Who made it November when it’s May? A chilled Sunday after a four day week photographing groups and documenting a conference. A quick stop for a portrait in between showers after brunch.
Location – Port Dundas
A quick off the cuff shoot with the beautiful Rachael, whilst we were checking out this part- restored church for a forthcoming event in Glasgow. I love the fact we hadn’t planned it, yet she looks so together – complete with matching lipstick and nails. The day was overcast but still the light fell magically.
A busy week. Seven schools in five days. The second image was taken at one of my schools on Thursday whilst I was waiting to take year groups. It made a change to see such a lovely landscape view and natural light in my “office” for the afternoon. Far too often I’m stuck in a spare bog standard classroom. This image was taken on my work’s camera – Nikon D300s with a 35mm lens.
The first image was on I took today, a quick portrait of Jonny on the water, training. I used my OMD EM1 with 12-40mm lens. Neither image has been edited (apart from putting into black and white).
My first ever developed roll of film from my OM-1 arrived in the post today. I won’t lie. I’m disappointed. Most of the images are shit. I’ve either thought….why did I waste a shot on that? Or I haven’t got to grips with the limitations of what the camera can do and the hang of the focussing.
Nevertheless…I will dabble on. I shouldn’t be too hard on myself as its all new to me. These two are my favourite shots from the roll.
Dead tulips – F1.8 60/S
David and Alfie – F2.8 60/S
Shot with Agfa Vista 200
Well I have been relaxing off work for the past week. It’s flown by. Three birthdays down – with mine just to go next week. April is always such a busy time for us. I’ve read a couple of books, baked birthday cakes with gusto, had longer lies and given far too many lifts to Mia, far too late at night. Workwise – I’ve had a toddler shoot – very relaxed and chilled but needed to be quick with the shutter as Isabella was on the move on a mission.
When it gets to my birthday – there is usually not much money left in the pot – that’s why this year I snapped up an early birthday present – an OM-1 camera from the Film Is Not Dead stall at Brick Lane when we were in London a few months ago. I’ve been waiting patiently to use it, but patience has run out and I loaded it with my first roll of film today. Already – it has slowed my pace, I am thinking more before each shot. I am recording F-stop and shutter speeds, making notes as I am going along. And I am already anticipating what the first roll of film will turn out like. I’m loving it… but finding it hard to accept I can’t see the shot I have just taken! It’s already forced me to change the way I shoot digital as well – less shots, more composed.
Here are a few taken on my OM-D EM-1 digital, probably with my 12-40 lens, with a little or no editing.
The past few weeks have been silly busy with my full time photography job. I am literally in bed at nine thirty most evenings. No fun. Bags under eyes and as David keeps pointing out – I looked like a washed out rag. Selling it to you eh? Daily yoga has gone by the wayside and chocolate has come out in full force (four Easter eggs down – that didn’t belong to me).
I have quite a few shoots lined up for the Easter holidays and hope to be experimenting with a bit of analogue photography as well, with my (new to me) Olympus OM 1 – birthday present, Mothers Day and Valentines all rolled into one.
Whilst cataloguing some of my images – I took another look at profiles, reworked them a little in VSCO (also new to me).
All images taken on Olympus OMD EM1 with either a 25mm lens or 12-40mm lens.
Copyright Teresa Dickson
A collection of images from my Saturday.
1. A view from my bed, waking up MY time….bliss.
2. First cup of tea of the day, in bed, reading.
3. David and Alfie before work.
4. View from the van – waiting on David delivering to customers in Leith.
5. The bumpy ride home from Edinburgh in the back of the van, listening to Kanye West.
All images copyright Teresa Dickson.