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.
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I wanted to show you a few of my favourite images from this week’s shoot in Edinburgh. Aghogho and I work well together. We met about a year ago and quickly fell into a pattern. She rocks up with her suitcase overflowing with outfits, I choose the locations. She changes in toilets, changing rooms and sometimes alleyways. I grab tea and wait patiently. We try to avoid lingering in shops so not to make purchases. We make it up as we go along. Along the way we’ve become friends. Natural beauty and natural lights.
Model – Aghogho Ogenesi
Clothes – models own
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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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