Yesterday was a very VERY close call for me. I almost lost two of the most precious things in my kit bag…..the only two things that I have at the moment to produce my work. My two babies…….Canon 18-55mm and Sigma 70-300mm lenses.

How I managed to drop both of them from standing height and they both survived is beyond me. God was and is  surely watching over me. All I let out was a weird sounding shriek/scream that the people around me were well nervous. I managed to pick myself up and continued with the job at hand.

Lesson for the day:

Change your lens on a level secure area and make sure that is has been locked into place before proceeding. Also, helps if you have a small light bag to carry stuff around if you are shooting from different locations.

Say MOO!!!!

This is how I have decided to spread my work around……after seeing a close pal doing the same, I chose MOO myself. A good way of showing some of your pictures on a business card.

How cool are they?

Always Remember to Back-up!!!

So, a dear friend asked me to be her photographer on one of the best days of her life and I gladly accept. I have to admit though, I was abit nervous as I wanted to do the best job possible. After all, this was my second gig as a wedding photographer.

My first outing, was a small and intimate event. My session went well and I was happy with the results as were the couple (I hope) who are also dear friends.

This time round, I had added new accessories to my current kit and I was ready to go, but boy was it a learning curve.

One thing I will TOTALLY remember for next time is to carry more battery power.

The battery for my camera just backed up as I finished shooting the park scene with the happy couple, so I was reduced to using my compact camera. Which, without it I wouldn’t have captured a few pictures as my battery charged. So, in my opinion, if you haven’t got a second DSLR camera, invest in a very good P&S (point and shoot). You won’t get the same quality shots as your DSLR, but sometimes, those everyday shots work.

The second time my batteries let me down was whilst the bride and groom were being presented with their gifts. My flash just didn’t work. So, again, I was reduced to shoot the rest of the proceedings with the inbuilt flash and again, my compact camera. The only thing I did have spare of was memory. I just managed to fill a 4gb card and the extra 1gb finished the job.

Of course there were other things that happened behind the scenes, but in the endI had loads of fun doing this as the event was full of wonderful people from both behind and infront of the scenes.

Would I do it again? Why not and only if the guests and the couple are as friendly!

Congratulations to the Happy Couple and thank you for the opportunity to better myself.