December 2013 update: I'm no longer working as a photographer

In 2009, I launched a company that makes business software for photographers, and now that company is so successful that I've regretfully had to put my photography business on hold indefinitely. You can find out more about this change on my blog.

If you're looking for a photographer, I'm still in touch with many amazing photographers and would be delighted to recommend them to you if you contact me.

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October 2009 Archive

Victoria & Julian's engagement portrait session in Cambridge

Posted in Portrait Photography at 15:13 on 27/10/2009

The Autumn & Winter wedding season has already kicked off for me, but there's still time to make the most of the fallen leaves in Cambridge. Victoria & Julian travelled up to Cambridge for their pre-wedding portrait session, braving the rain to kick leaves around in some of my favourite parts of Cambridge.

Here's a selection of my favourite photographs from their portrait session:

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Cambridgeshire wedding photography: Sally & Stephen's wedding

Posted in Wedding Photography at 08:57 on 15/10/2009

A lot of the weddings that I photograph are in Cambridgeshire, but Sally & Stephen's took me to two new villages. They married each other in the village of West Wratting and then boarded a vintage bus to The Garden Barn in Little Bradley, just across the border into Suffolk.

Sally & Stephen's wedding is the first of this year's autumn & winter wedding photography season, which I love because my pictures from autumn & winter weddings have a completely different feel to my spring and summer work.

Here's a selection of my favourite pictures from Sally & Stephen's wedding day:

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Photography seminars in Glasgow - final reminder

Posted in Seminars at 08:08 on 04/10/2009

Children's photographer Helen Bartlett and myself are heading up to Glasgow this week to present a pair of seminars at the Calumet store there.

Post-production for portrait and wedding photographers

On Thursday 8 October, I'll be presenting my post-production for portrait & wedding photographers seminar.

Digital capture has given photographers an enormous amount of creative control over their work, but this means that taking great pictures is only the first step towards delivering fantastic results.

I will be presenting a seminar that will teach you the post-production skills you need to finish your portrait & wedding photographs to a professional standard. The course will explore:

Practical techniques that will bring the best out of your images.

Building these skills into an efficient workflow that supports your photographic style and makes the most of your time.

The seminar includes:

A catch-up session to bring your Photoshop skills up to speed.

Realising the potential of RAW files.

Producing great black & whites from digital images.

Practical retouching techniques.

Using special effects to polish your images.

Taking control of your workflow.

Everyone attending the seminar will also receive a disc containing details of the techniques demonstrated, sample files and the Photoshop Actions used during the course.

The seminar will run from 10:00 to 17:00 and is priced at £85. You can book tickets from the Calumet site or by calling 0141 353 0875:

Thursday 8 October 2009 - Calumet Glasgow

Photographing children with Helen Bartlett

On Wednesday 7 October, Helen will be presenting her seminar on photographing children.

Helen has spent the last five years establishing a thriving children's photography business that takes her all over the UK photographing children in their own environment. In this seminar she will share the secrets of her success and the philosophy behind her images which is so integral to her signature style.

Helen will guide you through the highs and lows of setting up your business and explain many of the key techniques she uses each and every day to ensure that each and every client has a stunning set of images.

You will learn:

How to develop your own style by thinking through your images and what you want to achieve rather that imitating the photographer down the road.

How to evaluate a location for the best shooting spots: be it a park, a beach or a basement flat.

How to work with light or lack or it, indoors and out

How to get the best from the children and achieve the all important family group shot

What to do when you hit meltdown (yes, we work with two year olds) and how to get the shoot up and running again

How to market your new found skills and attract new clients

Tickets are on sale now, priced at £75 inc VAT. You can book tickets from the Calumet site or by calling 0141 353 0875:

Wednesday 7 October 2009 - Calumet Glasgow

iPhone apps for photographers article in Photo Pro magazine

Posted in Miscellaneous at 15:27 on 02/10/2009

The latest issue of Photo Pro magazine has just dropped through my door, complete with a five page feature about iPhone apps for professional photographers written by me. There are a mixture of different types of app in there: some general business-related apps, a few apps that will help you take pictures with your normal equipment and a selection of iPhoneography apps.

For those of you who don't subscribe to Photo Pro, my article should be hitting the newsstands soon (I've always wanted to say that).

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