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 …

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 …

What To Make The Camera See

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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 …

Sunset Portraits

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At most weddings I shoot I like to be able to create some brilliant, stand out photographs of the bride and groom at sunset, where hopefully we will have a stunning sky as our backdrop. It doesn’t always materialise, this is the UK, we don’t get blessed with the weather being favourable when we want it to. So how do I go about shooting these images. It takes a blend of the sunset, obviously, some artificial light in the shape of a flashgun, a triggering system and the correct settings …