Looking back . . . . (still)

Elle @ Pierce & Fionda Show - Mark Ivkovic, bang photo, York Photographer

Elle @ Pierce & Fionda Show - Mark Ivkovic, bang photo, York Photographer

Still spending the time in between wrapping gifts sifting through my work from the last twelve months.

This one stands out a little as I was really happy with the body of work I captured at this show. It was a pretty dark room and even though I was granted extra access and roaming rights (it’s all down to who you know) I was having to shoot at 85mm minimum without flash. This meant cranking the iso up quite a bit (not really what you want for a fashion show where details are important), luckily the big canon coped very well and help me produce some beautiful images.

The client was very pleased with the final set of images and that my friends is the aim of the game.

So until next time, Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night,

Mark

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Looking back . . .

Thanks Charlie.

Charlie by M. Ivkovic, www.bangphoto.co.uk - York based photographer

by M. Ivkovic, http://www.bangphoto.co.uk - York based photographer

With the slow down of the end of the year (work wise anyway) I decided to sift back through my work from the last year. For predominantly a portrait photographer my flickr stream seems to be very light on portraits this year, maybe because i’ve used flickr as my escape from the daily work, or maybe because portraits are such a personal thing.

So i’ve decided to have a little retrospective over the holiday period, looking back over the last twelve months to see which work “worked” and which didn’t.

The Great British Christmas

bang photo, Mark Ivkovic, York Photographer

Great British Christmas - bang photo, Mark Ivkovic, York Photographer

Full of energy this morning due to a last-minute cancellation of my Cycle Clubs winter solstice ride out. The weather has been fantastically winter wonderland like, which is beautiful to look at but not all that cycle friendly. Decided to head out into the city early as it’s a wonderful place to be when it’s deserted, it has a feeling of expectation at the moment with all the shops bursting with Christmas gifts. I love just drifting around looking for little abstract details.

I recently received an odd little adaptor that allows one to mount Nikon lenses on a Canon EOS body, not one of the most common photographic needs but I do happen to have a lovely old manual focus nikkor 85mm f2 which is a beautiful portrait lens. It also makes for a wicked little detail finder, so that was strapped on the 5d for a fun little play thing today.

Snow is falling, all around me . . . . . .

all rights reserved, M. Ivkovic, http://www.bangphoto.co.uk

Stepped out early this morning after a night of falling snow. I love how fresh snow bounces light all over, got a couple of shots I was happy with, which isn’t bad as I didn’t have a shoot plan.
More snow on the way apparently, which is good for the winter landscape portfolio.
Mark

Website update

So the slow down for Christmas means I have a little more time to get all those things done I’ve been meaning to do.

One is setting up this photo blog, two is updating the website as the old one always seemed to take an age to load.

Also the update is done, I’ve run it through a couple of tests and all seems to be working on most systems and browsers. Enjoy.

I still have a two page to do list which needs clearing before the new year. Not that much of a Christmas slow down after all.

Mark