More interior design photography

Another successful photo-shoot for Katharine Howard today whilst trying out the Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC lens

Wedding Photography

Earlier this week I tried my hand at wedding photography, here are a few of the shots, all in all not too bad for a first attempt (if I don't mind saying so myself)

Pre Wedding Venue  - St. Pancras Station 

Obligatory getting ready shot

Something old, something blue, something black and white because it's a wedding and that's what you do.

London Skyline Panoramic

London Skyline Panoramic - Day and Night (Greenwich 2012) 

This took me a day to shoot it and another day to put it all together.

2 Days

72 Photos

5.4 gig

I set up my tripod as high as I could (balanced on a table, not ideal) and took a series of panoramic photos at various times of the day, getting more frequent towards nightfall when the change in light was more noticeable. Camera was a Nikon D5000 with a bog standard 18-55mm lens. I shot each panoramic set of photos at 25mm and on full manual (annoyingly i couldn't use quite a few sets of panoramics as I nudged my lens and took them at around 30mm). Each panoramic was made up of 9 photos, and I took about 15 panoramics throughout the day.

After taking all the photos I had to stitch each panoramic together, then align all the stitched together panoramics on-top of each other in one massive Photoshop file - it was a beast!

I then with a variety of tools worked away at each layer to blend into one seamless screen, this was by far the hardest part to pull off and took me a solid 10 hours. I didn't know what I was doing, I wasn't following any tutorials, just playing about with what worked. The sky was the hardest part to blend together as the weather conditions weren't exactly consistent through the day.

I'd love to give it another go, actually getting up for sunrise over the park (far right) but I don't think I have a spare two days again and there is no way I'm getting up at 5am for sunrise on a Saturday!!!


Ora Kitchen Towel

Here's another project I worked on, coming to a Tescos near you soon...

  • Different: Ora sheets are round, not square, and each sheet is folded separately and stacked onto a waterproof card holder
  • Easy to use: There is no need to use two hands to tear off a sheet, simply grab a sheet of our super absorbent towel and wipe away
  • Strong and soft: Our paper is tough enough to tackle a dirty hob and gentle enough to wipe your skin
  • Clever: There is no inner tube, so we can fit the same number of sheets in two standard kitchen rolls on one Ora stack
  • Each part of the Ora stack is recyclable, from the outer packaging through to the  card holder
  • Ora stacks have 20% less packaging than competing brands for the same number of sheets
  • The Ora standard stack contains the equivalent number of sheets to two rolls of conventional kitchen towel, saving space in transit, on supermarket shelves and in your kitchen
  • 30% fewer lorries are needed to transport the same number of sheets, which equates to less pollution and congestion on our roads

Better All Round - Ora, The round Kitchen Towel

Better All Round - Ora, The round Kitchen Towel