I love weddings!

I have been taking photographs for over 40 years, professionally for around 5 but, up until a couple of years ago, I always avoided wedding photography. Let me explain why, and why I now love it. I suspect, like many professional photographers, I viewed weddings as not particularly creative; a mixture of crowd control and trying to get all eyes looking down my lens, rather the lenses of the 40 or so other digital cameras being wielded by guests...

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Elsham Hall

Elsham Hall gardens and country park is a beautiful venue for weddings, I am delighted to be their official photographer and got the opportunity last weekend to take some shots of Laura by the lake. It was an open day for Elsham promoting their wedding facilites and the lovely Laura was on hand in a beautiful Carol Li dress. These were very much spur of the moment shots, I wasn’t using anything fancy just my trusty Nikon D90 and the SB900...

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Blasting the sun

I’ve been asked to shoot a new range of clothing for a local designer, at the moment we are in the test shoot stage but should be in full swing later in the year. This is the first of a couple of shoots I have done this week. I wanted to show the really vibrant colours in the dress and Becky came up with the idea to shoot it in a field of buttercups. I wanted really strong saturated colours so opted for a few hours before sunset and in...

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Technology Tuesday – My iBitch

This is the first of a what I hope will be a regular series on the technology I use as part of my photography, it will extend beyond cameras and lenses to cover software, computers and studio kit. Today I am going to say a few words about the latest love of my life, my iPad. I’ve had my iPad around three weeks now, I couldn’t wait for them to become available in the UK so managed to get one from the states. My wife, Helen, has...

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Actors’ and Performers’ Headshots, Part 1

I am a firm believer that there is only so much a single headshot can do. But it can do so much! It captures a single moment in time when a single person is looking down that lens and its single purpose is to get you in front of casting professionals. At that point, it’s down to you. You wouldn’t expect any help from me on audition technique, but the following might help you to get in front of the people that matter. A good place to start...

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