Monday, 21 August 2017

Website updates

I've made a few changes to my website Adrian Callaghan Photography  . I've opted for a different template design and I'm adding a page for my Picture Editing skills. I'm still working on this bit, so bare with me.  I run my site via Pixelrights  and If you're toying with getting your own website then do give them a try as they specialise with photographers and I feel like I'm in good hands. Here's a few samples below and notice how Pixelrights don't like you grabbing images from their websites, very thoughtful.

My new website layout, featuring text to the right. Still working on my Picture Editor skills section. 

This is how the main gallery/portfolio page is looking.  

Get your hands off. Pixelrights anti image theft protection. 

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Come closer pilgrim and step inside St Mary's Church in Walthamstow village

 I happened to be passing when they had an open day, lucky I had my camera at hand. Last time I visited here was when there was an open day to help save the Bell tower more about that at the end of the post. St Mary's are also organising music events, you can read more about that here . But for now enjoy a look behind the keyhole to St Mary's in Walthamstow. 

Come on ye pilgrim 

St Mary's Church in Walthamstow village
The secret Monk at St Mary's Church in Walthamstow village

Great moustaches: Members of the George Monoux family
Organ Donor: St Mary's Church organ.

Workings from the old bell tower which has now had funding for a re-fit. CLICK HERE to visit an old post about the Bell Tower.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Double Bill: Emperors of Rome and the Savannahs

Tube'd it to the Camden Monarch to catch Emperors of Rome  on Wednesday. The headlining act was the Savannahs  who had recently appeared on BBC's Pitch Battle. I have to say I was very won over by their harmonies and it'd be nice to hear those voices cover a Beach Boys track, may I recommend you give the Savannahs a listen. 

Dom Fariq of the Emperors of Rome

Emperors of Rome at the Camden, Monarch

The Savannahs sing in harmony. Camden Monarch 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

No need to adjust your television...

We return to Elephant and Castle for a freelance super special.

Fonts of the Elephant and Castle 

Trees at the top of the tower 


Anoy has image 

Trueman, beers and ales 

Hasan, Steak and Kebab house. Rothsay street 


Bermondsey Vnited Charity school 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Do you take a DSLR or a compact to a wedding?

Always a tough question, what camera do you take to a friends wedding?  Last week I opted for my Nikon D610 and a fairly recent purchase of a Nikon, AF Nikkor 35mm F/2D lens. I took a few candid shots and as the lens isn't to flash looking, your subject matter are a little bit more relaxed. Like all my lenses, I tend to keep a UV filter on for protection.  The 35mm lens also makes it much lighter to carry, so hopefully I'll take it along to a few more social engagements. watch this space...

The father and the bride. Shot on a Nikon D610 with a Nikkor 35m f.2lens 

A close up of my Nikkor 35m lens. I snapped this with my compact Lumix 

Portrait shot with a Nikkor f.2 lens using natural daylight 

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Dan Raza - New Album

Good to hear Dan Raza has released a new album.  I had the pleasure of a portrait sitting with Dan a we while back, I've dug out some of the pics which are below Dan's Facebook post. If you're in a band and need some photos, then do get in touch. It's always enjoyable to photograph musicians.

Dan Raza announces new album via Facebook 

Dan Raza portrait sitting photo by Adrian Callaghan 

Dan Raza portrait, photo by Adrian Callaghan 

Dan Raza portrait sitting photo by Adrian Callaghan 

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Obituary: Anita Pallenberg 1944 - 2017

Sad news to hear the passing of Anita Pallenberg this week. You can read more about Anita here and here . The Rolling Stones just wouldn't have been as cool without her.

Anita Pallenberg with Keith Richards and their children. Cannes 1971. Photo from the Brettmann collection/Getty Images 
I once had the pleasure of meeting her briefly at a Michael Putland, Rolling Stones exhibition. This was circa late 1990s, pre Blog. So, as it's a Thursday, why not have a "Throwback Thursday" to a Blog post, dated 4th March 2011,  looking back to 1999 about an exhibition of the Rollings Stones in the 1970s.   Blog post here

Anita Pallenberg, Rolling Stones exhibition, 1990s

Smoking: It was good enough for Keith, then it's okay for GetCallaghan. PS. I gave up a couple years after this, I think I'm about 16 years smoking free. Yay me.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Borough Market, back open for business

 Popped down to Borough Market as it has re-opened to the public. I showed my support by buying some delicacies from the German Deli. Famous in Get Callaghan circles for German Night 

Best hat award goes to this chap
Borough market, back open for business 

7:50am heading south bound on  London Bridge

German Deli on Borough Market. For you Get Callaghan oldies, this is where I picked up the food for German Night 

Twisting my melon man. #LoveBorough Market. 

Squids in (sorry could't help myself) at Borough Market 

Lee Brothers, since 1875