A week at Lourdes Catholic pilgrimage site.

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Each year, millions visit the Grotto of Massabielle (Grotto of the Apparitions) where, in 1858, the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to a local woman. In the grotto, pilgrims can drink or bathe in water flowing from a … Continue reading

Wedding couple on HM Bark Endeavour

Nadia & David have their wedding reception on the Endeavour in Stockton on Tees and what a lovely day for a wedding. After photographing the ceremony at Stockton on Tees registry office, off we all went to The Endeavour on the river Tees. I had to get some photos on deck but the best shot, I think is of Nadia in the Museum deck.

Professional Wedding Photography.

Professional Wedding Photography Bride & groom leave via chauffeur.

 

Professional Wedding Photography. Bride & groom on the deck of The Endevou.

Professional Wedding Photography. Bride poses.

Professional Wedding Photography photographing on location

 

 

Digital cameras make taking photographs easier

I personally have seen a big change in my career as a professional wedding photographer. When I first started out I used film with three cameras to shoot a wedding. Two 35mm Nikons, one had black & white the other colour film and a 6×6 Hasselblad, which had 12 frames to shoot. Now, in the digital age, I use one, a Canon 5D. But the competition is also much greater now, as most people have access to an affordable digital cameras and software, it’s so much easier to take a photograph.

boys on cycles in India

One can take 100’s of images to try a capture that special moment, but it’s the experience of years working as a photographer looking through the viewfinder that counts. It’s a lifetime’s education of seeing what makes a great photograph and taking it. A photograph has to look ‘real’ and have depth to be seen and stand out, not just as a record of an event, but as a photograph in it’s entirety, the whole of the subject, something that provokes. ¬†That makes the difference, a good photographer lives and breaths in that moment of something whole. Snap!

Muffin Break in Middlesbrough

A photography commission by Muffin Break to illustrate their store in the Hill Street Centre in Middlesbrough. Nice coffee!

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Claire & Matthew have their wedding at St. Therese church in Ingleby Barwick

A new modern church in Ingleby Barwick, St. Therese church. Claire & Matthew have their wedding there, then onto Worshall village Green for some posed wedding photographs. I was lucky with the light, that lovelyy diffused sunlight, which makes for soft shadows & colours, a wedding photographs dream.

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