Saturday, 21 June 2014

Our Start in Wedding Photography

It's been a long time since I last posted on this blog, I have been busy taking behind the scenes photographs for a short film called "Suited" and planning out my venture into wedding photography.
Both me and my good friend who I will be doing wedding photography with have been hard at work on our photography, practicing and improving upon our ideas and technique to tell a great story.

This month we have a wedding coming up which we are both looking forward to.
Being new to wedding photography, we have yet to learn about the business side of things however we are more then confident in taking some beautiful photographs on the day.

Please visit our 500px gallery.

Here are some examples of my previous wedding photographs which can be seen in more detail on our gallery.

More news and photographs soon.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Retrospective: My X100

In 2012 I made a big decision, to ditch my dslr in favour of a small compact that had just hit the market with very little known about it.

On paper the camera sounded like everything I wanted at the time, a compact with all the controls a photographer needs to hand and in a small body.
My dslr was starting to be a pain, heavy and cumbersome to use with simple photographic needs stuffed in menu after menu.

I just wanted a great travel photography camera that didn't give me a back ache but gave me great images.
With trips to Italy and Japan planned, I decided to take a big chance, im not rich so laying down £1000 is a big deal to me.
I've no regrets.

The first real test was a trip to Italy followed by Japan.
At the time I was very interested in way a using shadow as composition, the little X100 was a joy to use allowing me to focus on the concept.
Not only was I able to do conceptual photographs but the standard style of photographic images were fantastic in terms of colour and sharpness.

For the first time in ages I finally had a camera that helped me to take Black and White photographs like I used to get from my old film slr.
Although the X100 is small and retro looking, the camera was more then capable of anything I asked of it.

It might not be the fastest camera to focus but in terms of usability and having an amazing camera that fits in my pocket, I could not ask for more.
If you ask a photographer what camera do they use then you will get many different answers, there is no right or wrong answer, for me it took years to find the right one.  Both the X100 and X-Pro1 are my main tools for the job, yet for some reason, the little X100 has a little place in my heart, the spark that rekindled my love for photography (and saved me from back ache).

Saturday, 11 January 2014


Hello and welcome to my blog.

Here is the place for my views on photography, the places I have photographed and the people who have inspired me.
2014 will be a big year for me so please join me in my photographic adventure.

"Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph." – Matt Hardy