I’ve been out for most of the day photographing some new models in a Lancashire mill building – something very different for me, and very enjoyable.  I knew beforehand that the location has lots of large windows, so planned to shoot just using the natural light available.  I used my Nikon 50mm f/1.8 prime lens and shot most images at f/2.8 – a mix of headshots, portraits and fashion.  I’m just sorting through the RAW files and am pleased with many of them.  I’ll post some onto my site in due course.

I thought I’d put up a short post about the last time I shot with natural light.  You’ll have seen from the majority of my blog posts that I mainly prefer to shoot with studio flash.  I know it goes against many photographers’ belief of ‘use natural light before flash’, but it’s just what I’ve got used to.

A few months ago I photographed glamour model Natalia Forrest and as the location we were using was attracting good natural light I took the opportunity to use it.  As with today’s mill shoot, I used my ‘nifty fifty’ Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens with the aperture set at f/2.8. 

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