I know I’m a wannabe “travel photographer” but the truth is I just like to take photos. I take photos of pretty much anything. So yesterday as I was coming home from work, I saw an opportunity and decided to roll with it.
There were a bunch of people hanging out around the “back entrance” to Waterloo, and this is normally how I walk home. When I asked what was going on, there was an event at the Old Vic Tunnels where Bill Clinton and some other celebs were attending a party hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow. There were tons of people around, lots with big cameras, and of course I felt a need to fit in. I ran home, grabbed my camera and ran back up. I waited patiently for a while, anxiously looking forward to these people showing up so I could shove my camera in their face and take pictures of them. Should be easy, right?
First things first, I don’t really “know” famous people. Adriana watches E News and I can’t stand it. Half of the people seem famous for no reason other than they’re on TV, which has to be one of the biggest dichotomies of all time. So I just sorta started snapping pictures of random people in the hope they were famous. Most of them weren’t, but I thought for a split second that I got this picture below of the Princess (Kate Middleton) until I realized of course it’s not Kate and just some random chick with a guy hoping to get lucky.
The big celeb everyone was waiting for was Bill Clinton. There were secret service officers everywhere, and you could sense the tension mounting a little bit as the cops stood at attention. Bill stepped out of a black minivan and promptly walked straight into the Old Vic Tunnels. And I got this great picture of the back of his head below. What’s that? You can’t see it? Look closely – to the left of the door man. Yeah, the guy that looks like he should be a caretaker at Hogwarts…..
But I have to say my favorite picture had to be Joan Collins. This lady has been around for ages, and is actually a celebrity that I legitimately recognize. Like everyone else, I tried to take some pictures of her. When I was reviewing them late last night I had a real chuckle. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure that secret service guy in the back is staring at her 80 year old butt. And I would even say he’s got a sly smile on his face!! 🙂
Even at 80, if you’ve got it, flaunt it!
On an entirely separate topic, I’m also posting a new page (which doesn’t generate an email, so I’m telling you here) on how I manage my photos. Now this isn’t a terribly exciting topic if you don’t take a ton of photos, but I wanted to share my system. I take LOTS of pictures when I go on holiday, and this is my method to sort through them, clean out the bad ones, and organize them according to which ones go to Flickr, Blog, etc.
Anyway, you can check out the page above under tutorials or simply click here.