J and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary recently. We dropped D at his Nanna and Grandpa’s and we escaped to Guildford for a day and evening. Jo was gracious enough to allow me 30 mins of playing with tripods and ND filters at the weir. BW conversion courtesy of Topaz BW tools. This was […]
I took some Cokin P filters out for walk last week. Graduated ND filter to hold back the sky, ND4 and ND8 stacked + a graduated orange to add some colour into the sky which was red-ish but not exactly vibrant. Slight PP in LR4 to add a strong contrast a curve and a minor […]
I used to commute on the Docklands Light Railway. It can be quite a stunning journey with views across the old docks to one side and sweeping sections of the Thames swinging into view on the other. The stations themselves are stunning pieces of design, utilitarian concrete, steel, glass and mesh. Many of them are […]
July’s portrait was a tough one. Work has been hard and the thought of rigging up for a portrait shoot has been daunting. However while out and about I have been playing with longer focal lengths on my cheap telephoto. 135mm on the d7000, 55-200mm nikkor, iso 100, 1/125. I should have the Wales trip […]
It’s been a busy month so I am going to use the great photographers get out clause. “Natural Light” portrait. This is a “Natural Light” portrait of my wife. This was captured with more vintage equipment, a Ricoh KR-10 and a Rikenon 1:2 50mm lens. The lens has a bit of internet folklore associated with […]
The Sheerness Ensign Ranger film is back from Club 35. I was right in thinking these older cameras need a slower rated film in order to cope with such slow shutter speeds. I am still plagued with what might be light leaks. Three frames were unusable, three were perfect and two were rescued after an […]
The sun is finally here, and with the sun comes new challenges. This months project was understanding how to use fill flash in daylight. I wanted the sun to act as a hair light on Jo, bringing out the red hue of her hair. That meant the scene would be backlit so my single flash […]
South London based photographer, with an interest in vintage film equipment. Currently experimenting with medium format folding cameras from the '50's, 35mm former soviet union rangefinders and various film and digital SLR's.
My current project is : '12 in 12' - A monthly portrait shoot.