Category Archives: Hints and Tips

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Voigtlander Brilliant f7.7 – First Impressions

  Although it looks like a TLR, the Voigtlander Brilliant is actually a box camera with a TLR style viewing system. The Voigtlander Brilliant was introduced in 1932. It is a cut above than the […]

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6 Essential Skills Every Wedding Photographer Needs

It goes without saying that a wedding photographer should be a technically competent picture-taker. When it comes to dealing with people there are many other skills a photographer needs to ensure he produces great work […]

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Portrait -How I got the Shot – Analogue Studio Photography – Mell

  Lighting Can Make or Break a Portrait This might look like a relatively straightforward shot, but it is trickier than most people think to get a well made portrait out of a large format […]

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Commercial Photography Project – Dance!

Commercial Photographer Chichester – Project Case Study – Dance! Being a commercial photographer in a small town like Chichester means that I often get asked to do things outside of my normal specialities. This was […]

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Wedding Photography Tips – How to use Auto ISO for great lowlight images.

Wedding photographers spend a lot of time shooting in low light. Auto ISO is a godsend in tricky conditions   Why is Auto ISO Useful? The average wedding barn or church is not evenly lit. […]

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10 Tips to help your Wedding Group Photos Run Smoothly

Group photos can be fun and run smoothly as long as you plan properly beforehand. Here are 10 tips for great group photos. Ideally, all your group photos should be agreed with your photographer at […]

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Film Camera Review – Minolta Autocord TLR

I bought my Minolta Autocord on something of a whim. I had been searching for a ‘walkaround’ film camera for a while. Compact cameras were where I started, with the Olympus XA and MjuII, which […]

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Zooms vs. Primes for Wedding Photography

Zooms versus Primes is one of those topics that seems to really divide photographers. Some people swear by prime lenses and would never use anything else, others say they couldn’t do without the flexibilty that […]

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Shooting Large Format Portraits On Location – A Hands-On Guide.

  I have been shooting large format portraits in my personal work for the last five years. This is partly for aesthetic reasons, and partly to give myself a break from digital photography when I […]

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Canon 135mm F2L Lens Review – A Wedding Photography Favourite.

The Canon 135mm F2L is one of the older lenses in Canon’s line up, but is still an excellent performer. I had come to that time, usually at the end of a busy summer wedding […]

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