The 2017 season kicked off with a bang last Friday with my Winter Wedding Workshop at Rossington Hall. My sincere thanks to the nine photographers who joined me from all over the UK on a cold but sunny day to enjoy a little Rossington Hall Wedding Photography, and to the team that helped put it all together. The day began with a customary coffee and pastry breakfast and after a short intro to the day while Ella and Cameron had their finishing touches applied we began shooting at 10:30.
With the theme of the day being Winter Wedding we began as most wedding days do with the bride and groom getting ready, using very simple window and reflected light. As the morning moved on we discussed how to maximise the most of the valuable time we wedding photographers get with the bride prior to the ceremony, and how too use simple light quickly and effectively. We discussed posing and setups, techniques and composition to get the most from often cluttered rooms.
During the lunch break Debbie Bedford, Loxley Colour’s North Account manager showcased Loxley’s latest range of wedding albums and wall art as the group enjoyed chatting and comparing images from the morning. My sincere thanks to Loxley Colour for your support and backing with the event.
After our superb lunch we moved outside to make the most of the lovely low golden winter sun, again using simple direct sunlight to light Ella, controlling shadow and highlights and demonstrating how walking shots from both long range and up close can add emotion and and warmth to our wedding images. Once back inside the grand backdrops of Rossington Hall were used and the introduction to Flash began. Using a mix of Elinchrom’s Ranger and Quadra lighting systems and a range of Elinchrom modifiers we setup difficult shots that incorporated the ambient light within the rooms to achieve dramatic affects.
The following images are my highlights of what was a perfect day of Rossington Hall Wedding Photography with learning, development and above all fun. The following list of people made the Workshop the success it was and I cannot recommend them highly enough, you are all simply a pleasure to work with….
Models – Ella Palfrey & Cameron Hutchinson of Y2k Promotions (Claire, you are a hero)
Flowers – Flowers By Kay
Dresses & Accessories – Victoria Robson Bridal
Make Up & Hair Styling – Melanie Lindsey
Lighting & Assistance – Rob Ferrol & Dawn Caroline-Smith
Venue – Rossington Hall, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
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Simon Clarke – Simon Clarke Photography – “Another outstanding day of photography arranged by James Davies at Rossington Hall. James not only shows and explains the technical side of his style of photography but goes beyond the camera which we sometimes forget about. His ” this is how I do it” approach is delivered in an energetic and fun atmosphere from the minute you arrive until you leave for home leaving you inspired and motivated. If you are serious about photography and are looking to develop your skills then visit http://www.jdaviesphotography.co.uk/ and check out his training pages, you won’t be disappointed.”
Alan Elliot – Hi James, Thanks for an excellent interesting course and day out last Friday. Good to meet proper people of a similar interest and be able to communicate freely. Your personal approach to the photography business is what prompted me to attend and your laid back non-conventional way of working really fits in with my personal lifestyle. My first wedding shoot on Saturday went really well, minimum amount of scrapped images – Hope to meet you again in the not so far future. Alan