Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012

I attended the Goodwoof Festival of Speed 2012 with my father on the Saturday of the FOS weekend. First time I`ve been for many years but decided to leave all the DSLR gear at home and just take the OMD and GF1 as they great travel light companions…

The Olympus OMD M5 is such a fantastic bit of kit, and I had no regrets from not having my 5D at hand as that is just too bulky to carry around to an Event which is crazy busy.

The only downfall was the battery died by the afternoon so I had to use the trusty GF1 as the backup, which without an EVF is a little tricky to use in bright sunlight, but still produced some great shots.

The use of Panasonic 45-200, Olympus 45mm F1.8 and Panasonic 20mm F1.7 were the lenses used for the whole day.

Andy Black Photoshoot In Ashdown Forrest

I was asked to do a photoshoot for musician Andy Black (SLIM) for his upcoming album release, the photos would be required for promo and album cover artwork for his soon to be released Album “Gallows Tree Tails”

Andy is a fan of my landscape work and wanted to have photos taken of him wearing a Top Hat and Tails within a typical Sussex enviroment. Being that rain was on the menu for pretty much most of June, we had to make use of the first nice evening and what a great evening it turned out to be!!

Ashdown forrest being my top choice, with for one it is a haunt of mine where I take alot of Landscape photos, and also there endless backdrops to use for the photoshoot required.

Being that the title of the Album is called Gallows Tree Tails, a requirement would be to use a tree that is sitting on its own in a field somewhere. Fortunately this was easy to find, and heading towards the Golden Hour we headed into Ashdown Forrest to get snapping.