Complete Wedding Gallery from Bishopstrow Hotel

Bishopstrow Wedding Photographer The beautiful Orchardleigh Estate, the place to help make your wedding day perfect; we are offering our clients 10% off our Fusion – Photography & Video collection for 2010 My clients regularly ask to see a complete wedding, one of the first things that need to be considered is the privacy of […]

Complimentary Engagement Photo-shoot

I absolutely love the opportunity to meet my wonderful couples prior to their wedding day and the best opportunity is with their complimentary engagement photo shoot (Pre-Wedding Photoshoot).

Emotional Wedding Photography

Reportage Wedding Photography should truly capture the atmospere and tell the story of the wedding day. 

Steady that shot

Steady that shot in order to take that perfect wedding photo, wedding photography is an art and a skill you have to learn but also has to do with a personal desire to capture memories.

Photography Claire & Pau’s Bath Wedding

This wonderful wedding for the lovely Claire and Paul at the wonderful Wick Farm Bath was a fabulous wedding, the venue is just perfect for those close family wedding’s. The weather wasn’t perfect however the rain did hold off, Wick farm has some lovely locations for those romantic image’s, there is a wonderful barn area and the cottage provides a beautiful backdrop.

Diana & Luke’s Wedding in Bath

Wedding photography is all about capturing the wedding day and I have to say, I have hundreds of fabulous images for them, Diana didn’t want any photos to be displayed online however she gave me kind permission to just add the one photo to my document of the day.

Thornbury Castle Wedding Photographer

Thornbury Castle is a fabulous location any time of year and superb for your wedding photograph’s

Liz & Neil’s Wedding Photography in Bath

Well this beautiful wedding for Elizabeth and Neil was very easy to tell through photographs but also with words. For a start the weather was just perfect, wonderful day, overcast but quite warm for this time of year.

Photographer take control

Taking control of your camera in all types of photography is vital, landscape, portrait and wedding photography.

Beautiful Wedding Photography in Bath

This beautiful wedding was in the wonderful city of Bath and we had the fabulous opportunity to photograph and document this stunning wedding.

Real Wedding Photography Bath

Memories are so important in life, so if you are looking for a wedding photographer, you want to be able to look back at these images and bring back all the memories for years to come, so really its not that difficult to find your wedding photographer in the end, If it seems “to good to be true” it probably is, look for a professional.

Photographing Wedding Portraits Bath

This absolutely stunning Bride from a recent wedding (local to Bath) was very photogenic and a dream to capture on film, lovely personality, beautiful eyes, it was a pleasure photographing her and capturing her personality in her wedding photo’s however I still took my time and studied her in order to create the wedding portrait photo’s to reveal her beauty.

Wedding Photography Focusing tips

“This Photo attached to this article was taken at a wedding local to us here in Somerset, this lovely little Church in Mere (St Michael the Archangel) the beautiful Bride “Lucy” brushed her wedding dress and she looked so natural with her handsome entourage, this is where you want that focus to be bang on!”

Not all lenses are the same

This image was taken at a wedding in Bath, the Mother of the Bride ran forward and started to throw her last handful of confetti, there was no time to think, I just fired off the shutter of my Fuji XE2, the aperture was set at f5.6 and the focus at infinity, no need to wait, focus, I knew with these settings on the camera, the moment would be captured.

Capturing Life through reportage Photography

Reportage wedding photography is where I really feel I’m in my element, I absolutely love looking for those magical moment’s that appear in front of the lens, or those moment’s that I’m always on the look out for, the Bride hugging her Mother or Father, the little child with his or her Grandparents, as a wedding photographer, its imperative that I speak out these image’s, because after all, that’s was reportage photography is all about, its not just snap shot’s, its photography at its highest level.

Only as good as your last photograph

The wedding for Kim and Steven at Orchardleigh House on Sunday was very wet, when we came out of the church at Lullington, the heavens opened, if I had set my sights on taking photo’s at the church, I could have been photographically challenged and this thought process will eventually throw you off guard!

