So I attended the National Asian Wedding show in October at London’s Excel Centre. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I had previously attended the Asian Bride Live Expo at the beginning of the year.
Well this year was definitely different, they had a proper catwalk and loads of press. I had tried to get a press pass beforehand but since I dont do photography professionally I couldnt obtain one. Anywhoo entered the catwalk as a member of the public and walked past the press stand and simply asked if I could sit at the end (had mt Leica around my neck which made me look more the part) and the usher said thats fine. Whoop whoop
Managed to network with a few of the photographers, some who were professionals and some who were enthusiasts, even got me a few tipsnon how to photograph a fashion show as I had never really done one like this before. The photographer told me to capture the model just as they take a step or just after. Which is more difficult than it seems.
Here’s some pics I took of the fashion show…would love feedback.
One key tip id say is research the hell out of the fashion designers, their brands, the models etc and tag them in your shots, even the makeup artists, the shoe sponsors to the event organisers. on my instagram page I managed to find a lot of the models and extra sponsors who liked my work and opens me up to their networks which as a new photographer, I could always do with 😉
After recently coming back home from a 2 week holiday in the Dominican Republic this post has made me reminisce about recent holidays with friends and family and taking fun pics so here are my submissions for this photo challenge – Here and Now.
Would love to get all of your thoughts as I appreciate the feedback and constructive criticisms! Muchas Gracias! 🙂
Nancy Merril’s newest photography challenge is about the colour blue and this is my submission.
This image was taken Cyprus 2015. I absolutely love this image. The colour of the sky and reflection of it in the water balances out the composition of the boats and the beige rocks break up the blue to make it look all the more vibrant.
There are no filters used in this image and I did very little in post production, simply cropping the image, making it straight and enhancing the clarity a little but not by much.
It was a perfect weather day and I am very proud that I managed to capture this shot as the family and I were on a boat starting a boat excursion.
Would love to get your thoughts and opinions about this. 😊🙌🚢
This has been one of my weaknesses simply because I get caught up in how cute kids can be and how funny they are too!
Within the last 6 months I’ve be privileged enough to photograph a few kids and will share my experiences 🙂
Firstly, they do not keep still and run around…ALOT so you have to travel light and have comfortable footwear on!
Make sure your shutter speed is at a decently high rate because they move around you have to move fast and think quickly.
Other times they occupy themselves with things totally irrelevant to the moment but it still makes for a great photo.
The shots I love taking are the natural, not knowing I was filming you, shots. I believe they really capture the childlike qualities and pure innocence.
There are however kids who are proper posers! And they make for really remarkable shots, the two below are my godsons! 🙂
Above all make sure they are having fun, make it an enjoyable experience as no one to sit or stand somewhere for too long! I would recommend having toys present or an activity they can do so that they forget you’re around taking pictures. Totally depends on the child and the type of shot tho! 🙂
I’ve put up in the past a post about cats eyes which I think is relevant to this blog (but is a little late🙈) but I like this topic and I have a few more pics on my phone that I’d like to share while on holiday.
Pic of my friend’s dog Red, how cute!
I love this shot, the bird was just starri g right at me like I was some punk and the fact that the wire fence is in the shot too, I think makes it all the more a great shot.
The same with this shot the bird was quite a fair distance away and when I was taking pics he looked right at me head on as if I was invading his personal space!