Last Friday saw our annual Wedding Bootcamp with Rob Pugh and Sony take place at the wonderful Highcliffe Castle.
Nine of our customers attended the event, where they had the opportunity to find out what life as a wedding photographer is really like. Rob began the day with a great introduction to the job, not just focusing on the photography but also talking about the business, right down to how to get you business cards printed and how best to write a blog post!
After this ‘classroom’ session, the customers finally got their hands on a plethora of kit from Sony, including the latest Sony Alpha 7 III and Alpha 9 cameras along with some serious G-Master lenses, like the FE 85mm f/1.4 GM.
Rob ran through 3 different shooting locations throughout the remainder of the day to give our customers a real flavour of shooting a bride and groom, without the pressure of a real wedding taking place around them!
We shot inside, under the most extraordinary stained glass window, leveraging flash to balance the ambient light from the window against a striking portrait of the bride and groom.
Image Credit: ©Rob Pugh
We then moved outside to a shady spot to shoot some romantic portraits, both individuals of the bride and groom, along with a couple portrait of them together. Rob, once again using flash to achieve a wonderfully balanced photograph, along with natural light photography to achieve a different look.
Finally, deciding to brave the heat, Rob took the group down to the beach for a final, destination style wedding portrait of the couple, using a warm white balance setting to make the background look even more sunny, with a CTO gel on the flash to get accurate skin tones in the models.
Image Credit: ©Rob Pugh
Many thanks to Rob for running such an excellent bootcamp for our customers, our excellent models, Sophie and Tom and a big thank you to Sony for their ongoing support. Please check out Rob’s blog post about the bootcamp.
Look out for more upcoming events from Castle Cameras on our website, including an Astrophotography workshop this coming Thursday in Swanage and a two-day Capture to Output Landscape Photography Masterclass with Landscape Photographer of the Year award winner, Andy Farrer.
All photos in this post (except where shot by Rob Pugh as indicated in the caption) were shot by Graham Fry on behalf of Castle Cameras on the Sony Alpha 7R mark III.