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After a week of wallpaper stripping, sanding and painting the carpet has arrived!! A light at the end of the decorating tunnel. The room looks great though! So having finished that what to do next, well, I have some editing to catch up on and then I have signed up for 3 days of training with Andrew Appleton in Bexley. I was planning on only doing the Monday Speedlite workshop, but seemingly people had other things to do on Saturday and Sunday and so I was made an offer I couldn't refuse to do a Film/Hollywood lighting workshop, so 3 days commuting to Bexley for me.
My shoot with Emmy AngelFace was good, she is tiny and although she was quite nervous, by the end we were getting some lovely shots. She is a pretty mean MUA too more pics soon, but here is one from towards the end of the shoot.
Hopefully I will be working with Emmy on a location shoot sometime soon.
Anyway carpet is almost fitted, so better finish and start putting all the "stuff" back in the room
Its been a couple of weeks since my last update. The Stuart House was an excellent and productive day, always a good weekend away a few of the Photographers and Models meet up the evening before for a bite to eat and to break the ice in advance of the following days shoot. This time I had actually worked with all 7 models before. Tom and Gail once again were excellent hosts.
I also had a shoot with one of my favourite models, Holly Maime, we did a variety of different looks culminating in a Rock Chick set complete with Les Paul Guitar (well a copy!) smoke machine and coloured lights - a lot of fun, it was a good job that no one was in the studio straight afterwards as it resembled a 50's London Smog by the time we had finished.
This week I have been mostly decorating - well in between editing, wallpaper stripping is not one of my favourite passtimes especially when it is stuck on as well as this was. Anyway the tedium was broken with a shoot with Ella Rose at MWM studio. We had been communicating for 6 months trying to arrange a date. Ella Rose has that English Rose sort of look and almost flawless skin. Gypsy look, dancing and sheer floaty material were the themes.
Today I'm shooting with Emmy Angelface an Oxford Model - interesting name and a long time in the planning, we'll see what happens.
Car is packed with more gear than you can shake a stick at! Camera bag is packed just waiting for the lovely Emma Willis to arrive in Bracknell and then its off to Liskeard to meet up with other photographers and models for a meal this evening and then 7 hours shooting tomorrow. Our hosts Tom & Gail do a great job of organising these events and this is my fourth time there, a few pictures from previous trips:
Its just a shame its such a long journey.
What to do with 2 days off work? No better way than a days shooting (again) at the Murder Mile Studio really enjoyable day marred ever so slightly by the horrendous journey there that took two and three quarter hours thanks to the Hammersmith crawl-over. I would have missed it all had I followed Mrs Satnav - but no, I knew better. some lovely models, MUA's and Photographers. Big thanks to Roxy for organising it, I know how much effort goes into organising these events, only 1 model dropped out too!
So a days shooting followed by a visit to this years Focus on Imaging. Not perhaps as big as past shows but still an enjoyable day out and I only managed to buy two softboxes! I was very impressed with James and Ola Jordan too.........but disappointed that Adobe chose NOT to advertise their presence so I missed all their presentations that took place in a room outside the main exhibition space. I did however buy Lightroom 4 in the morning - lots of really neat features and a relatively cheap upgrade for Adobe at a tad over £60.
One thing though and that was many of the presentations were exactly the same as last years, although Damian McGillycuddy was well worth listening to.
So loads of editing to do and another trip down to Cornwall on Saturday for the Stuart House Art Nude shoot, 7 Models, 7 Photographers, 7 Rooms and 7 hours shooting, I shall be ferrying the lovely Emma Willis there and back and very much looking forward to the Saturday evening meal - makes it a real social event
Well the long awaited and rumoured Canon 5Dmkiii has finally been announced. The spec pretty much as leaked/rumoured and at only a little under twice the price of the 5Dmkii, Park Cameras have it at a staggering £2999.99 for not much of an improvement. The hike in prices for both the 1Dx over the 1dmkiv and now the 5D is really steep and I'm sure must be music to the ears of Nikon. The new L lenses are also ridiculously high when compared to the previous. For the first time in 25 years of being a Canon user I wish I hadn't got so much invested in Canon glass. Price wise they have lost the plot if you ask me.
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