Monday, 28 October 2013 - Page - Page
 I everyone. This is the 29 October is the last day for voting in this photography contest. The photo is a panorama montage made from 31 photos. Please give a rating, thanks.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Wedding Photography_Boturich Castle_Loch Lomond

I was at a wedding second shooting for Graham Carnie at Boturich Castle on the banks of Loch Lomond recently. It was a very bright sunny day but a little cold and I began with photographing the groom and his ushers at lunch near the Trossachs National Park.
However the images below are in the marquee at Boturich Castle and I wanted to create a shallow dept of field with a wide viewing angle and avoiding the extreme perspective effect of a wide angle lens. This is a bokeh panorama made popular by New York wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer and enables a telephoto point of view using 30 images without the need to go a long distance from the table, which was not possible here.
A 30 image bokeh panorama of reception tables in a marquee.
Wedding Reception-Boturich Castle

Wedding Cake at the reception or is it Cheese?
Wedding Cake
Above is an interesting alternative to Wedding Cake, a selection of fine cheeses.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Keeping Fit Cycling in Scotland

Photographing Bonamy and Naa Shika cycling on Roslin Path, Midlothian. We experimented with a slow shutter speed and off camera flash, the weather wasn't great but that didn't stop us.
I think poor weather makes me more creative with ideas. Needless to say cycling is a great way to keep fit and get around.

What do you think?

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Woman cycling on a bike.
Cycling Midlothian
Cycling Past
Passing By
Woman cycling in the Sottish countryside along Roslin Path,Midlothian..
On Your Bike Get Fit
Creative photography caputing movement.
Young Woman on a Bike
A potrait of sisters in Scotland using the Brenizer method panorama.
Cycling in Midlothian

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Scottish Portrait Photography

Photographing portraits in the Scottish countryside. It  is a rare thing to get such good summer weather in Scotland so I am making most of the opportunity to practice ideas for portrait photos. here my model assistant is dressed in a Scottish fashion theme, styled by Claire. Keeping portrait photography techniques simple is the best formula for successful images. Just natural light and a reflector for a wonderful beauty light.

Scottish Fashion Portrait
Tartan Portrait Midlothian

Model dressed in Scottish tartan and head shot.

Some fashion portrait and beauty photography.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Portrait Photography In a Midlothian Garden

I am making the most of the current warm weather we are having in Scotland. This time working on fashion portrait ideas with my photography assistant in a garden near Loanhead, Midlothian. Always fun to practice image making techniques that will be useful for portrait and wedding events, so more of the panorama montages.
Again the best type of lighting for a flattering portrait is back lighting and a soft fill from a reflector or off camera flash for a punchy image.

This is a 6 image bokeh panorama taken in Midlothian.
Panorama Portrait

Some fashion portraits of Naa Shika.

Fashion portrait photography in a Midlothian garden near Loanhead.
Fashion Portrait Midlothian

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Wedding Photography Ideas

I have been working on wedding photography ideas recently using an exciting trendy new creative panorama technique for creating images on location in a Midlothian garden near Edinburgh. So you can see beautiful images can be made in very little space, just a little bit of imagination and planning.
Here my sister and I have gone for the idea of a black wedding dress and veil for a unique wedding concept, helped by the unusually sunny Scottish weather.
I think that back lighting in photographs has a flattering slimming effect for interested brides. A gold reflector was used to give the pictures a warm glow on my niece Bonamy.
It is great fun experimenting with ideas which can help you with your wedding planning and you will know that your photos will have the wow factor.
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A black wedding gown back lit by a late evening sun.
Black Wedding Dress
Wedding fashion bridal portrait ideas using natural light and reflectors.
Natural Beauty

Here are some more photos of Bonamy using the panorama technique known as the Brenizer Method. This kind of photography requires so much practice because it is anything but straight forward and needs so much concentration. The idea is to make a large canvas with a wonderful bokeh using a narrow area of sharp focus and a wide angle of view.
You should try out such a portrait session you will have so much fun as my model here did, I guarantee your images will be flattering and you will have something special to keep.

Panorama portrait in a summer garden using the Brenizer method of photography
Summer Garden Portraits

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

The Set of "World War Z" in Glasgow City

A small piece of the USA dressed the streets of Glasgow city centre for the filming of Brad Pitt's new film"World War Z". It was interesting to see George Square transformed into a part of Philadelphia dressed with all the details of a US city, even painting out the yellow lines from the roads.
Here is the trailer with scenes or Zombies chasing people through the streets of Glasgow Trailer"World War Z"

The set of "World War Z" in Glasgow city centre 2011.
A Bit of Philadelphia in Glasgow
Philadelphia City Plan

An American truck parked in Glasgow for the filming og "World War Z" in 2011.

Traffic Lights from Philadelphia

Friday, 24 May 2013

Engagement Portait Photographer Edinburgh

Edinburgh has some fabulous locations throughout the city centre for environmental style portraits. Impressive architecture both in the New Town and the Old part of the city such as the Royal Mile, creates a unique backdrop for your engagement portraits.
A few days ahead of Lea and David's April wedding in Edinburgh city centre, we met up for an engagement portrait photo session, this is an ideal opportunity to break the ice, and yes it was a very cold day too. David was uneasy about getting photographed, not so unusual, so the session is a great confidence booster for the up coming wedding. I think that when a couple see how good they look in professional photographs, it makes my work so much less stressful.
I wanted to use the photo session to experiment with new techniques such as panorama montage, which allows me to get a wide view using a 50mm lens and shoot 6 to 30+ images to build the final picture with a WOW factor.

Smiling couple on their engagement photo shoot in Edinburgh
Pre-Wedding Photography
Edinburgh engagement portrait photography with old city architecture background.
Couple Portraits

A 12 image panorama montage image of engaged couple kissing.

Portrait Panorama

Engagement Portrait

A film noir type black and white engagement portrait, back lit for dramatic effect.
Kissing in an Edinburgh Close

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Swiss Couple -Edinburgh Wedding Destination

A Kiss For His Bride

 Evelyne and Fabian from Switzerland chose Scotland for wedding in the merry month of May. Although they planned to marry at Letham House the venue was not available on their date, so they married at Dalkeith Registry. They had a German speaking translator for the civil ceremony which lasted about half an hour. Then we began with some photos outside the garden outside the office. Luckily the weather smiled on us and we had some warmish sunshine for the rest of the afternoon even though winter wanted to remain a bit longer. Obviously communication was a little tricky and my German was a little rusty we coped well and the photographs say it all. Before leaving I was given a huge bag of Swiss Chocolate. Danke Ewi und Fabian.

Fashion Bride

Edinburgh Romance
Evelyne und Fabian

31 image panorama montage of wedding portrait
Princes Street Gardens