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.
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