The Photographs of Just_Rodney

All The Photographs In This Hub are © Rodney Fagan

The car got away - but it was close
The car got away - but it was close | Source

Welcome to Just Rodney - Photographer

This is my world where I see what is around me through my Camera.

As a photographer I have enjoyed this art form for many years, from a cub scout with an old brownie box. Through years to a 35mm SLR Pentax, and then many years later a Nikon, this also then included a darkroom, as I then developed and printed my own black and white photos.

Through many physical, as well as emotional moves, most of these alas were lost and or destroyed. What few remained disapeared in a series of robberies as well.

Approaching a shoot

Approaching a photo shoot, is very much like cooking a meal or writing a hub. There is that period of analysis and sitting down with what you have available an what it is that you need to produce.

What can you say that is not said
What can you say that is not said

Capturing events.

A succesfull walk through during training
A succesfull walk through during training

A gallery of some of my photography

Some of these are made according to the individual brief from my clients and some from my general interest portfolio.

As each photo assignment deals with people, there is always an outside influence, these must not conflict with what is required.

You must always focus on the next step and keep the flow when making a still recording of an event.

I try to always use available light, and prefer the natural rather than contrived or posed look.

Sometimes you need to catch the intent, rather than the end result.

As I'm about to go down!

Rather than I'm down.

Food glorious food
Food glorious food

Some of my Food Photograhy

As what is often required is good illustrative photographs of food, either to illustrate a cookbook, or for display purposes with either a restaurant or a magazine.

This is an interesting aspect of photograhy, as you are now trying to make the food look as appetising as possible, and yet still natural.

It is both fun and challanging to do this succesfully, especiailly when wrking live without too many back drops and the other tricks of the trade, that we use in an equiped studio.

On The Head - please

Further subjects that meets my iris

I will always be a sucker to take photos of animals and children in their natural playful state.

As well as an iris of humour

We sometimes need to be able to smile as well. In doing so we always need to have a sense of dignity, trying not to offend the sensitivity of others.

I don't stalk, or crawl around to take these.

These are common sites and I do not to mean to be offensive or rude but we should not be wearing outer as under or is it versa visa.

They do happen now as well as the in the past.

A Slide Show - Record of Food and Cooking

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Savoury FlanBattered FishChicken SchnitzelsSesamie BBQ ChickenPaprika Beef Hot lemon waterCoffee and RusksRaw Material for MeatloafMixing it upAdd the EggMeatloaf ready for the oven
Savoury Flan
Savoury Flan
Battered Fish
Battered Fish
Chicken Schnitzels
Chicken Schnitzels
Sesamie BBQ Chicken
Sesamie BBQ Chicken
Paprika Beef
Paprika Beef
Hot lemon water
Hot lemon water
Coffee and Rusks
Coffee and Rusks
Raw Material for Meatloaf
Raw Material for Meatloaf
Mixing it up
Mixing it up
Add the Egg
Add the Egg
Meatloaf ready for the oven
Meatloaf ready for the oven
The Ring Neck - Gumpy
The Ring Neck - Gumpy

Output display

I have many gigabytes of images, and I can create many more, these remain in a digital form.

My outputs vary to the type of size and media as my customers request.

Outside Display Banners, these are on vinyl which has been UV protected and comes with corner eyelets and nylon ropes. the popular size is 1,1meter by 2,2 meter.

Photo Canvases these range from A4 to A1 my most popular sizes is A3.

Presentation type format on CD or DVD for playing on a PC or projection to large screen.

Individual cost structure would be dependent on the following.

  • Traveling time
  • Total time on shoot, set up and break down
  • Time of producing the output 
  • Material costs
  • Sundry travel

I will always give you estimate and give a more definite quote depending on what is required and other details pertinent to the shoot.

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Comments 19 comments

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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

Its fun running about with a camera trying to find that special shot.  My husband takes hundreds of photos,  He takes them of anything.  Today he found this grub in the back yard.  So he must have taken at least twenty pics of it.

Loved the cat one.  thanks for sharing


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Just_Rodney 8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Thanks for your kind comments, yes i think and know it is addictive, photography that is.


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Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

I'm with you, photography is addictive. Great images... the thong is sexy!


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Just_Rodney 8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

A thong I thought was a mask -he he


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Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

A mask?!?! Too funny.


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Just_Rodney 8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Some times my sense of humour tries to creep in, you were correct 1st time. Thanks


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YaskY 8 years ago from Daytona Beach Florida

if you stare at it long enought it does look like a mask !!


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Great pics. I am also into photo's . just got a new digital one for the first time..so we shall see what i cando with it? Thanks for your hub G-Ma :o) hugs


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Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

Hey Rodney, you're #1 on the Hot hubs list!

Scratch that: Now you're on the 2nd page... weird. It's like posting that comment immediately dropped you down to the second page... Doh!


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Just_Rodney 8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

All thank you for those comments, it is great having the support.

Constant Walker, my humble apologies for that 2nd comment, I was not trying to to be clever by posting that.


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Thanks for sharing these pics. Taking pictures makes you see the details of life :) Keep those shots coming!!!


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Just_Rodney 8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Will do so, just as soon as I do another shoot.


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Karen Ellis 8 years ago from Central Oregon

Can't wait to get your winger recipes - WITH PICTURES, now that I know your are such a good photographer. You are a man of many talents, Rodney.


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Just_Rodney 8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Karen, Thanks for those kind comments, the winter recipes are going to start to come out as summer is around the corner.


Free Car Quotes 8 years ago

Great Hub you have here :) please read my new hub about getting free online car quotes...


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Princessa 7 years ago from France

Great photos! I have just come to discover your work as a photographer, very nice work. The food photos make my mouth water!


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Just_Rodney 7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Thanks Princessa, I do try and make the food look good and tasty, your comments are most appreciated.


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee

voted up & beautiful! seems you & I have traveled the same road...


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Just_Rodney 6 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Samsons1, Thanks for the vote and will be reading some of your hubs shortly.

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