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Linda Enfield Fine Art Photographer

Interview With Mike Browne

1st March 2015

In November 2014 my friend Mike Browne of www.photographycourses.biz dropped by to interview me about my photography for his YouTube channel.  Mike and Lorna quickly put me at my ease as I must admit I am far more comfortable behind a camera than in front of one but after a while I forgot it was there and we just had a nice chat about photography.  

Mike puts a lot of hard work in creating his videos and over the years I've learned a great deal from him about photography so please do check his channel out (https://www.youtube.com/user/photoexposed)

Canon - Shoot The Show

28th February 2015

In January I received an email from Canon asking if I would like to put my name forward to participate in Shoot The Show during London Fashion Week, I thought why not it'll be fun and it's always good to challenge yourself!  Thought nothing more (thinking I wasn't chosen as end of January had gone by) but then in February I received the email congratulating me on getting chosen!!!   From that time onwards I asked fellow photographers and surfed the net to find out what was best and came to the conclusion I had better learn to use AI Servo and BBF (Back Button Focusing).

On the day of the shoot I arrived at One Aldwych (a very nice hotel on The Strand), there were I guess about 30 maybe 40 photographers there.  Canon briefed us on what to expect and we had Tristan Fewings a professional fashion photographer talk us through the shots he would take, after the briefing we signed our forms (we can't sell the images etc…) and we were issued with our passes.   Canon escorted us over to Somerset House where we got our places in the Photographers Pit, I chose the front step as I'm short and we had to sit on it, photographers in the row behind had to kneel and the ones at the back had to stand throughout.  We had 2 shows to shoot (Trend and Designer)

Kit used - Canon 5d iii, Canon 70-200mm F2.8L IS and a monopod

Settings - Manual, 1/500th, F5.6, ISO 800, WB (Kelvin 4200), AI Servo, BBF, Focus Area (Expand AF Area adjusted just north of centre for shooting in portrait mode), Low Speed Continuous Shooting, Metering set to Evaluative.

Post production - Lightroom Only

Runner up Street Photography Competition - Art of Photography 2014

22nd November 2014

The Art of Photography is a great YouTube channel hosted by Ted Forbes,  I watch it regularly and in the last couple of months it has started a book giveaway for the winner of a chosen theme.  The first competition was Street Photography and I entered one of my Bath images.   Ted chose around 20 entries that were shown on the show and my image was one of the chosen ones.

 

Winner Bath Walk - Scott Kelby 2014 Photo Walk

11th October 2014

Scott Kelby's WorldWide Photowalk took place in October and for the second year running I attended the Glyn Dewis walk, this time it was held in Bath and a surprise guest came along too - none other than Scott Kelby himself.   A great day was had by all and I managed a few shots that I was reasonably happy with.   

I submitted my black and white image of Bath Weir (a 7 shot panorama) and was over the moon to receive the news from Glyn that my image had won the local Bath Walk competition :) my prize was a years subscription to KelbyOne and a copy of Glyn's amazing Photoshop Workbook (an excellent book I might add).  Shortly afterwards my image also received an Honorary Mention from Scott Kelby in the International competition :D

http://glyndewis.com/winner-bath-world-wide-photo-walk-2014-wwpw2014/

http://scottkelby.com/2014/honorable-mentions-from-my-7th-annual-worldwide-photo-walk/

BBC News Website featured Super Moon - August 2014

11th August 2014

I submitted one of my images of the Super Moon to the BBC they featured it on their News Website and on BBC Breakfast Time.   

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-28735682