Portrait of Sicily Photography

A few days away from being a busy Brighton photographer to work as a photographer in Sicily (part of a ‘Portrait Of Sicily’ campaign). I managed to grab a day here and there to do some hiking, see the old towns, swim in the sea (it was 30 degrees still!) and eat some amazing food. A week of part work – part holiday.

Sicily is a beautiful and fascinating island full of life and history and brilliant photography opportunities. And not to mention the whole food and wine fest!

More about the photos from the job at a later date when they are published but here are some personal images taken during the last few days.

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Brighton Headshot and Portrait Photographer working on location and in the studio.

 

Sussex Landscape Photography

I don’t normally photograph landscapes for clients (although as a professional photographer I make loads of shots when I am travelling!) but I was asked by a lovely couple to make a photo for them of a really special place in their hearts just outside Brighton, Sussex.

I spent quite a while making arty interesting shots of details and of odd angles but I wasn’t totally happy with any of them, and then just as the sun had set and I was heading off the beach I turned and saw the shot I really wanted. And this is it:

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France Cycling RnR

I decided to to take a break from being a photographer and so just spent the best part of June cycling through France with Christine, from the north coast at St Malo to Bergerac in the Dordogne – about 1200km of eating Goat’s cheese, bread and flies, and camping by rivers. Countless mosquito bites, coffees and beautiful countryside. It was fab to be away in the fresh air without always looking at my watch and rushing around, and getting some serious miles in my legs…..

Hey! And the French were lovely even though my French is more School-Infant than School-Boy.

I took my excellent little Lumix GH2 with the 14mm and 20 mm lenses – nice and light and great quality.

Now back in Brighton to tons of photography work the next couple of months with some great portraits, headshot work and commercial jobs booked in. Already my tan is fading!

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Brighton Landscape Photography – April Shower

Just met a client and on the way back via Ditchling Beacon I couldn’t resist a photo of this rain cloud. I have definitely got a thing for clouds. Sat there for a while with a large pack of Quavers…..

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Some more Photos from Colombia

Thought I would share some of the photos from my recent Colombia trip. Colombia was an amazing country, with stupendous landscapes, wonderfully friendly people and fab food. And a huge armed police/army presence which definitely made you feel totally safe. Here is a small selection, with some other great photos on an earlier post.

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Botero Sculpture in Medellin

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Small Town Colombia

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Candelaria district, Bogota

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On the old road to Guane from Barichara

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Christine trying to look cool on a great downhill bike

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Medellin, Colombia

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Typical landscape in Colombia

Morning Walk in Sussex

Some of the countryside close to Brighton is really beautiful and full of old interesting stuff. Packed a couple of cheese sandwiches and a banana I went with Christine for a walk this morning and took these shots literally 200 metres from the edge of Brighton.The little Lumix GF1 and 20mm lens does the job pretty well.

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Colombia – from Brighton Photographer David Myers

I mentioned that I only just got back from a month in Colombia and thought I’d post a couple of photographs from the trip. I work as a photographer mainly in Brighton and Sussex but each year I like to travel somewhere for a few weeks and this year I chose Colombia. It has a bad reputation for kidnapping and murder but I found only lovely people, beautiful landscapes, great food and some great subjects for my photography.

Of course there were heavily armed militia on every street corner – one morning while we had a coffee and pastry at cafe in Medellin a private security guard stood next to us with a beautifully polished sawn-off shot-gun – so perhaps there is a level of risk in the country that was kept in check by the good-guys-with-da-guns….

I usually schlepp my Nikon D700 with me even for long distance cycling trips but for Colombia (and to be stealth like) the photos were taken with the lightweight (and incredible) Panasonic GH2 with either a 14-140, 25 or 14mm Lumix lens.

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Ancient walking route from Barichara to Guane

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