Following a successful first year with 12 walks, I have agreed a schedule for 24 Photo Walks for Park Cameras in 2015.
All can now be booked online at Parkcameras.com or in store at Burgess Hill or London or over the phone.
- Photo Walk 1 Soho, Covent Garden, Chinatown 3/1 & 4/7
- Photo Walk 2 Street Art, Brick Lane, Fashion Street 31/1 & 18/7
- Photo Walk 3 City of London Architecture 7/2 & 1/8
- Photo Walk 4 Art & Architecture 21/2 & 15/8
- Photo Walk 5 Thames sights and Borough Market 7/3 & 29/8
- Photo Walk 6 The Vibrant South Bank 21/3 & 12/9
- Photo Walk 7 Historic Greenwich 4/4 & 26/9
- Photo Walk 8 Colourful Camden Town 18/4 & 10/10
- Photo Walk 9 London Bridge to Limehouse 2/5 & 24/10
- Photo Walk 10 Dockland re-invented 16/5 & 7/11
- Photo Walk 11 Westminster Landmarks 30/5 & 21/11
- Photo Walk 12 London Lights 20/6 & 5/12
While waiting for my camera sensor to be cleaned at the Calumet open day I took a tube to Covent Garden as knew there was a Spitfire being displayed for the Poppy Appeal.
When I arrived, saw there were several participants of the Strictly Come Dancing BBC TV show helping out – so took some shot some of them and the event with my 80-400VR Lens.
Please follow the link to my Flicker photo set http://flic.kr/s/aHsjM7J24h
Thanks to Alex Laberge for organising a great walk. Starting at the Gate Clock Pub with a fortifying Sausage Sandwich and a coffee followed by a brief pep talk. We then set off with maps in groups of 5 to Greenwich Market. Immediately became detached from my group and wandering round the market took my first photo only to hear from behind the stall ‘ do me a favour mate and F*** off with that camera’! I’m sure the stallholders do get fed up with being photographed but not the friendliest start! Then re-found my group and walked across to Greenich Park, Up to the Meridian and then down to the Royal Naval College and the Queens House.
A stop in the Meantime micro-brewery and a pint of their Pale Ale accompanied by a troop of Morris Dancers on the way back to the Gate Clock. A prize draw then goodbyes all round.
Some of my pictures can be seen at Flickr – link is http://flic.kr/ps/ecpHK
Come along and view the London Photo Festival at The Crypt, Borough High Street, London, SE1 1JA. Nearest tube is Borough or London Bridge – full details at Londonphotofestival.org
I have two pictures being shown.
While on a short visit to London to drop my prints off for the London Photo Festival had a quick walk around Borough Market. Used just the D800E + Nikon 35mmf1.8G lens (DX lens but camera set to FX) most of the pictures were taken wide open at f1.8.
A great event, Shuttleworth Uncovered allows you to get really close to a election of classic aircraft and then see them fly.
A great venue, Old Warden is the home of the Shuttleworth collection and there are many shows throughout the year -but the uncovered event is unique.
Pictures taken with Nikon D800E and 14-24/24-70/80-400 lenses – most airborne shots with the D7100 + 80-400.
Click the link to see the photo set on Flickr http://flic.kr/s/aHsjJQG7qV
Thanks to Canon and Park Cameras for a place on their chance to shoot the Catwalk on Saturday 21st September.
The day began with a mad dash up to London to arrive at One Aldwych Hotel by 10.30am having been at work from 4-9am that morning! Missing my train at Broxbourne did not help but in the end I made the deadline comfortably and settled down with a coffee and Orange juice.
Canon very helpfully have some photography tips before we left for the show and very usefully the colour temperature of the lighting – so I was able to dial in 4400k on my D800E and not have to worry.
We were then escorted to Somerset House and the London Fashion Week pavilion and told to select a place to shoot from as we would not be able to move once the show started. I selected a place low down at the front and started to set up my gear – realising straight away I had left my D7100 at home so only had my D800E.
Looking round the other lucky attendees, gear ranged from compact cameras right up to a Nikon D4 with 400mmf2.8 (or possibly 600mmf4) lens.
The show started with an introduction then 30-40 minutes of models. There was then a gap so I moved more centrally when a place opened up and took the chance to review my results.
I had started off with a 80-200mmf2.8 but switched quickly to my 80-400VR AF-S lens as the longer focal length option in the relatively good light was great and if anything focussing was superior. I took some shots with the 14-24, 35mmf1.8G and 24-70 but most that I liked were with the 80-400.
At the end of the show we were all presented with a Kinder Bueno chocolate bar which was very welcome.
So a massive thank you to Canon and Park cameras for the opportunity – a terrific chance to get some shots for my Portfolio and shoot something I’ve never shot before.
Please note none of these pictures may be used on any sharing website ( Flickr, Facebook etc) or be used for any commercial use whatsoever and are shown her on my personal website only.