Thursday, 25 July 2013

Si & Mel

Another quick session with my mate Si and his new Girlfriend.  Sunset was taking ages but we persevered.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Dave & Jo

Well it was the final wedding of the season and what a day it was.  The ceremony was due to start at 1300 and at 1100 the weather was perfect - nice and overcast.  By 1230 the sky was bright blue, the sun was directly overhead and i could be heard to be grumbling as i arrived at the registry office.  The nightmare that is a clear blue sky day for shooting a wedding that ultimately also occurs when the sun is it's highest is something that all wedding photographers experience.  The shadows are harsh, the people are squinting if you face them anywhere near the direction of the sun and if you put the sun behind them you tend to go through a lot of batteries as the flash fires at max power to compensate.  It's a lottery when you get to the reception venue especially if it's a hotel and depending on how many summer guests they have staying.  As it happens i had scoped the reception venue out a couple of days before and anticipated any issues that might arise.  The day went well, there were only 28 guests for the ceremony and all of them were very accommodating as i tried to get them all sorted.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Porth Nanven

Another fight club at Porth Nanven tonight, although this time i decided to shoot from a place that i haven't before and  managed to miss more of the tripod moving.  Watching the other photographers on the shore i had to laugh as one by one they started to move their tripod further and further forward, a move that would prompt the others around to do the same!  Eventually some gave up but a few were persistent and finally got to the waters edge.  Sunset was a bit disappointing considering there wasn't any cloud but i took the first shot quite early and the second right before sunset.