I’d seen Wiktoria on Instagram and liked her look and thought she would suit some lifestyle/commercial photos I had in mind. I found out that she lived in Scarborough, which for me was about a two hour drive. I’d not been to Scarborough for a LONG time so thought it would be nice to go back there for a visit. However, I didn’t know any suitable outside locations for a photoshoot and what with it being February in the UK, I had to cover my options in case the weather turned out bad. Anyway, as usual Google and Googlemaps comes to my aid, so I started to do a photo walkthrough on the map and came across some colourful beach huts on the North Bay. Whilst not quite on the beach, there were on the promenade so I thought they would definitely be an option. My style of photography is such that they would just be a bit of blurred colour and highlight in the background anyway as I got Wiktoria to smile, pose and generally have fun in a lifestyley sort of way. There was also a nearby park that we could use for a second look for the […]
I love making lifestyle photos, I just like the fun and brightness of not just taking the photos but also seeing the results. So it was great to work with local photographer Shaun Bailey and two local models Jess and Olivia to produce some photos that would be used in the portfolios but also on the cafe’s social media channels. Cuckoo Wharf Coffee shop is a lovely cafe right in the middle of Worksop and right next to the canal bank. It’s been done out nicely inside and outside and so a nice bright day, it was the ideal time to get some great photos inside and out. This was the first test of the new Sony A7iii mirrorless camera that I’d just recently bought and so was looking forward to seeing not just the results, but also to get a feel for the ergonomics and speed of operation as to how it handled in my hands. It thankfully was fine, probably not a fast to work around as my Fuji X-T2 and Nikon DSLR cameras, but definitely something that will improve with more practice.
I went on a trip with an agency to Majorca and whilst there we were shooting a number of different models. I was working with my Fuji X-T1 and 50-140mm lens and found it to be terrific for fashion style photographs. I particularly liked the quick and accurate focussing along with the lens compression of shooting at 200mm (35mm equivalent). Certainly this lens is turning out to be one of my favourites.