Can a single body, a single lens and a single film simulation drive your creativity? In this video I picked my FUJIFILM X-T20, a single FUJINON 27mm f2.8 lens and the MONOCHROME+R film simulation to tell the story of a day out in London at the end of June 2021 as the city began to come out of lockdown and personal restrictions were beginning to be lifted. The choice to restrict my gear meant that only choices I had to make were those of subject, composition, and aperture (I was shooting in aperture priority with ISO set at 400).
A shoot at this fantastic location at the north end of Felixstowe.
I have recently (March 2020) started a YouTube channel. In coming months I will be adding short instructional videos about:
- Lightroom and Photoshop techniques and workflow
- Theatre photography
- Gig photography
- Portraits and family photography
- Wedding photography
- Travel photography
- Landscape and seascape photography
I have just upgraded my mirrorless camera to one that is better suited to landscape photography and a new wide angled lens. I haven’t really been out an about for taking landscapes, but I snatched these when I was walking around my home town (St Neots) the other day.
The Oculus reflected in the 9/11 Memorial Museum at the World Trade Centre in New York.
I had a mooch round Camden the other night. It continues to be gentrified with a Cath Kidson right by the old Camden Market. I did, however, see this great old car.
It’s been a couple of weeks since I last posted a picture. I have been pretty much away the whole time. I travelled to North Wales with close family. We scattered my father’s ashes in his favourite place. I am currently in Istanbul and hope to do some looking around tomorrow, but last week I was in Dublin. On Sunday I took the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) to Bray and spent a couple of hours in the company of some talented musicians, including my old friend, Dayo. I snapped this picture with my little Fujifilm camera. It sort of reminds me of DaVinci’s painting of the “last supper” – especially with the bodhran player looking at the bass and guitar players.
I hope to be a better correspondent in coming weeks.