Monday, 25 June 2012

Having a lens at; 50mm 1.4

I'm someone who tends to go through phases with things, my lenses especially.
Recently I've been using my 85mm the most after some thought and I hate having kit just sit in my bag, I really like to make the most of what I have - time to reacquaint myself with it!

I have the Canon 50mm 1.4 and previously had the Nikon 50mm 1.4G & before that, the Nikon 50mm 1.8. I will always say - if you can afford to, get the 1.4!
The price is SO good for such a fantastic performing lens and is light, nice & wide on a full frame camera and 1.4 which I adore. The difference in optics from the 1.8 to the 1.4 is astonishing, although I only can compare from the Nikon side of things I will imagine it's similar for Canon - let me know your thoughts!

Anyway, I took myself on a Photo Walk, with just my 50mm. The weather was pretty lovely and I've been so busy lately that I've barely had time to pick up my camera and I really have missed not taking any photos so it was glorious to just have time to take some summery photos below.

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As you can see - it's a lovely lens! I adore the bokeh it creates and it's fairly wide for my preference of shooting especially for facial portraits, but I really love it as a walk around lens.
What do you shoot with your 50mm or are you someone who isn't fussed?

Monday, 18 June 2012

Lucy Symons

I love finding like-minded creatives and collaborating with them - especially those who are doing something slightly different to the norm!
I met Lucy via Facebook and was blown away by her designs & creativity. We her eco-concious collection just before her degree show with the help of beautiful model Sara and make up by Scarlett.

Lucy's skirt was made of wood shavings & looked absolutely unique with it's dip hem, not to mention the cute little laser cut bra let!

Model: Sara Lou Thomas @ Gingersnap
Designer: Lucy Symons
Make up: Scarlett

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I'm going to be shooting Lucy's next collection this coming week which I am very excited about, I can't wait to see her new collection on set.

Lucy's Facebook Page is here / Click though for My Facebook Page

Monday, 11 June 2012

Pixie Lott, June 2012

I'm not usually much of a gig or live music photographer, I've done a handful of gigs over the last few years and I think I find it quite frustrating as I'm usually the one to direct on a shoot and this kind of Photography is far from directional!

I got a press pass for the Jubilee Concert at the Mall which had Pixie Lott as headline act and even though it poured and poured (so badly, I had my camera actually inside my top for fear of it getting damaged that I resembled a drowned rat after!) the atmosphere was fantastic as they often are at Charity gigs.


After shooting this, it's really gotten me inspired to shoot some more! I love how unpredictable, tricky, and rewarding it is to get one solid good image - and the simple fact that the image has to portray more than the artist, but the atmosphere too!






When I was told we'd only get the first 3 songs to shoot, I didn't think it would be long enough - funnily enough at the same time it whizzed by it also felt like forever - perhaps it was the rain but I was pretty glad to get back to the sound tent after being soaked!

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Boutique 33 Spring Summer '12

A few months back along with a lovely creative team we shot the Spring Summer Lookbook for Boutique 33 - a boutique in Clifton, Bristol that's had a beautiful make over by owner Naomi.

I was incredibly inspired by Clifton Village where the Boutique is located and I really wanted the images to stick out that Clifton was where it was photographed - if you're a local, you'll certainly recognise landmarks!

Sarah S @ Mustard Models
Make up by Katy Pheiffer
Hair by Amy Harding