london fashion week, feb 09

Just spent the last 5 days shooting London Fashion Week, i have been covering this twice yearly event for the last seven years and i still love it.

Jenny Packham collection A/W 2009

This year marks 25 years of the British Fashion Council so opening the week was Paul Costelloe, one of the few designers who has been on the catwalk from the beginning.

Paul Costelloe Collection A/W 2009 Darren Cresswell Photography
Paul Costelloe at the rehearsal for his opening show at London Fashion Week

Paul Costelloe Collection A/W 2009 Darren Cresswell Photography

Estethica / Noir Collection A/W 2009 Darren Cresswell Photography

Estethica / Noir Collection A/W 2009 Darren Cresswell Photography

Being a Canon man, one of the best things about fashion week is being able to borrow kit from Canon who are the main sponsors of London Fashion Week.

It’s a great opportunity to try out the latest cameras and lenses on offer and most importantly try them out in a working environment.

Im looking at getting a 5d mark 2 later this year but i wanted to know just how well it performs in low light conditions so i went backstage and shot some images in natural light pushing the ISO.

Louise Amstrup Collection A/W 2009 Darren Cresswell Photography
Taken on a 5D mark 2, 16-35mm lens, ISO 5000

Louise Amstrup Collection A/W 2009 Darren Cresswell Photography
16-35mm lens, ISO 6400

Louise Amstrup Collection A/W 2009 Darren Cresswell Photography
70-200mm lens, ISO 6400

Louise Amstrup Collection A/W 2009 Darren Cresswell Photography
16-35mm lens ISO 6400

It looks amazing at ISO 6400 and as i shoot a lot of my wedding photography using available light, this camera is going to be perfect for my kind of wedding photography.

Romeo Pires Collection A/W 2009 Darren Cresswell Photography
Falguni & Shane Peacock Collection A/W 2009 Darren Cresswell Photography

I also got to play with the Canon 200mm f2 lens, so i abandoned my usual spot at the front and headed off to the back of the photographers pit to try it out.

Ossie Clark Collection A/W 2009 Darren Cresswell Photography
Ossie Clark Collection A/W 2009 Darren Cresswell Photography
London Fashion Week Autumn / Winter Collections 2009

More photos from the catwalk here

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ruby & ed, argyle fashion shoot

Recently back from a 4 day shoot in Argyle,  Scotland for Ruby and Ed’s Autumn / Winter 2009 collection.

I would love to show some of the images but I cant,  as they are being kept tight under wraps until later this year.

So no fashion shots but heres a couple of the location we were shooting at.

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rb-002Whilst England ground to a halt in the snow we were holed up on the banks of Loch Goil shooting in the most amazing surroundings.  The diffused morning sunlight rising over snow peaked mountains was a dream to shoot in.

Thanks to Charlotte, Nazia, Ed from Ruby and Ed, the models, Catherine and Vita and not forgetting my able assistant on the shoot Peter Gray.

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