Street shoot with Paula

I did a street strobist shoot with a model friend of mine. We worked at the rivers edge near Maidenhead.

I love doing strobist off camera flash work!

I am happy with the results

If you ever want the same done just email me markmk1photography@gmail.com

For the photography minded I used an Xpro1 and a 35mm f1.4 along with a Godox off camera flash….

 


 

 

 

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Indi the photo model!

Tonight at last I am back on my blog!

Its been a long time and of course a new photo of Indi the worlds most famous German shepherd adorns this page.

I took Indi on a walk and the shot was taken using Off Camera Flash with a Fuji X100T Camera I hope you agree that the results are pretty stunning.

Its great to be back and i aim to demonstrate my set up very soon.

Dog Photography

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Review of Trec Pak Peli 1510 interior

It is said “that photography is really the pursuit of the perfect bag”.

This is never truer than my own experiences, I have been through various bags and cases in my lifetime of photography and whilst some seemed to work many didn’t.

Around three weeks ago I decided to purchase a Peli 1510 to house all my photography equipment this was delivered with the standard padding sold with the case and the usual fare of Velcro and padding etc. Whilst this seemed to provide some protection for my equipment it really wasn’t the solution for what is a sturdy strong Peli case, the padded inserts didn’t stand up very well and it was very difficult to adjust any size area to re design the case for other equipment.

Below shows my Peli 1510 loaded up with the standard Velcro arrangement, you can see the sides were sagging and slightly misshapen, this was after two weeks and hardly any use!

 

 

I looked around on the internet and then read and review of the Trek Pak system from the USA it seemed such a simple idea but then sometimes the best usually are!
It consists of a series of foam panels with a liner of tubes these form the walls of the bag liner, these are held together with u shaped pins linking one panel to the next – endless layouts!

It took a few attempts to work out the best system for my kit; but as you can see below the whole thing looks just a whole lot more professional and secure. My kit had pre-cut walls for the case and inserts to fix in a multitude of layouts.
The quality is second to none and the ease of adding new or different kit to the case now takes seconds and it looks and feels a lot better.
The kit for the Peli can be found here at www.trekpak.com

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Dog Photography in Leafy Buckinghamshire

I am often trying out new equipment on my GSD Indi

Today we ventured deep into the woods in Buckinghamshire where I live to try out the new flash system again, it was a successful venture as I am thinking about offering Dog Photography in Buckinghamshire as part of my photography services.

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My GSD “unplugged”

My long suffering model Indi had the camera pointed at her again to test some new equipment for MK1

It gives me the ability to use studio lights outside and on location, it will give me the edge now both in portraiture and sometime dog photography!

 

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MK1 is changing…….

After many years of Canon loyalty it is a major step change for MK1 Photography.

I am now not offering a wedding service after being the photographer of many brides for their special day – I now will only be offering a portrait service with a difference…..

I have switched over to Fuji cameras now using a Fuji X-pro1 and a variety of Fujinon prime lenses,, so far during most of my shoots with it I cannot fail to be impressed with the cameras ability to capture some stunning images i will be posting more from this camera and lenses on this blog!

So please get in touch to see if I can make some fantastic Fuji portraits of you

 

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Buckinghamshire family portrait bluebell shoot

I had the opportunity to take a lovely family shot very local to where I live.

The woodland scene in Buckinghamshire is just so quintessentially English and the Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non – scripta) were very much in bloom and they added to the photographs so much.

The family seemed to really enjoy the shoot and its something I enjoyed too! If you would ever like a similar location studio lit portrait just email me markmk1photography@gmail.com

 

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Andrew & Lesley 18-05-2013

Andrew and Lesley asked me to be their wedding photographer for last weekend, they were married at the Cavendish Country Wedding Venue.

The weather didn’t let us down – it was lovely in the afternoon and the bridesmaids enjoyed spinning and dancing around on the front lawn.

The Bride and Groom seemed to enjoy the day just as much and they were very much in love

 

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Luan and Tony

Another fantastic MK1 sunny wedding!

Luan and Tony were married at the St John the Baptist, Little Missenden which was such a beautiful old church, in fact I think very soon I will take another visit there and take more images of it!

The weather was nothing more than stunning after such a cold April and in the sunshine it really felt like spring had arrived at last.

They had their reception at the Crown Plaza Marlow the location there combined with the weather made for some stunning images of a really lovely bride and groom

 

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Luan and TonyApril 24, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Amazing day. You made us look and feel amazing. Thanks for all your time, can’t wait to see the other photos. We would thoroughly recommend you.

adminmk1April 24, 2013 - 7:25 pm

You are both welcome.
It was a great day and you were a pleasure to work with