How Did I Get 42 Weddings Booked This Year?

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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 …

Cloning Out In Photoshop

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I’ve had the privilege of shooting quite a few weddings, I think I’m up to about 45 now, and they have been a mix of church or civil ceremonies but before Annalea & Ben’s big day none of them have been a Catholic wedding. This wedding was held at The Friary in Crawley, which is situated right next door to the town centre, and I have no idea if this is normal for catholic churches or not because I have never witnessed this at Church of England weddings, but members …

Using Lightroom To Make The Sky Blue

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There are many ways to edit images, but obviously what is in the image dictates what that editing will actually be. One area that pretty much always receives some attention from me is where the sky is present, whether that’s adding some punch to the clouds by adding some clarity or just simply restoring a bit of blue back into a slightly washed out sky. So I thought I would show you a quick way I would go about using Lightroom to make the sky blue. The image I am …

Portraits In The Bluebell Woods

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On Sunday just gone I was lucky enough to be given the privilege of shooting a wedding, well a blessing really, in a set of Bluebell Woods near Henley-On-Thames. Carrie and Ken had actually legally been married at a registry office some days before the blessing, due to the fact the bluebell woods are not licensed for marriages, but as I understand it some of the guests weren’t aware of that and they themselves were treating the blessing as their proper wedding in the location they so desperately wanted. The …

Getting Some Shut Eye In The Group Shots!

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It happens at every wedding, the group shots, and so they should do. It may feel a tad formal and old, but its traditional and serves its purpose in years to come when you look back through your wedding pics to be reminded of exactly who was present on your big day. What also happens at every wedding is that someone somewhere within those group shots will have just shut their eyes at the very moment I hit the shutter, but this in itself is not much of a problem …