Sunday, 20 September 2009

Claire and Edwards wedding in Bristol

Claire and Edwards wedding photographs began at home in Bristol. They were married in Westbury-on-Trym and had the most wonderful reception at the Mansion House in Bristol.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Photographic Training Courses in Bristol

We have a small selection of Photography Training Courses and our new Beginners Photography Courses running throughout the autumn. All photography courses run from our studio at the Paintworks (on the bath Rd) in Bristol.

We still have just 2 places on next weeks training course in 'Contemporary Wedding Photography and Lighting for Winter Weddings'. For more on this please go to the training pages of our website or follow links in this text. This course is aimed those who shoot weddings or are in the process of setting up a wedding business.

Call now for a place: 0117 972 0834

I am also running 3 single day workshops again aimed at those who wish to improve their skills, particularly those who are in business already or setting up. 'Studio Lighting' workshop runs on the 5th October. Training in 'Location lighting and Urban Portraiture' runs on the 6th. And 'Digital Processing with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop' workshop runs on the 7th October.

Our new module based beginners courses are going really well, the next on is to start On the 5th October, and is the first part titled "Starting out in digital SLR photography'. This photography course is run from out studio in Bristol and covers the basics of digital photography as well as introducing Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. This course is project based and further modules (in Environmental Portraiture and Black and White photography) will run during the spring/summer.


As I have posted so little over the summer I thought that I would do a quick update. August was busy busy... We have had a great month following exhibiting at the Food and Wine Festival at Bristol's Harbourside in July, we met such a lot of great people at the event and had a wonderful time. The wedding I have shot have been all been wonderful and so varied, it is such a treat to go to so many great places.

Since then Joris (who manages the studio ad keeps me in line!) had an accident at the start of August, and broke his leg very badly. Joris is is still recovering, but as it was such a bad accident I think it will be some time still till he is back in to help me. Jo has stepped into the breach and is here 1 or 2 days a week (when I can get her, as her work is really taking off now, so I wish her the best of luck with it), so you may get her if you are contacting the studio by phone or email. For those who are trying to get through please note that the studio is not always manned as I am out often on shoots etc, so please make use of our answer phone and I will get back to you soon!

The studio number is: 0117 972 0834

Trash the dress

What are do you do with your wedding dress after the wedding? This is a question that comes up time and time again. Mine is folded unceremoniously in a paper bag at the top of my wardrobe and hasn't seen the light of day for a good few years. A trend that began in the states is making it's way here called 'Trash the Dress', the following shots were taken after Cate and Gareth's wedding. We wanted to thank the Clifton Lido for kind permission to take the final images.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Studio Makeover photography by Morag MacDonald

I don't seem to have had time to keep up with the blog lately. Over the next few days I will try to post a selection of my recent shoots. Here are just a few shots from a recent makeover shoot with Liz and her mother Diane.

Friday, 11 September 2009