I’m so behind on blogging about all the Flash Photography Workshops that I’ve been teaching with Lisa Devlin for Photography Farm.
So, the idea this year was to take the Photography Farm on the road and do a scaled down version, but still keeping the same warm and fuzzy feel and giving wedding photographers the skills they need to make their businesses fly. We called these roadshow workshops…..Photography Farm Elements.
We’ve been very fortunate to meet and teach some amazing photographers this year. We’ve been to Belfast, Glasgow (twice), Manchester, London (twice) and Cornwall….where these images were shot.
We stayed in Foye at the amazing Foye Hall Hotel with the website design legend that is Melissa Love giving a guest spot talk at the workshop all about Good Web Design for Photographers as well as SEO for Photographer’s. Lisa did her workshops on Kick Ass Marketing Techniques and The Fundamental Rules for Awesome Couples Shoots. And I taught my Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Flash Photography, but Were Afraid to Ask.
On the second day we were very fortunate to have Sophie and Gareth from Crown and Glory to model for our couples shoots and I took a few shots to show the people on the workshops how I shoot things a little differently using Off-Camera Flash. So here are the images that I shot.
We’re taking Photography Farm Elements back on the road and will be in Belfast in February and back to London in March. So if you’re interested, please do get in contact.
And of course there is the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (thats the only word that I can use to describe it) Farm Week in January where we have some industry leading wedding photographers teaching everything and anything that you’d ever want to know to make yourself an awesome photographer.
I love a good light painting photo at a wedding. Although I haven’t done any this year.
But that all changed on Friday night when I shot Rebecca and Marc’s wedding at Blanch House in Brighton. They had told me that they specifically loved my light painting shots and getting some of them on their wedding day was a must.
So off we trekked down to the beach where I proceeded to prance around like an idiot waving a load of torches. I’m really pleased with the shot as its actually quite difficult to do this on Brighton beach as there is so much light coming from the town. I had wanted Rebecca & Marc to be a silhouette, but the amount of light hitting them prevented that. I also wanted to do something a little different than having a couple standing there staring at the camera.
Anyway here is my sneak peek for you….rest of the wedding coming on the blog at some point.
All the best Rebecca & Marc. Have a fun Honeymoon.
Hot off the press and straight to you, is this night time sneak peek of Rachel & Seb at the Brighton / Hove band stand.
Rachel had asked me to do a shot of them at the bandstand as she really liked the indian architecture that reflected the Brighton Royal Pavilion where they got married just before. I also asked her what else she liked and she told me the darkness behind and the dramatic lines leading in from the front.
In all the years that i’ve been shooting weddings in Brighton i’ve never shot at the band stand. I’ve always tried to avoid shooting here as it’s been shot to death and I didn’t know how i’d do something different. Well what I love about winter weddings is that I can really use my lighting skills to full effect, get my creativity on and make things look different.
So taking the blue from Rachel’s fab wedding shoes I set up a couple of off camera flashes with coloured gels and lit the band stand how I thought it should be lit. So this is Rachel and Seb on their wedding day at one of their favourite places snuggling up in the cold.
After last years mammoth success Photography Farm Week is back. (check out my blog post on 10 things that I learnt at the Photography Farm)
If you don’t know what Farm Week is, in a nut shell the idea is to bring together some of the industries finest photographers to run workshops, talks and panel discussions all in order to refresh / inspire / rejuvenate and take your photography business from strength to strength.
If you’ve been looking for that little something to help your photography grow the chances are that there will be a workshop for you. We’ve got workshops on getting the best from couples shoots, post processing, developing your style, stock photography, legal issues, film photography, photojournalism and styled shoots as well as so much more. Oh and all things Flash Photography.
Last years Photography Farm booked up so well that we’ve really strengthened the line up. We’ve got some amazing photographers including Brooke Davis, Tigz Rice, David McNeil, Joanna Brown, Tavis Johnson, Emma Lucy, Lee Robbins, Laura McCluskey and Neil Douglas Thomas. As well as of course Lisa Devlin and me.
Have a look at the Photography Farm website here to check out more details on the amazing workshops.
I’ve just realised that I didn’t get a chance to post a sneak peek from this cool alternative Brighton wedding, as I went on holiday first thing in the morning right after Alice & Russell’s wedding.
So a bit about it; they got married at St Nicholas’s Church in Brighton (possibly one of the oldest churches in Brighton) and then after taking the vintage roller along Brighton seafront they had a fun reception at the Terrace Bar & Grill.
I loved that Alice & Russell were up for having their photo taken in front of the iconic fish & chips stall on the beach and just generally kept laughing all day long. They even had a joke played on them by the infamous Brighton Traffic wardens.
To see all the photos from this wedding click here: Alternative Brighton Wedding