Over the course of 2017 I’ve taken plenty of photos that have been fun, challenging or fortunate. For each of the 12 days (of Christmas) I’m sharing one of my favourite pictures from 2017.

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#5 – ‘Inka Blink’

I arranged a shoot with model Inka Blink in Oxford. We met up and walked around parts of the city making photos with both natural light and with a Speedlite fitted with the Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite 2. I had brought along an EOS 200D camera for InkaBlink to use as a prop. For part of the shoot, I wanted some photos of the camera in use. I always need these kinds of photos for inclusion in articles that I write.

Part way through the shoot we stopped at a cafe in Oxford’s covered market for a cup of tea. Whilst sitting at the table I explained how the EOS 200D could be remote controlled from the camera connect app on my iPhone.

Then, I used the app to remote control my EOS 5D Mark IV too. I put the EOS 5D Mark IV on the table with the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens, and continued our conversation while watching the phone screen. I took this picture by tapping on the phone screen to position the AF point. It’s all natural light, a good amount was bounced back from a mirror that was facing Inka Blink.

Camera settings

  • EOS 5D Mark IV
  • EF 40mm f2.8 STM lens
  • 1/40s, f/2.8, ISO 640
  • Natural light

See you tomorrow for another picture…


About the author

Full-time photo tutor and photographer. I love to share my knowledge and skills to make photos, videos and teach others. I write books and articles for photo magazines and I always have at least one Speedlite flash in my camera bag