Continuous Improvement

14th October 2011
I’m a great believer in continuous improvement and the best way to improve your photography is to practise, practise and practise some more!

No matter what level your photography is at there will always be room for improvement and I am passionate about producing the best images that I possibly can so I practise my craft as often as possible. Obviously a ‘live wedding’ is not the time to practise new techniques so I recently attended a workshop with Damian McGillicuddy who is currently the ONLY Photographer to have 5 UK Master Photographer of the Year Awards. A day spent with someone like Damian is invaluable in producing ideas and allowing you to experiment with techniques that you can then take away and refine for your own use. The workshop I attended was bridal portraiture and as you can see I left with some stunning bridal images and a head full of new ideas to take forward into my own wedding photography.

Taken in the opulent Oddfellows Boutique Hotel in Chester our ‘Bride’ for the day was the model Charlie and she modelled tirelessly for us all day to allow me to produce these images. “But I’m not a model” you may be thinking. This is possibly true but it’s your big day and you will look stunning, allowing us some time to set up some lights or make use of natural light we can produce something out of the ordinary for you.


Photo comment By Ritesh: I practice my photography skills on random objects, but am not sure if I am improving. How do you measure the improvements or know if the results you get are better? Is there a standard of some sort? The lighting on the pics in this post is very nice.
Photo comment By Darren: Hi Ritesh, thanks for the comment. I don't believe photography can be measured as it is up to the viewer whether it is a 'good' image or not and different people have different views. I would suggest you search the Internet for images you like and then try to understand what it is you like about them. Then you can try to produce similar images yourself and over time you will develop your own style. Comparing your early images to your latest you should be able to see improvements. Also you should join one of the photography sites on the Internet where you can post your images for critique. Good luck. Darren.

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