Trevor and I had a fantastic day at Hartsholme Park in Lincoln at the end of October with Donna and Ryan. The weather was kind, a bit dull, but warm and the trees looked magnificent. Golds, reds and copper hues everywhere. Autumn can be a great time for a wedding or portrait shoot and it's brilliant as a photographer to be able to take advantage of these gorgeous colours at this special time of year.
I was working with Trevor on the portrait shoot and we had to work fast to make best use of Hartsholme park and its many amazing locations. Luckily Donna and Ryan were up for it and the afternoon was really good fun, the four of us zipping around the parks locations before the ambient light started to drop.
Our first destination was under the canopy of a large Beech tree. Two off camera flashes were used to add punch to the scene, and help enhance and saturate the colours that surrounded us. This worked a treat, the images really coming to life. A couple of nice relaxed images here and then time to move on.
I love this relaxed pose of Donna and Ryan on the steps, the glorious colours of the trees in the background really help frame the couple and Trevor has captured the moment perfectly.
Next we moved to the beautiful bridge in the middle of the park. It's just been renovated and looked fantastic. It always makes for a great destination when working on a portrait shoot. A mixture of semi posed and candid images worked well here, and we managed to attract a bit of an audience at one point which is always fun.
As we started to loop back towards the car park, we stopped for another mini shoot with a lovely woodland backdrop. It's always a good idea to let the couple be themselves. Sometimes just a tiny bit of direction is all that's needed in order to capture great Images. By now Donna and Ryan seemed completely relaxed and at ease in front of the camera, and I think this really comes across in the images.
|Loving the Fuji X-T2|
We decided to get a couple of individual portraits as we got back to the Cafe' and visitor centre, and two more images of the couple together. We knew that this would be enough to put a lovely little portfolio together for Donna and Ryan. I had been using my Nikon D4 up to this point but decided to use the Fuji X-T2 for my portrait shots of Donna. Coupled with the Fujinon 56mm F1.2 I fired off a few images, setting the camera to continuous shooting mode. The X-T2 performed admirably, producing pin sharp shots of Donna. The Fuji really is an impressive bit of kit, and it will be accompanying me on future portrait and wedding shoots.
|Lovely depth of field|
It was a fun afternoon with a great couple, and we managed to pack a great deal in to just one afternoon.
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