Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve been to any sort of festival! But the River Cottage Festival this weekend has been amazing! I was photographing the event but also took along the kids and my brother Pete, as it’s such a great family event with loads for the kids to do.
The sun was shining – it could not have been more perfect festival weather and I really enjoyed getting some great shots for the River Cottage team.
I thought it would be fun to try and film some behind the scenes of a few shoots, so I hope you enjoy this little YouTube video – let me know what you think in the comments and maybe I’ll do some more! 😀
This morning my friend Jean kindly helped look after my kids and I was able to pop out and see one of my bffs Carol and her baby-almost-toddler Livvie. It’s so nice to get out and have a bit of time to do photography when the summer holidays have been so full on! I’ve missed it a lot! I wanted to capture some lovely shots of mum and baby together for a Mother’s Day concept that I had in mind. I did bring a tray of breakfast as a Mother’s Day prop for Carol, but Livvie had other ideas and the coffee nearly went flying, haha. However I was really pleased with these cute photos of the two of them.
Carol has a beautiful bright bedroom so I was able to use a nice low ISO of 125/s to give me plenty of sharpness and I also got a new lens recently – the Canon 50mm 1.2 which is so beautiful and lets in loads of light with gorgeous blurry backgrounds. For most of these shots I used the lens wide open (at f1.2) to throw the backgrounds out of focus. My shutter speed stayed around the 320/s mark.
If you’re interested in how to get the right camera settings but all those numbers feel a bit like gobbledegook to you right now, then do join me on my DSLR photography camera settings course! You can find out more about it over on Udemy. 🙂
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Thanks Carol and Livvie for being my gorgeous models today! Always extra happy to do photoshoots when there are chocolate croissants involved 😀 xx
Last week I went to photograph a group of friends’ children at their home. I wanted to capture every day childhood moments and we got some great shots of the kids being creative and doing art at the kitchen table, eating healthy snacks and playing in the garden. Aren’t these little ones so gorgeous!? Thank you to their mummies for allowing me to shoot these precious moments!