Fantasy shoot

Today I met up with a group of models and photographers in the glorious Bristol sunshine, under the scaffolding clad Cabot Tower.

The theme of the shoot was fantasy, so dreamy shots in a natural background were the order of the day. I’ve also been wanting to do a photoshoot in some daffodils for ages!

Sophie has such vivid eyes that I couldn’t help concentrating my shooting on them – they really pop out of the photos without any real help from photoshop.

These were all shot with my Canon 50mm f/1.4 – I’m starting to get a feel for the prime lenses now – this could be an expensive habit…

Light workshop

This weekend I went to a lighting workshop, run by the very talented Alex Beckett

I’ve done a lot of photography using off camera flash, but it never hurts to brush up on your skills and I came away feeling I’d learned something. Plus, the excellent lunch alone was worth the price!

New Equipment

Today’s addition to my kit is the Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens.
It’s reasonably inexpensive at just over the £300 mark, but excellent quality and a has a very wide f/1.4 aperture – great for low light conditions and dreamy portraiture.

Pin-up shoot

Last month, myself and a group of fellow strobists got together with some models and make up artists to do a 1940s/50s style pin-up shoot. The day started well, but got even better when some members of the Bristol Street Rods turned up with their fantastic cars.
A very long but rewarding day.