candid portraits

Portrait, part 2

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To counter the Monday blues, I've compiled some more of the portraits I managed to shoot over the holidays. My style is generally more candid and environmental, so I rarely shoot posed images. However, it is always a challenge to photograph a 2 year old toddler, and some rather unwilling dogs! It was a great opportunity to practice my skills, and to get used to my new flash (Nikon SB-700).

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Cooking christmas

Lily

Charlie

Childhood

All of the images above were captured using a Nikon D90, Nikon 50 mm f/1.8 and a Nikon SB-700.

I still have a lot to learn regarding my new speedlight, but I'm getting there...I hope!

Imperial War Museum, Duxford, UK

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A few weeks ago we made our second visit to the IWM Duxford, after the fantastic anniversary air show in the summer (for those of you who haven't been, there is a fantastic selection of aircraft on display, including a retired concorde!). Concorde cockpit

A great place to practice many different photography skills, like low-light, candid portraits and action shots of planes (during air shows). I've included some shots from the last air show we went to, including some images captured of the recreationists present on the day. Enjoy!

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Loved ones

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Rations

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American Jeep - caught in the headlights

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12 knots - lots of these old gauges were on sale at various stalls

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Preparing the gear

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WW2 American Classics

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Stunt flying!

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Concorde (?) formation of the Red Arrows

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Making the turn

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Red Arrows on display

All images captured using a Nikon D90 and 50mm f/1.8 and the Nikon 70-300 f/4-5.6.