Often I do shoots just because I am inspired by something random. Last Halloween I met Maria in a bar, dressed in her wedding dress with a bunch of dead flowers and fake blood running down her face! She looked fabulous!
Q. When trying to capture confetti being thrown and the couples' faces in focus, what settings would you use?
Q. What kind of flash should I buy for my Canon 5D Mark III?
Q. Can you recommend a good portable projector that I could use to show clients their photos in their own home without the use of a screen?
It's been a busy media month! - so thought I'd give you a few links to the various articles that I've been writing recently. Hope you find them helpful - grab a coffee and enjoy!
How do I market my business to get more weddings? I have attended about 8 or 9 weddings so far and all have gone pretty well, but I am trying to break into wedding photography full time.
Ron Yates, Fareham UK
Q. I feel like a “bit of a fraud” because I have no qualifications.
Q. Do you use pre-sets or actions on your photos?
Q. In maternity photography, how do you set the pregnant lady at ease?
Q. What would be your approach to capturing a full wedding?
Don't let rain spoil your wedding photography! You don't need to resort to using your flash for everything - just plan ahead and work harder, so you only have to use flash for 10% of the pictures. Here's 10 tips to help you.
Most people can shoot great candid wedding photos, but how do you make sure you get a "perfect bride" shot, when you have so much to think about on the day?
Q. Would the 70-200mm, F4 lens suffice for portraiture?
Q. What type of metering do you use when shooting a wedding?
Q. Why do you change your exposure in postproduction, rather than in the camera?
Don't be put off if some of these questions seem a little "techy" at first...
I would like to offer options like Queensbury or Jorgenson albums, but they will only accept commissions from professionals. I am a retired GP, and shoot a few weddings for friends, but do not wish to turn my photography into a business.
Martin Moss, Maidstone UK
Please can you give me 5 "must have" photos to include at a wedding? I am shooting my best friend's wedding this weekend and starting to panic! Oh - and I am also the best man! I have promised them an album, but I am worrying about how I will get the group shots, signing the register and coming down the aisle, etc. - help!
Glenn Dorrington, Berkshire UK
Ask those little things about photography that have been niggling you!! I don’t know the meaning of life but I do know a lot about taking pictures so ask away!
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