How to get the wedding photos that you really wantRead More
How to get wedding photos that you can hold close to your heart.Read More
It is an old tradition that the bride and groom should not see one another before the ceremony. However many couples are putting aside this age old tradition in favour of a “first look”.
So should you consider a first look? What benefits are there when choosing a first look over the standard tradition?
There are a lot of wedding photographers out there. So many that it can be daunting when looking for one that suits your needs.
Here are a list of questions (with answers) that you should be asking your photographer.
Hopefully with these questions, you should be able to find a photographer that suits you.
A while back I did a blog post called "What's in my camera bag?". Shortly afterwards I actually purchased some additional gear for my bag. The idea was to streamline what I carry and to make moving around quicker and easier.
So after trying out a few different camera bag options I decided to try Peak Design's Lens Kit & Straps. I feel like I have road tested these for long enough to give my final thoughts.
The year isn't over yet and there are plenty more weddings to come. But the main wedding season has passed so I thought it would be nice to have a little look back and show you some of my favorite photos, from this years weddings.Read More
Generally speaking myself and the couple will allocate a realistic amount of time for the creative portraits on their wedding day. But things don't always go to plan. So what happens when the schedule changes last minute and you can only allocate 10 minutes to these portraits?
Well, last week I was confronted with this exact situation.Read More
Whether I'm scouting for locations in advance of a wedding or I am introduced to a new location and need to take photos immediately, my method for analyzing a scene is always the same.Read More
My preferred equipment has slowly changed over time. I’m sure it will continue to change when I have the budget to upgrade or as my shooting style evolves, but for now this is a snap shot of what I bring with me to a photoshoot.Read More
So many different elements go into capturing the right moment.
The technical settings for your camera for the given scene. How the light & shadows fall and shape everything that’s around you. How everything in your field of view (even if it’s out of focus) can be used to compose & frame the photo.
These are all a mixture of technical & artistic decisions that help capture the moment.
But there is one element that is probably more important…
…and that’s timing.
I process every photo differently. But generally speaking I always follow a certain pattern or stages during processing. However what I do during those stages will depend on the photo and how I want it to look.
For this guide I will show you how I processed this particular photo, and most importantly, why I made the changes that I did.
Color is quite a strong and powerful element that can help reinforce certain emotions in a photo. It can even help to give the photo more context and information. Colors can help determine the stage of the day or even the season. It can help to elicit certain emotions depending on what the photographer is trying to convey. Not only that, but color has the ability to instantly attract the viewer’s eye and effective use of contrasting & complementary colors can really bring a photo to life.
So why would I sometimes prefer to display some images in black & white?Read More