One of my Cambridge-based web development clients, Adder, invited me to photograph their 25th Anniversary Ball, held in King’s College, Cambridge. The weather was perfect for a drinks reception on the backs, between the landmark of King’s Chapel and the River Cam, with entertainment provided by the only Penny Farthing stunt riding identical twins, Felix & Felix.
The magnificent vaulted ceiling inside the dining hall
This is the 5th time I’ve photographed Erica, and you can see why. She graduated from Cambridge this summer, and I thought I’d missed my last opportunity to have a photoshoot with her (she’s one of my favourite muses). So I was pleasantly surprised when she said she was back in town and free for a shoot.
I don’t normally fully-process as many photos as I did this time, so was curious to see how long it took. For those who are interested, here are some numbers:
3 hour shoot, 500 photos taken.
90 photos selected for processing (available on CantabPhotos).
7 hours’ Lightroom processing.
4 hours’ Photoshop retouching (mostly cleaning up the backgrounds).
I did a number of reviews of the photos, and got them down from 500 to 170, then 90, 50, 25, and finally these 14. Each of them is different enough in lighting, pose, and colour-processing, that I couldn’t reduce my selection any further.
The UJC are one of my web development clients, and I attended the CEO’s leaving drinks. I was asked to take some photos of the outgoing chief executive, Yoni Sherizen, with the new CEO, Ian Kamiel, for their press release.
I drove down to London to attend the UJC CEO’s leaving event, and passed by a field of poppies near Foxton that a friend had mentioned to me.