After waking up at 5am this morning for no reason at all, I looked out the window and saw there were stars in the sky. I thought that seeing as there were no clouds I would head over to Teignmouth. I knew the high tide was coinciding with sunrise, plus the stormy winds would likely mean rough waves.
Lots of dog walkers and runners this morning. Thankfully though, they all managed to dodge the crashing waves and not a single person got wet… including me, yay! 🙂
For waves, I always try to keep my exposure time around half a second. I love the look at that shutter speed, plus it makes photos just slightly different to the normal snap-shot photos you’d see on a phone. I will play with shutter speed and ISO to keep it at half a second for as long as possible.
My settings started off at F4, 0.5 Sec, ISO 600 and, as the sun rose, ended at F16, 0.5sec, ISO 100. For the palm tree photo, it was F11, 1/125 ISO 100.
I try to be helpful to delivery drivers by being at the door waiting. It means they spend the least amount of time possible delivering my parcels. With Amazon, it is very easy to see as your parcel gets closer thanks to real-time tracking. I’ve now discovered another essential reason to be there at the door waiting; damaged parcels!
I was contacted by a lovely lady, Sophie, who needed some new portrait and headshots for her work and social media. Another photographer had recently let Sophie down with unflattering photos so she was understandably nervous. Here’s how I go about reassuring the people I photograph and take photos that they love…
I really love how this job keeps differing from project to project. This time I was asked to photograph an amazing drag queen, Lola, who needed portrait and dancing poses for a project she will be involved in next year. See how the shoot went and what I used to capture the shots…
Lighting is becoming a much greater part of my style. Pretty much every shoot incorporates at least one external light. You develop favourites. Do you have a favourite for each type of photoshoot you do? I know mine 🙂
Torquay has some really great spots for taking portrait sessions. In this case, I had a model and we went down to Torquay seafront and harbourside for some more active and energetic poses.