Photographer Goes Cycling

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When I was a kid I used to love cycling. I was lucky enough to have had a BMX, Racer & Mountain Bike in my childhood years, but then the late teenage years hit, cars, nightclubs and girls took over and the two wheels were dumped. This is all very well, you may be thinking, and probably nothing unusual in the life path of most kids who had a bike that then don’t as an adult, but what has this got to do with photography, this is a photography blog …






Off Camera Lighting – Simple Creativity

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If you were to have a look through my Bride and Groom portraits section of my online portfolio I think it’s quite clear to see I love my off camera lighting and to be honest it’s not as daunting to do as you may think. I tend to use it at every wedding, no matter if it’s night, dusk, sunset or middle of the afternoon. I find the crisp clean lighting allows a far nicer result to the image and with the stunning sunset backdrop it will give you far …






Creativity Isn’t Bound By High End Gear

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A couple of days ago I decided I wanted a new Facebook profile picture, and I wanted it to be new, up to date if you like, instead of just picking one I’d used before, so I set about taking a few self portraits using the gear I had to hand testing my creativity. Whilst most of my kit is fairly high end stuff, filled with decent camera, lens and flashguns, I still like to experiment with bits and bobs to see what can be produced. The following photo is …






42 Weddings in 2015

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Quite simply, amazing, I’m totally blown away. 42 Weddings in 2015. Really doesn’t matter how many times I say it or read it, but it just seem possible that I really did that many, but I did. I started out on this weddings journey just a few years back, four and a bit to be fairly correct, but I honestly thought it would take a long time to be getting anywhere near that number in a single year. It would take time, hard work, lots of advertising, plenty of happy …






Off Camera Lighting With A Compact Camera?

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A couple of days back I bought myself a compact camera to be able to use on days out with the family where I didn’t want to take the DSLR’s or quite simply couldn’t take them, and so the camera I bought was the Nikon S9900, a nice little camera with the usual manual controls I’m used to but beyond that it doesn’t compare to the complete range of shooting abilities I have with my DSLR’s where I can use flash compensation nor is it compatible with any creativity links …