Tuesday, 29 December 2009

The Mansion House, Roundhay Park, Leeds

I can't believe 2009 is nearly over! We've met some great people, photographed in some new venues (and in one new country!) and generally had a great time. We finished the year with weddings at Hazlewood Castle, Rogerthorpe Manor, the Craiglands Hotel at Ilkley and the Mansion House in Roundhay Park, which was a new venue for us. Winter weddings pose new challenges with the weather and the light (or lack of it!), so we made the most of the opportunity to shoot some images with our new video light. Here are some of my favourites from the Mansion House wedding.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Off-Camera Flash

For my last training day of the year I took the long drive down to Bristol on Monday to spend the day with Damien Lovegrove, who really is one of the best photographers in the country. We spent the day perfecting the technique of using the brand new radio system for firing Canon speedlights. This gives a whole new range of pictures available to the photographer using this new kit which was previously impossible to do, giving a real "fashion" feel to the photographs. Now I can't wait for the next wedding to employ these techniques and add a new "Bridal Fashion" range to my repertiore.