I see a lot of posts saying they want to be a wedding photographer but they have a small budget, then replies from the pros saying how you need to spend several thousand on new gear. Let’s look at how a smaller budget will affect you and what limitations you’ll need to overcome.Continue reading
Category: Help guides
Tales of woe and how to make sure your wedding photographer doesn’t lose your wedding photos before delivering them
What I find strange is that I’ve never been asked how am I protecting the photos before I deliver them. On the private wedding photographer groups that I’m a member of, I often see posts from wedding photographers who are desperate for help because they’ve lost some or all the photos before they had delivered them. Today, I want to give you some tips and talk about this.Continue reading
Some ideas for your wedding day photography shot list
It’s always a good idea to know what photos you will want on your big day. It’s actually quite difficult to think of everything so here’s a handy list of the type of shots you may want on your wedding day. Scroll down for tips on organising the group shots.Continue reading
Why being at the door waiting for a parcel to be handed over to you is so important
I try to be helpful to delivery drivers by being at the door waiting. It means they spend the least amount of time possible delivering my parcels. With Amazon, it is very easy to see as your parcel gets closer thanks to real-time tracking. I’ve now discovered another essential reason to be there at the door waiting; damaged parcels!Continue reading
If you could only have one flash, what would it be?
Lighting is becoming a much greater part of my style. Pretty much every shoot incorporates at least one external light. You develop favourites. Do you have a favourite for each type of photoshoot you do? I know mine 🙂Continue reading
Please choose your wedding photographer carefully
Sometimes people recommend someone for a job and they do so with the very best intentions. Sometimes, those thoughtful intentions could cause big problems. In this case, I want to talk about wedding photographers being ‘recommended’ in Facebook groups.Continue reading
The biggest step to taking great photos is…
I used to look at other people’s photos and I’d think to myself ‘how do they manage to get those types of shots?’, or ‘how are they always that lucky?’. If you’ve ever found yourself doing that, I found the answer…Continue reading
What basic camera gear do you need to photograph a wedding?
A topic of much debate, often heated. What you need is very subjective. I feel it’s more about the limitations each set-up offers and then being able to make up your own mind. If you’re looking to start wedding photography these are some of my tips…Continue reading
Can you do long exposure photography without an ND filter? Yes!
Have you ever seen those photos where the water or clouds have motion blur, or are completely smoothed out? There is a cheap and easy way of achieving it with a filter but what if you can’t afford one? Let’s talk about options…Continue reading
Event photography with a basic camera. Tips and tricks
So you’ve been given a level entry DSLR camera, like the Nikon D3300, D5300 or the Canon EOS range. Most come with a kit lens and you’d love to take professional-level photos at events? Although I’ve upgraded to professional bodies, let me share some event photography tips and tricks to help you on your way using the type of camera I started off with…Continue reading