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 …

Bride, Groom And A Dual Carriageway

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A few weeks back I had the idea of mixing a Bride, Groom and a dual carriageway. Sounds like a bad joke huh, or disaster in the making. No matter who I shoot weddings for and no matter where the weddings are held, I always like to¬†try and create something a little different, something unique, original if you like. The problem with this of course is most wedding venues will have been shot to death in the bride/groom portraits, and all the usual shots will have been done in all …

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 …

Surely You’ve Done That Wrong?

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Funny how some things stick in your mind. Always as a kid I remember being told that when you take a photograph, try and ensure the sun is behind the photographer, that way your subject, or subjects, are lit up. It seems I’m not the only one who remembers that little piece of advice because twice last year at two separate weddings I was questioned about my technique for the group shots, all because I don’t shoot with the sun behind me, I generally have the sun behind the group …