Tag: olympus

One Tree, Four Seasons

This tree is close to where I walk every time I stay in Devon.  It has an enviable view over the Dart estuary and in the summer offers shade to the cows and sheep that are often to be found in its field.  I find I am drawn to making

Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase – Part I

This is the third year that I have worked with the entrepreneur, designer and all round fashionista Chiedza Dawn Ziyambe the founder of Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase. You can check out previous posts here, here and here. This year the fashion show was at the up market M Restaurant, Victoria in London.

Billingham Hadley Small Pro Review – The Ideal ‘Street’ Bag

As I’ve said before, more than once, I’m a big fan of the wonderful camera bags made by M. Billingham & Co here in the West Midlands not far from where I live.  Their bags are not only good looking and stylish they are incredibly durable and long lasting.  My

Portraits with the Olympus f/1.2 Pro Lens

The rule of thumb for the ideal lens for portrait photography is that the focal length should be about twice that of the ‘normal’ lens.   For micro four thirds cameras that would amount to a focal length of 50mm.  The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.2 Pro lens pretty

Portraits with the Elinchrom Deep Umbrella

As a location portrait photographer who likes to be in control of his lights it’s important how much lighting equipment I need to carry (i.e. less is more) and how quickly I can setup and take down my lighting. I use Elinchrom D-Lite RX’s (I have a ‘2’ and a

The B&W Portrait Squares Project

For the past couple of years I’ve been working on what I now realise is a bit of a project to do with black and white square portraits.  This is a topic I first discussed a couple of years ago.  Of course in the age of Instagram the square is

Photoessay: Showborough House Sculpture Garden (2017)

It’s hard to believe that this is the fourth year I’ve visited the amazing Showborough House sculpture garden near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire (see 2016, 2015 and 2014). This year I was able to capture a few portraits of some of the artists with their work including Andrew Roache who lives at Showborough

Macro Beauty

One of the talks I attended at The Photography Show this year was by the beauty and fashion photographer Tina Eisen. Inspired by her macro beauty work I decided to have a go at this sub-genre of beauty photography myself. You can see the results below. The model for this

Friday Foto – 17 III 17

Today’ Friday Foto is from a fashion shoot I did last weekend for the Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase organiser and designer Dawn Ziyambe. These were a few portraits I did for Dawn herself between fashion shots. All images taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and 12-40mm M.ZUIKO f/2.8 lens and Elinchrom

Zimbabwe Fashion 2017

This year I’m pleased to be working with the designer and fashion show organiser Dawn Ziyambe again on her Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase event she is organising in the summer. Last weekend we got together to create some pre-show publicity images with the model Linda Ndiweni as well as the rest of

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