Nathan & Coralie

I don’t often get to shoot people* so I jumped at the chance to take pictures of my friends Nathan and Coralie. It was a fun shoot, and I think this shows in the pictures. * with a camera

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The wrong side of the camera

I’m usually the photographer, and rarely the model. It’s not that I dislike posing for pictures, mostly that I don’t often get asked. But recently I offered to take part in Drew’s “1/52” project – each week, he takes a picture of a man wearing a hat. It was fun – I was relaxed in […]

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Portraits

Last weekend we visited our friends Fraser (my best man to-be) and his partner Suzie at their new flat. Fraser specifically asked me to bring some camera and lighting equipment so I could take his picture with Suzie, as they don’t have many “couples” pictures. Needless to say, I obliged. I don’t often do portraits, […]

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Family portraits

It’s been a while since Christmas, when my father-in-law-to-be gave me a Victorian camera. I’ve played with it a few times since then but because I’ve been so busy I haven’t got around to scanning any of the pictures in. Until today. These pictures were taken between Christmas and New Year when I’d only had […]

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What’s the story?

This week the photo challenge is “what’s the story?”. We have to take a portrait of a person in a setting where the environment tells you something about the person. I took a picture of my friend Ed, who collects model trains. The picture was taken in front of part of his layout.

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Hannah’s new glasses

Last time Hannah got some new glasses, I photographed them on the table. This time, she was kind enough to let me take her picture wearing them. While the flashes were set up, I asked her to point the camera at me (it’s about time I had a new profile picture!). I wasn’t planning to […]

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Me & my camera

This photo was taken for the Photo Challenge this week – folks & their camera. Taking a self-portrait on a camera that doesn’t have a self-timer is pretty hard, so I decided to pose with my fun camera and use my digital camera to take the picture.

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Isn’t she lovely?

I snapped this portrait of Hana while we were away in Wells for a few days (more traditional tourist pics to follow!). I thought it was a good picture in the first place, but I followed this glamour tutorial* to give the image some further touching up. It’s the first time I’ve tried this kind […]

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Hana through a new lens

Today my new 50mm f/1.8 lens arrived. It’s hailing outside and there isn’t much to point a camera at indoors, but Hana sat thinking so I snapped one of her. I shot this with the aperture wide open, and I’m pleased with the result. It’s my fastest lens by a long way, and I think […]

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Some self portraits

Over the last few months I’ve amassed quite a bit of photographic lighting equipment but I don’t often get the chance to play with it. Hana was out this evening, so I moved all the furniture aside and turned my kitchen/living area into a studio. (You can see from the last shot on this page […]

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