Duncan was (self appointed!) official photographer at the Oxford University ceremony conferring Lydia King (Duncan’s daughter) as a Doctor of Clinical Psychology.

Dr Lydia King (3rd from right) and colleagues celebrating.

Dr Lydia King (3rd from right) and colleagues celebrating.

Duncan normally avoids posting personal photographs but this was a proud day!  Photographically, it is also interesting to note that whilst Duncan occasionally comments that the image quality he can get from his iPhone 6 is quite frightening from a pro photographer’s perspective, this was one event where pro equipment and knowledge definitely ruled the day!  Throughout the ceremony, hundreds of people were taking long-distance snaps with phones and consumer cameras; flashes were popping everywhere and were in danger of destroying the very special atmosphere.  The sad thing is that almost all of these images will have turned-out disappointing at best.

Galleries of images from the day can be seen here.  All of Duncan’s ceremony shots were captured from afar using only ambient light.  Very high quality bodies and fast, long lenses, coupled with  a modicum of knowledge, achieved the results you see.

Lydia gained a first class degree in Psychology from Bristol University and then worked incredibly hard to be awarded a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from Oxford University, her dissertation being especially well-received.  Duncan is obviously proud of her achievements and delighted that he was able to photograph her special day.  He has already provided images to parents of other graduates from that day.  If any others would like copies, Duncan will be pleased to provide them with his compliments. Just e-mail a request to dg@duncangrove.com.

Dr Lydia King

Dr Lydia King

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