Simply Sunday……Flat Cap and Beard

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

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Rachael…..

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.

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Portrait and Landscape…..

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).

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Disappointed…

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

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Slow Down and Learn to be Patient

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.

xox

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Profile…..Images Re-worked

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).

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All images taken on Olympus OMD EM1 with either a 25mm lens or 12-40mm lens.

Copyright Teresa Dickson

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Today….#1

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.

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All images copyright Teresa Dickson.

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