Brian Worley organised a short photo shoot outside in Oxford on August 10th. Two of us from Bracknell Camera Club arranged to meet them on Oxford at 1 pm. This would give me the opportunity to try out my RF 85mm for portrait work and to receive coaching from Brian.
We had allowed ourselves lots of extra time so we could have lunch and explore some of Oxford. But on our way north, the A34 was closed for 2.5 hours due to a fire on one of the slip roads and we had to sit in the heat of the day.
Once the traffic started to move we headed for the Redbridge Park and Ride and then on a bus to Aldgate to meet Brian. He had agreed with Mati to start the shoot an hour later.
We met with Mati and headed off to our first location. This is the Instagram of our model, Mati.
The photo shoot
We stopped at a number of different locations, including by the river, using flash under a tree and lastly making use of a bench opposite one of the colleges.
By the river in Oxford
The punts going by were a diversion but not great for backgrounds.
Behind us others were relaxing!
By one of the Oxford colleges
And finally cups of tea
We rounded the afternoon off with cups of tea in this busy Oxford café. This gave us the opportunity to ask about how Brian’s camera club was organised.