Singer Clare Dussek

Gerry Walden's Blog

Just occasionally, very occasionally, I see somebody that I just feel I have to photograph. This happened recently whilst sitting in a bar/cafe one evening listening to undiscovered talent playing for free. A young voice struggled against the very loud hubbub of the audience whilst playing her electric ukelele. I found her boyish looks and styling attractive so I asked singer Clare Dussek to let me photograph her, and she very kindly agreed.

I shot with the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and just the 18-55mm lens on a very bright day utilising the backdrop of a couple of old buildings close to the cafe where I had first seen her, and I am very pleased with the outcome. Highlight control was a little difficult but with judicious use of the sliders in Lightroom 5 everything was fine. Below are couple of examples (who says the X-Pro1 can’t do action?) and you can

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