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Monday, 29 April 2013

Natalie and Andy's wedding...

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What an amazing day we had documenting Natalie and Andy's wedding a couple of weeks ago. It was such a lovely day with lots of great touches. The whole day was at the lovely Thornton Hall. hazel was with the girls getting ready while Ian was with the boys at Thornton Hall. It was a really great day with lots of love and laughter.....we managed to talk Natalie intoto going up the fire escape to get some shots with the setting sun in the background and she did really well despite having a real fear of heights!

Here are a few faves from the day....




























Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Latest phtography workshop....

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We had a great time last weekend on Part 3 of our photography training workshops/ photo-walks. Aimed at any level of experience and any camera, the workshops are designed to be fun, interactive and a way to learn to be able to use our cameras to better express our creative vision.

On the latest workshop, we looked mainly at what many people consider to be the most important aspects of photography.....the quality and direction of light. We explored the differences between hard and soft light, how that affects our subjects and also how the direction of light affects the result.

Many photographers will shy away from direct sunlight as it is considered to be hard and unflattering. We tried to see that any light can be used as we know how to use our cameras to handle and control it.

If you would like to be a part of the next photo-walk, please head over to the group training page on Facebook and join in...

We will be repating some of the earlier and more basic workshops soon as well as running number 4 which will be about using flash on and off camera....should be a good one.

Here are a few edited shots from last Saturday.....











Thursday, 11 April 2013

Paul and Amy's wedding preview....

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A couple of weeks ago we shot our first wedding of the year up near Blackburn with Paul and Amy. The ceremony was at their local church in Lowton and the reception was at the lovely Stanley House Hotel. 

It was a lovely day with lots of laughs along the way as well as some lovely personal touches.  We braved the weather later in the afternoon where it was rather exposed and bracing on the hills where the hotel is situated!


Here are a few favorites from the day...