Welcome to my blog. It started life as a general blog then became a photo a day project now it has reverted to my personal blog. For more examples of my work please visit my business site. Dover Design Photography - Kent Wedding Photographers.

Monday, October 25, 2010


A couple of bird pics - one taken in my Dad's garden the other on our Sunday afternoon walk.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fashion Photography

My first experience of fashion photography - see our business site for more info.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lightroom File Handling Workflow

A few people have asked about our basic file handling workflow so I thought I would post it on here.

To simplify file handling and allow folders to be backed up easily I prefer to create a new Lightroom catalog for each project. The benefit is that it creates a standalone back up which can be stored externally and accessed from any machine. I am not saying this is the right method or best practice but this is what I do.

1. Create Folder in Pictures Directoy named YYYY-MM-DD with description ie: 2010-10-18 Sharon and Brian Wedding.
2. In new folder Create new Folder - RAW
3. Manually copy files from Memory card to RAW folder.
4. Drag main folder to Places in Finder sidebar. (This step makes things easier in Lightroom)
5. Lightroom - Create new Catalog (File/New Catalog)
6. Select location for Catalog as the new folder ie: 2010-10-18 Sharon and Brian Wedding.
7. Import RAW files from newly created folder into light room.
8. Process files in Lightroom
9. Export JPGs into specific folders within master folder. eg. Blog Exports, Facebook, Hi-res, Lo-res
10. Copy new Folder to external drive and initiate back-up to secondary drive. (I use Sync LE)

Monday, October 04, 2010

Strike at Dover Christ Church Academy

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Pupils at our local School have gone on strike. Over the summer break the school formerly Archers Court became the Dover Christ Church Academy. Along with the new name came a number of other changes including an unpopular split lunchtime. The pupils have been actively complaining and petitioning to resolve the situation but today decided to go on strike. My picture shows the head Teacher with much on his mind.

Monday, September 27, 2010


A few pictures from my vist to Tcupcakes - read the full post on my business page.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Max is staying with us for a few days while his owners are away so I thought we'd better take some pictures. The best picture of the day would have been Max walking in after his 'paddle' in the pond but sadly the camera was not ready.

UPDATE - He found the pond again

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

David and Isla's Wedding

I thought I would post a couple of detail shots from a recent wedding. You can view more pictures on my business blog.

The first picture features the bride's bouquet - we lit this using a gridded flash held up high camera right. We tried to create the illusion of sunlight coming in from a window.

The second image is a shot of the rings perched on the grooms buttonhole. To light this we simply bounced the flash off my white shirt.

It is nice, even at a fast paced Wedding to play with your off camera lighting.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Joe McNally

On Friday we were lucky enough to attend the Joe McNally lighting workshop arranged by Kelby training at the Islington Design Centre.

You can see his blog entry about it here:


Joe is a real natural in front of an audience and it was an informative, entertaining day. I still remain unconvinced about CLS! If you get the chance to attend one of his workshops I would definitely recommend it – we had a great time!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Carly and Ashley

As always more pictures on my business blog - Dover Design Photography, Kent Wedding Photographers

Monday, July 05, 2010


Jordan in her prom dress - more pictures on my business blog.

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Peter and Ola

Friday, June 18, 2010

Holly and Simeon

A few pictures from last nights shoot with Holly and Simeon. For the camera geeks among you these were taken with the Nikon D50 with kit lens. We used two off camera flashes one through a shoot through umbrella and one bare.

There are a few more pictures on my business blog

Monday, June 14, 2010


Sorry to those that have already seen it on facebook but I thought I would blog it too!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sandwich Boxing Club

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Matt and Cath's Wedding at the Blazing Donkey

I feel that I have neglected this blog for a while so it is about time I posted again!

The business is going well and although I would like more bookings for this year next year is looking very promising.

Here are a few pictures from Matt and Cath's Wedding at the Blazing Donkey. The sun shone and we had a great day!

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dance Show

More pictures on my business blog - Dover Design - Kent Wedding Photographers

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ely Driving



As well as Photography we are also starting to take on some website development. These are for a website we are currently working on. It is more just customisation of Blogger to provide simple, cost effective, easy to update pages for small businesses.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Studio Test

We spent some time in the studio today basically playing with lighting. Our model was the long suffering Marley who has pretty much grown up with cameras.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Brockhill Park Fashion Show

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Sunday, May 02, 2010


Links of London ring - Picture taken standing the ring on my phone screen.
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And a few more rings using the iPhone as a mini softbox.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Crowned in Crystal - Kent Wedding Photographers

If you are looking for something really special to complete your wedding outfit I suggest contacting Maureen Speed at Crowned in Crystal. She creates amazing bespoke jewellery with Swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls, enhanced with diamante and tiny seed beads. I was lucky enough to photograph a couple of her recent creations.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Wedding Breakfast - Court Stairs Manor - Kent Wedding Photographers


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