The camera never lies… Or does it !?!?…

Portraits

Meet Gollum…

Now I have to say it is very rare of me to ever post any shots of my kids… as there are far too many strange people out there…. but this one I just had to share…

There are two specific reasons why I had to share…. Firstly it is so unusual for her to have a clean face… but secondly, and most importantly… it is virtually unheard of for her to actually look at the camera when anyone takes a picture… She will look everywhere BUT at the camera… This time though I caught her unaware… lol… Clean AND looking at me…

You may also no doubt be wondering about the title too… Well that’s her name… Ok ok… Not her REAL name, but a name that for some reason she “likes” to be called…. along with Stinky, Stumpy, Lumpy, Ugly and Dobby…. I know… Strange child….

Oh and obviously I couldn’t post a picture of my youngest without also including my oldest somewhere… so here’s another… I’ll not repeat what the oldest usually gets called though… ;)

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Health Warning…

Yeah I’m sorry, but I thought I’d better issue the relevant health and safety precautions with this one… It’s not pretty, and certainly not for the faint of heart… And I don’t want anyone suing me that’s for sure… So as an extra safety measure, and last warning, here is the obligatory “take me to the kittens” link… although I have to confess, they’re not strictly kittens per-se…. No libel actions over that one either please… :)

So I have the opportunity to try out some night portraiture shooting for a very good friend of mine…. She’s agreed to let me experiment on her…. lol… (some people just never learn)…. ;)

Anyways… Before I experiment on her, I decided that maybe I should have a play around with myself first…. Oooooh…. Ummmmm…. Maybe I should re-phrase that…. Conduct some “personal research”… That sounds MUCH better… :)

So here ya go… You HAVE been warned…. It’s not too late to run away…

I know the single off camera speedlight probably isn’t ideal, but at the moment it’s all I have, so will have to do…. Hopefully at some point I might be able to acquire some candles… and if nothing else, at least the smoke will obscure my ugly mug… :)

Sorry… lol… But sometimes you just HAVE to make someone else suffer…. Consider yourself lucky, I have to look at me every day… ;)


Days Out

Well the other day I had the pleasure of doing a portrait session for a real good friend, which was kinda a first for me…. as although I’ve shot people plenty of times before (not literally you understand.. lol), I’ve never actually gone out with the sole intention of JUST taking people shots… Here’s just 3 of my fave shots from the day…

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We took LOTS of shots, and must have been out and about for a good 5 hours in total…. and man was it coooold out there… but it was one heck of a fun afternoon, and I’m pretty sure (given the right model again) that  it’s something I’d love to have the opportunity to do a lot more of…. It’s given me yet another bug… Just need some more willing volunteers… ;)