Entry number 106 for the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is from a portrait session I shot on Good Friday.

Jamie, a trombone player
2022 365 Black & White Challenge – 106/365


I had an awesome portrait session with Jamie here this morning.

We’ve known each other since 1996 and he recently booked me (refusing a discount) to shoot some portraits for him. I’m not sure if his plans are public yet, so I’ll leave it at that. 

We took portraits in casual, a-little less casual and formal outfits all whilst laughing nearly the entire shoot. I’ve had a quick scan through whilst backing up the photos and I am thrilled with the results, especially so with the presented image.

This was one of the ones he really liked from his quick glance at the laptop.

I’m looking forward to going through all of the shots over the weekend and seeing what else we got together. As a photographer himself, it was easy not to have to explain why I wanted micro changes to his head positioning or why I wanted him slightly towards the light etc.

My favourite part was when he said “Oh, I’m taking notes!”.

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He also made me use Capture One Pro rather than my normal Lightroom to run the tether (my camera is connected directly to a laptop and the photos appear as I shoot). That was an experience in itself and I’ve had far too much fun working with this image in Capture One, which seems to handle the RAW files so much better. 

Dammit, I’m having enough trouble choosing which camera system to go with, please don’t add which software to use to the list!

Again, portraits are where my heart lies. Working one on one with someone to pull out the best of them is such a rush.

If you’ve made it this far, thank you for your time and your attention! I will see tomorrow you for the next post.



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# Photo Information 
Camera: Nikon D850 | Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G II ED (VR) @ 70mm | Settings: 1/200, f/3.2, ISO 200 | When: Friday April 15, 2022 | Where: Carrum Downs, Victoria, Australia
Cameras: Nikon D4s | Nikon D700 | Nikon D750 | Nikon D810 | Nikon D850 | Nikon Z6
Lenses: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm 1:4G ED | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm 1:2.8G ED | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4G | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G II ED (VR) | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm 1:1.4E ED 
Lighting: ICElight
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