Because the glass is always half full.

Friday, 31 August 2012

A Learning Experience

I've been sick all this week (the flu going around right now is damn clingy!) and I'm only now getting the chance to check out the photos from last Saturday's wedding.

It was a lovely ceremony, and quite a learning experience. I learnt bits and pieces from another photographer who was there - he has knowledge! It was pretty interesting. For example, he told me that if you want to be an assistant photographer, the way he went about it, was nagging. He found a photographer who's work he really loved and just didn't give up when he was told no. He said you'll get told NO a lot, and just don't give up - if it's what you really want to do.

So for any photographers who I admire, who might be reading this - I apologize!

I also learnt a few tips, like getting nice and close to an object (I already do that, I love macro photography) and changing the viewpoint. He had a pretty awesome camera set up too. A 5D Mark II, with a diffuser and battery pack. It looked most excellent!

Here's a little sneak peak :)


More pics to come!

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Shooting my First Wedding

Wowzers. I'm pretty stoked. I'm going to be a second shooter; I can't tell you how exciting that is for me!

I think there'll be at least two other photographers there, so not too much pressure for a newbie like me. 

So I've been browsing, looking for any tips, tricks etc... and I found some interesting stuff.

Check out this article, about shooting a wedding and enjoying it.

And this one, the absolute basics for wedding photography for amateurs.

Excellent basics, what shots to take and some tips.

A Photographer's List - handy!

50 Must Have Shots - I love this!

I don't really know what to expect, but below are two group shots that I just have to get! 



Also, I've been browsing the blogs of lovely ladies who inspire me - Jasmine, Gabby, Katelyn
 and Laura

Wish me luck! 

Happy Thursday :)


Monday, 13 August 2012

Annalise Braakensiek Jewellery Launch

So I photographed a little shindig (or soiree?) hosted by Annalise Braakensiek on Saturday. Admittedly, it put me a little out of my comfort zone but I learnt some valuable things. But the most important? I'm shy. I know it, but surrounded in a room full of people that I'd never met - and having to ask if I could take their picture, well, that was waaay outta my comfort zone. 

Kinda fun though. 

Here are a couple of pics from her jewellery launch (amazing stuff too - one word: turquoise). 




Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Gaskell Guitars Sneak Peak!

Ok, so I did a photoshoot on the weekend. With some wicked guitars and the dude who makes 'em.

Here's a little sneak peak!



It was a little out of my comfort zone, but it was fun and I learnt a lot! 

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Giveaway Winner!

So the winner for my giveaway is Danae from A Drop of Jade! (results from random.org). 

Congratulations! Contact me to collect your lovely prizes :) 

On another note, I'm having SO much fun playing the with aperture and manual focus on my camera! 



Hope you're having a lovely day! 






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