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Portrait lighting

April 17, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Here's an interesting article and video comparing the use of natural light against off-camera flash. Quite different results between the two.

My thoughts? Neither is right or wrong, but they give a different look and it depends on what you are after from the session. I think the off camera flash gives an additional pop to the images that when done carefully can really enhance the shot. But also factor in that with family photography you sometimes need to be moving quickly and reacting to events, and off camera flash techniques require you to slow down, position equipment, and get the settings right - and that takes time, meaning it's not always possible. In my shoots, whenever it's possible, I like to use some additional lighting, but sometimes the situation doesn't allow you to that and you have to know how to use natural light as well. It's all interesting stuff and adds some complexity to a session!

https://petapixel.com/2018/04/16/flash-vs-natural-light-two-pro-portrait-photographers-go-head-to-head/


Event photography Sevenoaks

May 31, 2017  •  Leave a Comment


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Having an event or a grand party? Don't forget to #getthepicture!

These pictures were from the Sevenoaks School Ball 2016, but the clear blue skies reminded me of the glorious weather I can see outside the window now.

What a very well dressed crowd we had for this party, and of course that weather didn't do any harm either. Look at the colours as the sun starts to set outside.

 

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Children and pets!

May 26, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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What's not to love about a walk in the woods for the children and the beloved family pooch! Seriously, all children like a walk in the woods if you can bring a bit of excitement into it. Usually that means playing games and looking for things, but as you can see here if you have a family pet to come with you then everyone is excited already. All in all that means you can get great photographs of children having fun with great scenery around too.

 

On this shoot we did quite a few group shots, but then also some individual ones as well, meaning that the client had a good selection of prints to put up on the wall afterwards.

 

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And after all that hard work (by the children!) we went off to the park to relax and have some more serious fun - and of course take some more photographs while having fun!

 

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Fabulous few hours out and about, and great photographs at the end of it of course!


Party time

May 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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Oh my how much do we all love a good party - and you can tell just how good this party was going to be!

Things I like about photographing a party...

Everyone gets dressed up and looks the part...

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The warm glow of the lights in a well-dressed marquee...

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Everyone having a good time...

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Especially the children who get to stay up extra late!

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And getting to play with lenses that rarely come out, but are just right for a good party...

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And there's always some good band shots to be had too...

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Oooh - I nearly forgot the dancing shots too...

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And all the other bits that make a fine old party...

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Don't waste a good party that you've spent months organising - get me along as well!

 

 

 


Family photography in Sevenoaks

May 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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I do love a family that's up for a decent walk in the countryside because there is just so much to do and enjoy - and that means everyone gets distracted, relaxed and ends up smiling. And that all means happy pictures and happy memories. Decent wellies help too, but you can get by without them just as well!

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Most of this was shot in and around Knole Park in Sevenoaks - it has so many good spots hidden away. I do have a number of other favourite places to go though, plus a few more I have discovered and haven't used yet - so if you fancy a nice family walk do get in touch!

 

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And don't forget to bring some energy with you!

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