Last week a professional photographer friend of ours called Michael Lau announced that he was going to shoot a couple of local radio presenters, and that he was going to invite one of his friends to act as an assistant.
Of course I and 30 odd others applied, but there was only one winner. But as I work in town and Michael's studio is only a ten minute walk away, I sent him a message to ask if it was alright to go along to see what was happening. Happily he said yes, so I popped over this lunchtime for a short period.
The presenters he was going to photograph were Amy Voce and Sam Pankham from Gem 106's breakfast show. To be honest, I had no idea who they were, as I don't listen to the radio very much, and when I do, it tends to be BBC Radio Nottingham or Planet Rock. Still I wasn't there for the celebrity, but for observing the action.
Alas when I got there, they were still setting up and Sam & Amy were having their make up done. So I chatted with Michael and the others while everyone was getting ready.
At last they were ready and Michael started shooting the two presenters. I also started shooting with my OMD. Although my camera wasn't attached to the soft boxes, I was using my 45mm f1.8 lens, and this is one of the results.
If you want to hear what Amy & Sam sound like, then here's a LINK to their website.