wedding photography – macro photography: options and alternatives

wedding photography - macro photography: options and alternatives

With wedding photography, I mostly use a macro lens just for detail images at the bride's place - rings & jewelry. I do use a macro lens for detail photos of the rings. However, during the early part of the day at the bride's place, I try to bring as little equipment as possible. Then carrying a  Read more inside...

what else is in your camera bag?

non-photography goodies in my camera bag / roller case

Work as a wedding photographer isn't just about taking photographs of key moments, or about the photo gear. Often enough it is up to you as the wedding photographer to help guide the day's time-line and flow, and also just to help.  For me, wedding photography isn't just a passively observed event where I take  Read more inside...

I attended a wedding!

Angie & Johan's wedding - One & Only, Cape Town

I attended a wedding! You may well laugh at that, but at 500+ weddings deep, this was the first wedding that I attended as a guest in about 20 years now. Angie, who I've been friends with for more than 20 years, invited me  to her wedding in Cape Town. And you know what? It's a huge compliment when a friend  Read more inside...

photographers – becoming more confident in posing people

photographers - becoming more confident in posing people

How to confidently pose people for portraits, is likely as big a challenge for new photographers, as how to use light. Even a model as professional and inventive as Ulorin Vex has told me that one of her biggest frustrations with photographers is when the photographer expects her to drive the shoot, and pose  Read more inside...

photography: posing tips – the leaning pose

photography: posing tips - the leaning pose

Even when you're photographing a bride as graceful as Patricia, there's still a need to adjust and guide the pose. I liked the roughness and color of this gate, and I also knew the background would be an out-of-focus mush behind her. When you ask someone to lean against something, they tend to fall back onto the wall or  Read more inside...

slideshow: my favorite images of a wedding in Melbourne, Australia

Peiwen & Eric - wedding in Melbourne, Australia - slideshow

I've shown a few images already of the wedding I photographed in Melbourne, Australia, early in March 2014. Everything fell into place during our visit to Australia - and on the wedding day itself - great weather, lovely people, a truly fantastic couple. It's a huge honor indeed that Eric reached out to  Read more inside...

bounce flash: adjusting the black foamie thing as a snoot

bounce flash photography - adjusting the black foamie thing to be a snoot

During the day, as I photograph a wedding, I am continually mixing up the lighting, adapting and adjusting. It's part of the process of giving my clients as much variety as possible, and also just being flexible in adapting to the demands of the various locations. It's therefore a varied  Read more inside...