What A Week!

Wow, what a busy and eventful week; the first few days of which was spent examining in fine detail the user manual for my new pride and joy – the Canon 5d Mark III – a thing of extreme beauty.

Have to say however, the highlight of the week was photographing a wonderful family in the studio in Southborough. I won’t deny that it was hard work as the star of the show was Bobby who had just turned one and found his feet! Bobby was far more interested in exploring than staying put for that all important living room wall photograph. Despite this I think I managed to capture a few shots that the family will be happy with.

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Meanwhile, while Bobby was making mischief and mum was chasing after him, I took the opportunity to take a few shots of dad who, despite coming across as shy and, according to him, not at all photogenic, was a natural in front of the camera and a really great subject.

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Straight from the studio to the school sports field for my daughter’s sports day – this time to take photographs purely for pleasure. Was a great opportunity to dig out my Sigma 120-400 which i’d yet to use on my new body (causing a few eyebrow raises from the other parents, but I can live with it!). Pretty pleased with the results 🙂

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Now for the editing….up until this point i’ve always used Photoshop and Picasa for production, however so many other togs have been raving about the benefits of Lightroom that I decided it was time to find out what all the fuss was about. Oh my goodness, how have I managed this long without it?!!!! Lightroom 5 is an absolute revelation – the quick develop benefits have literally halved my editing time – an absolute godsend. At the moment the only downside is that the cloning tool for me isn’t as easy to use as Photoshop, but hey give it time and i’m sure i’ll get to grips with it.

On that note, it’s time to bid you farewell – there’s a very well deserved chilled glass of Sauvignon waiting with my name on it!

Have a great evening x

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