Mad day photographing 204 people at the Amazingstoke event

That was a crazy day!

Month ago I had a pleasure of photographing participants of the tech conference organised in Basingstoke, called "Amazingstoke". The company behind the event: New Voice Media, commissioned me to photograph their business teams for social media and the website. The brief for the photos was kind of relaxed upper body portraits/"headshots" on the white background. It was a fantastic yet mad day as I ended up photographing 204 people which is currently my record. Having said that, I do not necessarily want to ever beat it :) The shoot was really a great fun while it obviously required good planning, preparation of gear and all the timings.

The shoot went smoothly and the client was happy with the photos which is most important, of course. Here are some of the pictures we made that day.

Big thanks for the great assistance to Paul Finchley Thompson.

More personal work - film photography

Hello Guys,

I have been shooting more and more on traditional film these days.
I really enjoy the process that doesn't reveal the photograph straight away. On a digital camera you can look at the photo right away and be satisfied, sometimes prematurely. On film, you can't do that, you keep on shooting and exploring some deeper levels of creativity. You focus on your subject, emotion, composition. You are not distracted by continuous chimping ;)

Here are a few photos made with the model/photographer Kayt. Shot on Portra 400 and Trix400 films. You can see I was experimenting a bit with light and settings on my camera.

I think some photos in this gallery are better than others, still; the happiest moment for me is always when I press the shutter. In case of Pentax67ii, it's a loud and beautiful: Ka-chunk!

Shooting with Nikon F3

I have been shooting more and more on film these days. One of my main cameras is Nikon F3. I absolutely love it, it's beautiful and a great pleasure to use - makes you want to go out and never stop taking pictures :)

I use 50mm 1.4 prime lens and also love using the 100mm lens, mainly for portraits. I usually shoot on Kodak Portra 400. The last photo in this gallery was shot on a film expired in 1994, hence the colours.

Any questions, get in touch! Happy shooting!

Shooting with Petzval 85 Art Lens

Few months ago I had a great privilege and pleasure to be given a fantastic Petzval 85 Art Lens to play with for a couple of months from Lomography UK store.

It is pretty amazing piece of kit and if you love shooting portraiture, this is definitely a lens worth checking out.

If you'd like to read a bit more, please see this nice post Lomography UK did with me on their blog.

If you have any questions about my experience using this lens, send them over!