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SO CUTE

November 14th, 2012 by

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With the Fabulous Places Christmas Market at the Roundhouse in Derby just around the corner, we thought we needed to get into the festive photography spirit in The Studio. Then, thanks to Leah from Your Wedding Angel, along came tiny little baby Cassius.

 

We photographed him a few days after his due date, although he had put in a surprise appearance four weeks earlier. He really was a beautiful bundle of cuteness and hardly made a squeak the whole time he was in the studio.

 

Now to choose which photograph to use on our Christmas Market stand! If you’d like more information about baby portrait photography in Derby, take a look at our website, like us on Facebook or call us on 01332 523523 for more information.

 

 

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CLICK!

November 8th, 2012 by

 

Henri-Cartier Bresson photography blog

 

 

The phrase ‘the decisive moment’ is talked about a lot in photography. It’s that split second when the photographer presses the button to release the camera’s shutter and freeze in time a fraction of a second. It was a term first used by the famous French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, who is known as the father of modern photojournalism.

 

Blink and you’ve missed it – in fact, photographers will always tell you: “If you see it, you’ve missed it.” This is because professional cameras show you through the viewfinder exactly what the lens is ‘seeing’, so as the shutter is released and the mirror flips up, the photographer sees blackness as the image is captured.

 

But what makes one moment more ‘decisive’ than the next? It’s that undefinable thing which makes a great picture: a twinkle of the eye or the split second before a jumping child’s feet hit the ground. Timing is the key and it is something which professional photographers practise every single day of their career, whether they are photographing fast-moving sport or toddlers in a portrait studio.

 

Cartier-Bresson was one of the very first photographers to embrace the concept of a photograph being able to “fix eternity in an instant”. A concept which, in today’s world of moving images, is still as beautiful as it was in the 1930s. A photograph can reveal so much about the subject’s personality, and it is there to be studied and treasured, whether it is on a wall, in an album, on a computer screen or on a mobile phone.

 

In 1952, Cartier-Bresson published a book called The Decisive Moment containing more than 100 of his photographs. He said: “To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organisation of forms which give that event its proper expression.”

 

Capturing a moment in time with a picture applies to everyone taking photographs, not just professionals. However, professional photographers are different, in that they have a natural, in-built ability to press the shutter instinctively, along with many years of practice. Just as most people can paint a wall, but not everyone can paint a portrait. As Cartier-Bresson said in 1957, “There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera.

 

“That is the moment the photographer is creative,” he said. “Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever.”

 

 

Wedding photography at Belvoir Castle

 


 


THE WOW FACTOR

November 2nd, 2012 by

Wedding photography at Chatsworth Derbyshire

 

 

We’ve been providing wedding photography at some amazing venues this year, and Heather and Paul’s wedding at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, was certainly no exception.

 

The couple decided to go for a church wedding at the stunning 19th-Century St Peter’s Church in the village of Edensor, on the Chatsworth Estate, followed by a reception at Chatsworth House surrounded by the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.

 

The estate is the seat of the Duke of Devonshire, and has been home to the Cavendish family since Bess of Hardwick settled at Chatsworth in 1549. It has been passed down through 16 generations and has one of Europe’s most significant art collections.

 

On Heather and Paul’s wedding day, there were wall-to-wall blue skies for much of the time, enabling us to really make the most of Chatsworth’s stunning gardens for their wedding photography.

 

If you’d like to find out more about Derbyshire wedding venues at which we have provided wedding photography, have a browse through the other posts on this blog, or take a look at our wedding photography gallery.

 

 

Wedding photography at Chatsworth Derbyshire

 

Wedding photography at Chatsworth Derbyshire

 

Wedding photography at Chatsworth Derbyshire

 

Wedding photography at Chatsworth Derbyshire

 

Wedding photography at Chatsworth Derbyshire

 

Wedding photography at Chatsworth Derbyshire

 

Wedding photography at Chatsworth Derbyshire

 

Wedding photography at Chatsworth Derbyshire

 

Wedding photography at Chatsworth Derbyshire

 

Wedding photography at Chatsworth Derbyshire

 

 

Wedding photography at Chatsworth Derbyshire

 

Wedding photography at Chatsworth Derbyshire

 

Wedding photography at Chatsworth Derbyshire

 

Wedding photography at Chatsworth Derbyshire

 

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Wedding photography at Chatsworth Derbyshire

 

Wedding photography at Chatsworth Derbyshire

 

 


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