Blog Archives - Page 2 of 7 - Brian Parkes Photography

category: Blog, dance
Diamond Dancecentre Show 2017
11 04 2017

Diamond Dancecentre Show 2017

Here are the previews of the dance showcase photographs from Princess Hall. Note I photographed the dress rehearsal plus both shows on two different cameras and so images of a particular section will be spread throughout the...

category: Blog, Photography, Portrait
Portrait Inspiration
10 13 2017

Portrait Inspiration

I visited the National Portrait Gallery in London today. I was impressed with the thought and skill that had gone into the painted portraits. Due to a number of factors I was less impressed with the photographic portraits....

category: Blog, Review, Wedding
Highfield Park Wedding Photography
09 24 2017 5 min to read

Highfield Park Wedding Photography

After a almost two weeks of unseasonable rain, I woke up to a break in the weather just in time for a days Highfield Park wedding photography. With rain forecast, it was  going to be a case of racing through to get everybody...

category: Blog, Photography, Review
Batch Edit NIK Software in Lightroom
08 17 2017

Batch Edit NIK Software in Lightroom

I have been a big fan of NIK Software for years, so much so in fact that I paid several hundred pounds on Color Efex before google bought it and made it free. However until recently I never knew it was possible to Batch Edit with...

category: Blog, Photography, Review
Nikon 85mm F1.8G Review
06 04 2017

Nikon 85mm F1.8G Review

I have been following the very talented Susie Moore for many years due to her talent. I have read for many years that an 85mm could change your photography so purchased the Nikon 85mm F1.8G. Now I've used the lens for a couple of...

category: Blog, dance, Photography
IDTA Nationwide Medallist of the Year 2017
04 06 2017

IDTA Nationwide Medallist of the Year 2017

With April here it was time once again to head to the Empress Ballroom at the Winter gardens in Blackpool. We had the probably the best journey down that we have ever had at 5 hours which was almost spoilt when we realised my...

category: Blog, Photography, Portrait
Calling All Models for Free Portrait Shoot
03 05 2017

Calling All Models for Free Portrait Shoot

When I first started taking photography seriously around 2000 I had a lot of help from my Wife and a few other volunteer models posed for me while I figured out how to shoot people rather than the architecture I had been shooting...

category: Blog, Photography
Low Key Portrait at Home Tutorial
02 12 2017

Low Key Portrait at Home Tutorial

This is a simple low key portrait at home tutorial focussing on how to shoot a simple low key portrait, at home, with the minimum of equipment. A Decent Low Key Portrait Room We don't all have the luxury of our own studio. I...

category: Blog, Photography, Review
Lens Calibration with Reikan FoCal Review
02 05 2017

Lens Calibration with Reikan FoCal Review

Still in the wedding 'off season' its time for a thorough check of all my gear. One of those jobs I do periodically is checking my lens calibration. Its always been a fairly subjective and difficult task doing it manually. Time...

02 02 2017

Equipment Review Time

Firmly into the 1st quarter of the year, traditionally the 'off-season' for wedding photography and with my tax return completed it's time to review my equipment again and see if there is anything available on the market that...