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August Portrait

In the wild this time. A photographer friend of mine with his daughter. Some people will hate the processing here. I had spend the day shooing a wedding on Portra on Medium Format. I felt like being daft with colours

July Portrait: Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye

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 […]

June Portrait

This month’s image is a self-portrait. Late night, one soft box. Little to say about this one. Tripod mounted d7000, Tamron 17-55 2.8, softbox 10 degrees to the left of the camera and triggered by timer. Flash fired by rf-202 triggers. The background is my lounge wall.

May Portrait

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 […]

April: Off Camera Flash out into the sunshine

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 […]

March Portrait: Adventures in Softboxes

At the beginning of the year I set myself two goals, the first was “To be happier”, and that is going quite well; The trick is  caring less about irrelevant things. The second was to produce a portrait every month for a the whole year. The only rule is that they have to be real […]

Feb Portrait: Dylan again

It’s only month two of my 12 portraits in 12 months project  and I have already come close to failure. People seem happy enough to let me snap away at social gatherings but finding a victim to sit in front of me for an hour is a touch more troublesome. This months model is a […]

Jan Portrait: What, Why?

I have decided on two projects for this year. Firstly I am going to ” Be happier “, That one is simple: I am going to stop getting stressed about the things I can’t change and concentrate on the things I can change. So far so good on this. Secondly I am going to push […]