A selection of photographs from a recent wedding in the Cotswolds. Glorious weather, beautiful setting, fabulous day!
I thought whilst I was away with the family on a weekend break I would take the chance to really get to know the Fuji Film X-E2 especially as it will be featuring heavily in the photo book project I am working on (Cowboy Up). Here are a few photographs from the weekend all taken with the X-E2 and 35mm Lens. This camera is a joy to use and feels so natural in the hands it makes a change from having the big heavy DSLR and bag full of lenses.
I have used Canon DSLRs for many years now but feel that sometimes they get in the way of the photography and like a lot of photographers have been looking to find a solution to that issue. Having spent enough time with the camera in practical situations I now feel confident that I can use the Fuji X cameras in professional situations. Whilst the X-E2 is a joy to use the key aspect is the fact that the image quality of the photographs is outstanding. As long as your basic understanding of photography is sound you can quickly get to a point where you get the picture that you want using the simple controls of the camera and lens.
This set of photographs is from a family weekend away to North West Wales where we took in Llyn Brianne Reservior and Aberdyfi. Thanks to Jude, Tegan and Bentley (the dog) for their patience whilst I took these pictures. Although to be honest I feel that it took less time to get the shot with this system than my usual cameras.
I was privileged to be able to photograph the worlds biggest one day Rodeo at the AT&T Stadium, Arlington Texas (the home of the Dallas Cowboys). This was my first ever Rodeo and one of the most exciting days sport I have ever witnessed. RFD-TV gave me (and my wife) a press pass for this prestigious event and were incredibly hospitable to us the entire day.
The day gave each event winner the opportunity to win $100,000 outright. But if you came into the event as a qualifier or had an exemption and won your event you had the chance to share in a bonus prize fund of $1,000,000. As it proved 21 year old Richmond Champion was the only qualifier to win his event in the Bareback and took home $1,100,000 for his efforts.
Although this was my first Rodeo it will not be my last and I am working on a project that will take me back again to spend more time with the Cowboys and document their way of life.
There are a selection of photographs from the event for sale in my online gallery
On 13th November 2013 I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Ben and Tina at Cripp’s Barn in the Cotswolds. The preparations were all carried out at Cats Abbey, Sherbourne before moving on to the barn for the ceremony and evening festivities. The majority of the day was bathed in warm Autumn sun and held until late in the evening, I think it’s fair to say everyone had a wonderful day, despite one or two mishaps along the way.
On 19th October I had the pleasure of photographing Thumri and Dan’s wedding at the Celtic Manor. Although we had quite a bit of rain on the day it stayed away for the key moments. The weather certainly didn’t dampen Thumris spirits as she had the widest smile all day long.
I’d like to thank Hari and Kim for their hospitality through the day, and all of the guests, friends and family for their courteous attitude towards the photographers.