Sunday, 27 September 2009

Himmet & Sonu - Lifestyle Photo shoot

All photos taken with a Leica M8

Amy & Jan Bansel

I was commissioned to photograph the birthday celebration of Jan Banslex last night, at the Radisson Hampshire Bar in Leicester Square. Here' a couple of my fav shot of the great couple.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Friday Feeling

Leica M8 + 21mm f3.4 Super Angulon lens, 2 sec at f/5.6

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Saturday, 19 September 2009

The Summilux Shot

Leica M8 + 35mm f/1.4 summilux lens

Sunday, 13 September 2009

The Noctilux project

When it comes to photographic tools, for some photographers cameras are what fascinates. For me and for many other photographers it's lenses that are the magical part of photography. One of the legendary lenses of all time is the Leica f/1.0 Noctilux. This lens is designed to work with M series Leicas. Think about what f/1.0 means. Most folks these days shoot with f/3.5 to f/5.6 zooms. An f/1.0 lens is 5 full stops faster than an f/5.6 lens. Two stops faster than even an f/2.0 lens. This means that with an f/1.0 lens you can use a fine-grained ISO 100 film where with an f/2.0 lens you'd need to use ISO 400 film. Probably more than any other Leica lens, and possibly more than any lens period, the Noctilux is an object of fascination. Here's a few examples of what the lens is capable of at f/1.

Out and about with my Leica M8

Leica M8 + 50mm summilux lens

Leica M8 + 50mm summilux lens

Leica m8 + 50mm f/1 noctilux lens

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Environmental Portraits

People are a tricky subject to photograph. I enjoy doing environmental portraits as they give context to the subject you’re photographing and often give the viewer of your shots real insight into the personality and lifestyle of your subject.

Darren & Natalie

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Wednesday, 9 September 2009