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Daily Archives: May 3, 2011

How royal wedding photographer Hugo Burnand tackled ‘gig of the century’

“From where I was, and from their point of view, it was two families coming together and that was the feeling, the sense of family and love going between everyone,” Hugo Burnand said…..more from The Guardian

more interesting insights into that day here

“Photographing  royalty is no easy task, especially if they’re children. Just ask Hugo Bernand. The photographer was assigned the job of capturing the official photos for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and in a new interview he reveals the drastic measures he was forced to take to get the royal children to sit still.”.….more

10 Tips to Improve Your Food Photography Styling

these tips by Jules Clancy will no doubt be helpful if you are having a go at food photography which I always think is fun to do not only because you can eat your subjects when you are finished.

“While portrait photographers need to be skilled in the art of getting their subjects to relax in front of the camera to get a great shot, we food photographers have things a little easier. At least our subjects (mostly) can’t talk.”.…more

7 Tips for Helping Women to Love having their Photo Taken

Elizabeth Halford writes at Digital Photo School about helping your portrait subjects to love having their pictures taken, I think what she says applies as much to men

“When I look at a picture of myself, I can point out a million things I hate: my hair is always flat, I hate the ptosis in my left eye, I hate the shape of my brow bone, I have a bad complexion. And I’m a photographer!”  …..more

You could also attend our Portrait course which starts 9th May, you will learn about photographic techniques, light, posing and a lot more to help your portraiture

8 Days in the South Island of New Zealand

Chris Gin has had a great trip with fantastic weather and landscapes, here are some mouth watering images, there are more here

Mission statement

“The two most engaging powers of a photographer are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.”—-W. Thackeray

From the series “Change of State” by Scott Billings