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Status Update: Portrait, Review, Recommended Reading


There’s a few things going on for me outside of regular work and this here blog, so I figured I’d give my readers a quick update as to what’s going on.

First off, the above portrait is of Tom, the father of a groom at a reception I recently shot. I don’t often shoot weddings, they’re not even in my portfolio, but when the right client approaches me and our visions meet up I’m happy to come out; I love meeting new people.
Tom was sitting in a fairly dark corner of a lovely wood-panelled room enjoying his Guiness – he had so much character I knew I had to capture that moment. I quickly set up my softbox (even though I was packed up for the night) and asked if I could take a portrait – he obliged. I didn’t ask him to change a thing he was doing, just stay seated, enjoy the hard earned beer: he was perfect just the way he was.

The photo was taken with a 50mm ƒ/1.2 lens. Which I normally wouldn’t mention, except I was reviewing it for CanonRumors and that review is now available for your reading pleasure here. It’s not my first review, and hopefully not my last, keep an eye over there for more in the next few weeks and months.

It’s also possible, if you’re a photographer who likes to read, you’ve seen the latest offering from Craft & Vision, maybe you even noticed it has my face on the cover. Don’t worry, that cover image is the extent of my involvement and Corwin has a great list of photographers lined up in there giving you some solid tips on how to run your business as a photographer. Save a buck and get it for just $4 if you use the coupon code MONGER4, or you can grab both Corwin’s books for $8 here.

I think that’s enough reading for you this Monday, enjoy!

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