Tough Mudder Dalkeith 2014

A few months ago I have upgraded my camera to Nikon D800.  It is not that I was unhappy with my D700 and that it deserved to be disposed of just yet, but a small accident involving a bottle of water and my camera together in my handbag made the decision that much…quicker.  Previously I have been using my partner’s Canons for filming, or flirting with the idea of getting a camcorder on my own, but D800 solved all those dilemmas (#firstworldproblems).

The first opportunity to use my new shiny DSLR for film making arouse at the Tough Mudder Dalkeith 2014 event .  A bunch of my friends participated and I was running along the lines with them, climbing the bins and and what not to get the best shots.  I also totally deserved that T-shirt that they got me in the end, as I gave them the last of my water and waited for them for 3h (sic!) in full sun eventually ending up with a heat stroke.  It sure was fun (apart of the waiting bit 😉 ), the video not so good, but hey, it was all for a good cause!

Although the video might not be as funny for you as it is for me because you do not know the people involved, but maybe it will encourage you (…or not) to take part in next year’s Tough Mudder fundraising.  I sure will be there filming again!


AutumnWinter 14/15 Fashion Show by #Aymee Charlton. at #Seventeen in Aberdeen

Well, the title says its all. Or almost all. The Fashion Show had a place on 17 July 2014 at Seventeen on Belmont Street, Aberdeen, and it was a huge success. Although it was mainly for family and friends, I am sure that Aymee Charlton, who is a RUG Gray’s School of Art graduate, would be more than happy to invite you to her workshop.

Halloween make up

Commercialization of all the possible holidays in our calendar, starting with Valentine’s Day and finishing with Christmas, makes us run around High Street to buy adequate clothing, costumes and gadgets. Endless number of all those events makes us spend loads of money on unnecessary stuff we are going to use only once.

Halloween though is one of those days when you can use up tacky stuff you have got in your drawers, cut it up, dye black, saw together, and you will still look in the place in the most ridiculous outcome. Make up is an important part of Halloween look, and you can do it with the dark eye shadows and black eye liner you normally use when going out.

I applied Halloween make up to two models, using a blend of a few dark eye shadows and a black pencil. Blending brush might be an advantage but is not a must. Good luck and have fun!



Dance show

Photographing movement is not an easy job. Freezing action is not always what you are looking for. However desired feeling of moves might result in blurred images. At the same time you have to follow the subject and frame it to your likings. Plus if you shoot in-doors difficult lighting situation is an additional challenge.

I found photographing dance most challenging, although so rewarding! Especially if dancers themselves are happy with the result and tell me that I captured their emotions, most difficult moves, or the subtle ones they were working on hard. Therefore I would like to share with you some of the work I have done in May, but never had enough time to post before. Click on the images for better resolution. Thank you for waiting so long!

Family Wedding

Exactly a year ago my younger cousin got married to the love of her life. Today is their 1st anniversary, and I am telling you, they are so happy! They have a small boy now, just a few weeks old. I still have not seen the little one, but when I do I will probably not take my camera off him!

To celebrate their 1st anniversary I am sharing a few photos with you. My cousin never wanted me to be their photographer for she wanted me to fully enjoy the family reunion. However I still managed to steal some shots of the young couple. So here they are:

Video as a new black

“Video is a new black” as said Sue Bryce, and I happen to agree with that statement especially because I am mesmerised by videography of my life and business partner, Pawel.

Before Pawel showed me how video can be incorporated in our daily lives as our photography can be, I thought of video in terms of youtube – bad quality, shaken, boring films, with no editing whatsoever. The high-end videos seemed unapproachable and impossible to achieve – at least for regular people. So here is a thing: you will not be able to shoot a good quality film with your moblie, as much as you will not be able to shoot good quality images with it either. However your local photographer might have it in her offer, as we do!

Therefore if you fancy a great and unique wedding invitation, or an exciting film from your wedding day, a recording of your children’s football match, or you have a business on your own and you would benefit from an ad you can post on your web-site, contact us! You can find all the contact details in an “About” tab.

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