I'm not usually one for New Years resolutions but I have decided to make a concerted effort to take more photographs this year. My aim is to completely update my portfolio over the next 12 months. To get the ball rolling I have signed up for a trip out with a group of photographers in January.
I have also treated myself to a small studio set up to work on some lighting techniques. My preference has always been to use natural light but a growing interest in studio portraiture prompted the new lights. As a start my long suffering wife became my first subject to test out the new lights.
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As the title suggests I have just returned from a short break in Rome. The city is steeped with history and really leaves you in awe of the engineering feat that was achieved during ancient times.
After much head scratching I finally settled on taking 1 DSLR body and 3 lenses, the 10-24mm, 50mm f1.4 and my 70-200mm f.2.8.
I have to admit I opted to leave the DSLR and lenses behind for most of our walkabouts due to the 38 degree heat, choosing to carry a small compact camera instead. However I did give the kit an outing for a trip to the Colosseum.
My only regret was not really getting the opportunity for any candid street portraiture which is a style I particually enjoy capturing, but with so much to see there really wasn't too much spare time left during the week.