A Study in ACROS: Elena

Another Sunday, another portrait shoot in Shoreditch. This time I met up with Elena and we spent the next two hours snapping away. For the first time for one of these portrait shoots I did bring a flash to have more control over the light. It’s quite a lot heavier to carry all that with me, but I am very pleased with the result so it was worth the back ache in the end. If you want to have your portraitRead more

A Twosome – Jenny and Tim

On a sunny, late summer morning I went down to Hyde Park to meet Jenny and Tim for a couple’s portrait shoot. When we arrived the BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park was in full swing, but it is a big park so we quickly found a nice quiet spot to setup. The old rock classics were nice as background music I have to say. Jenny and Tim impressed me straight away with some nice lifts, which they had practicedRead more

Photo Waddle: Richmond Park

I decided to head down to Richmond Park to scout out some potential compositions. After doing first doing some research online I had found a few interesting locations. The first one would be Pen Ponds for some nice reflections, maybe even during sunrise/sunset. The second location I found was King Henry’s Mound where you not only have a nice view down towards Twickenham there is also a telescope you let’s you see all the way to St Paul’s Cathedral. LastRead more

Hasselblad X1D: First Impressions

Just back from my X1D demo at the Classic Camera Store in London and I want to share my first impressions with you. Overall I am impressed and I want it! Holy moly what a great looking camera. As expected it was a pre-production unit so a few units were rather temperamental, but one was fairly solid so I made sure that was the one I got my hands on. They had a model in place with some strobes whichRead more