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Postcards from LA

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Now I’m not going to pretend that I am anything other than lucky. I am not going to pretend to be one of these people that has a boat load of money and can pop off to the other side of the world whenever I see fit. No, I am lucky. Late November I got the message that there would be a possibility that I’d be heading to LA for a photoshoot with Honda for work. I tried to down play the whole idea as in our industry, these decisions have a tendency to be reversed. Quietly however, I was screaming like a little girl inside. I held my breath until the first week of December when things like flights, hotels and cars were being booked. Holy fuck, I was actually going!

Camera gear was the first thing I packed and repacked, then passport, then toiletries and then clothes. I was going from England where the average temperature has been around 12 degrees Celsius to LA where it was hovering around 22! NICE. I was also going to having a 2 and a half days down time whilst out there so it wouldn’t all be work. I was so stoked about getting the opportunity to drive around and explore. Like I said, LUCKY.

Like any trip, I always carry my eyefi card so I can ping snaps from my camera to instagram whilst on the move. I tend to use VSCOcam to edit the pictures and I liked them so much I made a new preset in Lightroom to mimic the look using Kodak Gold 200 as a base. Enough chat, here’s some pictures.

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It is safe to say that in the 5 days that I was there, I fell for the place. I wasn’t that blown away from it when I first landed but after spending time, speaking to people, travelling around, trying out the food (and beer) that I loved it. I would quite happily move there. There is so much to see and do and having a beach, mountains, big roads, deserts and all the sunshine you could want, why wouldn’t I want to be there.

LA, I’ll be back.

Oh and if you liked this, why not check out;
Postcards from Salou
Postcards from New York
Postcards from New York II

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Postcards from New York

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It has been four days since I got back from New York, my sleep pattern is just about getting back on track. I am left with a lot of fond memories and quite a few memory cards full of photos. I will be doing a few blog posts about my trip with Amy in the up coming weeks but for now, here is my favourite pictures. Now if you follow me on instagram you might have seen me post a few of the pictures up whilst out there. That’s because I bought myself an eyefi mobi pro card which allowed me to take pictures on my 5D and then send them via wifi to my phone. I edited the pictures in VSCOcam and the put them through Afterlight to put a boarder on them as I hate using square crops. I must say the eyefi card is ideal for holiday trips and instant sharing, the app allows you to selectively transfer the images to your phone (ipad/laptop/computer). Anyway enjoy some pictures.

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