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Monday, 21 May 2012

Wildlife Photography Workshop at Banham Zoo

On Sunday I was running a Wildlife photography workshop at Banham Zoo.
I love running these workshops and feel very privileged to be able to do so.

On the 5hour workshop we make our way around the zoo photographing the different animals and looking at the different challenges that you encounter when dealing with animals in the wild.

The aim of the day is to gain more knowledge about your camera, and to go away with a fantastic portfolio of wildlife images.

If you would like more information regarding the wildlife workshops, follow the link below.

Here are some of mine from the day.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Gorgeous Pre Wedding shoot at Lynford Hall Hotel

Last week I was at the Stunning Lynford Hall Hotel for an Engagement Shoot. The couple wanted to get some pictures that they could use to create their save the date cards.
When we arrived the weather was not great, so we headed into the hotel and made the most of the beautiful interior. Half an hour later the rain had stopped, so we headed outside to finish the shoot off. 

If you are engaged, getting married, or would just like  to get some great pictures, why not give me a call to arrange your shoot.

I leave you with some of my favourites from the shoot.


Big thank you to Lynford Hall Hotel for letting me use the hotel for the Shoot. Make sure you check them out.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Family Portrait Photography

I love shooting family portraits, its always great fun.
Last month I had this super family in the studio! Here are some of their pictures from the day.

If you would like to book your portrait session please get in touch.

Norfolk Band Sing for the Olympics

Last week I had the pleasure of shooting Norfolk band The Colour.
These guys have written a song to celebrate the London Olympics and will be performing at the torch relay in Norwich this summer, as well as the Olympic festival Scipmylo.

I met the guys in the studio whilst they were rehearsing for up and coming shows, and I have to say these guys are very good. I had only heard one of their songs before the night and so I was very curious to see how they sounded. They didn't disappoint.

During their live performances, they create what they call "DrummaticArt', this is created by, drummer, Mr Red, as he unleashes a shower of paint through his hollow drumsticks as he plays.
their was no paint on the night I was there, but I urge you all to keep watching this band, as they are destined for great things! I leave you with some of the pictures from the shoot, and their Olympic Song 'London's Calling'

 I leave you with their Song London's Calling 

To keep up with the band head to their website

You can buy their song here iTunes

If you are in a band an would like to book a shoot, get in touch.

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Beginners Guide to Landscape Photography

Landscape photography can be very rewarding, providing you put in a little bit of effort.

Here are my 10 top tips.

1) Planning -

Planning is important when shooting landscapes. Firstly you need to consider where you are going to go. Use things like google maps to scope for locations and find those hidden beauty spots. Also think about the time of day that you are going to go and make sure the sun is going to be in the right place.

2) Golden Hours

The time of day you shoot landscapes is important. Sunrise and sunset are great times of day to capture stunning landscape images. With the sun low in the sky colours are much stronger and more vibrant.

3) Dont be lazy

Patience is key, if you arrive at a destination don't just get out of the car and snap away. Think about your shot, how is yours going to be different from everyone elses picture. If the sun isn't quite in the right place, wait until it is.

4) Use a tripod

With landscape photography we tend to use very narrow apertures (f8 upwards) to maximise the depth of field in the image. This can result in slow shutter speeds. This is why a tripod is a great piece of kit to have with you when out on location.

5) Depth of field

With landscapes we need to have great depth of field in our pictures. Unlike most portraits where we want to blur out backgrounds, landscapes we want to have detail throughout the whole scene. To do this we need to have a very narrow aperture ?(f8 upwards).

6) Focus

Because we want to maximise the depth of field in our landscapes. We need to think about where we focus.
Ideally we want to focus at least a third of the way into the scene to ensure great detail throughout the image.

7) Rule of Thirds

Think about how much sky and how much ground we want to include in the picture. If we have a great sky them we may want to include more of it, if it's pretty grey and flat, then we probably won't want to fill two thirds of the frame with it.
Try to use tracks, roads, fences to lead the viewers yes across the whole of the picture.

8) Filters

Filters can be very important when it comes to Landscape photography. One of the main filters i use is the Circular Polarizer. I use this to make the clouds stand out more against the deep blue sky. Other types of filters include Graduated filters, these are used to even out the exposure of an image.

9) Panoramic

If you use photo editing software like photoshop, you could think about creating a panoramic image. To do this you need to take a series of images in a row, making sure you include some of the previous shot in the next picture so they can be stitched together.

10) Be safe

Lastly, if you are planning to head out to a location early in the morning, or late at night, make sure people know where you are going, an also make sure you have a fully charged phone and a torch.

James Neale runs photography workshops all over Norfolk and Suffolk.
If you have an interest in Photography feel free to browse his website