Debbie and I have just returned from a magical week on the beautiful Caribbean island of St Lucia where we had the pleasure of photographing Sam and Dillon’s wedding.
‘Hotel Chocolate‘ was their chosen venue and after four days on the island, and all the legalities taken care of, the wedding took place on Wednesday May 22nd 2013.
The island is one of the most magical places I’ve ever visited, with massive mountains, an enormous rainforest and spectacular views everywhere we looked, with the famous Piton’s being visible from the infinity pool and Boucan Restaurant – It’s simply breathtaking.
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I had a great day yesterday at the SWPP’s (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers), Mini Convention held at ‘The Village Hotel’ in Cardiff.
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Another shameful act by our government. This time they’ve undermined photographers and their ability to make money from their own images.
The majority of web browsers strip the original data and information (Commonly known as IPTC and EXIF) from photographs posted on-line.
The passing of this new law, which gained Royal Accent last week, allows anyone to steal a photographers work and use it for commercial gain.
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Today I met up with Sunita and Dean again for a photo shoot at Fonmon Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan.
I originally photographed their lovely wedding back in September of 2012, on a beautiful Autumn day, with unusually warm weather and clear blue skies.
Due to the running order of the day being slightly delayed, we didn’t really have enough time to photograph all the portraits that we wanted as the light faded quickly, and we also wanted to capture some more of the interior of Fonmon without interrupting the guests on the wedding day.
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I’ve been using compositing and some of the more obscure tools in Photoshop over the past couple of months, basically getting used to using some of the techniques I don’t normally use in my day to day photography.
I’ve found a couple of really useful websites that have helped me on my journey, and it’s been a while coming, but today I felt confident enough to enter one of my images into open competition and entered the ‘Digital Art’ category of the SWPP’s monthly image competition.
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My daughter Kirsty and her lovely man Ben’s wedding day looms ever closer and my nerves are starting to jangle with all the excitement and anticipation.
Kirsty’s wedding planning is just about finished and the little notebook she’s been carrying around with her for the last few months has eventually been put away.
She should sell that notebook to other couples who are planning on getting married, I reckon it would be invaluable to them. It’s crammed full of ideas for decorations, gifts, table plans and all the thoughtful little things that turn a wonderful day into a celebration that won’t be forgotten by anyone attending.
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