04 May

Weekend Break – Family and the Fuji Film X-E2

In Family,Fuji Film,Personal Projects by Simon King / May 4, 2014 / 0 Comments

I thought whilst I was away with the family on a weekend break I would take the chance to really get to know the Fuji Film X-E2 especially as it will be featuring heavily in the photo book project I am working  on (Cowboy Up). Here are a few photographs from the weekend all taken with the X-E2 and 35mm Lens. This camera is a joy to use and feels so natural in the hands it makes a change from having the big heavy DSLR and bag full of lenses.

I have used Canon DSLRs for many years now but feel that sometimes they get in the way of the photography and like a lot of photographers have been looking to find a solution to that issue. Having spent enough time with the camera in practical situations I now feel confident that I can use the Fuji X cameras in professional situations. Whilst the X-E2 is a joy to use the key aspect is the fact that the image quality of the photographs is outstanding. As long as your basic understanding of photography is sound you can quickly get to a point where you get the picture that you want using the simple controls of the camera and lens.

This set of photographs is from a family weekend away to North West Wales where we took in Llyn Brianne Reservior and Aberdyfi. Thanks to Jude, Tegan and Bentley (the dog) for their patience whilst I took these pictures. Although to be honest I feel that it took less time to get the shot with this system than my usual cameras.

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17 Mar

The American (Rodeo)

In Personal Projects by Simon King / March 17, 2014 / 0 Comments

I was privileged to be able to photograph the worlds biggest one day Rodeo at the AT&T Stadium, Arlington Texas (the home of the Dallas Cowboys). This was my first ever Rodeo and one of the most exciting days sport I have ever witnessed. RFD-TV gave me (and my wife) a press pass for this prestigious event and were incredibly hospitable to us the entire day.

The day gave each event winner the opportunity to win $100,000 outright. But if you came into the event as a qualifier or had an exemption and won your event you had the chance to share in a bonus prize fund of $1,000,000. As it proved 21 year old Richmond Champion was the only qualifier to win his event in the Bareback and took home $1,100,000 for his efforts.

Although this was my first Rodeo it will not be my last and I am working on a project that will take me back again to spend more time with the Cowboys and document their way of life.

There are a selection of photographs from the event for sale in my online gallery

Rodeo - The American - Dallas Texas -  Sunday 2nd March 2014 - AT&T Stadium - Dallas

Rodeo - The American - Dallas Texas -  Sunday 2nd March 2014 - AT&T Stadium - Dallas

Rodeo - The American - Dallas Texas -  Sunday 2nd March 2014 - AT&T Stadium - Dallas

Rodeo - The American - Dallas Texas -  Sunday 2nd March 2014 - AT&T Stadium - Dallas

Rodeo - The American - Dallas Texas -  Sunday 2nd March 2014 - AT&T Stadium - Dallas

Rodeo - The American - Dallas Texas -  Sunday 2nd March 2014 - AT&T Stadium - Dallas

Rodeo - The American - Dallas Texas -  Sunday 2nd March 2014 - AT&T Stadium - Dallas

Rodeo - The American - Dallas Texas -  Sunday 2nd March 2014 - AT&T Stadium - Dallas

Rodeo - The American - Dallas Texas -  Sunday 2nd March 2014 - AT&T Stadium - Dallas

Rodeo - The American - Dallas Texas -  Sunday 2nd March 2014 - AT&T Stadium - Dallas

Rodeo - The American - Dallas Texas -  Sunday 2nd March 2014 - AT&T Stadium - Dallas

Rodeo - The American - Dallas Texas -  Sunday 2nd March 2014 - AT&T Stadium - Dallas

Rodeo - The American - Dallas Texas -  Sunday 2nd March 2014 - AT&T Stadium - Dallas

Rodeo - The American - Dallas Texas -  Sunday 2nd March 2014 - AT&T Stadium - Dallas

Rodeo - The American - Dallas Texas -  Sunday 2nd March 2014 - AT&T Stadium - Dallas

Rodeo - The American - Dallas Texas -  Sunday 2nd March 2014 - AT&T Stadium - Dallas

Rodeo - The American - Dallas Texas -  Sunday 2nd March 2014 - AT&T Stadium - Dallas

Rodeo - The American - Dallas Texas -  Sunday 2nd March 2014 - AT&T Stadium - Dallas

Rodeo - The American - Dallas Texas -  Sunday 2nd March 2014 - AT&T Stadium - Dallas

Rodeo - The American - Dallas Texas -  Sunday 2nd March 2014 - AT&T Stadium - Dallas

Rodeo - The American - Dallas Texas -  Sunday 2nd March 2014 - AT&T Stadium - Dallas

Rodeo - The American - Dallas Texas -  Sunday 2nd March 2014 - AT&T Stadium - Dallas

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31 Dec

Christmas Wedding

In Weddings by Simon King / December 31, 2013 / 0 Comments

A few selected photographs from a recent wedding in Gloucestershire on the weekend after Christmas. Whilst the rain threatened it cleared for the key parts of the day.

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01 Dec

Cotswold Winter Wedding

In Weddings by Simon King / December 1, 2013 / 0 Comments

A few selected photographs from a recent winter wedding in the Cotswolds.

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16 Nov

Cripp’s Barn Wedding

In Weddings by Simon King / November 16, 2013 / 0 Comments

On 13th November 2013 I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Ben and Tina at Cripp’s Barn in the Cotswolds. The preparations were all carried out at Cats Abbey, Sherbourne before moving on to the barn for the ceremony and evening festivities. The majority of the day was bathed in warm Autumn sun and held until late in the evening, I think it’s fair to say everyone had a wonderful day, despite one or two mishaps along the way.

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22 Oct

Celtic Manor Wedding

In Weddings by Simon King / October 22, 2013 / 0 Comments

On 19th October I had the pleasure of photographing Thumri and Dan’s wedding at the Celtic Manor. Although we had quite a bit of rain on the day it stayed away for the key moments. The weather certainly didn’t dampen Thumris spirits as she had the widest smile all day long.

I’d like to thank Hari and Kim for their hospitality through the day, and all of the guests, friends and family for their courteous attitude towards the photographers.

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13 Oct

Swansea Wedding

In Weddings by Simon King / October 13, 2013 / 0 Comments

Photographs from the recent wedding in Swansea, with the service at St Paul’s followed by a lovely reception at Sketty Hall. Although it rained the previous two days the sun came out and we had a wonderful day.

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08 Sep

West country wedding

In Weddings by Simon King / September 8, 2013 / 0 Comments

Photographs from a recent west country wedding. Although near the end of summer the weather held for us, it was a beautiful occasion.

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03 Sep

Wiltshire wedding

In Weddings by Simon King / September 3, 2013 / 0 Comments

Photographs from a recent Wiltshire wedding, A beautiful late summers day, ideal conditions for a very happy couple.

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30 Aug

Lake Garda – 2013 Holiday Snaps

In Personal Projects by Simon King / August 30, 2013 / 0 Comments

Some photographs from our recent holiday to Lake Garda. For us it is one of the most magical parts of the world can’t wait to go back!

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