New Printing System Now Live

Quick update

We are so happy to announce that here at JustGreatShots Photography, we have now linked our online gallery ordering systems with Loxley Colour Professional printing services, this partnership will now allow us not only to offer our clients with more printing options but will also allow us to offer a one-stop shop, from order, to print, to your front door

New Online Galleries, New Pricing options and more printing sizes now live here at JustGreatShots Photography.  Click Here to find out more

 

Upgrade works still Ongoing

Quick update

Here at JustGreatShots Photography, we have spent the evening continuing the upgrade works on our site, with pricing packages now being announced to coincide with what we believe will be a great new adventure for us here at JustGreatShots Photography, whilst at the same time allowing us to provide our clients with what we believe will become some of the best photography packages on the market.

More information about our great new adventure to be announced, later this year.

Family Wedding

Out with the Camera

So after my attempt at taking photographs at a total strangers Wedding, this time I got to take photographs at my sister-in-law’s Wedding. To be open and truthful I found this so much easier as the guest and the family all knew who I was lol!!

The Blessing

The Blessing

With the camera set to Manual Mode and ISO Sensitivity setting set to ON (minimum ISO 100 Maximum ISO 3200, I set about trying to capture images from inside the church, getting the white balance correct was a challenge as an amateur but managed it towards the end.

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom

Switching the white balance between Day Light and Fluorescent Light I managed to capture a range of nice photography both inside and outside, however by setting my Nikon D7000 to shot in NEF (RAW) it did allow me to edit and improve the photos when I forgot to switch between the two white balance settings 😉

Mirror MIrror on the Wall

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

A great trick I also learned, is that converting Wedding Photographs to Black & White works really really well, it adds style to the photograph whilst also helping to hide those silly mistakes you make as an amateur photographer with still so much to learn.

Happy Couple

Happy Couple

Congratulation to the Bride & Groom,

 

 

Wedding Photography, a beginners findings

Out with the Camera

Really how hard can Wedding Photography truly be! we’ve all been to a wedding before as a guest and taken our camera’s along. However, let me tell you when you turn up to a Wedding with a camera and nobody knows who you are. Puts a totally different spin on things when I come to pointing a camera at someone. A friend of my wives was getting married, so I asked my wife would your friend mind if I popped along and tried to photograph her wedding. My wife cleared it with her friend so I pop along with my Nikon D7000 fitted with a 70 – 200mm f/2.8 lens, on arriving at the church I quickly spotted the Pro Wedding Photographers and out of politeness I told them who I was and what I would be doing. Well as you can guess this didn’t go do that well to start with, and I was soon told I better stay out of their way Ok that’s fine I replied and so I went about setting up my camera and taking shots. Wedding Car-085 It’s was at this point things started to feel very strange, as I soon noticed that the family and friends of the bride and groom started to look at me and asking the question and even looked away when I tried to take their photo. This must be the point at a Wedding when being the Official Wedding Photographer truly comes into play, and allows them to capture those amazing Wedding Photographs. By just sitting and watching how they both worked I soon learned the reasons behind how they capture the Wedding Day and what makes a Good Wedding Photographer. Wedding Photographers seem to play a major key role on the day, as they take over managing the time schedule and controlling where the wedding guests will be before the Bride arrives at the Church. And it’s this skill that places them in a very strong position when it comes to capturing photographs that family and friends just are unable to get. Guests arriving at a wedding don’t want to spoil the Bride and Grooms day, so they are more than happy to do what they’re asked by the Wedding Photographer, whilst also happily allowing their photographs to be staged and then taken. To be a really Good Wedding Photography you must therefore also be very good at people management, and time management because these two key skills play a major part alongside knowing how to use a Camera. The Dress I’m happy to say I left them to it and went about trying to blend in and continue practicing how to Photograph this special occasion. Congratulation to the Bride and Groom, and thank you