Scott Smith Photography: Blog https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Scott Smith Photography | All Rights Reserved | Leeds | West Yorkshire | United Kingdom info@scottsmithphotography.co.uk (Scott Smith Photography) Tue, 31 Aug 2021 18:17:00 GMT Tue, 31 Aug 2021 18:17:00 GMT https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/img/s/v-12/u771813645-o520907225-50.jpg Scott Smith Photography: Blog https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog 120 49 So I went and did a vlog... https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/7/so-i-went-and-did-a-vlog Hello! A few more updates from me this time in the shape of a very unpolished blog..

 

Hope you liked :)

Scott

 

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Tommy & Carole's Wedding @ Newby Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/7/tommy-caroles-wedding-newby-hall-ripon-north-yorkshire Back again so soon..... I'm on a roll :)

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Tommy and Carole got married at Newby Hall in Ripon, North Yorkshire.  Newby Hall must be up there as one of the best venues I've had the pleasure of shooting at.  Built in the 1690's Newby hall is stunning both inside and out.  The view from the main house to the gardens is timeless, there are no visible signs of the modern world, no roads, motorways or modern buildings can be seen.  This has resulted in it being used to film various productions including Season 1 of Peaky Blinders in 2012 and Victoria in 2015 and 2018.

I had a great day with the bride and groom including a highly embarrassing moment...

I split my suit pants right before we moved to the Orangery for the wedding breakfast and speeches! 

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Lesson learned, wear bigger pants or take a spare pair! 

Have a look a the full gallery if you're interested in seeing more from their day.

Scott :)

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Updates July 2020... https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/7/updates-july-2020 It's been a little while (ok 9 months) since I posted anything on here and the world seems to have gone a little crazy (Corona Virus) and is slowly getting back to normal.  I've not been shooting much due to the lockdown and couldn't think of anything to write about. 

There's been no weddings, many have been cancelled or rescheduled for next year.  All live music performances have been cancelled and rescheduled and there's been no events either so what have I been doing? 

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Not a great deal to be honest, I've been thinking about what I want to do going forward with my photography.  I've also been thinking that maybe this blog should transition to YouTube and become a vlog (more on that in a bit).

I'd just set up a new site called Click Roll Boom along with my son Tyler for showcasing more of our love for music, movies and games. We made a good start and have done some interviews and reviewed some albums along with live performances and the photography that comes along with that.  It also helped me gain some contacts within the music industry to assist when applying for photo passes.  Then CV19 put a stop to all that.  We're still trying to post regular news articles and reviews and hopefully live music will resume soon and we can continue growing the site. 

We'd very much like it if you checked it out along with the facebook and instagram pages that run alongside it.

 

I've also been collaborating with my friend James on our YouTube channel, it's quite rough and ready at the moment but I'll be posting a little more about that in the coming days along with a couple of weddings I've not blogged either. 

It's quite funny as after all these years of shooting weddings I can still be surprised.  I shot two weddings last year where not only was I the photographer but I was also the witness and needed to provide a second witness also.  When I first get booked for these weddings I always wonder what the background is.... some forbidden love or elopement but it always turns out to be something quite normal haha.  There's also a couple I'm unable to share on social media for different reasons, where the couple have requested privacy or they want to keep it a secret (shhh don't tell anyone) until they surprise everyone at a later date.  

 

So (lockdown aside) I'm still around I'm still working and taking photos I'm just rubbish at posting updates.  I do post on social media a bit more which I've mentioned a couple above but will also link the others below.  I'll try to be better :)

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Hope everyone is safe and well.

Scott

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Lance & Liz's Wedding at the Masonic Hall in Harrogate https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/10/lance-lizs-wedding-at-the-masonic-hall-in-harrogate Lance and Liz tied the knot at the Masonic Hall in Harrogate.  Built in 1930 the Masonic Hall was constructed as a purpose built meeting hall for it's members. 

Built for the Right Honourable, The Earl of Harewood KC, Provisional Grand Master, Yorkshire West Riding by the masons, the Masonic Hall was constructed as a purpose built meeting hall for its members.

The ceremony took place in the Grand Hall, which later doubled up as a nice backdrop for the full group shot as unfortunately the weather had taken a turn for the worse and prevented us from going outside.  

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Rock and Roll Styled Shoot https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/2/rock-and-roll-styled-shoot I recently had the pleasure of working with some great people for this styles shoot at the Mecure Hotel in Doncaster.  I would absolutely love to shoot a real wedding with this theme and highly recommend all the suppliers involved.

Please have a look at the photos and check out the contributors profiles at the bottom of the post. 

Cheers.

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2018 Music Photography Review https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/1/2018-review 2018 was my best year so far for shooting live music. 

Here's a compilation of my faves. 

I really hope I can increase this further in 2019 :)

 

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Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar 2018 https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/12/lego-star-wars-advent-calendar-2018 It's that time of year again! 

If you want to keep track of this years calendar, check back here everyday to see whats behind the next door. 

