I finally succumbed to the hype and joined the queue’s to get my hands on an iPhone 5s on Friday. Lots of people being paid to stand in line and everyone hoping for a Gold (except me 🙂 All shots taken with a 5D MK III and an EF 24 – 70 f/2.8L II USM
I was fortunate to attend the launch of Bear Grylls – Escape From Hell which is being shown on The Discovery Channel this autumn. The event was held at the iconic Battersea Power Station and included a spectacular entrance from Bear Grylls. You can see some of the photos from the launch on my events page or on my Flickr Stream.
There is always a TV Show or a Movie being shot somewhere in London. I was in London today and luckily had my camera with me when I was going past Park Crescent where they are shooting the latest series of Mr. Selfridge. You can see a selection of images here.
Taken in London’s West End on a 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS (@105mm), f/5, 1/160, ISO 100.
I’ve been photographing London’s West End over the past 2 years. Inevitably Taxi’s have become a prominent feature of the photo collection.
I had an early start this morning but got to witness a beautiful red sky to the east (Canary Wharf) and south (The Shard) of London. They were shot at 500mm for .4s at f/6.3 and so are not the sharpest pictures ever to grace my Flickr Stream.
Macro photography presents plenty of challenges for photographers. A little planning is usually required in advance of shooting and good quality casual “grab shots” are virtually impossible. Suggestions: Use a tripod. Use a Macro Lens if you have one. If outdoors avoid windy days. Carefully balance aperture (light/DOF) and shutter speed (blur) to suit your objectives. Note: Ideally I would have shot f/7.1 or f/8 for this picture but the light did not allow it. Shutter speed needed to be fast as I suspected my 8 legged friend was about to start moving. High ISO results in terrible images […]
In conjunction with the Camden New Journal, Mayor of Camden, Jonathan Simpson ran a photographic competition to find 12 eye-catching photographs that capture the borough’s legendary musical heritage. The exhibition was opened last night by the Mayor and all 12 photographers whose images were selected, including yours truly, were in attendance. The exhibition runs until October 6th at the Swiss Cottage Library Gallery in London. My selected photograph is shown below.
The weather in London was truly appalling today which meant that the photo opportunities were limited. This collection of 6 shots (on Flickr) was taken at Westminster Bridge just outside the Tube Station. The photos are also available in the Street Photography section of my Portfolio. I used my Canon Nifty Fifty f/1.4 and all the shots were taken at f/1.4 or f/1.6 as I wanted a soft look. ISO 100 to 640 between 1/160 and 1/4000.
Hampstead Pergola has been described as one of London’s hidden treasures. The Pergola was built by Lord Leverhulme in the early part of the 20th century as a setting for his garden parties and a place to spend summer evenings. Nice if you can do it! Taken with a 5D Mk III and a 24 – 70mm f/2.8L II USM (f/9, 1/125, ISO 320, 70mm)