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!
Aleksandra and Grzegorz are a fun couple, and when we talked their wedding, they did not want cliche, posed photographs, but candid photographs during the ceremony and something joyful and crazy for their wedding session. Therefore I dressed them in leathers and hats and shoot them at the graffiti background. Aleksandra also always dreamed about a beach wedding, and although Aberdeen’s weather is not exactly suited for it, we went down the Beach Esplanade to take a few shoots she could stick to her weeding album. We had so much laugh making funny faces and jumping around! All the best you two!
In the era of affordable digital cameras, smartphones and what not professional photography services are often forgotten and used pretty much only around weddings and engagement sessions. However when you have a little lively child like Amber who runs from one place to another within nanoseconds, your photos are showing only some blurred action. Thus Amber’s mum, Sylvia, desperate to have some souvenirs of her daughter in her fun age, decided to call me up and arrange for a mini session for Amber’s second birthday.
Amber was sure a challenge, and all three of us (Amber’s parents and I) had dizzy heads from constant spinning and were breathless from running, but it was sure worth it! The session resulted in many beautiful photos, and I had a dilemma in choosing the cutest for editing and posting!
In my previous post you had a chance to see photographs I took while travelling around Thailand trying to capture beautiful places, emotions and atmosphere of this amazing country; however I realised that I have never shared with you the video my partner took from our great trip. I featured Pawel’s work on this blog before, but this short movie is more personal, and you might even catch a glimpse of me wearing my camera around my neck! Happy watching!
This holiday post will probably find you travelling yourselves this summer, but my trip to Thailand had place over last Christmas and New Years. For some reason I’m always putting away editing of my private photos, and the whole folder of snaps from China from 3 years back haven’t been even looked at. Maybe one of those days…
Below photos feature Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.
Recently I talked about some technical glitches I had with my blog; well, it seems this is a more global issue and had nothing to do with my IT skills. Wordpress can’t manage, but I will not let that to put me off blogging any longer. Hence today’s post:)
Last week I had a chance to work with a fashion blogger, Angelika eM. Angelika was looking for a photographer, who could capture her creations. We went out on a freezing but sunny afternoon to Seaton Park in Aberdeen. Thanks to the sun I was able to capture some mesmerizing sun flare on some of the photos; later overcast helped with beautiful portraits without harsh shadows. Although I could not feel my fingers afterwards, it was totally worth it. Check it out!
Today I present a themed couple’s shoot. The idea behind was to show a little story how the two hearts met.
In the fiction world, one lost soul would write a note, lock it in the bottle, and gave it to the fate of the sea. The right person would find the note, rescue the lonely heart, and everyone would live happily ever after.
Reality does not have to be that far off – it is just using different means…The message is sent electronically, and later the two people meet on a dry land.
The message in the bottle became a universal symbol of longines, willingness to be found by the right person, and hope.
The two you see on my pictures found themselves on time, so wish them good luck!