“Mad dogs and English men go out in the midday sun”
Crikey, it was a scorcher on Friday in Birmingham!
I had a really fun day on this photo shoot for the PR company Cake.
Cake were touring the country promoting The Big Lunch. The Big Lunch was started by the Eden Project and is a lovely and very simple idea about getting together with your neighbours and having a lunch! It aims to bring communities together. How many of us know our neighbours? I know I don’t. That’s why I’m organising one where I live. If you would like to take part, you can see the lunches in your area here, or of course, you can start your own!
I don’t know how Kurt did it, but his artwork was designed to spring into 3D on photographs with the use of a fish eye lens. I was delighted to hear this! I love my fish eye lens, and it was the first time it was specifically requested, a must, for a photography shoot. Yay!
My brief was to take some press shots early in the morning (using my lovely fish eye), and get them sent out to the press asap. Due to this, it mean I had no time to edit the pictures. I could only select the best ones and send them off. No tweaking, no cropping. They had to be perfect straight out of the camera. The challenge was met and my photos were whizzed out over the Internet.
The latter half of the day I changed lenses, so you will see a mixture on lenses on these images.
Everyone was in a great mood and lots of people were happy at my request to pose for photos.
I couldn’t help but notice star in the making, Bobby Dazzler dancing along the square with his band of merry men and women with his new song blaring out from his stereo! He was out on the streets promoting his new football song. Now, I must admit, I can’t abide anything football related at the best of times but I’m slightly biased on this occasion at my friends Julia and Nat from Aquila TV were involved in directing and editing his video. Take a watch of it over on youtube! I think it’ll make you smile
Thank you to Birmingham City Council for giving me access to the balcony area on the Council House! Whoo. Great views! I’m going to try and stitch together some photos to make a big panoramic shot. If it works out I’ll put the results up
Despite me putting on factor 50 in the morning, I still caught the sun. I was rather hoping to go for the pale and erm, interesting look this summer haha.0 Comments