Its been a while…

Its been an interesting few months for me – finishing university, graduating, starting a new job…and of course getting a new camera!

Now that the dark evenings are drawing in, its getting much trickier to get out and about in decent light and take photos. Having said that, a couple of weekends ago I made a trip up to Leith Hill (below)

The weather was great for shots in the woodland but useless for landscapes, far too hazy to get any decent amount of detail. The warm yellow sun and rustic autumnal colours allowed me to capture the intricate details of , what is for me my favourite time of year.

This was really the first chance I’d had to test my new kit (Canon EOS 400D + EF-S 18-55mm II), and I have to say I am extremely impressed with the results I achieved, I’d be interested to know what you think.
However, as said previously the nights are now drawing in and the weather is getting worse by the day. This time of year it is always difficult to keep your photography alive so to get a little inspiration for what can be done indoors, I decided to purchase a book. And not one that you’d immediately associate with photography. Saying that though, it is possibly one of the most inspirational books I’ve flicked through in a long time – Jamie’s America. 
It is full of superb images taken by acclaimed food photographer David Loftus. David has worked on Jamie’s last five books and is currently working on the sixth – not only is his food photography good enough to eat, his social documentary is also something to admire. I would strongly recommend it to anyone looking to get into food photography – the recipes aren’t bad either!!!
And finally for this week, I’ve finally managed to come up with a design for my portfolio site that I think I am satisfied with, so please check it out at http://www.tommercer.co.nr

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