DSLR’s Are Just To Big and Heavy

Dominic Dorey Equipment, Family, Hobby, Nikon Leave a Comment

For Family days out that is! Over the past 3 or 4 years the amount of photos I have in my portfolio has grown at a fantastic rate, with all the weddings and portrait sessions I’ve been lucky enough to have shot, and yet the number of images I have shot of my own kids and family has dwindled alarmingly. Through that time I’ve been slowly building my camera gear by adding quality lens’ and upgrading the camera bodies, and although I’m over the moon with the quality of the …

Jetpack Power

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One of the major parts of being in business is being visible. Having a presence people can easily find and see. My online visibility has been very sketchy over the past 8 months and yet I’ve had very little time to be able to do anything about it. A couple of years back I changed hosts as I found the original hosting I ever had were, well, less than great at customer service. I had an issue with my sent emails ending up in Spam, and when they refused to …

What To Make The Camera See

Dominic Dorey Bride/Groom Portraits, Lighting, Photography, Portraits, Weddings Leave a Comment

More often than not in photography in general we are looking for a great picture, and that’s certainly very true whilst shooting a wedding. Sometimes however, the situation doesn’t quite lend itself to giving you the right ingredients for that great image, but a compromise has to be sought. Take today’s wedding with Samantha & Andrew. They hired me for a half day coverage, so my day was done before the far nicer sunset light was upon us, but I still wanted to get them the best imagery I could …

Nikon SB-910 or Is It Time For A Shanny

Dominic Dorey Blog, Equipment, Nikon, Review 7 Comments

You, like I did, might well be wondering what on earth a Shanny is. You’ve probably already assumed that it must be something to do with camera lighting and it is, it’s a Flashgun. So why might I be interested in whether it should be time for a Shanny, well, on Saturdays wedding (22/08/15) my Nikon SB-900 blew its tube, going off with big bang just inches above my head. Did it make me jump? the dent in the ceiling should confirm that, but regardless of the fright it left …

How Did I Get 42 Weddings Booked This Year?

Dominic Dorey Blog, Editing, Equipment, Lightroom, Photography, Weddings 2 Comments

It was four years ago that I stumbled my way in to shooting my cousins wedding. It was the usual story that a lot of full time wedding photographers would cringe at, that, as someone with no experience of shooting weddings, I shouldn’t even be entertaining the thought of attempting a wedding, even one that was for a family member, but I did. However, I did’t end up shooting that wedding alone as I roped in the very excellent photographer Scot Baston to help guide me through the day, and …