In the not too distant past, when I first developed an interest in shooting weddings for a living, I embarked upon a crazed internet hunt for inspiration. My main goal was to find images that stood out, were a break from the norm and had flare and style. Once this search had commenced it wasn't long before I was drawn to the work of Steve Gerrard Photography, as well as having all of the above I was also sucked in by his beautiful saturation, contrast and texture.
When I first saw that Steve ran his own workshops I knew that I wanted to be a part of it, to see how he works with a couple and the surroundings he has. I was keen to listen to his ideas and how he makes his business flow successful. I have not been able to attend the last few workshops for one reason or another, but when it came to the 18th Sept I knew I was able to clear my diary for the day and be there! It has only been a few days since the workshop and I have already made small changes to my website, tweaked the way I approach my wedding portraiture and made alterations to how I work with my own clients which I'm sure will make Dan Potter Photography a even better experience for all involved.
I hope you enjoy my images from the workshop >>>
Finally a few 'thank yous' to our models for the day Ria and Anthony (a real couple - see their wedding here), the other 11 photographers on the workshop who added to the experience and finally Steve Gerrard - it was great to meet the man behind the photos who shared so much with us all, cheers Steve!
Around this time every year I get the question - "So Dan, what do you want for your birthday?" The usual response is a shrug of the shoulders and dull sounding "I don't know". But this year has been very different! For a while now I've wanted to take a step back and go a little old skool. So I asked my wife for the Diana F+ camera kit. The Diana F+ is copy of the old Diana that was originally made in the late 60's. The remakes that have been produced since 2007, now have a large following by those who love analog photography and the 120film. The fun aspect of this very simple and plastic camera is the varying results, the view finder is dodge at best and the camera is well know for leaking light! I really can't wait to get started and see what funky results I get...
At the weekend I had the privilege of photographing Gemma and Mike's wedding in Bexley, they are such a lovely couple and were surrounded by their close family and friends for a beautifully intimate day.
A massive congratulations to Ellie & Jay who tied the knot last month at the beautiful Knowle Country House in north west Kent. This was a great wedding to photograph, a chilled and relaxed atmosphere with perfect weather conditions for warm summer photographs.
Hello & welcome to the blog! Feel free to have a nose around & leave a comment or two, I hope you enjoy what you see! Dan