Saturday, 7 August 2010

32/52 - Uber flash returns.

Another great wedding today, for another great couple, the bride grew up in Woolacombe so a proper village affair for the evening do with lots of old friends and faces saying hi.
The shot today was taken using our soon to be patent protected "uber flash", but this time using a calumet bounce umbrella. The couple had a videographer for the day and we managed to get him to film the beach shoot so keep an eye on my blog for that appearing very soon. Showed the couple this one shot before they went away on honeymoon and they loved it, showing anyone and everyone they could, think that speaks volumes about my work.

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Family entertainment.

Family entertainment., originally uploaded by ::matt.fryer::.

We took the family out tonight to the sheepdog trial and falconary display at Borough Farm near Woolacombe, home to the Channel 5 tv stars of Mist and her sheep dog tails. Having lived i Woolacombe all my life I was a little sceptical about the whole thing, thinking it was just another tourist attraction. How wrong I was. First pleasent surprise, the price. £4 per adult kids under 6 go free for a 1 1/2 hour show. Bargain. Second surprise a stand selling homemade cakes. I'm happy. The first half of the show was David Kennard who runs the farm talking about and showing his dogs and the work they do. Despite seeing it all my life I was a still captivated, just as much as my boys were. The second half of the show was a display from Johnathan Marshall and it was amazing. Won't say too much as I strongly recommend you seeing it.
All in all it was a fantastic hour and a half for little money.

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31/52 - Family camping

31/52 - Family camping, originally uploaded by ::matt.fryer::.

I must be bonkers, a rare weekend off from shooting weddings and I agreee to take the family camping for the first time. Aghhhhhhhh.
No it was really good, the boys behaved and slept well, the weather held out good and the campsite was a secluded secret hide away in the middle of Exmoor. A great weekend with great freinds. Just what i needed.
Oh forgot to mention this was taken on my iphone using the hisptamatic app.

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30/52 - Beach uber flash

30/52 - Beach uber flash, originally uploaded by ::matt.fryer::.

Someone must be looking down on me, the weather all week has been iffy to say the least with heavy downpours and less than summer like temps, but come Saturday it all changes with near perfect conditions for shooitng a wedding, blue skies with some light wispy clouds.
Only downside to shooting a summer wedding is you need a huge amount of flash power to really make the beach shots pop, so this shot was take with 3 flashes, 2 580exii's and one 430 exii taped together, all fired from my cactus v4's through my single flash softbox. Not the perfext solution but it works.

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29/52 - Wedding shoes.

29/52 - Wedding shoes., originally uploaded by ::matt.fryer::.

Today was the wedding of David and Charlie at the stunning location of Pickwell Manor. Another great intimate wedding for a another lovely couple.
Spotted this shot as I was doing some detail shots in the morning with the bride.

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28/52 - Jim and Lisa - Woolacombe wedding

Had the immense pleasure today of shooting a lovely intimate wedding at The Woolacombe Bay hotel, for a lovely couple, Jim and Lisa. A great day with some surf in the morning for the groom and a stunning sunset in the evening. Wishing you both all the best in the furture guys.

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