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 …

Sunset Portraits

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At most weddings I shoot I like to be able to create some brilliant, stand out photographs of the bride and groom at sunset, where hopefully we will have a stunning sky as our backdrop. It doesn’t always materialise, this is the UK, we don’t get blessed with the weather being favourable when we want it to. So how do I go about shooting these images. It takes a blend of the sunset, obviously, some artificial light in the shape of a flashgun, a triggering system and the correct settings …

A Trust Worthy Second Shooter

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This post comes a little late, but, its better late than never ­čÖé A few months back I had a wedding to cover out on the wilds of the West Wales coastline in a little village called Newport, not the big Newport just off the M4, this one sits neatly some where in between Cardigan and Fishguard and it was a job I was looking forward to doing for quite a while due to the fantastic setting in which the wedding was taking place, and by setting I mean the …

Mixing Portraits & Landscapes, at Sunset?

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At some point in time it’s very likely that you’ll have taken portrait shots of family, friends, clients and theres every chance you’ll have taken landscape shots of the wonderful countryside & coastlines but rarely will you purposefully mixed the two. Mixing the two is easily done in the middle of the day, but what about at sunset, well its not as straight forward but it can be done. I was taught the basics behind this technique by my good friend and fantastic photographer, Adobe Photoshop Professional Glyn Dewis.┬áHe was …