Welcome to my Diary of a Wedding Photographer feature where I’m hopefully going to be keeping track of all the interesting stuff that goes on in my photography business on a monthly basis.
If you read my November Diary you’ll see that along with shooting weddings, I often run workshops and help other photographers hone their business and shooting skills.
December started off with me and a colleague running a two day workshop in Manchester that we called Dawn til Dusk. It was a great couple of days, and a busy workshop where we covered everything from documentary wedding photography style, equipment, client acquisition, SEO, marketing and creating Wedding Photofilms.
We had some great feedback from the delegates, these, amongst many more:
Later in December I also ran the last of my Street Photography Workshops for 2015 in London. Another great day on an unseasonally mild, but typically wet, December day in the West End. The six Street Photographers and me started our day at Charring Cross and headed out into Covent Garden, Picadilly, Embankment and the Shaftesbury Avenue area.
You are always guaranteed to bump into some interesting characters when shooting on the streets of London.
Interviews and Podcasts
The Photographer Academy is a great resource for Photographers, run by the great Mark Cleghorn and his team. I enjoy doing shows for them and hopefully will be doing more throughout 2016.
I also continued with another two sessions for Foro De Fotofrafos (FDF) – the Spanish Speaking photographic society. I spoke to live attendees about SEO, Business, Marketing and the relationship between street photography and wedding photography.
And finally, I recorded a business of photography podcast for Ffoton – a website dedicate to photographers and art from Wales.
Under a Vagrant Sun: A Gift from the Kage Collective
I’m very privileged to be a member of the worldwide documentary collective Kage. In December, we released our first FREE PDF of collective works entitled Under a Vagrant Sun. The body of work is a collection of images from the eight members of the collective shot on both the summer and winter solstices.
December usually means a quieter month for weddings, and this December I had three to shoot.
I found myself at The Rectory, Crudwell, at the James Sommerin restaurant in Penarth and on New Years Eve I shot a great wedding in South East London.
Pictures from these weddings to come of course.
So that was December. A time I love, especially Christmas, and it was great to get a few weddings in the diary too.
January see’s me shooting more weddings, presenting several tracks at the SWPP Convention in London, continuing to work on my new book and I also have some commitment to Fujifilm throughout the month too.
See you back here next month….