Thursday, 15 September 2011

The Pool Shoot

Any time I get the chance to work somewhere new I jump at it, so I was delighted to be asked to photograph in a beautiful garden with a swimming pool!

I was also very lucky to have the lovely Chelsea to work with. I think the shot on the decking (above) is very Hollywood!

Whilst the clouds made it easier to shoot (like having a huge softbox) it was quite chilly at times, but that wasn't going to stop Chelsea getting in the pool...

All of these shots are lit using a mixture of ambient and off-camera flash.

For this set I used a Canon 580EX-II in a Lastolite EzyBox. The camera was in Manual mode at all times, but the flash was fired via a second 580EX-II in the hot-shoe using E-TTL metering.

Using a little negative compensation the light from the flash blends in nicely with the ambient giving a much more natural feel. I think it worked very well.

Take care

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Wedding: Kim and Kriss

I met up with Kriss at the hotel before the ceremony. Took this shot of the rings on the desk in his room. The soft morning light coming from the window was perfect.

We arrived at Portsmouth Register Office with plenty of time to spare. On such a beautiful morning it nice to have a little time to enjoy the sunshine.

I love the old red brick building and the contrast with the modern towers in nearby Gunwharf Quays.

Both Kim and Kriss wrote their own vows and I think quite a few people had tears in their eyes listening to them. There could be no doubt how much they love one another.

After the ceremony we head off to the Waterfront Brasserie in Lee-on-Solent for the reception. It looked like a couple of the bridesmaids were going to go for a paddle, but thought better of it at the last minute!

As the sun set we took a short walk on the beach. The partying continued until long after dark.

Congratulations to Kim and Kriss.

Take care,