sure no-one realised their set was going to end like that. Once again, another amazing show by Dry The River.

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Saturday, 16 April 2011

Queen's View.

Last week on Thursday, I decided to go to Pitlochry in Perthshire. I haven't been there since 2005, which was actually a high school Geography trip, so I thought it was about time I went back. I pretty much walked through the same route as I did on the trip, starting with going past the Dam and Fish Ladder, then over one of the scariest bridges (that does move whilst you're walking over it!), and back onto the main street. They have a nice variety of shops, some lovely little cafes and restaurants (you must go to Cafe Biba, it's amazing!), and everything else like bakeries, hairdressers etc. After my little jaunt around the town, I decided to go to Queen's View. I remembered that the bus ride to this place was crazy the last time I went, as we met lorries on the route, and we were about seconds from the edge of a HUGE drop into the lake, with a bus driver who was smiling in his mirror at everyone at the same time...pretty scary! However the car ride out wasn't as bad as expected, phew, and most importantly it was completely worth it. The view is absolutely gorgeous, I could have stayed there forever.
I actually forgot how much Pitlochry is such a beautiful place...could you believe I almost felt like I was on holiday some place miles away...that's when you know you're having a good time!
Nicola x

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Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Vanilla Cupcake.

Back with more Food Photography! After eating the most amazing cupcake from a local cafe recently, I've been wanting to make my own for a while. So I found a recipe from The Hummingbird Bakery, for Vanilla Cupcakes. I've changed mines a little by adding grated chocolate on the topping, as I couldn't find any multi-coloured sprinkles!
For the photos, I found a really nice floral plate (if you didn't already know I'm in love with anything vintage) and I thought it looked perfect with the cupcakes!
Let me know what you think, I'm new to Food Photography.
Nicola x

P.S. I've just eaten one of these cupcakes and they are AMAZING!

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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Smoke and Mirrors.

These are some shots I have taken over the weekend.
Gorgeous weather, beautiful scenery, and a mysterious historic city. Perfect for photography opportunities.
I have so much inspiration and ideas at the moment, if anyone is looking for a photoshoot...Live Music/Promotional/Fashion/etc. whatever fits your needs, feel free to contact me! Just send me an email through my contact form on my website at
Much thanks, and here's some of the photos from Saturday below...
Nicola x

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My name is Nicola Sharkey and I'm a Music Photographer, from Dundee, Scotland.
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