Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Engagement Portrait- Signed Window Mount

An engagement portrait can be easily presented at your wedding reception in a card window mount.
This is a wonderful way to get comments from your guests. The photo can be replaced with one from the wedding day and placed in a frame.

Monday, 28 October 2013

http://www.g-technology.eu/competition/ - Page

http://www.g-technology.eu/competition/ - Page
 I everyone. This is the 29 October is the last day for voting in this photography contest. The photo is a panorama montage made from 31 photos. Please give a rating, thanks.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Wedding Photography_Boturich Castle_Loch Lomond

I was at a wedding second shooting for Graham Carnie at Boturich Castle on the banks of Loch Lomond recently. It was a very bright sunny day but a little cold and I began with photographing the groom and his ushers at lunch near the Trossachs National Park.
However the images below are in the marquee at Boturich Castle and I wanted to create a shallow dept of field with a wide viewing angle and avoiding the extreme perspective effect of a wide angle lens. This is a bokeh panorama made popular by New York wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer and enables a telephoto point of view using 30 images without the need to go a long distance from the table, which was not possible here.
A 30 image bokeh panorama of reception tables in a marquee.
Wedding Reception-Boturich Castle

Wedding Cake at the reception or is it Cheese?
Wedding Cake
Above is an interesting alternative to Wedding Cake, a selection of fine cheeses.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Keeping Fit Cycling in Scotland

Photographing Bonamy and Naa Shika cycling on Roslin Path, Midlothian. We experimented with a slow shutter speed and off camera flash, the weather wasn't great but that didn't stop us.
I think poor weather makes me more creative with ideas. Needless to say cycling is a great way to keep fit and get around.

What do you think?

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Woman cycling on a bike.
Cycling Midlothian
Cycling Past
Passing By
Woman cycling in the Sottish countryside along Roslin Path,Midlothian..
On Your Bike Get Fit
Creative photography caputing movement.
Young Woman on a Bike
A potrait of sisters in Scotland using the Brenizer method panorama.
Cycling in Midlothian

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Scottish Portrait Photography

Photographing portraits in the Scottish countryside. It  is a rare thing to get such good summer weather in Scotland so I am making most of the opportunity to practice ideas for portrait photos. here my model assistant is dressed in a Scottish fashion theme, styled by Claire. Keeping portrait photography techniques simple is the best formula for successful images. Just natural light and a reflector for a wonderful beauty light.

Scottish Fashion Portrait
Tartan Portrait Midlothian

Model dressed in Scottish tartan and head shot.

Some fashion portrait and beauty photography.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Portrait Photography In a Midlothian Garden

I am making the most of the current warm weather we are having in Scotland. This time working on fashion portrait ideas with my photography assistant in a garden near Loanhead, Midlothian. Always fun to practice image making techniques that will be useful for portrait and wedding events, so more of the panorama montages.
Again the best type of lighting for a flattering portrait is back lighting and a soft fill from a reflector or off camera flash for a punchy image.

This is a 6 image bokeh panorama taken in Midlothian.
Panorama Portrait

Some fashion portraits of Naa Shika.

Fashion portrait photography in a Midlothian garden near Loanhead.
Fashion Portrait Midlothian

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Wedding Photography Ideas

I have been working on wedding photography ideas recently using an exciting trendy new creative panorama technique for creating images on location in a Midlothian garden near Edinburgh. So you can see beautiful images can be made in very little space, just a little bit of imagination and planning.
Here my sister and I have gone for the idea of a black wedding dress and veil for a unique wedding concept, helped by the unusually sunny Scottish weather.
I think that back lighting in photographs has a flattering slimming effect for interested brides. A gold reflector was used to give the pictures a warm glow on my niece Bonamy.
It is great fun experimenting with ideas which can help you with your wedding planning and you will know that your photos will have the wow factor.
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A black wedding gown back lit by a late evening sun.
Black Wedding Dress
Wedding fashion bridal portrait ideas using natural light and reflectors.
Natural Beauty

Here are some more photos of Bonamy using the panorama technique known as the Brenizer Method. This kind of photography requires so much practice because it is anything but straight forward and needs so much concentration. The idea is to make a large canvas with a wonderful bokeh using a narrow area of sharp focus and a wide angle of view.
You should try out such a portrait session you will have so much fun as my model here did, I guarantee your images will be flattering and you will have something special to keep.

Panorama portrait in a summer garden using the Brenizer method of photography
Summer Garden Portraits