Ward X of the High Constables of Edinburgh decided to have another group photograph done. The last one was 10 years ago! The High Constables date back to 1611 and were the first official Edinburgh police force. They now escort the Lord Provost on official occasions and provide a ceremonial presence at various events such as the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Riding of the Marches.
The photograph was taken at the City Chambers and the Constables are wearing their ceremonial attire of morning suits, white gloves, top hats and of course their batons! On each lapel, you will see the Badge of Office, identifying each Constable with a unique number. You will also notice a lady member of the Ward. The Society is now open to Lady Constables who wear their own uniform and bring a new dimension to this ancient order.
Lynda booked a shoot in our Edinburgh studio to have photographs taken with her latest acquisition! The most fabulous ball gown ! The combination of the aquamarine dress and Lynda’s colouring was remarkable, producing some super images. Amazing photographs so totally different from the commercial norm.
Lynda arrived wearing her dress which caused something of a sensation in Dalry Road. Lynda thought it was a good idea to get ready at home. Apparently, it takes a long time to get into a dress like this and requires a lot of assistance!
New camera kit need a lot of practice to make sure that it feels like second nature in use. I used my new 35mm 1.4 lens for this shoot of Angela. Using only available light, this lens captures the texture of the black feathers in Angela’s cape. The original idea was to shoot something moody and dark, but the combination of the lens and lighting has produced something more textured and defined. If you would like something in a similar genre, give me a call at the Edinburgh studio on 0131 337 6021.