Sunday, 29 December 2013

Winter leaf

Handheld - at the slowest shutter speed I dared to use!
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, f/2.8 @ 100 mm, 1/100, ISO 250, No Flash

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

Many thanks for viewing my blog!

Merry Christmas all.....


Canon EOS 5D Mark III, f/2.8 @ 100 mm, 1/20, ISO 400, No Flash

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Candid shot from the waist

Camera at waist level and shot whilst I looked the opposite way. Processed in Analog Efex. If I only could own a single lens it would be the Canon 50mm f/1.2L

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, f/1.2 @ 50 mm, 1/2500, ISO 100, No Flash

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Mary, Jesus and the Stained Glass Window

Used a series of three exposures at 2 stop gaps to capture the huge difference in brightness between the statue and the window.

Thanks to Bob for the loan of the Zeiss 135mm f/2 ZE - phenomenally sharp bit of kit and I love the way it renders.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, f/2 @ 135 mm, ISO 800, No Flash

Sunday, 1 December 2013


A bit minimalist, but I liked it!

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, f/4 @ 100 mm, 1/100, ISO 200, No Flash

Friday, 22 November 2013

Vintage-style conversion

Converted in silver efex.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, f/1.2 @ 85 mm, 1/1250, ISO 100, Flash

Monday, 18 November 2013

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Monday, 4 November 2013

Attracting an owl....

Tracking an owl indoors using a 50mm lens was somewhat challenging, but it could have turned out worse!

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, f/1.4 @ 50 mm, 1/500, ISO 400, No Flash

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Paphos Sunset

Hello all! Back from a lovely week in Cyprus.
This one was taken using the Lee Big Stopper - it's a very dark neutral density filter which allows you to use abnormally long shutter speeds. These can help to show movement in clouds, or in this case, blur the water.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, f/5.6 @ 21 mm, 30s, ISO 50, No Flash

Friday, 25 October 2013

Last post for a while!

Hi all

Not sure why you didn't get an email yesterday, but I did post a shot, so please check out the blog!

Two shots of Sarah today before a hiatus for a week as I'm off on hols!

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, f/1.2 @ 85 mm, 1/640, ISO 100, No Flash
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, f/1.2 @ 50 mm, 1/2500, ISO 100, Flash

Sarah - mono conversion

Shot with flash to camera right (reflected in silver brolly) - converted to mono and toned in Silver Efex.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, f/1.2 @ 50 mm, 1/5000, ISO 100, Flash

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Sarah by the water's edge

A shot from Friday's shoot.
Wide open on the Canon 50mm f/1.2L to give a very thin depth of field . De-saturated the greens and added a vignette.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, f/1.2 @ 50 mm, 1/250, ISO 100, Flash

Friday, 18 October 2013

Sarah Jemimah

Had a great shoot today with the fabulous Sarah Jemimah  - more to follow, but a here's a really quick edit.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, f/2.8 @ 55 mm, 1/250, ISO 100, Flash

Teignmouth Pier

Zeiss 21mm and the Lee Big Stopper to mist the water a little!

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, f/5.6 @ 21 mm, 30s, ISO 100, No Flash

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

What'ya doing with that huge camera?

I was taking candid shots in church at a wedding, but despite my attempts to be discrete this little one had me fixed in her gaze.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, f/2.8 @ 200 mm, 1/320, ISO 1600, No Flash

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Alone in Bristol and Bob's suggestion

I watched this gentleman for a while and came away feeling rather sad without actually knowing anything about him. He seemed lost in his own world and it didn't feel appropriate to disturb him.
A candid with the best lens I own, the Canon 85mm f/1.2 L II.
This is based on Bob's suggestion for a reworking of the image using an oval graduated saturation filter in Lightroom. I think it works quite well.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Gemma Aguilar out-take

A couple of years ago I did a shoot for the singer-songwriter, Gemma Aguilar.

I liked this shot, but it was never used for promotion material. I've been going through some of my past photos in preparation for my LRPS, fell over this one and decided to upload it for tonight's blog post!

Canon EOS-1D Mark III, f/2.8 @ 50 mm, 1/250, ISO 100, Flash

Sunday, 29 September 2013

The tree

Three shot HDR process in Nik Efex. Lens was the Zeiss ZE 21mm.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, f/4 @ 21 mm, ISO 100, No Flash

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Lights on for the first time at the Hydro Arena Glasgow

The new arena adjacent to the SECC in Glasgow is opening on Monday night with a Rod Stewart concert.

They were testing the lights today (for the first time as I understand!) and luckily I was there with a camera. It really was a beautiful and colourful display.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Roger Waters Live @ Wembley

What a concert! So glad I went....

Tough to get decent photos as there was a huge dynamic range between the darkest and lightest areas - here I blew a few highlights, but was generally acceptable!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

The happy couple!

Apologies for a couple of days without posts - I've been reinstalling my computer.
On Saturday I had the pleasure of photographing my first wedding with Lewis Duncan, owner and founder of Pho2u.
In the future I'm hoping Lewis will let me loose going solo, but for last Saturday's wedding I was shooting alongside as a second photographer. Looking back over the shots we got I think you can cover a wedding much more effectively with two of you.
For this shot I used my current favourite lens, the Canon 50mm f/1.2, wide open. The slender depth of field nicely pops the happy couple form the background and helps to give some sense of depth to the shot.
Anyway, congratulations Greg & Sam!
Canon 5DIII, 50mm f/1.2 @ 1.2, 1/8000s @ ISO 100

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Sunset in Infrared

I'm far from convinced that the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 II is a good lens for Infrared, but I was reasonably happy with this one.