Testing out lights and cables after a few months break from studio photography in preparation for going back to work. I used my EM-1 instead of my work Nikon as wanted to see how it performed in a studio setting. It over exposed by one stop, but now I know. Katie very kindly modelled for me. On her birthday as well. Afterwards I helped her make chocolate covered strawberries.
This week has been a contrast of productivity and laziness. I have spent far too much time checking in on my favourite blogs, scouring the internet virtually creating a wardrobe I will never be able to afford and baking. I have however been preparing for going back out to photograph in schools next week – testing lights and cables (post to follow) and had a great shoot in Edinburgh on Monday, where the light was magnificent (post and images to follow).
Here are a couple from my morning walk, far too much snow here for my liking. Give me heat, a bikini and the sea any day.
This week has barely started but it feels like it should be drawing to a close. And it’s only Tuesday. I tried approaching today from a different angle, I worked minimally from home today (lucky that I could) and got a few things out of the way that needed to done. I did important things like baking a cake. I tried to get some space in my head. I craved warm sun (didn’t get any!). I made lists. I tried to look at things from a different perspective.
I’m revisiting these two images as they incorporate angles, light and shade – just sums up my thoughts and feelings today.
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Today has been one for chores. Boring with a capital B. For the most part, the sun has been splitting the sky here in Scotland, which has been rare here the past few weeks. Annoying then that I had a pile of things to do before I get back to work tomorrow.
I’ve kept myself going by stopping for shortbread laced with Nutella, endless cups of tea and the odd bit of photography thrown in.
Here are todays results. No people. Just detail.
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I’ve had a set of cards produced from some of my images of my decaying beauties, as I call them (and no….that’s not me – though I feel like I’m decaying today, after ONE glass of wine. I really should have drank more, perhaps I would have felt better). Anyway, one of my lovely neighbours gave me some honesty out of her garden to photograph, after receiving a set of the cards – she is well into her gardening and I thought she would appreciate it. These first two images won’t be made into cards, but I love the way I can see the fragility of honesty’s nature here.
Again, there has not been much light to speak of here – worth capturing anyhow and now that the light is dwindling I will have get a curry on the go for tonight whilst listening to Rudimental on FULL blast. Good job I live in an end terrace and my neighbours are away.
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This last week or so, I have barely picked up my camera. The light has been poor, the weather wild and wintry. Added to that I have been back out to work visiting customers and organising bookings for the term ahead.
I took these images of Mary on the morning that her son was getting married….a kind of Mother of the Groom shoot. I made a conscious decision at the end of last year not to undertake any more wedding commissions. If I’m being honest – I don’t enjoy taking wedding photos, plus I have a full time photography job through the week – I don’t want to spend my weekends stressing that I have all the correct shots for the bride and editing. I want to spend them doing things I love (which very much includes photography!!!) but producing images I want to produce.
It’s not the first time I have photographed Mary and it’s certainly not the last, which I’m really pleased about. She has the most amazing smile, eyes and above all I love her infectious positive outlook.