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

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 …

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 …

Has The Photography Hobby Ended?

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I’ve no idea when it started but photography for me was always a hobby and very little else, away from my family or work, took my interest, well, apart from football I guess. I would always be on the look out for opportunities to be out shooting and it would bug me if that opportunity didn’t arise. Four years or so ago I ventured into the possibilities of turning my photography hobby into something more serious and slowly but surely my business in photography started to get somewhere, but as …