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 …

DSLR’s Are Just To Big and Heavy

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For Family days out that is! Over the past 3 or 4 years the amount of photos I have in my portfolio has grown at a fantastic rate, with all the weddings and portrait sessions I’ve been lucky enough to have shot, and yet the number of images I have shot of my own kids and family has dwindled alarmingly. Through that time I’ve been slowly building my camera gear by adding quality lens’ and upgrading the camera bodies, and although I’m over the moon with the quality of the …

Nikon D610 Review

Dominic Dorey Equipment, Nikon, Review 5 Comments

Back in March at the Photography Show in Birmingham, a show that was somewhat disappointing, I put an upgrade plan into action when I went ahead and bought a Nikon D610 to replace my D7000 with the aim of having two full frame cameras, being that my other camera is the D700, and so I thought I would do a bit of a Nikon D610 review. Though just to say this is no fanboy review, nor is it hugely comprehensive as I’ve only just put it through it’s first two …

Surely You’ve Done That Wrong?

Dominic Dorey Bride/Groom Portraits, Tutorial, Weddings 3 Comments

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 …

Focusing On Remote Photography

Dominic Dorey Bride/Groom Portraits, Equipment, Lighting, Review Leave a Comment

Don’t you just love a title that could have more than one meaning, makes the mind think.If you thought this would be a blog about taking your camera and heading off to places that are hard to get to, then your way off the mark, so if you’re intrigued read on. This all starts with a trip to Focus On Imaging (aha! the first part of the title now makes sense) a couple of days ago, where initially I had thoughts of having no budget to take with me, but …