I had contact from a charming young dancer/singer/actress in Coventry who wanted some portraits taken. Although we didnt have a lot of time, the sun made an appearance on the day and we didnt need any lighting.
Jen was a natural and really understood photographers, which made the job easier. The light was lovely and her eyes really shone in the late afternoon sun.
I tried to use a reflector to lift those shadows on the right side, but with Jen being up in a tree house, and me not having an assistant, it wasn’t possible. I personally like the contrast and shadow play but most of all the eyes.
Thanks Jen, I hope you like your pictures, and I look forward to working with you in the near future for some dance action shots.
I also took the decision to start taking my photography more seriously. Yes true I already have some good pro lenses but I felt I needed a spare body if I was to pursue it seriously. The camera I chose in the end was the Canon 7d. I did also look at the 5d mkII but in the end budget pushed me towards the new Canon model.
I must admit I am over the moon with the camera. The ISO performance is quite incredible compared to my 40d, the focusing system is fantastic. Not only that but the viewfinder is 100% view, what you see is what you get in your image, a welcome addition.
As well as 18 megapixels, the camera also supports high definition video, upto 1080p! Although I am not experienced in video, I will be looking to take on some projects with my good friend John Simpson in the near future. Stay in touch for more info.