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Shugborough Hall - Portrait Studio

 

As mentioned on the first image of this series, Patrick Lichfield was an eminent society photographer.  This is a (mock-up?) of his portrait studio.   Many of his subjects visited the house to have their photos taken, either in the studio or in the grounds.  This was taken with the Samyang 8mm - even though the tech. details for the shot say it was 35mm - that's because the Samyang doesn't do AF and the Fuji has it as being shot without a lens :-)

 

 

Shugborough Hall - Portrait Studio

 

As mentioned on the first image of this series, Patrick Lichfield was an eminent society photographer.  This is a (mock-up?) of his portrait studio.   Many of his subjects visited the house to have their photos taken, either in the studio or in the grounds.  This was taken with the Samyang 8mm - even though the tech. details for the shot say it was 35mm - that's because the Samyang doesn't do AF and the Fuji has it as being shot without a lens :-)

 

 

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Mar 2016, 01:53
I don't have an 8mm lens, Tom, but this shot shows that it could be fun.
Tom Wilson: The Samyang is fairly cheap and pretty good and for inside shots can be useful.
  • Martine
  • United States
  • 24 Mar 2016, 04:01
Joli matériel !
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine!
The 8mm lens is perfect here Tom! Great capture.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Richard - yes, the room was fairly small and I don't think any other lens could have handled it smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Mar 2016, 07:25
A much sought after portrait taker was P Lichfield. He certainly photographed the Queen on a number of occasions
Tom Wilson: Indeed he was - and, of course, he had the right contacts: his mother was a niece of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Quite what relationship that puts him in to the Queen beats my kinship skills! Later - I think I've worked it out that he was the Queen's first cousin, once removed. Since his mother was the Queen's first cousin. smile
What a great lend to shoot the studio with! I love that cre8ive thinking.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Mary.
wow !
Tom Wilson: He certainly had the gear, didn't he?!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Mar 2016, 11:57
It was fascinating to see. Having forgotten my camera for the weekend, imagine the fun I could have forgetting all these bits and pieces! I'm sure I read that this was a mock up of his studio he had in London; I had the impression that he did have one in Stafford as all the socety people would not travel to such remote parts of the Empire smile
Tom Wilson: I thought it was probably a mock-up, since the space is much smaller than he would have needed with all that gear!, and that's confirmed by the Getty Images site. I don't think he had one in Stafford, but it's evident that some of his pictures were shot at Shugborough - some of those on display in the studio, for example.
Very interesting Tom.
Tom Wilson: I wonder what all that gear cost!
That lens makes for a really interesting composition Tom.
Tom Wilson: It would have been quite impossible to get everything in with any other lens I have!
Cool curviness...
Tom Wilson: Gets it all in!
It works well, Tom, I'm impressed!
Tom Wilson: Could be the estate agent's favourite lens, Frank smile Did Mick Shaw convert you to the Fujifilm X range on Sunday? His enthusiasm for the X E2 resulted in me getting the X E2s today - I blame him.
It has worked well. I didn't have my 10-20 with me so didn't take a picture of this
Tom Wilson: It certainly gets everything in! I guess 10mm would be pretty similar.

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