Wednesday, May 11, 2011

BNI Notting Hill has a social evening at The Electric House Club

As a photographer, I get a lot of my work via referrals from previous clients and from networking. The core of my networking  initiatives comes via BNI - Business Networking International with my being a member of the Notting Hill Chapter which meets every week on Thursdays from 6.30 to 8.30am!
A number of times a year we have evening social events varying from wine tastings to ten pin bowling and this month a night out at the fashionable Electric House Club on the Portobello Road.
I took along my Leica M9 with 21mm F2.8 Elmarit lens using it at ISO settings from 400 to 1600 and in the moodily lit,essentially dark club got some great shots of our members having a good time, getting to know each other better and chilling out whilst having excellent beers, cocktails and wines helped down by a wide range of delicious food.

The Leica has an uncanny way of capturing the subtlety of the light and being small and unobrusive, people act naturally in front of it. You can see more in the slideshow.

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Friday, May 06, 2011

Leica Noctilux F1.0 Lens at the RSA

On Wednesday I went to the RSA to listen to a talk by Brian Christian about his new book The most human, human "An eye-opening inquest into human imagination, thought, conversation, love and deception (David Eagleman, author of Sum )" His talk proved David knows what he is talking about. Brian is a brilliant explainer of things in a quiet, humorous deeply thoughtful and cultured way and made us realise what complex and wonderful beings we all are and that proving you are a human to another behind a wall is not so easy as it may sound.
 
I took my Leica M9 this time with my F1.0 Noctilux lens and snapped some pictures on the way there including this sad but amazing "Mummy/Vagrant" sleeping in a doorway and at the presentation itself and some menu cards in a restaurant afterwards, all shot at F1.0 to see how the tiny depth of field and beautiful Bokeh worked out.
 You can judge for yourself in this slideshow.

Do buy the book - its wonderful!

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