Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Video and Still Photography

Hot on the heels of my previous post it looks like the prediction of merging of video & stills was spot on. Vincent Laforet a Pulitzer prize winning photographer from the States has produced a video shot entirely with the new Canon 5D Mark2. The quality of the film is stunning and truly shows the potential that this camera can offer. You can view the film here.

I will be getting a hands-on preview of the camera next week and will post my followup thoughts after that.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

New Canon 5D camera to revolutionise wedding photography?

Canon have today announced the much anticipated replacement for their 5D camera. This camera has become the tool of choice for wedding and portrait photographers for its stunning images and low light performance since it was released 3 years ago. All the photographers in the team currently use Canon 5D cameras for exactly this reason.
The replacement 5D Mark2 nearly doubles the sensor pixel count to 21Megapixels and adds even better low light capability. In addition one feature that could revolutionise the wedding photography market is the inclusion of HD video capability in the camera. It now means that as well as taking still photos for your wedding album the photographer can also take short video clips to include in the DVD slideshow of photos. It is one feature that we are very keen on testing and aim to offer in our Kent wedding photography packages for 2009.
We will be testing the Canon 5D Mark 2 as soon as it is available in the UK so watch this space for more news of the advances that it can offer for your wedding photography.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Kent Wedding Photography - Feedback St Botolphs Church Northfleet

The weather for Emily & Matthew's wedding at St Botolphs Church in Northfleet was less than ideal with pouring rain but despite these challenges they still loved the photos of their day. Rain may mean certain shots are not possible but it does bring other opportunities for shots. I always make sure I have the full studio lighting with me so in the event of group photos needing to be taken indoors we can still get the shots.

Emily and Matthew said "Thank you again so so much for capturing our day so well and for helping to make it so special for us. If you have any business cards I would be more than happy to pass them out as I know a few people who are getting married soon!"