Simon and I decided that we would travel North for a change.
A casting was produced, and from the respondents, the wonderful Kat Folan was chosen.
This was primarily a research and testing mission, and as Simon and I have very little knowledge of “The North”, Kat was our guide.
Our favourite spot was the fantastic Slains Castle, somewhere north of Aberdeen.
June also saw the last night at Primary School for my eldest daughter.
She got her glad rags on, and had to suffer a few minutes of me trying to do her justice.
Of course, Casey wanted in on the act
I wanted to tryout my homemade beauty-dish prior to a shoot I have next month.
Becky, my beautiful eldest daughter volunteered – ok, was press ganged – in to coming out and standing in front of the lens.
So, I’ve got my new Canon and I thought I’d try it out.
Kinda silly not to really.
Reacher was playing with his toy … a difficult grab shot as I’ve got one end of the toy in his hand, and trying to keep enough distance for the minimum focus length
Iain was sitting having a cuddle with his mum … couldn’t resist this
I cant help revisiting this shoot with Chrissy last year.
Every shoot with Chrissy is an enjoyable and productive experience.
There’s still plenty more to give from this shoot, and I’m slowly working my way through it.
This is also the first time I’ve used my old, re-vamped desktop to edit (and the first time I’ve been able to use Silver Efex as it won’t run on my laptop. Must need RAM on then graphics card or something); more than happy with the hardware, jury is out on the software.
As the weather has been so lousy, I’ve re-visited last year’s shot with Darling (can be found here) and chose these images to work on.
October saw another shoot with the totally fantastic Chrissie Red deep in the autumnal depths of Perthshire.
We shot on a hill side
We shot in a wood
Chrissie got a bit wet posing in the river (and at that time of year it would have been cold)
I got some bloody fantastic shots