Kent Photography BLOG

The Old and the New

I’ve been sorting out the attic and came across this print of my darkroom from the late 80’s. I was working as a cruise ship photographer and this was the set up we had on, I think, the Stella Solaris which sailed out of New York, south to the Caribbean, …

Medway

I popped out to a park on the Medway to do some family and dog portraits and there was this lovely wreck just sitting there.

Wedding Fireworks and how to photograph them

Wedding Fireworks they’re a brilliant end to any wedding day but they’re notoriously difficult to photograph. Below are a few examples from a recent wedding I photographed. The first thing is to find out where and when the fireworks will be going off and how long roughly they’ll last and also …

Bath time infinity cove

Stuck for a place to shoot some wedding details, why not try the bath it makes for a great infinity cove. Both shots below were shot in the bath at the bridal preparations.  

Wedding photographer external hard drive

Wedding photographer external hard drive failure A lot of wedding photographers back-up their wedding images to just the one external hard drive and when, not if, this fails everything is usually lost. A much better system is RAID; a few hard drives working together to back-up the wedding photos. If …

Wedding photography survey results

Very interesting wedding photography survey results from Your Perfect Wedding Photographer … click here Below are a few headline stats but the full article has a lot more information about the state of wedding photography here in the UK. Average spend by Couples in the UK on Photography – £1,520 Average …

Nikon 85mm f1.4D V Nikon 85mm f1.8G

Nikon 85mm f1.4D V Nikon 85mm f1.8G. I’ve had the Nikon 85mm F1.4D for ages and it’s just sublime; results are stunning and its been totally reliable. Recently though I’ve been trying to reduce the weight of my kit and I never shoot at f1.4 anyway, just too hit and miss with a …

Project Redsand

For a personal project I went out to see the WW2 Redsands Sea Fort aboard X-Pilot: Kent’s Classic Pilot Vessel which is the supply vessel of Project Redsand who are trying to save these wonderful structures. I’d seen them from Herne Bay and just wanted to get a little closer. A …

Wedding photographer backup plan

I’ve shot very close to 1,000 weddings now some of them back in the film days. That makes it sound like the dark ages but one advantage of film was its physical permanence; it actually exists. Shooting digitally is fantastic and I certainly wouldn’t want to go back but you …

Amazon Cloud Drive

Phew just finished uploading every RAW image from every wedding from the last 11 years to Amazon Cloud Drive, about 7TB worth.
Although I still have everything backed up on RAID drives and external hard-drives it’s very reassuring to know that everything is backed up in the Cloud should anything really …

Retro Prints from Photobox

Loved the Photobox retro-prints I recently saw at Katherine and Martin’s wedding at Winters Barns. I asked Katherine where she had had them done and I put in a sample order to Photobox of my own using 36 shots of Tessa and now they’re up in her playroom. Lovely print quality …

My Camera History

On a whim I decided that it would be cool to collect every film camera I’ve ever owned and pop them on display in the office; a conversation piece of 8 Zenith TTL – A Russian tank of a camera with a remarkably good lens. Chinon CE4 – This was lusted …

Eizo

Eizo CG277 27-Inch IPS LED Self Calibrating LED Monitor The Apple 30″ monitor I’ve used for a good number of years now is starting to show its age and after much research and review reading I’ve plumped for Eizo. Much geek excitement here at HBHQ.