Thursday, 12 November 2015

London Off Camera Flash Workshop

In March 2015 I attended a wedding photography workshop in London that was hosted by Chris Chambers. Chris is a Pontefract based West Yorkshire Wedding Photographer and in my opinion the best there is. His wedding photographs are in a league of their own and his knowledge of photography and lighting techniques is amazing. 
I had previously attended a couple of workshops with Chris and on each occasion the information gained was fresh and I left the day with new techniques and ideas ready to put into practice at weddings to improve my own work. When I found out that Chris was running the two day London Workshop, although a long way to travel, I knew it would be well worth attending.

On the first day, late afternoon, we met as a group of ten students, Chris and the model Bride and Groom, Kelly and Mark. After a brief introduction we set off to start capturing some low light images under the guidance of Chris.
Throughout the evening we used multiple locations and techniques and produced some truly stunning Wedding Photographs before returning back to our hotel absolutely shattered gone midnight!

The First location was by the London Eye. As kelly walked through the crowds they started clapping and cheering thinking they were a real bride and groom. 
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The use of off camera flash to capture the stunning detail in the background as well as the bride and groom.

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What a stunning sunset with Big Ben in the back ground. 

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A London bus passing the Bride and Groom

On day two we met late morning at the foot of Tower Bridge and again used unique locations throughout the day shooting in daylight. Kelly and Mark were brilliant and were prepared to try anything. At one point Mark got his feet wet in the Thames!
We moved around London shooting all day and the workshop ended before dark.

Someone is about to get wet feet!

A perfect example of using your surroundings. A lovely reflection Wedding photograph.

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The happy couple by St Pauls Cathedral!

Throughout both days Chris ran the workshop in a controlled and patient manor. I soon realised that there was a mixed level of experience in attendance on the workshop and Chris made sure everyone understood the techniques of each shot and everyone gained from the workshop. For myself I left  feeling confident that I can use all the methods taught by Chris at weddings and my work has improved because of this. 
If anyone is thinking of attending one of Chris Chambers Training Workshops I would highly recommend you do so. As a Wedding Photographer in Leeds, West Yorkshire I feel that I am always learning and looking for new ideas and techniques to make my wedding photographs stand out from the crowd and give them that 'WOW' factor. Attending one of Chris Chambers workshops really helped me achieve this, my business has moved onto another level and bookings have increased. 

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Hannah & Jonathan Wood - St Pierre Wedding Photographey

Sunday was our second wedding of the weekend and we headed over to Wakefield for the wedding of Hannah and Jonathan at St Pierre Hotel.
What an amazing day. The weather was perfect and after the ceremony we headed down the road to Newmillerdam for a little walk with the bride and groom and to capture some stunning wedding photographs.

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After the meal and speeches were over we had a little time to spare so we again headed off to find some more beautiful locations to shoot stunning wedding photographs. Hannah was a great sport as we made her walk through the woods in her wedding heels. Jonathan was a true gent though helping her along the way and holding her dress for her!

 The Boat house has many important memories for Jonathan so it was great that we could capture some shots by it that they will have in there wedding photographs for ever.

Hannah and Jonathan had booked a few days away after the wedding with the family and I understand the children now want a hot tub and home!! Glad you had a good time guys and thank you for letting us be part of your big day.

A password protected gallery will soon be on the WEBSITE with all photographs from Hanna and Jonathan's wedding. Please contact the bride and groom for the password.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Wentworth Castle Wedding Chloe and Jamie Botwright - Leeds Wedding Photographer

Saturday the 23rd May 2015 was the Wedding of Chloe Redfearn and Jamie Botwright at Wentworth Castle, South Yorkshire.
What an amazing venue and day. Chloe looked stunning as she entered the Victorian Conservatory and walked towards (a little nervous) Jamie!
After the ceremony had taking place we made full use of the amazing grounds at Wentworth Castle and captured some stunning photographs.
A wonderful day and night was had by all the guests and Chloe and Jamie can now enjoy a weeks Honeymoon away!!
Have a good one guys!

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Monday, 18 May 2015

Leeds Event Photography - Craiglands Hotel Ilkley West Yorkshire - 16-5-15

On saturday night we were back at the Craiglands Hotel for our second event of the weekend. This time it was a charity ball. We were asked to provide the white backdrop with mobile studio and on site printing and of course our Photo Booth props came along too.
Everyone seemed to have a great night and as always the Craiglands Hotel hosted a fantastic night. 
Here are a few of the photographs taken on the night. If you would like to view the whole gallery please click HERE

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