Birthday Photo shoot

A few thing have happened in the last couple of weeks and I haven’t had the time to deal with them properly as I have been really busy.
No it wasn’t my Birthday and I didn’t miss it mines not to the end of July. I gave up smoking a whole year ago last week, which was a monumental achievement for me a heavy smoker since the age of 12 – 13. When I gave up I was smoking in region of 40 a day and didn’t really have the worries of a bad cough or anything like that. I had 8 years earlier promised myself I would quit when my daughter Erin was born but I put it of and of until a Sunday morning on the 19th June I had just came in from a all night shoot in London and was going to bed when I just said that’s it when I get up I will be a non smoker so I did with the help of quite a few packets of Polo’s you know the mints with the hole.
I went went out on the Monday and bought myself this 50mm 1.4 and so its this lens birthday this week so I gave it a photo shoot last night with a couple of flashes I quite like the shot hope you do too.

My favorite Lens

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Playing around with frames.

Didn’t have Erin this weekend and had no photo walks planned, So I was just having a mess around in Photoshop. Mainly was trying to come up with a new logo/watermark, then started messing around with making frames. I personally have never really liked frames on say Flickr or other sites always thought they distracted from the photograph, But I messed around seeing if I could make some frames like in the on one package and found it was quite easy to replicate their frames just with playing around, but still didn’t like them until I made a classic frame or what I would call classic contemporary which just comprises of a 50 px black border and an off white mount board frame of 200 px both with a shadow of 3 px on all edges. I saved it as an action and I think it shows of my B+W images  quite nicely if I can I will throw up the action for people to use if they want  but here’s a couple of examples.

If anyone would want the action drop me a line on the blog  until I find out how to put it  up for people to download. Or if you can tell me how to put it up for download let me know how.

Slan

Martin

Stop Smoking

Did not say earlier but I stopped smoking again Tuesday and ended up having a really stressful time of it.
Ordered a camera online from Warehouse Express (will never use them ever again). As they e-mailed me to say sorry but order is not in stock and we have to back order it. So I cancelled order. Go to buy somewhere else no enough funds required in your account.
Its Funny how they can take your money out of your account immediately you press that Buy Button. But if you want a refund of your own money it can take up to 5 working days. So pissed over this had a shoot plaanned for Saturday that looks like I won’t be able to do.
Anyway still managed to stay of the cigs even with all this going on so a big well done to me.