Wedding Photographers Risk Their Lifes!

Series of shots captured at yesterday’s wedding as one of the video crew retreats from the cross fire. The second wedding photographer (seen in the background in the 4th) shot was not so lucky! One very soiled MkIII!


JOGLE – iPhone 5 & Instagram (Story in Pictures)

‘JOGLE’ – John O’Groats to Land’s End Bike Ride

10 Bikes
12 Men
2 Camper Vans
72 Hours
1 Great Cause

JOGLE: We Finished!!! :) 72.5hrs nonstop

I joined my brothers Pete and John, and together with a group of friends we cycled 1000 miles NON STOP day and night from John O’Groats to Lands End as a relay, starting on 21st of July 2013. We did the ride to raise money for a great cause.

Lucy, one of our close friends, died from cervical cancer on April 17th 2012 aged just 33, only weeks after her wedding day. Lucy and her family were extremely grateful for the support provided by the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice.

Last year, kind people contributed Β£10,000 for Sue Ryder when a smaller team of us crossed the English Channel in 3 2-man inflatable kayaks! This year, it was a different challenge, but the same great cause. There was no chance of me falling overboard again but the challenge was just as demanding.

Here is the story in pictures, taken with my iPhone 5

It’s not to late for donations and we would be really grateful if you could help us support this great cause. Thanks in advance! πŸ™‚


Live commentary from the riders and drivers and more photos from other team members can be found on our JOGLE facebook page:


Black & White Film Wedding Photography – Mamiya RZ67

Black & White Film Wedding Photography with the medium format Mamiya RZ67 Pro II film camera

Kodak T-Max 400 stand developed in Xtol 1:3, 23 minutes, 21 degrees. Epson v600 scan.

Shot is from Ben & Rachel’s wedding at Muxhall Hall, UK. They opted for my black and white wedding photography package so I shot a range of film (6×7, 645 & 35mm) + digital.

Below another sample. I’ll add to this post once scan more so feel free to check back to see more.

Mamiya RZ67 Wedding
Film Photography Wedding

Film Photography – Voigtlander Bessa R3A

Film photography sample using Voigtlander Bessa R3A 35mm rangefinder & Voigtlander Nokton Classic 40mm f1.4 lens.

Self developed Kodak T-Max 100 film

Me & My Mamiya RZ67 Pro II

Me in action shooting the Mamiya RZ67 Pro II medium format film camera!

Taken of me while I was shooting an Asian pre-wedding shoot. For film photography I use Kodak T-Max 100 film or 400 film.

In this shot I am using the Mamiya Sekor 110mm f2.8 lens.

Despite the large size of the Mamiya RZ67 I use the camera like any other on location aswell as in the studio. I also use it handheld when there is suffiicient light.

The Mamiya RZ67 is currently my favourite camera and the huge 6×7 negative scans using an Epson v600 are just amazing. The subject gets a 3D look which is difficult to achieve with digital photography.

I use it for model photography and as a wedding photographer. I am doing a black and white wedding photography package for a lucky couple this week so examples coming soon!Β  *A few samples here –

Stopping down the Samyang!

Anyone who has seen my Flickr photos will know I like to shoot lens wide open. That being, at their widest aperture.

My most used 3 lenses for model photography on the Nikon D800 are the Samyang 85mm f1.4, Nikkor 50mm f1.2 AI-s and the Nikkor 200 f2 AI-s. I also use a 35/1.4 and 24/1.4 amongst others.

But.. after all of that I think my taste is evolving.. I stop down the above lenses to meter light for some of the medium format film camera like the Contax 645, Mamiya RZ67 ProII and the Moskva-5. Some of the medium format lens are f3.5 or f4 widest aperture. In this photo I was using the 65mm f4 WA Mamiya Sekor leaf shutter lens so had shot the Samyang at f4 also.

Because medium format lenses give a greater shallow DOF I find myself stopping them down to get extra sharpness yet they are still super shallow.

I think this habit is now transferring back to digital and I find myself shooting the Nikkor 50mm f1.2 at f2.8 or f4.

Another example of model Nella shot with the Samyang 85mm f1.4 at f2.8:
Model Photography

Here Nella with Nikkor 50mm f1.2 AI-s stopped down:

It will be interesting to see how my stream looks in 6 months from now..