Wedding Photography with Fuji cameras

I now own two Fuji x100s an EX2 and the fantastic XT1 with all those fabulous Prime lenses, if you want a small flash for the cameras, then the nissin i40 is a great little flash and works wonderfully, TLT and manual are available to you and it performs like a best friend!

Autumnal Photography

Many wedding photographers tend to receive less bookings at this time of year and it provides the perfect opportunity to look back at past weddings and focus on your marketing strategy, we still have several weddings to look forward to this year, providing our wedding photography service at Coombe lodge, Orchardleigh House, Wick Farm, Sudeley Castle, Highcliff Castle and the fabulous Manor at Castle Coombe, yes we’re going to be pretty busy right through until Christmas eve but we do love our profession, capturing wedding moments this wonderful county of Somerset.

Camera focusing Tips

If your camera has face detection and you’re photographing a person, then it will probably produce a pretty good shot, however with most other shots it will decide for itself, this means it will select any of the multiple AF points it felt it needed to get the photo in focus. This decision will typically be based on things such as contrast, subject closes to the lens, most contrast point, because it knows exactly which is the main point right?

Beyond Average Photography

Well, your camera not only expects a scene to average out as mid-gray, this means that it is therefore programmed to set the exposure ensuring that your DSLR delivers this mid-gray average so everything being seen by the camera comes out of the camera at this middle grey!

Camera Auto Modes

You may be drawn into a false sense of security, they all sound great in theory however scene modes are only the same as Auto mode, the camera still does everything with regards to the photo such as exposure, focus, and everything else, you as the photographer are completely kept out of the process.

Photography tips

I have used this effect at weddings in the past, when you have time to play, it produces brilliant images, I just focus on a guest or the Bride and Groom and let the other guests become a blur, practice practice practice and you too will produce incredible, imaginary and artistic photography.

Flash Photography

 Flash Photography You can do some pretty amazing things when you get to grips with your Flash Photography, obviously that little blast of light is fantastic at adding a touch a fill when taking photos outside where the light may just add that extra lift to portraits especially under the eyes where you could have […]

Shutter Priority Mode

Freezing action is something photographers have been fascinated with, the ability to freeze photographs of fast-moving action, the Bride tossing her bouquet to her girlfriends at her wedding is a must for fast shutter speeds you could also set the camera to continuous focus and firing mode to fire off several shots at once.

Aperture Settings

Controlling the depth of field is an essential skill in photography, it allows everything in a landscape photograph from the closest detail to the farthest, to appear in focus, or lets say your taking a portrait photograph of the Bride and you want the Brides eyes to appear sharp, selecting the correct aperture will provide you with the perfect detailed shot.

Posing the Bride

As the official wedding photographer; push yourself, be creative and produce those photographs to thrill your wedding clients, work with your couple, never push your ideas onto the couple, allow them to be themselves, make those small adjustments if the photo requires it, if you let the wedding couple be themselves, then you will really capture their personality.

Direction of Light

Photographing weddings in Somerset can be a challenge due to the changes is weather, we provided our wedding services last weekend and we experienced every type of weather throughout the day, from brilliant sunshine through to those black overcast skies, very challenging and this is when is vital to clearly see the direction of light as it changes through the wedding shoot.  

Photographing Interiors.

I absolutely love photographing interiors; we have some incredible National Trust venues here in Somerset, where the rooms provide superb natural light and the furnishings bring back the memories of the Victorian or Tudor times, a favourite of mine, as a professional photographer in this beautiful Somerset area, it’s a photographers dream but also if you just love photography as a hobbyist, Somerset is the place to try your interior photography skills.

Correct Exposure for Wedding, Portrait and Landscape Photography.

Take the challenge and see how you get on, gaining correct exposure in complete manual settings, you will be so thrilled when you realise, you can do this without letting the camera decide on what it thinks it’s looking at based on mathematical algorithms’.

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