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Your horse as a wedding guest – some helpful advice

Your horse as a wedding guest – some helpful advice

For almost all equestrian brides there is the magic dream that you can have your own horse at your wedding. It is possible but a lot of consideration should go into whether or not it will be practical and very importantly safe, for you, your horse and your guests. I...

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Behind The Magic – 10 tips when buying new equipment

Behind The Magic – 10 tips when buying new equipment

When I started with digital photography I bought everything new, cameras, lenses, everything. Within a couple of years I learnt that is actually quite short sighted and expensive. Sure if you can afford it then feel free and go right ahead and buy new, but if not...

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Weddings – Don’t be ‘Uncle Bob’

Weddings – Don’t be ‘Uncle Bob’

In the world of wedding photographers there is an increasingly common term being banded about, that being 'Uncle Bob'. So who or what is Uncle Bob, and why are they an issue? If I'm honest, I'm lucky, and I haven't actually come across a problematic Uncle Bob so far,...

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Behind the Magic – Photographing in low light

Behind the Magic – Photographing in low light

Light is vital for taking photographs. If we had our own way as photographers, we would only utilise venues and times of the day when the light is ideal, but more often than not we don't have perfect light, and instead we need to deal with what we have. Sometimes you...

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On The Farm Celebrations – Vintage Styled Wedding Shoot

On The Farm Celebrations – Vintage Styled Wedding Shoot

In April I was thrilled to be involved with a vintage wedding styled shoot, at the stunning new wedding reception venue On The Far Celebrations. The venue is part of the working Manor Farm near Wells in Somerset. It is on the very edge of the Mendip Hills and is...

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Badminton Horse Trials Photos

Badminton Horse Trials Photos

All photos from Badminton Horse Trials including the four star, Mitsubishi Motors Cup and the prize giving of the BYEH are now edited and available for purchase online. Commercial sponsors and media outlets can download instantly after purchase (download link will be...

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Badminton – Preparing for the Pilgrimage

Badminton – Preparing for the Pilgrimage

I’m sitting in my living room pondering the enormous task that still befalls me, to be ready to leave for Badminton on Tuesday morning, and I'm hoping beyond hope that today’s rain is the last to fall and Monday’s forecast is incorrect. My camera equipment is nearly...

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Snow Beauty

Snow Beauty

It was only a few weeks ago that there was snow everywhere, and I just had to organise a portrait session with someone in a wedding dress. Being limited by time and locations (I could only travel in walking distance and needed to organise something within a few...

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Vision to Reality – Side Saddle Elegance

Vision to Reality – Side Saddle Elegance

I often get ideas for various projects, but don't always that often get to create them in to a lasting reality. A few weeks ago with the help of the team at Harroway stables I was able to bring one of my ideas to life. I have always loved the elegance of side saddle,...

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Behind the Magic – Inspiration & Influences

Behind the Magic – Inspiration & Influences

Every creative person whether an artist, author, photographer or otherwise has sources of inspiration. Those sources could be anything and I really do mean anything. Personally I have a collection of sources that I regularly utilise in different ways. Now I will start...

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Behind the Magic – Editing workflow

Behind the Magic – Editing workflow

I'm often asked about my workflow for editing a photo shoot so let me take you on a whistlestop tour of what I do from taking the photos to delivering the final images. In general I edit photo shoots in the order they take place. The slight exception is weddings which...

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Behind the Magic – Merged Sequences

Behind the Magic – Merged Sequences

The majority of the time I only aim to take one photo at a time but occasionally I will take a few successive frames which when merged together can make a great sequence. The keys to making a good sequence are to be relatively side on to the fence, so you can record...

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