The grandkids…and other animals!

Been looking after grandkids most days these holidays. Earlier in the week we took them to Kirkley Hall 

http://www.kirkleyhallzoo.co.uk/

They have a great zoo. I took my Fuji X-T2 along with my 56mm 1.2 lens. I wasn’t really after “doing a shoot”. It was habit carrying my camera. 


But, after the animals – and the gift shop of course – we went for deserved cuppa and slushes. For once my youngest granddaughter Olivia was not the bundle of energy she normally is…so had some time to grab some portraits of her. And oldest Chloe of course. 

Chloe

Olivia 


So finally – after 7 years..she sat still!!

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More Fuji Camera Street Photography

As you people who follow me know (and those who stumble across this blog) I basically do two types -mainly – of photography.  I shoot fashion/models and I also do a lot of street photography.

having posted a couple of model shoots..I thought I would balance out things by sticking my recent street stuff up.  Basically shot around Newcastle – although I did take some around York on a boozy trip! Maybe I should shoot drunk more often?

Anyway….here goes.  I could title them all  – but it takes ages…and more fun for you to use your imagination!

These will be mostly shot using my Fuji X-T10 and 27mm f2.8 lens…but some will be when I took the X-T2 out with 35mm, 16mm lenses used.

Hope you get something out of them.

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Location Shoot – Kim in a rainy Newcastle

You may have seen Kim Farrier earlier in a little BTS video I shot with Chris Harrison. She looked fabulous so I wasn’t long in arranging my own shoot with her.  This was to be in Newcastle after she finished work one evening.  It being August and summer…of course it rained all day…and all through the shoot.  Therefore improvisation was needed – no way was I passing up the chance to shoot with Kim.

I had shot before in the entrance to the Phil & Lit Society building in Newcastle, so knew it was a handy location.  The people in there are great (if approached with respect and you ask nicely). Its also worth a visit if you are in Newcastle as its a great library and building. http://www.litandphil.org.uk/

Anyway the first shots of Kim were taken there.  Fuji X-T2 and 16mm 1.4 lens.  mainly natural light but a few with a fill in flash.

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Then we left the Phil & Lit (it was still raining) so I headed for the “tunnels”….in reality underpasses near the railway station. Where once again Kim pulled off some amazing shots.

Mix of 16mm and 56 mm lenses

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Finally..(yeah still raining) we retired to the pub to wait for Kim’s train home.  But couldn’t resist taking a few more photographs.  Well…it would have been a waste!

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So as they say….sometimes you have to work with what you have.  In this case a great model….and some imagination.

Comments welcome!

Until next time…keep shooting

JJ

 

Fuji X-T2 Model Shoot (Marla) (a little NSFW)

I realise that (once again) I have fallen a bit behind in keeping all my many followers (ha ha) up to date with my photographic journey.

Marla is a great model (Marla Pandora to giver her her full title) who can be found here

http://purpleport.com/portfolio/marlapandora/

She hails from bonnie Scotland but often “tours”. She had booked into what she thought was an apartment – but turned out to be one of the many new student blocks springing up all over Newcastle.

This is where my new 16mm 1.4 Fujinon lens really came into its own.  The apartment looked massive on the advert…but a tad smaller in reality! But fortunately the light was good and it was split into two levels, so we were able to get some variety during the shoot.

Here are some of the images I took.  Marla is a great model and I highly recommend her.

A few of the images may show some boob or nipples so maybe NSFW or under 18’s.

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Images all shot on a Fuji X-T2 with 16mm 1.4 lens.  A couple of the portraits (the close ups were on my 56mm 1.2.

I used a mix of natural light wherever possoble..or an LED light. I find this less “brutal” than flash as there wasnt really room for a softbox.

Any comments welcome and please share.

Thanks for reading

New video….

I bumped into my good friend Chris (his blog is on here as Grimeandglamourphoto) while he was in the middle of a photoshoot in Newcastle with a drop dead gorgeous model. (Not unusual situation for Chris to be fair!) 
I had my Fuji x-T2 camera with me and asked if I could take some footage of the shoot. 

Here are the results! I think it’s quite canny….

BTS Model Shoot Video
Let me know what you think. 

Photography video Fuji photoshoot Newcastle 

Bit depressing really…

1 view……all day…. 

I post all over and this takes time to do…may have to reconsider 

Then again it’s probably because my blogs not interesting enough?

Whether I post street pics..


Or shots from my model shoots…


More later….maybe! 

Keep shooting 

(Not Really) Newcastle Car Show

Newcastle upon Tyne hosted a pretty big Car Show event this weekend. You know the thing – supercars you only see on Top Gear, up market vehicles etc that have petrol heads swooning. I didn’t bother going on the Saturday as had other plans, but Chris Harrison and I wandered there on the Sunday to try and capture the mood etc. 

You can see Chris’s work (I highly recommend having a look at this guys work) here http://grimeandglamourdiary.tumblr.com/

Anyway, upon arrival at Grays Monument – well known Newcastle meeting point at the top of the beautiful Gray Street- cars stretched for miles. Well I assume they did because they were submerged in people!! 

The place was heaving and as we wandered around Chris and I concurred that “this was a dead loss”! 

So we both just basically said “let’s just do our normal street stuff”. 

So here it is. My “feel” of the Newcastle Car Show. Sorry petrol heads..not many cars to drool over! 


Actually to be fair, I do have a few car type shots so I may do a part 2!

Keep shooting!

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