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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …