You have a friend – 4 Wedding Photographer Horsham

Hello from Singularis Photography – Wedding Photographer for Horsham. Todays post is a continuation of the previous three, discussing the merits and pitfalls of using amateur photographers. Another issue to consider is experience together with style. Having photographed numerous weddings, I am able to recognise some of the potential problems that might arise and help the client to deal with any issues. A first timer is by definition, entering uncharted territory and so may focus on doing their best efforts, without considering the needs of the couple. As an example, I use a second experienced photographer on my weddings and have found this to be invaluable for the day. Clients now expect a wide range of images showing as many of their guests and those special moments as practicable. The advantages of having an extra pair of eyes looking for those occasions is considerable, whatever the style of shoot. Part of my approach is often to take the couple off to find those WOW shots. If the venue is a magnificent stately home, a castle or                      similar location that provides the opportunity to create a stunning shot, I encourage the bride and groom to look at the potential and consider scheduling time within the day to create those images. With a second photographer I can take them away for a short period, while my colleague can continue covering the wedding party.  This simple but effective technique ensures that no opportunities are missed and that the day runs smoothly for my clients.  ...

You have a friend – Part 3 – Horsham Wedding Photographer

Hello from Singularis Photography – Wedding Photographer for Horsham and Sussex. Continuing from my last post I was discussing  the merits or otherwise of having a friend take your wedding photographs. First is the equipment, at the end of the day a camera is simply a tool to allow me to do a job. Obviously it has to be excellent quality and reliable, but more importantly it has twin card slots, double battery packs and other backups to protect against problems. However, the best camera is no use if something goes wrong. I still wake up in a cold sweat at an incident during one of my first weddings in the days of medium format, film and tripods. I was photographing the bride and groom and adjusting her dress when one of the Page boys knocked over my tripod and smashed my camera. Now obviously I had a second camera, but accidents can happen and equipment can fail. In the event of a disaster do you really want your friend to whip out their I Phone and continue shooting your wedding. This leads on to another aspect, if something were to go wrong and your friend lets you down,what comeback do you have. At Singularis Photography, Wedding Photographers for Sussex we discuss and agree what pictures are important to you and what you want from the day. It’s written down in black and white so that it’s clear for everyone and we can concentrate on obtaining a fabulous set of...

You have a friend 2 – Wedding Photographer Horsham

Hello from Singularis Photography, Wedding Photographer for Horsham. This is the second part from my previous post about the pros and cons of choosing a friend to take your wedding pictures. First the pro’s – A friend is likely to be very cheap or may even do it for nothing as a gift, this can be lovely as long as everything goes well. The problems start when they don’t take the photographs you wanted or if something goes wrong before, during or after the event. I know one couple who had agreed to hire a photographer friend who was just starting their career, who said they wanted the experience and would do it for a few hundred pounds. The couple agreed and everything was going well until 3 weeks before the wedding when the photographer cancelled because, Quote -“My camera is broken”. Now clearly this was nonsense as it’s easy to hire equipment with a few days notice and in any case a professional should always have a spare camera. I think that in reality, as the date became closer, the photographer concerned realised the responsibility and pressure that they were under and chose to remove themselves from the problem with a spurious excuse. Unfortunately for the couple, they had no agreement or contract so very little comeback. The reason I know this, was because I, as a Wedding Photographer in Sussex recieved the panic stricken phone call from a relative, trying to find a photographer at the last minute. To be...

You’ve got a friend – Wedding Photographer Sussex

Welcome to Singularis Photography, Wedding and Portrait Photographer for Sussex. I thought that I would speak about the pro’s and cons of having a friend take your wedding pictures. Now you might think that I would advise against this and it’s true that I would ask you to consider carefully, before asking your mate Dave who likes taking pictures. However, I started my wedding photography by taking pictures for friends, so it would be slightly hypocritical to criticise others for wishing to gain experience. I also recognise that in the cost considerations of the whole day, having a friend take the photographs, might at first sight seem cost effective. But you need to consider how important the photographs are to you. Now it may be that you are happy to have a record of the day, with a couple of nice posed snaps of you as a couple. Perhaps there will be other pictures made up of family and friends on their own camera’s and phones. There is nothing wrong with this approach and these can often show you and your guests in a relaxed mood, with the chance of getting some nice pictures. However, if you want the photographs on the day to reflect your vision then it’s worth asking yourself and your photographer a few questions. In my next post as Wedding Photographer for Sussex, I will go through some of the area’s you need to consider and questions you should ask. Until next...

To Blog or Not to Blog – Wedding Photographer Sussex

Welcome to Singularis Photography, Wedding and Portrait Photographer for Sussex. Today I thought I would talk about blogging. Why do I blog, what’s the point, who reads it, why bother. As much as I would like to kid myself, clearly I am no Shakespeare and I have no burning desire to write. However, there are a number of good reasons to do this. Firstly, it’s a fact that in todays world we must all recognise that if you have a website, then the Internet and specifically Google has to know that you exist. Search Engine Optimisation is an area of which I know almost nothing, however I do recognise that blogging can be a useful addition in my armoury and can help to get my work noticed. Now the reality is that very few people will have time or inclination to read these posts, however these blogs can be useful to help any visitors get a flavour of what I am like and answer any questions that they might have. I hope that as time passes I will speak about aspects of photography that interest me and more importantly inform and assist potential clients. As a Wedding and Portrait Photographer in Sussex I hope to speak about a wide range of subjects in the coming months. Upcoming subjects will include pricing and why your “friend” who does photography isn’t always the best option. I will also show my recent work as and when it occurs so you can see my style....