Wednesday, 26 May 2010


Sam, originally uploaded by fee easton.
Bought some inexpensive second hand lighting equipment today, was just checking that it all worked using my professional model Sam!! Had a bit of a fiddle getting the portaflash to sync with the camera, was using my pop up flash to trigger main flash but the camera flash was giving a double pulse of flash, one small one to determine the exposure and then a second main flash, so the off camera flash was firing a fraction of a second too soon. So I put the camera pop-up into manual mode on the weakest setting and hey presto it worked! still a bit of experimenting to do when I have time.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Work Experience

Work Experience, originally uploaded by fee easton.

My smart boy ready for his first day at work experience at my old office. Hair styled by Fee Easton celebrity hair stylist.... Using the Samyang 85mm (and yes he does look pissed off)

Friday, 21 May 2010

Chocolate Box

Chocolate Box, originally uploaded by fee easton.

This is what I would call a 'Chocolate Box' scene.... The village of West Tanfield very close to where I live. Was a hot summers day today, light a bit harsh but just had to get out with camera. Lens was my 'walkabout' Sigma 18-200 OS.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010


Sam, originally uploaded by fee easton.

Well I bought the Samyang 85mm F1.4 lens for portraits. Is a fairly unknown brand from Poland but is pretty damned good: Samyang 85 mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF I also have the fisheye lens which I'm also very impressed with: Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye Both of these lenses are relatively inexpensive and certainly impressive for the money....

Will experiment a bit more when I have more time and upload my results. This photo was literally a quick snap of Sam taken in our kitchen.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

More Bunny Love

More Bunny Love, originally uploaded by fee easton.

Yep, as the title says, more bunny love!

Bunny Love

Bunny Love, originally uploaded by fee easton.

Well my daughter Lindsay came home this weekend with her new pet bunny... took this with the 50mm 1.8 so as to avoid using the flash on the poor wee thing... Raised the ISO too to about 500. Thought this suited black and white, though the colour version was rather nice too.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

St Marys B&W

St Marys B&W, originally uploaded by fee easton.

Another of my favourite views, St Marys Church at Studley Royal Deer Park. Thought a black and white conversion (PS) suited this photo better than colour.. I never tire of my walks around here..

Blue Belle

Blue Belle, originally uploaded by fee easton.

And just to prove there were indeed bluebells out at Plompton!


Jetty, originally uploaded by fee easton.

The adorable Sam with the unusual rock formations in the background at Plompton Rocks.

Tadpole Hunting

Tadpole Hunting, originally uploaded by fee easton.

Went back to Plompton Rocks for the bluebells again this year, lucky with the weather and bluebells out in full! As usual... took Sam along to be my model, he was as patient as ever! Did a bit of tadpole fishing along the way..