Neill Taylor photography | July, a busy month

July, a busy month

August 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

West India Quay DLR stationWest India Quay DLR station July was a prolific month for me and my camera.  I shot 1,320 photos.

First, there was a street shoot around West India Quay and Canary Wharf, a workshop arranged by Wex Photographic and sponsored by Zeiss Lenses.  Relaxing in the heatReflecting in the heat This was coupled with a shoot with lovely model Mandy Woodford.  By the way, in the shot with Mandy and the passing bus, there was so much natural light that I couldn't get a slow enough shutter speed to capture the bus motion, even at f/22 and my lowest ISO.  So I added the motion blur of the bus in post-processing with Photoshop.

Mandy and passing busMandy and passing bus Then there were some family events to shoot, including a school sports day.  I caught my 4-year old granddaughter Sylvia mid-jump with the aid of the pro capture mode on my Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk. II. Sylvia jumpsSylvia jumps

Next, my friend Georgie (a.k.a model Pandora), whose wedding I shot last year, asked me to do a maternity shoot.  She gainfully waded into the stream in The Rye, High Wycombe, wearing a flowing maternity dress that she had bought for a snip on eBay, and which she discarded after the shoot.  Georgie ponders her daughter's imminent birthGeorgie ponders her daughter's imminent birth It had got rather mucky in the river.  (The truth: I took it home and laundered it.  It's fine!).  By the way, the baby, a lovely daughter named Taylor (great name!) has since been born and I'm off to shoot her later this week.

Helen DiazHelen Diaz Finally, a fun and productive studio shoot with the lovely Helen Diaz, at PoZers Studio.  What a month!


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