Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Lippy Ladies Motorcycle club - project started

Last weekend I was up in Nidderdale for the first shoot of the Lippy Ladies Motorcycle Club project.

This is a personal project to shoot environmental portraits of members of the Lippy Ladies Motorcycle Club.

First to volunteer was Sarah. I met with Sarah and fellow Lippy Lady Helen a few days before the shoot to discuss ideas. From this meeting it was evident that biking to Sarah was a form of freedom, a means to get away to the countryside and forget the trappings of modern life. Sarah said her ideal location would be in Scotland with a Loch and the Highlands as a backdrop. This wasn't going to be possible so she suggested a location in Nidderdale in the Yorkshire Dales.

Fortunately the weather was good for the weekend planned for the shoot and we met up just after 7am on Sunday morning on location, Sarah had ridden her Triumph there and brought her tent to set up camp.

We found a suitable place just off a track and got to work. Over the next 2 hours we took over 400 images.

I processed some of the best images in Lr using my preset.
I used my Canon 5D2 with Canon 20mm f2.8, 24-70mm f2.8, 70-200mm f4, and 85mm f1.8 lenses.

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