new porringers and a new lens

These are some new porringers I turned a while ago and are now dry, oiled and ready to go. I photographed them with a new lens I treated myself to out of my Artisan of the year money. It’s a canon 85mm f1.8 for the technically minded but the beauty of it is that it takes great pictures in low light without flash which is what I want when photographing craftspeople at work. It also creates those lovely blurry background photos which are very much the fashion in magazines at the moment.

I have spent most of today in front of the computer preparing two powerpoint presentations for a course on internet marketing for craftspeople which I am speaking at in Spain at the weekend. I get to spend a few days visiting traditional craftspeople there too so hopefully will have some nice pics to share next week.

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2 Responses to new porringers and a new lens

  1. The Village Carpenter October 15, 2009 at 4:13 pm #

    Lovely photo and lovely pieces, Robin. I like the soft background effect.

  2. Jude October 16, 2009 at 6:26 am #

    Very nice!!

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