Berries Season – Food photography

Well, berries season is almost over, I really feel like that the the last chance to shoot a fresh fruits.

As my lovely wife travel to Poland, I have few days with some time slots to fill it in.

As you can imagine I’ve turned our kitchen into the Food Photography Studio, go to local grocery shop and get some tasty subject to photograph.

Yesterday, blueberries still the whole session and I only shoot one picture for raspberries (they ware just to sweet and I eat most of them during the blueberries shoots).

Anyway, today is a strawberries day, so wish me luck.

Dawlish Engagement Photographer

That day the weather was really moody and I spent most of the day at the Photo Roadshow in Exeter Sandy Park.
Taking with other photographers I told them that I was worried about the weather that afternoon as I had an outdoor couples portrait photoshoot.
I even messaged the couple saying that if the weather gets bad, then we would need to reschedule the photo session for another day.
Fortunately for us, the weather stayed the same for the whole day; small drops of rain from time to time but nothing bad enough to stop us.
We met at Dawlish Warren carpark around 6 p.m.
The sky was full of clouds which gave us amazing natural softbox, in most cases, it is a photographer’s dream light, soft and beautiful.

I usually shoot around the ”golden hour”, which is an hour before sunset or an hour before sunrise (never happens as it’s too early for the clients 😂).
Funny fact, there is always someone asking me: ”is it not too dark / too late for a photoshoot?”
I always explain to my clients that this is a golden hour and I have done ”a few” photo sessions during my 14 years carrier as a photographer and I know what I’m doing but, I can see that some of them still do not believe me and they book someone else.
That’s fine with me, you need to trust your photographer, at the end of the day the main reason they book me are my pictures.

Anyway, we started the session. Kasia and Kamil were lovely, he was a bit stressed at the beginning but then he became a beast and was running around the Dawlish beach with Kasia at his back.
Pictures were ready the next day as they always are, and I have to say that we all love them.
I even received this lovely feedback from them on my google business profile.

“We couldn’t reccomend Martin more. We couldn’t even choose our favourite photo taken by Martin – we love all of them. Our photo shoot with Martin was a great experience. He is 100% professional and cares about a nice and comfortable atmosphere during a photo shoot.”

Have a look at the whole set, I’m sure you will love them as much as we do.

Oh, and did I mention that you can book your session with me as well? 😜

Selfie Photographer Exeter

You know how it is when you look at Instagram and you see all the amazing pictures from around the world, they are all perfect and most of the time the profile owner is on them as well… Hmmm

Explain this to me, it is quite hard to make money from travelling in the first place, then if you are travelling as a couple the cost is almost double. So, do they make enough money to have a professional photographer with them all the time? Or did they hire someone local every time, but then why are all the pictures the same style?

Maybe they were taking pictures of each other? Yes! But wait, if that it the case, then how come they are together on most of the pictures… Ok, I don’t know…

Or do I ? 🙂

The answer is quite simple, in my case it is TW-283 to be more precise Pixel TW-283.

See I told you that the answer was simple.

But seriously what the … is TW-283? It is nothing else then a Wires Timer Remote Control.

Nothing really fancy, also there is no specific reason why I chose this model. There are lots of similar remotes and I’m sure they all perform well.

The cool thing about this one is that you can set it up for taking pictures at intervals of 0.5s in my case, and then you can just have fun in front of the camera same as we did during our photo shoot.

I am really enjoying this type of photography. The best thing about it is that now we have the Wedding, Portrait and Elopement photographer with us at all times 🙂

Devon Engagement Photographer

As a Devon Engagement Photographer, the options for amazing locations and ideas are almost endless. There are always some parts of this beautiful countryside that I haven’t discovered yet or I saw them one day and was waiting for an opportunity to do a photoshoot.

This photoshoot was no exception. 

A few weeks ago our friend Lynne showed us Woodbury Common, we went there for a walk and a chat. At the time I had my camera and drone with me expecting to take some aerial pictures. At the end of the day, I thought that the spot was great but a bit flat so wouldn’t look good from the air.

A few weeks later… I mean last weekend, when I was searching for a session location I thought about the spot again. I knew it will be amazing for portraits.

I went there twice 🙂 First on Saturday with my beautiful wife to check the place and also to take a few selfie portraits to check my new gadget I have bought (I will make a separate post about it as it is so cool 😎) 

Second time on Sunday with this gorgeous couple for a real photoshoot.

We spent there an hour and I’m so pleased with the pictures we produced. Have a look and tell me what you think.