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Olympic Torch Relay

The Olympic Torch Relay passed by the end of my road today and it would have been wrong of me not to take a wander down and have a look…with camera in hand of course.

Here’s a few pics.

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    Falkirk Portrait Photography:
    Matthew’s 2nd Birthday

    Amazing how quickly time moves on – doesn’t seem that long ago that Matthew was still crawling around on the floor, and now look at him, two years old, can’t sit still for two minutes and plenty to say for himself! Yours truly had managed to get hold of some tickets to see Coldplay at, dare I say it, the Emirates Stadium – yes folks, you heard correctly, that’s me, staunch Spurs fan, actually going into enemy territory – booked myself in for a full exoricsm when I got home though! Anyway, I digress.

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      And For Something Completely Different…
      Glasgow Street Photography

      You know, every now and again, it’s a great idea to break out and try something different, like another genre of photography other than weddings and portraits. The truth is, I love photography in general, not just one specific area, although for business purposes it does help naturally to specialise in one genre, but that doesn’t mean excluding everything else.

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        Mike’s Muse:
        At The Wrath Of The Chefs!

        I think it was Fairport Convention back in the late 60’s who recorded a song called “Who Knows Where The Time Goes?”. Whilst I think it’s safe to assume that they weren’t singing about wedding photography, the title does hold very true for a wedding day. When I meet couples, one of the most often...

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          Mike’s Muse:
          Why Is Wedding Photography So Expensive?

          Aah, the old chestnut! I came across a short little video this week by fellow wedding photographer Magnus Bogucki and it got me thinking to write a little piece for the “muse”. By the way, here’s the video here if you want to take a quick look but please do read on afterwards for my...

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          • GabriellaFebruary 24, 2012 - 5:34 pm

            I completely agree with you Mike. Sometimes folks forget the things that go into making great memorable photos. It’s not just standing around pointing and shooting.ReplyCancel

          • MikeFebruary 24, 2012 - 7:53 pm

            Yeah, I certainly agree with that although I would add that the images taken on the day are still of paramount importance, as no end of editing at the post processing stage will make a bad photo any better – it will just end up being an “edited” bad photo! However, you can certainly make good photos better by spending a bit of time working on them after the event and this, as they say, is where the bulk of the time goes.ReplyCancel

          • HamishFebruary 28, 2012 - 10:07 pm

            Great post. You should have mentioned all of the equipment too, plus insurance, office supplies, printers, computer equipment/software! Probably loads of other things I can’t remember off the top of my head. That’s before you even talk about how good someone might be!ReplyCancel

          • MikeFebruary 29, 2012 - 9:05 am

            You’re right Hamish and this is the real difference between a full time pro (who will naturally charge higher) and a part timer who might do a wedding for you for about £300. As pros, we need to make sure that we keep up to date with all the latest equipment and software and part of the package fee, as you point out, needs to be allocated towards that – it’s all for the client’s benefit at the end of the day.ReplyCancel

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