2020 is nearing the end and it’s been a year dominated by a word few people had heard of; Coronavirus. It is also a year where being creative and making pictures was so important.

I was contacted by actor and singer Justin for a shoot in October, soon a shoot was planned. We met at a local nature reserve for the first part of the shoot then moved to another hill-top location for a second part. Justin was looking for some headshots and location shots for his portfolio. At this point I was also seeking shoots to refine exactly how I would use the EOS R6.

  • EOS R6
  • EF 135mm f/2L USM
  • 1/800s, f/2, ISO 100

  • EOS R6
  • EF 135mm f/2L USM
  • 1/500s, f/2, ISO 100

A great afternoon, and right at the end of the shoot we took these two shots above. The EF 135mm f/2L USM lens has always had magical powers over me. It’s almost as if it’s skills mean I have to up my game to do it justice. It’s the only lens I have that has that effect on me. Still the results are worth it every time.

Buoyed by our successful first shoot, Justin was keen to do something a little more off the wall for Halloween. I knew the perfect Halloween shoot location. When we met for the shoot I’ve got to admit to being a little surprised at Justin’s outfit, but what followed was almost an hour of madness creating shots lit with flash on a cold windy afternoon. At one point I’d had to tie a c-stand and soft box to some railings to stop them blowing over.

  • EOS R6
  • EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
  • 1/125s, f/4, ISO 640

  • EOS R6
  • EF 135mm f/2L USM
  • 1/125s, f/2.8, ISO 400

  • EOS R6
  • EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
  • 1/125s, f/4, ISO 800

A great pair of shoots with completely different results due to locations, costumes, makeup and lighting. And I’m loving the EOS R6 but more about that in 2021.

See you tomorrow…