My Wake Up Wednesday track for you on the 23rd April 2014 is none other than Proud Mary, written by Ike and Tina.
Event Photography with the Fuji 55-200mm lens
Recently I spent the day doing a spot of event photography at the Baltic Art Gallery, Gateshead. The event, Public Sector HR Summit 2014 was a vibrant collection of some of the best speakers on the subject and attracted a good spread of attendees from across the country.
As far as photography is concerned it provided something else – a reason to break out the Fuji 55-200mm lens on my X-Pro1 and…
This song has and always will be a perfect rock song. I’m an old rocker at heart and there doesn’t get much more classic than the first song that made most people sit up and take notice of one of the best bands to have ever graced the planet.
We Didn’t Start the Fire, Billy Joel Growing up as a child of the 80’s this was one of the classics.
A love for wedding shoes
My background in art has given me a huge appreciation for exquisite design. Thankfully for me weddings are full of well designed, custom made, beautiful things. In particular I always tend to pick up on shoes, or more to the point the brides shoes.
A brides shoes tends to be the little, cheeky, really personal part of their outfit for the day. The dress is as exquisite and princess like as…
Take two Kendo fighters, some soulful singing, a bit of dubstep, drum ‘n’ bass and some phat synthesizers, mix it all together and what do you get?
Fuji X-series cameras and remote flash
Admissions up front, I am mainly an available light shooter! For my wedding photography it just works for me and makes things quick, simple and more discrete. For nature and landscape there is already the biggest light source I could ask for so do not make use of any other lighting in these shots.
However, I have been shooting a number of portraits both personally and commercially lately which…
I had the genuine pleasure of photographing a civil partnership not long after I started as a wedding photographer.
The couple were adorable, happy, absolutely in love and looked at each other with the type of care and joy that any parent would wish their child to have their partner of choice have for them.
My big take away from the civil partnership was that it was a real shame they couldn’t be declared in the same manner that husband and wife are at the end of the ceremony. The couple themselves were not bothered, they simply wanted to show the world their love for each other.
With this in mind I say about time and am glad the option is finally there for anyone to marry whomever they wish.
Love is a beautiful thing which chooses you, you do not choose it and it is not reserved for certain people.
Marriage is a tradition which stretches back long before the church became involved and there is no reason under the sun that anyone should be prevented from marrying the person they love regardless of their gender, faith or background.In support of marrying who you want to regardless of gender, faith or background I had the genuine pleasure of photographing a civil partnership not long after I started as a wedding photographer.