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Max & Pip Early Preview - Tylney Hall Wedding April 2018
04 18 2018 5 min to read

Max & Pip Early Preview - Tylney Hall Wedding April 2018

I have to admit I can't believe how lucky I wase for Max and Pip's wedding. After weeks of almost constant rain the clouds lifted and the sun came out all day. By Sunday morning it was raining again, but by Sunday morning it was...

category: Blog, Photography, Wedding
Winter Wedding Tylney Hall - Erica & Alex
12 14 2017

Winter Wedding Tylney Hall - Erica & Alex

A bright, cold, winter’s day and I am packing my camera gear along with my gloves for a beautiful cold winter wedding at Tylney Hall. While it was bright and dry, the temperature would be called 'challenging' in military...

category: Blog, Photography, Portrait, Review
Godox AD200 Review
11 11 2017

Godox AD200 Review

As always with my reviews, the Godox AD200 review is shot from a practical real world point of view. Armed with a free Sunday in Autumn, a Godox AD200 and my own beautiful family to photograph, I headed over to Winkworth...

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, Photography
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, 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
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
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...

category: Blog, Photography
Nikon D3200 Lens Calibration
01 29 2016

Nikon D3200 Lens Calibration

Nikon D3200 lens Calibration This post is about how you can perform a D3200 lens calibration. A little while back I bought a Nikon D3200 as a lightweight alternative for my 'professional' gear when I wanted good quality, but...