Tuesday, May 29, 2007
This is an old one taken back in August 2006. I had returned from the war in the Middle East (God that sounds dramatic!) and spent a bit of time at home on the coast in Dorset, it meant I could spend time roaming the often deserted beaches, which is great when you have a lot on your mind. Anyway I photographed this chap really early one morning as he went in for is ritual dawn swim.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Yea I finally got with the programme and got onto Flickr . You can find me under the name greg_focus52. Anyway here's two from the other night when I photographed the American band Cougar on the last night of their UK tour. These were both shot on my new /old 35mm f/2. The top one was shot backstage, and the bottom one was them trying to find the way to France...
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
There's more to come from this set including backstage with the band Cougar who supported Maximo Park, and who were playing their last tour date in the UK before heading back to the US. I will also be posting the promo shoot I did for them soon once I've got through a back log of editing.
Friday, May 11, 2007
I got an email from a friend of mine from
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Well had quite a busy day today. Had to pop into Surrey to meet some clients about a wedding that's coming up, was amazed by the scenery and location and am now looking forward to shooting it. Then had to pop back into London for a PR job that was pretty tricky with the lighting and location. Shooting a lecture on the fullframe 5D means I don't have the adavantage of zoom that the 20D gave, so my 85 prime is no longer the daddy it used to be....might have to start saving for a 70-200mm. eek. Anyway in the meantime I picked up a new toy first thing in the morning (well second hand new toy). Although the canon 35mm f/2 is old, small and unimpressive looking, it could very well be my new favourite lens. All the above were taken on it throughout the day and in between places and jobs.
Friday, May 04, 2007
Just as I was lamenting about how little work I had this week an old friend phoned up in a bit of a panic because she needed urgent press shots of a new band that was being formed. I say 'lamenting', but in truth I was actually quite content to stay in bed because I had some kind of fever/man flu. But when the work comes...you gotta take it. So this was done the next day, with my only brief being that they wanted it to look 'Hacketty'...hmmm. Anyway I'd arranged the night before to shoot in my local, having spoken to the deputy manager and arranged a time, but when we went round there at 10 in the morning no one was around to open up for us...mightly peeved we were forced to use another pub...just wasn't the same though. Anyway the band management were happy and it's nice to be doing this kinda work again so all's good in the end.
I'm looking to buy a 5D so I've playing around with a friends - I'm pretty set on it, seems a bit slow compared to my 20D (fps and chimping time) but obviously much better than it in so many other ways. This is the full frame with a 15mm lens on it. It's hard to see but you could pretty much stand under an object, like a tree, and still get it in the frame! Plus the colours on the 5D are immense. This was shot on Hampstead Heath, in the pic is David Azia, a friend and very good snapper.
Ah...my old student union. brings back memories, I even won an award for service to it or something along those lines (back when I worked for the student rag). These are the new sabbatical officers for 2007, all of whom I know anyway from my old student days (well it wasn't THAT long ago)