This week it was like Christmas all over again, x50. I’ve finally been able to replace my stolen lenses! Never again will I take my equipment for granted.. it’s been five days and I’m still giddy with excitement.
So the timing couldn’t be more perfect for the wonderful Sophie to request some headshots for her acting work. Naturally I jumped at the opportunity to try out my new lenses, and to have such a lovely model for the afternoon.
Our first stop was the British Museum, where I’ve always wanted to test how the glass roof of the Great Court diffuses the light. I wasn’t disappointed.
Look at the smoothness in the lighting! Like we’re under a giant softbox. Delicious.
We used the grand staircase in the centre of the Great Court for a few full length shots…
…before deciding that we were already more than satisfied with the results so far and we moved on to try our luck in the first glimpses of nearing-end-of-winter sunshine outside, where we took a few more headshot-y type portraits.
We quickly agreed we had plenty of photos to fill Sophie’s requirements and we moved on to some less formal camera fun.
This was a fun-filled few hours out in London, and I’m very happy with the results. I think my time without a camera has done me good, I seem to be taking photos more consciously and deliberately, with better results… but that’s a subject for a whole different post. For now suffice to say, I’m back!