Wedding Details – Horsham

Wedding Detail Hello from Singularis Photography, today I am going to speak about an important aspect of weddings. Of course I am talking about photographing the details and decorations on the day. An important part of my job is to tell the story of the events during the day and that includes highlighting the efforts made by the couple to make their day unique.   I have found that couples approach this aspect of the day from various different angles. Some people employ professional companies to supply goods and services, while others use the skills and assistance of friends, family or their own talents. Whatever route they take it’s always a surprise and a pleasure to try and record those details in an imaginative and creative way. One of the advantages of photographing these details, is that I can often use the natural light to try and capture the atmosphere without using flash which can sometimes affect this aspect.   Another thing that I often try, is to take pictures from different angles or highlight important aspects of the detail. It’s important as a photographer to notice small details and if this can improve the picture, or show aspects of the object that might have been missed at first sight. ┬áIt’s great fun to look at an object and notice colour, shape or form and then explore how the light falls and try and take a creative picture. Obviously, the priority on the day is to record the people and most importantly the couple who are getting married, however showing these details is an important part of the story...
Wedding Photographer – Horsham

Wedding Photographer – Horsham

Practice Practice Practice For me, one of the most important things a photographer can do is to practice their craft. Sometimes, it’s to easy to stay in your comfort zone and keep to poses or styles that you know will work, add that to the pressure to get things right for the client on the day and I am sure that we can understand the attraction. However, as photographers it’s vital that we maintain our skills and improve our work. One of the ways I do this is by using professional models in a styled shoot, and I find there are a number of advantages to this. Professional models tend to be relaxed, confident and experienced in front of a camera, this in turn gives me confidence and increases the likely hood of obtaining a good image. They tend to have experience of posing, including positioning of their body and hands, this serves as a foundation to work on and again is a great help. The better models are used to working with a wide range of photographers and so will often collaborate and come up with good idea’s to help you. They are often skilled at make up, very useful when funds are tight or you can’t get a make up artist. A styled shoot gives me the freedom to try new idea’s, as well as experiment with different lighting in different locations. Most importantly, it gives me the freedom to make mistakes, lot’s and lot’s of mistakes. It does not matter if I mess up the focus or the exposure on my own shoot, that’s a luxury...

Family Bluebell Photography – West Sussex

The bluebells have been out in the woods in West Sussex and we were asked to take some photographs for Kate and her family. They have access to a private wood and once we had the chance to have a look around, we realised we would have the opportunity to take pictures of some beautiful woodland complete with masses of bluebells. The brief for the shoot was to take their pictures in a relaxed style. Now this may sound easy, but in actual fact as a portrait photographer even relaxed pictures sometimes need to be planned to make the best use of the area. As I mentioned before we were lucky enough to go the wood the week before and so we were able to find the area’s of the wood with the most flowers. The other useful aspect of checking the venue is that you save yourself and the client time. It’s much better to have an idea of where the best opportunities for effective photographs are situated, this then leaves more time to actually take pictures and leaves the client more comfortable. The other useful aspect is that the time between the reconnaissance and the shoot can be used to think and reflect on the types of pictures that you might want to obtain. The final issue was that we quickly realised that the wood was very wet and boggy and that to get the pictures would require appropriate clothing. The reason being that for the shots I had in mind I would have to get down to ground level, which meant laying on the floor i.e...