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 …

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 …

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 …

A WordPress Plugin for Lightroom, and Faster Image Insertion!

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It’s funny the things you find on the net that you wish you’d have found ages ago, things that just make life a little simpler and quicker. Now I have tested neither of these plugins to the max yet but on the back of the first very quick test I have decided to let you all know about them. Some of you may well know of these, or similar ones already, in which case why didn’t you tell me, but there will be others like me who would export pics …