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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …