With a slew of weddings in the diary for this summer, I felt it was time for a bit of a refresher course and booked myself onto a workshop with Steve Gerrard, in Birmingham. It was a very worthwhile course, with a morning of presentation and discussion of his work, tips and tricks to get the most out of your gear, smart directions and phrases to get the best out of your clients, and smart methods to run a photography business smoothly.
In the afternoon we had a mock wedding shoot with models Adam and Jade in the grimy badlands of Digbeth. He proved the point conclusively that it's the quality of the light that's most important, not the quality of the location.
I was intrigued to see Steve using just two prime lenses, the 85mm and 35mm, and choosing to view the screen on the back of his camera in b&w, the better to judge exposure and lighting conditions, without colour distractions.
A really useful day, packed with inspiring advice, highly recommended.
Here are some of my results from the shoot, using my 85mm and 16-35mm, processed using VSCO Film.