Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Autumn photo shoots.......October

Why not book a location family shoot this autumn to capture the beautiful colours ? We can visit a suitable countryside location and have some fun....this is one from an autumn shoot last year where the kids were exploring the woods....

Autumn shoot
Look at those colours......

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Theo & Darcie 25th August.......

Looked after my two grandchildren today and took the opportunity to go for a stroll along the seafront and then Canoe Lake. Both are lovely children and very photogenic.....

Click to enlarge.....

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Second family portrait date - 13th November......

Due to demand I've added another date to the pre-Xmas photo shoots. Same location as before (Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park - dance studio). The booking widget I mentioned below is not working quite as well as it should so if you're interested in booking a slot email me at ian.burnett3@ntlworld.com

Friday, 19 August 2011

Christmas family photoshoots October 23rd..............

I'm now taking bookings for a family photoshoot day at the Studio, Eastney Community Centre on Sunday 23rd October. To book a half hour session either use the online booking tool on my blog (look to your right....) or email/phone me. To reserve a slot costs just £10 which will be refunded from the price of your order. I will have a range of gift ideas such as canvases, acrylic desk blocks etc..
It's a great idea for Christmas presents !

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Pocketwizards.......

I recently bought a set of the new Pocketwizards (TT1,TT5 and AC3 controller) for my Nikon D700 with an eye towards developing more dramatic off-camera flash results. For Nicole and Billy's wedding recently, we thought it might be a good idea to use a recently harvested field opposite the reception venue. I set up a SB900 flashgun on a lightstand with an Ezybox speedlite softbox to soften the light and took a series of exposures. By underexposing the ambient light by 2 stops I was able to get a more dramatic sky than was apparant whilst the flash- being set to TTL - sorted out the correct exposure for the couple. It's great to be able to tweak the exposure of the flash by using the AC3 controller on the camera - it adjusts +/- 3 stops so is pretty flexible. I could do with another TT5 to enable a dual flash setup - rim lighting for example. They seem to have come down in price a bit so might look to get another soon....Here's an example from the shoot - any comments appreciated:

Nikon D700 & 24-70 f2.8

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Nicole & Billy's wedding 6th August....

Just uploaded 1400 photos from Nicole and Billy's wedding yesterday. They were married at St Marys, Sidlesham follwed by a reception at the Park Hotel, Chichester. Good day with the weather being kind although we did get a sprinkling during the photos. A lot of editing to do now....

Here's a few from the shoot - click on the storyboard to see it larger. Congratulations to you both !!

Nicole & Billy 6th Aigust 2011. St Marys Sidlesham/Park Hotel, Chichester

Eastney 7th October.........

I was at Eastney very early this morning to cover the Portsmouth 10k race and had a short stroll around with the XT-1 and 10-24 lens..... ...