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 …

Nikon SB-910 or Is It Time For A Shanny

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You, like I did, might well be wondering what on earth a Shanny is. You’ve probably already assumed that it must be something to do with camera lighting and it is, it’s a Flashgun. So why might I be interested in whether it should be time for a Shanny, well, on Saturdays wedding (22/08/15) my Nikon SB-900 blew its tube, going off with big bang just inches above my head. Did it make me jump? the dent in the ceiling should confirm that, but regardless of the fright it left …

Nikon SB-900 Overheat : A Problem For Me?

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A few weeks back at a wedding shoot, right at the end of the day, I managed to smash one of my SB-700 flashguns. I was doing one last image of the bride and groom outside the front of the Hartsfield Manor Hotel in the darkness of night time, where the front of the hotel was mildly lit by outside lights and quite a glow of light was pouring out of the windows. So I lit the couple with one flashgun through a 45×45 softbox. The weather had been mild …