Back in September 2014 I had this grand plan to start a monthly piece on this website collating everything I’d been up to regarding the business, and even a little bit of personal stuff too.
Well, that lasted a whole of one month.
However, I’ve decided to resurrect the monthly “diary” post. Its really going to be a collation of all the stuff I’ve been upto that may not necessarily fit coherently on the wedding photography blog.
I’ll give it a go, at least, and see how I get on.
There is a lot that goes on in my wedding photography business that perhaps isn’t that obvious at first.
Podcast Interview on This Week in Photo
My month started out with a podcast interview with Street Photographer Valerie Jardin:
You can listen to the Street Focus podcast by subscribing on iTunes.
I’ve been interviewed several times on various pod-casts, but this was interesting, and different, in that we discussed the relevance of Street Photography to the documentary style of wedding photography that I shoot.
We spoke for around an hour back in early November and we talked about how I like to use the elements of light, composition and moment in my wedding photography as well as when shooting on the streets.
There is a great bond between the two styles I believe and its very true that I use Street Photography as a training ground really for the way that I shoot weddings.
If you are into Street Photography, or just want to get a feel for how I try and relate the two of them, then feel free to listen to the pod cast.
I hope you find it interesting.
Foro De Fotografos (FDF) Ongoing Podcast Sessions
Earlier this year, I headed out to Cordobo, Argentina to present some workshops for for FDF. FDF is a Spanish Speaking convention and photography body. I’d spoken at their Seville workshops the previous year too. Rudy, the organiser of the events, recently asked me to partake in a four part Podcast series and we started those in November.
As it stands, I have one session left. The first three have been great fun and I’ve spoke about workflow, shooting style, business, marketing and mirrorless cameras. Its a subscription only system, but if you are Spanish speaking, and a wedding photographer, its a really great community to look up.
Street Photography Workshops
I run several Street Photography Workshops throughout the year and in November I headed up to Liverpool for a great day out with some fellow photographers.
It was cold. And it rained. But it was a great day. I hadn’t been to Liverpool in maybe fifteen years and it was great to see it as a very vibrant and bustling city. A great place to get out and shoot.
Later in the month, I was part of a Street Photography Workshop that was put on in conjunction with Amateur Photographer Magazine and Fujifilm UK. Myself and fellow photographer Matt Hart gave a presentation of our work, and then headed off onto the streets of London with the lucky winners – each of whom got to try out the latest Fujifilm equipment.
It was a good day, if not a bit tiring.
Traditionally November is a quiet month for weddings and this year I had two to shoot. Both of which were relatively close, and one of which was a totally new venue for me.
The first wedding was at St. Aldhelm’s Church here in Malmesbury and is actually my own local parish church.
The reception was at The Olde Bell, Malmebsury.
The second wedding was held at Cripps Stone Barn, near Cheltenham. A really great venue, that, even though it rained, easily catered for the large amount of guests.
I’ll get around to blogging these weddings in due course….
So that was November.
Looking forward to December I have three weddings to shoot, a few more workshops and pod cast interviews lined up. Of course, I need to edit the November weddings and I have a couple of client albums to get produced for Christmas delivery. I will also be preparing my SWPP Seminars.
See you back here next month….