Jun 192015
 

Photographing a Silhouette.

Silhouettes can make extremely dramatic photographs, using shape and sometimes vibrant or saturated colour to tell a story. Photographers use them to convey drama, mystery or mood in an image. It’s usually the case that the more defined the shape is the more powerful the silhouette and the more successful the image will be. A silhouetted subject can show some detail, however the less detail that’s visible will add more drama to the image.

 

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Expose for the background

The primary key to a successful silhouette is backlighting. To create a silhouette, place a subject against a bright background and expose for the background, leaving the subject in shadow.

Digital cameras make it a lot easier to shoot silhouettes because you can usually see on the LCD on the back of the camera exactly how the image looks, you can then adjust your exposure accordingly.

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How to focus

Since the subject of a silhouette is in little to no light, the camera may have difficulty locking on the focus. If that is the case then you can try one of two things. You could manually focus the camera on your subject. Or you can also try to focus on the edge of the subject, where there will be more contrast. (The difference between the darkened subject and the brighter background). It’s also advisable to use as small an aperture as possible, which will help ensure your subject is sharp.

 

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Make silhouetted shapes distinct and uncluttered

If there is more than one object in the image that you’re attempting to silhouette, try to keep them separated. For example if you are photographing a tree and a person don’t let the person stand in front of the tree or even lean on it as this may merge them into one single shape and difficult to define. Also it’s probably best to photograph silhouetted people as profiles rather than looking straight on. This means that more of their features (nose, mouth, and eyes) are outlined and they are more likely to be recognized

 

Go out shoot some silhouettes have some fun!

Tony is the owner of Tony Sale Photography a much sought after wedding and portrait photographer based in Essex. He is known for his particular style of putting couples at ease and of mixing traditional, documentary and artistic genres to ensure the perfect capture of your special day.
He is also a great lover of coffee so if you fancy discussing your wedding or portrait photography over an Americano, Flat White, Skinny Latte or whatever else is going do get in touch – phone 01787 474923 or email tony@tonysalephotography.co.uk
Jun 162015
 

Weddings at Prested Hall.

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A video slide show of photographs from Michelle and Mathew’s amazing wedding at Prested Hall in north Essex.

Situated in Feering, north Essex Prested Hall has to be one of my all-time favourite wedding venues.  It has so much to offer, from its tree lined driveway and amazing listed manor house to its beautiful lawns and gazebo, enchanting lake and picturesque bridge.

See for yourself how beautiful it is as you watch this video slide show of photographs from Michelle and Mathew’s amazing wedding at Prested Hall in north Essex.

If you are planning to get married or know someone who is then please do give me a call to discuss your wedding photography. Gosfield 01787 474923

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Tony is the owner of Tony Sale Photography a much sought after wedding and portrait photographer based in Essex. He is known for his particular style of putting couples at ease and of mixing traditional, documentary and artistic genres to ensure the perfect capture of your special day.
He is also a great lover of coffee so if you fancy discussing your wedding or portrait photography over an Americano, Flat White, Skinny Latte or whatever else is going do get in touch – phone 01787 474923 or email tony@tonysalephotography.co.uk
Jun 062015
 

Rookwoods’ Open gardens.

A few days back I went with my wife Kate and youngest son Nick to visit the gardens at ‘Rookwood’s’ in Sible Hedingham. which was taking part in the National Garden Scheme (NGS) Open Gardens.

It was a beautiful sunny day and we had the most amazing afternoon. The gardens were stunning, a mix of mature and young trees and shrubs, herbaceous borders and columns of tumbling roses. An old Victorian walled garden, hornbeam and wild flower beds all surrounded by a Victorian red brick wall. There was also an ancient oak wood which lies beyond a meadow of buttercups.

 

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Since its foundation, the National Gardens Scheme has donated over £45 million to its beneficiary charities, of which nearly £23 million has been donated within the last ten years. The National Gardens Scheme’s commitment to nursing and caring remains constant and the charity continues to grow and flourish. To find out more information why not visit their web site here http://www.ngs.org.uk/

Tony is the owner of Tony Sale Photography a much sought after wedding and portrait photographer based in Essex. He is known for his particular style of putting couples at ease and of mixing traditional, documentary and artistic genres to ensure the perfect capture of your special day.
He is also a great lover of coffee so if you fancy discussing your wedding or portrait photography over an Americano, Flat White, Skinny Latte or whatever else is going do get in touch – phone 01787 474923 or email tony@tonysalephotography.co.uk
Jun 022015
 

Pet Portrait Photography in Essex.

Whilst the majority of my blog posts tend to feature wedding and portrait photography   I also offer a pet photography or ‘pet portrait’ service. This tends to be very popular with dog owners who are looking for a high quality formal portrait to adorn their wall. It’s also extremely popular with cat owners though they tend to want something a little smaller.

Formal pet portraits can be taken in the studio, like the image below, but they can also be taken outdoors in the natural environment and light. Perhaps in a park or local field, maybe in the garden.

The choice is yours, studio or outdoors, formal portrait or casual playful shots, whichever best captures your pet’s personality.

To book your pets portrait sitting or to find out further information then do get in touch, phone 01787 474923 or use the contact form on this web site

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Tony is the owner of Tony Sale Photography a much sought after wedding and portrait photographer based in Essex. He is known for his particular style of putting couples at ease and of mixing traditional, documentary and artistic genres to ensure the perfect capture of your special day.
He is also a great lover of coffee so if you fancy discussing your wedding or portrait photography over an Americano, Flat White, Skinny Latte or whatever else is going do get in touch – phone 01787 474923 or email tony@tonysalephotography.co.uk