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London, Feb 10th 2019

Took a very late decision to go to London and shoot some street. All of these are OOC jpegs from the Sony a7iii + 24mm 1.4.

January has been a bit of a grind for me, so I thought some street would help get the mojo flowing again. I decided to head from St Pancras to Farringdon where I got the first shot, and then a short walk down Old Street before eventually heading to the Tate Modern.  

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Shooting the NFL in London

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Shooting the NFL in London

Since 2015 I have been working for NFLUK, covering the International Series of NFL games that are played in London, at stadiums such as Wembley and Twickenham. And this year was no exception. Previously I’ve shot with a mix of Canon and Sony, but this year was an all Sony affair, shooting the games with 2 x Sony a7iii.

Sony cameras work perfectly for this kind of event, as my job is to deliver photos from my camera to the social media team “real time” for the images to be shared by NFL UK on platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Connecting the camera to my smartphone is essential, and for me the Sony cameras do it best (that’s not to say Fuji or Canon can’t, I just find the Sony system quicker and more reliable).

Now, as a full time wedding photographer the one thing I don’t have much need for is telephoto lenses. As such my bag consists or 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm primes. So for the NFL I use hireacamera.

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Deal Street Braderie

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Deal street braderie

#street_vision

#street_photography

#street_perfection

#photographerslife

#documentaryphotography

#sony

#sony50mmf18

#sonyalpha

#instagramlife

#lookslikefilm

#vscofilter

#sonya7

#sonya7iii

#sonyalphasclub

#vsco

#pocket_bnw

#bnw_captures

#bnw_street

#sweet_street_beat

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Ron

Got myself a new lens: the Sony FE50mm 1.8 - cheap and petite, slow to AF but seems good enough for someone like me who shoots minimal 50mm. 

So was walking to town and I saw this chap looking pretty cool chilling on a bench, went over, asked if I could take his portrait. 

 

Edited on iPhone using VSCO

Sony a7iii + FE 50mm 1.8

Sony a7iii + FE 50mm 1.8

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The most important thing

Life can be stressful, for everyone, for various reasons. And life lately has been a bit chaotic, house moves and trying to run a business.

But it’s important to remember what you have, and what I have amongst a lot of things is this piece of gorgeousness.  

Yep, this is an unapologetically soppy post about my beautiful daughter  

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Fuji X Pro 2 + 23mm 1.4 - edited on iPhone  

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Deal & grey skies

So I had an hour to spare and a nice new camera on me: figured I’d get out there and grab a portrait of someone.

Unfortunetly I hadn’t considered how cold it was and there was no one about. So instead here’s a picture of the pier under grey skies

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New camera love

Much a like how night will follow day, I bought a new camera. The Fuji X-H1. And it’s awesome.

 

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I may have even recorded a Vlog about it. Don’t laugh, it’s only my second ever video!

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Dreamland Margate

Before I discovered that even tho it’s winter and there’s nothing happening, it was over £5 to park my car there! So I moved. That’s 2 coffee’s!!

Dreamland Margate 

Dreamland Margate 

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Coffee

So my personal photography hit a bit of a wall recently. I needed something to spark me out of my winter funk. 

I thought about it. Searched Instagram for inspiration. And realised I wasn’t documenting the one thing I love that isn’t breathing (or a camera): coffee. 

 

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Quick trip to Herne Bay!

So I only live about 40 minutes from Herne Bay, and yet have never been. Nice place, will definitely go back during golden hour for some proper shooting. 

Fuji XPro2 + 23 & 50mm lenses. 

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London, street, Fuji 50mm

So I had 2 client meetings in London yesterday, which meant an opportunity to get a few hours street shooting in. Took the Fuji XPro2 + 3 lenses. Nice small set up.

I challenged myself to shoot mostly with the 50mm (75mm on the XPro2) which is very much not the norm for street shooting.

Unfortunately the weather was pretty awful. So it became quite a challenge. I've definitely had better days, but still, it's all good

 

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January is a dick

There's no other way of putting it. This January is a post-Christmas, post-Iceland, self assessment, no work dick. So in an attempt to motivate myself to do more than editing, accounts & emails, I've taken to putting myself in front of the camera for vlogging and self portraits.

Fuji XPro 2 + 23mm f2  

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Ella. Me baby!

So I spent the day with Zella as she was feeling unwell. And I suddenly realised something: last year I didn't photograph her much. Which made me sad.

So 2018 I'm gonna shoot my favourite subject wayyyyy more, because she is simply the most perfect human to me and one day she'll be able to tell me to get lost when I try to take her photo, lol. 

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Christmas Day in Iceland

2 weeks ago I hadn't planned to be in Iceland on Christmas Day but things got a bit impulsive and here we are!  Fancied an easy day so we did the Golden Circle tour. Lovely day, took a few pics with the Fuji XPro 2 along the way. 4 hours daylight is weird.

Now time for dinner. See ya!

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2 from a cold Deal morning

Dropped the youngling off to school, went for a walk with Flynn on the beach before heading to Starbucks for a day of editing.

Had the X Pro 2 with me so grabbed a few pics.  

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