Blog – Out and about
Sometimes a change of scenery can help to get the creative juices flowing, so here’s a set of posts about times when the camera has been (as it says in the title) out and about.
Talented make-up artist Dorota covered Marie Jean in gold coloured body paint, A group photo shoot with a difference, not least due to the reflectiveness of the paint.
Friday 6th April 2018 arrived after months of anticipation. It was the Friday of Mark and Jenni's charity ball, this time held at the RUSCC club in Romford. I was fortunate enough to be there with the camera, capturing a few shots during the setup and evening. You've...
Rather than sit in an airport hotel and get bored, I spent the evening plane spotting. The hoped-for plane-against-dramatic-sunset picture didn’t materialise, but it was a good evening nonetheless.
Pictures from York Symphonic Orchestra’s 8th annual Chamber Concert at York Unitarian Chapel.
On Saturday the 21st September in Hornchurch, the right place to go was Club 2004 which hosted the annual Cancer Research UK Charity Event arranged by Jenni Winfield and Mark McIlven. I was fortunate enough to have been invited to come along and take some pictures from the evening.
Thoughts from my visit to The National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition of 150 original Man Ray portraits.
Sexy girls and a bonafide vampire, 10 photographers, 2 make-up artists, around 30 flashguns. It’s the January meet of the Essex Strobist where we visited Dieselpunk Studios again.
A pictoresque ruin of an old abbey. Water. Hillsides. Sunset and sunrise. What more could any photographer wish for? I had it all in abundance on this trip to Whitby a few months ago, and I am pleased with the photographic results.
A picture of the flooded river Ouse in North Yorkshire reminded me of one of the conclusions from the press photographer 2012 exhibition: Pictures of natural disasters have more impact if there is a human context.
Christmas pictures from Regent Street and Oxford Street in London, 2012
Lions boxing club. Six boxers, one kick boxer, a great make-up artist, and two totties. Is that sexist? Probably. But it fits the sterotype 😉 Oh, and ten photographers, 25 light stands, 30 flash guns plus and unknown number of light modifiers, bags, iPads, triggers...
The London skyline at sunset is too breathtaking and wide to capture in a single photograph. So I stitched 13 together for a 100 megapixel wide panorama of the city. Now I just need to find a 100″ frame and sufficient wall space…
Every New Year's Eve there's a beautiful fireworks from the London Eye. And every year there's are hundred of thousands of people travelling into the city to view it (around 250,000 this year). Getting a good place with a decent view requires arriving hours in...
Pictures from the fun-day fund raiser for Cancer Research, arranged by my good friend Jenni. A brilliant day where we raised £600 for the good cause.
During my first evening tour in The London Eye, I got a series of “nice but no cigar” pictures of London’s skyline seen from above. This post analyses exposure and records a number of lessons learnt for a future re-visit to this magnificient view of the City.
Anglers do it. Hunters do it. But photographers often don’t talk so much about “the one that got away”. But sometimes it happens, and last night’s attempt of capturing a sunflower sunset was just one of those times. But even if I didn’t get what I aimed for, it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening with some interesting pictures.
Outdoor photoshoot in Epping Forest arranged by the Essex Strobists. Despite fewer than expected models, it was a great learning experience.
A chat over a cup of coffee led to a sunset trip to nearby Mountnessing windmill. The colours in the sky were pretty, and while editing and MAYBE going slightly overboard, I finally felt some of that old buzz again.
Pictures from a zen-like day in the park. I sat comfortably in a nice chair, enjoying the sun, and waited for the ducks and geese to come to me. Many did, and some of the many were even kind enough to make a big splash when they arrived.
Cute goslings, a swan, and even a duck landing in water were the test subjects for my new tele converter.