As we are coming up to the 10 year anniversary of Photography Farm, I’ve been in a reflective mood. Looking back at all of the different ways that we have offered education for photographers, from those first residential workshops to our online classes. It’s been such a wonderful thing to be involved in. One of my very favourite parts is to see photographers implementing what they have learnt from attending Farm. To see them take the spark of inspiration out into their own shooting and let it influence their own photography journey. Luke is a talented photographer and he had made this shot his own with tips that he picked up from the masterful Sean Bell. It’s great use of the location and the light. It’s thinking outside of the obvious and safe shots and elevating a moment within a frame.

Canon R6 | Sigma Art 35mm 1.4 | f/1.6 | 1/200 | ISO 2500

Cascade North 1 (tweaked)

What Luke Said…

Dun Aluinn is a wonderful venue to photograph, big, spacious and lots of gorgeous natural light…apart from where the groom tends to get ready. I’ve shot here twice now and both times the groom and his men were in the dark Cinema room and smaller bedroom to get ready. Influenced by the wonderful Sean Bell and his groomsmen spot light shots, instead of running to the window and staying there, I embrace the dark and moody lighting. I didn’t stage the shot too heavily, hence why the brides brother is in the back ground also. I simply told the groom to look at the mirror and sort his tie out and went from there. I was pleased with the shot but it looked a bit flat, on a late night editing mission I got a bit loose with the colour sliders, brought up the blues and hey presto!