I wanted to celebrate my Mum's 87th  today by taking a portrait of her. The family all went out last night for a meal so she was exhausted and wanted to be at home on her big day. I used the opportunity to do a short   planned portrait session of just 20 images, bearing in mind the things I have learned during the coursework . I find I am taking less, not more, photographs as the course progresses , preferring to take longer and plan more carefully each session. I travelled light with just my tripod, 50mm prime lens , and flash. This was her favourite taken that day, the beauty of shooting RAW is being able to make multiple versions of the same image and I processed both a mono and colour version , she prefers the colour version. 

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