On July 2nd, I photographed a summer ball event for the HFMA at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester; a beautiful opulent hotel that I was very impressed by although when asked if I could photograph an exterior of the hotel for the event, I was told by a security guard that I would need two weeks written notice to do so. Hmmmm. Had a wonderful evening though, photographing in a lovely intimate venue for some lively happy smiley people. I alternated between taking reportage-style shots and hi-key “studio” shots with my portable set-up. Big thank you to Karen Foster. As ever, I hope you like the photographs.