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Take Two Girls

17 Jan 2018 11:52AM   Views : 2214 Unique : 492

I had three or four lenses to review over the Christmas break and the revamped ADAPS studio needed a run through to check everything was OK and so I decided to ask NeilWigan if he could organise Charlotte and Phoebe to do a session. We discovered a few things on this exercise, including confirmation that what I have always said about a lens hood protecting a lens is quite correct. As a tripod sailed merrily down in a way that tripods shouldn't, Neil's Canon lens landed on the hood, which took all the shock, leaving lens and camera unscathed. The hood broke, and as it was my fault I replaced it, but the 30 cost of a genuine Canon hood was small against the potential cost of an L series lens or a camera body. So the advice holds good. Use a lens hood at all times!

Charlotte and Phoebe were in fine form, as was Neil's wife Joan, with even Neil himself finding a place in front of the lens. They always bring along a fine collection of Victorian/Edwardian clothes and it's certainly a fun way to spend a few hours. We tried various backdrops and made full use of the features that had been left in place, such as the section of original exterior wall brick with its peeling paint. Peeling paint that defied all attempts to completely remove, so we gave that up and kept it to use.

Here's a selection of images, shot with various cameras and lenses and you might be able to spot which is which if you look at recent EPZ reviews.












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NeilWigan Avatar
NeilWigan Plus
13 17 16 England
17 Jan 2018 6:57PM
It was a good session John and thank you very much for the replacement hood you didn't need to do that as I would have gotten at least 30 worth out of keep telling everyone and giving you a hard time about how you smashed my equipment. Joking apart the studio works well and we all got plenty to be happy with from the day.
saltireblue Avatar
saltireblue Plus
13 14.8k 91 Norway
19 Jan 2018 11:24AM
Hi John...well done for getting Neil in front of a camera!
Just a small, but important point, in the 1st and the 8th photos the folds in the backdrops are clearly visible. Otherwise, you are lucky to have these photogenic models!

johnriley1uk Avatar
19 Jan 2018 11:54AM
@saltireblue - Totally agree about the folds, it's something to be dealt with next time around.

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