Magazine shoots with the Fuji X-T2

I thought I’d share a photograph from three different magazine shoots from the last couple of weeks. You never know quite what you are going to get when you turn up for a shoot but I’m always confident that my Fuji X-T2 can handle it. And, to be on the safe side, I usually have a Fuji X-T1 along as a back up, though I’ve never needed to use it.

Here we have a photos from a Deli, an opticians and a beauty parlour.

The photos are all ‘out-takes’ from the shoot or very similar ‘duplicates’ to the photos I eventually submitted. On each of these shoots I was using off-camera flash, a mix of Godox units being my preferred choice of lighting.

 

 

 

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York at night with the Fuji X-T2

York is one of the most vibrant, historic cities in the UK. It’s a great place to visit and on a recent trip I wondered around the narrow streets and tourist locations with my Fuji X-T2 as the sun went down and the lights came on.

One of the most famous areas of York is The Shambles and Minster area. With its narrow streets and over-hanging timber framed buildings, some of which date back to the fourteenth century, The Shambles is a tourist hotspot. At night however, when many of the day trippers have left it is possible to take a more leisurely stroll around the area.

York is a city brimming with history and culture. Here are a few pictures from our visit. Our next trip to York is already planned.

2XT28917The Shambles area in York at nightThe Shambles in York at nightYork Minster and St Michael le Belfrey at night.The exterior of York Castle Museum is illuminated at night.2XT28828

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remarkable win for PNE Ladies

There are a number of reasons why this was a remarkable win for PNE Ladies. Preston have been struggling a bit recently and up until today were still waiting to record their first win of the season.

In their last game PNE suffered a heavy defeat. With injuries mounting, and with some players unavailable, it meant Preston could only field nine players for the game against Kendal Town Ladies, who are above them in the table.

Fortunately those nine players had the game of their lives, fighting for every ball they ran themselves into the ground.

The first moment of drama saw Preston awarded a penalty but when it was missed, it appeared as though their unlucky run was about to continue. At one time, heads may have gone down but not in this game. The team kept pressing, kept winning the ball and soon found themselves two goals to the good.

Kendal pulled a goal back before half time and you might have thought that the numerical advantage of Kendal Town would tell in the second half as Preston tired.

As it happens, nothing could be further than the truth and Preston continued to look the more likely to score.  I doubt even the PNE players would have dreamed of going on to score another three goals though! The game finishing 5-1 to Preston. I’m sure Kendal still can’t quite believe what happened. Let’s hope this win kick-starts Preston’s season. The whole team should be feeling very proud of themselves.

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