Mature Boudoir

Earlier this week I travelled over to Cambridge to meet up with a friend. We shoot last year when she came to Birmingham and did some photos of her dressed to the nines in glamorous evening wear & long satin gloves, and also did a section of the shoot with her on her motorbike.

Well this time she asked if we could do some boudoir images and I jumped at the chance not just because I like seeing ladies in beautiful lingerie (after all, what man doesn’t), but because it was also my first time shooting Boudoir with a beautiful older lady.

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Not all of our time was spent inside we also did a fair amount of shooting both around Cambridge itself and in the countryside near by.

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I sincerely hope I get to shoot with this awesome & beautiful lady again.

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University

During my free time lately I have been lurking around the University of Birmingham; with is mixture of Red Brick Victorian building to very modern 21st Century building, in-between you have the Brutalist 1960’s architecture of Muirhead Tower, a 16 story building standing like a sentinel over the campus.

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24-70mm f/2.8

Last week I finally took delivery of a Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. One of the best fastest professional lenses in the Nikkor series, with 20 elements in 16 groups (including 2 ED glass, 1 aspherical ED glass, 3 aspherical lens and 1 HRI lens elements; lens elements with Nano Crystal Coat and fluorine coat) And I’m not geeky enough to understand all that!
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I got it because basically it’s a great all round fast lens, in the focal lengths I mostly use for both work and my own little side projects, and although being a 24-70mm and overlaps with my workhorse of a 16-35mm f/4 lens, and 50mm f/1.8 lens; I can see plenty of use for both lenses in my arsenal of Glass.

While I know a lot of photographers hate it when people say, “if I had a camera as good as yours I could take good pictures too”, we can not deny that good glass on the front of our camera is a benefit to our art.

 

I want to ride my bicycle…

I’ve had a lovely week shooting a Cycling campaign for work, in an effort to try and get more people out of their cars and onto two wheels. With several colleagues we descended on a local park to get a myriad of requested shots, and a Marketing Executive keeping me on my toes and ticking off all the various long shots and close ups she needs.

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Symmetry

While out an about trying to capture some more awesome public transport images for my Boss; I passed though New Street station in Birmingham. I’ve shoot in this station many times since the redevelopment; and just happened to look behind me as i stepped of the escalator.

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Birmingham

At the heart of the Second City of the UK is a fabulous canal system, once left to decay as an old an unsanitary open wound in the heart of the city, now a source of pride with bars, restaurants, and a myriad of meeting places; it’s not often I shoot down here, but maybe I need to change that.

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Stunning Beauty

At the weekend I was invited to photograph a Fetish Party in Manchester, and while all of the people in attendance wore some stunning outfits, one lady in particular seemed to love the lime light. Needless to say I have some really stunning images of Princess Aurora from that day, and hope I’m lucky enough to shoot with her in the future.

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