More TS-E 17mm photos of Leicester
A few TS-E17mm photos of Leicester
Some initial hand held use of a wide shift lens
2017 update – many of the photos in our Leicester photos collection were taken with this lens.
Trying out the TS-E17mm lens on some local buildings
Still no sign of the 24mm T/S lens (in the UK) from Canon…
I was invited to the launch of Design Leicestershire yesterday, and received a rather nice book extolling the virtues of design, and the rather large number of design related businesses we have in this county.
Walking into Leicester, I grabbed shots of two buildings that capture some of the essence of Leicester in the 20th century, where during the 1930’s it was one of the wealthiest cities in Europe.
This is Fenwick’s department store (the ‘w’ is silent btw)
Not far behind me are the 1970’s Leicester City council buildings. Named ‘A’ and ‘B’ they typify the 1970’s approach to ‘cleaning up’ Leicester.
I’m told (by a Leicester born person) that I should give a framed print to the Council, just to show that the buildings are not ghastly from all angles :-)
Both images have been sharpened a bit for display as JPEGs here, but this is a 100% sample (1Ds3, 1/250 @f/8, 200 ISO) of the top corner with ~10mm shift
The quality of this lens for architectural work is excellent – I’ve already used it on one industrial photography job, where it just fitted the needs of a few shots so well.
Anyway, back to the reason for going into town…
One of the advantages of getting involved in the running of local business groups, is getting invitations to various ‘events’ such as the book launch.
Very useful for general business networking – remember, you’ll have to meet and chat with people quite often, before they are likely to remember you (7 different ‘contacts’ is often given as a guide).
Photography is a business like any other, and it doesn’t hurt to get to know lots of potential clients. You might not be able to directly take work from other photographers, but when they slip up, you want your business to be the one that springs to mind in your potential new client.
I’ll finish with what I regard as a far more optimistic view of the City’s future.
Curve was just completed last year, the Athena conference centre (a 1930’s Art Deco cinema), with examples of Leicester in the 1890’s and 1970’s in the distance.
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