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I was recently asked to take part in the first ever "Spectacular Scenes On The Sofa" video. This is going to be a regular video series from Vickie at Spectacular Scenes where she has a discussion with vendors and suppliers in the wedding industry.  I was extremely nervous as it's my first time on the other side of the camera so hopefully I don't come across too awkward in the video.  

Please check out the Spectacular Scenes website for all your Event and Wedding Dressing needs and I'd love to hear any thoughts or feedback so please leave your comments below. 

Thanks

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My top 5 tips for choosing your wedding photographer. https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/3/my-top-5-tips-for-wedding-photography Originally posted as a guest blog on spectacularscenes.com.  

I have worked with Vickie at Spectacular Scenes on a couple of occasions now and it's always a pleasure.   

Spectacular Scenes is a premier Wedding and Event Dressing/Styling Business based in the North of the UK. They offer a full Bespoke venue dressing service including professional Floristry and have an extensive range of wedding props available to hire.

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My top 5 tips for wedding photography.

1. Find a style that fits your wedding.

There are lots of different shooting styles and also editing techniques and it’s sometimes difficult to differentiate between them. Whilst you are researching you'll need to have an idea of the style you prefer. To name just a few: Fine Art, Lifestyle, Dramatic, Photojournalistic and Editorial.

However, if too many images are heavily edited in the photographer’s portfolio, this could be an attempt to cover up poor quality shots. Also, be aware that post-processing often follows trends. The faded film or light and airy instagram look that’s all the rage right now might not be in 10 years or even 6 month’s time. Clean shots that have been colour corrected can have filters applied at a later date in line with current trends, which is much easier and more practical than receiving photos with filters already on.

The files your photographer will create are much bigger than your typical JPG, which give a much greater ability to edit the photo. This means it also takes a longer time to upload, process and edit all those files. Each wedding and photographer will vary with the number of shots taken, but it can often take up to six to eight weeks to get images back.

Scott Smith Photogtaphy StyleScott Smith Photogtaphy Style 2. Look at photographers with a variety of experience, not just weddings.

Ideally you want someone who has shot weddings before as taking photos is only one part of being a wedding photographer. I have helped make favours, tie shoelaces, adjust button holes and entertain children and pets!

It's highly unlikely you will have optimal conditions for the shots at your wedding (i.e. harsh midday sunlight, indirect natural light, dark ceremony area) so it's worth looking at photographers who are experienced/skilled in the types of environment the wedding will take place in.

To sum it up, having multiple weddings under your belt definitely helps, but relevant experience can also be gained from many other areas such as music, and sports photographers.

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This covers quite a lot when it comes to your wedding and the more you do, the better prepared you will be. Research your venue - have you seen weddings shot there by other photographers? This will give you an idea of what is achievable at the venue. This is even better if you can find some that have taken place at a similar time of year.


Once you’ve narrowed down your list of potential photographers make sure you see a few full wedding albums they have supplied to clients (digital or print) rather than just the portfolio images on their website. This will enable you to check for consistency. Then start reading their reviews and testimonials. Check out their social media pages. Is the feedback from clients positive? How does the photographer respond?

Additionally, if you want specific group shots, make a list of them and collect examples of the types of shots you like. You could even make a Pinterest board to share ideas with your photographer.

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When choosing your photographer make sure you feel confident and happy with them, ensure they answer any questions, no matter how silly you think they may be. 

Do you like your photographer? You already like their work but how about as a person?

They'll be shadowing your every move on what can be one of the most stressful, intense, emotional and, of course, happy days of your life. You want someone you have rapport with, so you can relax and be yourself, as ultimately this will make for more natural images. You want them to be as excited about your wedding plans as you are. The more comfortable you and your other half are with your photographer, the better the photos will turn out.

Also, think of your guests. If your wedding photographer is approachable, friendly and down to earth, your guests will be at ease allowing the photographer to blend in and capture the day as it naturally unfolds rather than it being forced and awkward.

Go with your gut, if something doesn’t feel right then perhaps go and meet another photographer you also liked.

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Although price is important when choosing your wedding photographer, it shouldn’t be the main factor. After all, when the confetti has settled and the cake has been eaten, the photographs are what you will have to remember the day by.

Be realistic about your budget, if the photographer’s standard full day package is £2,000 and your budget is £1,000 then you may not be the right match for each other. Equally, remember that there are good and bad photographers in every price bracket, so spending a fortune on the photographer will not guarantee you will be satisfied with the end effect.

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The key at all stages is communication: communication with your venue, your florist, your hair and make-up, and especially your photographer. This way everyone knows what is expected of them and all questions are answered no matter how silly you feel they may be.

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I can’t stress this enough - please allow plenty of time for portraits and group photos - these take time to organise, to get everyone together and looking in the same direction! Discuss this with your photographer, who will be able to suggest minimum required time.

It is also often nice to take some time out during the wedding for intimate pictures of just you and your partner as newlyweds - away from the hustle and bustle of it all. This gives you time to breathe and spend a bit of time together while settling yourselves before going back to your party.

I hope this was of use, please let me know your thoughts in the comments :) 

 

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Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/11/lego-star-wars-advent-calendar-2017 It's that time of year again! 

If you want to keep track of this years calendar as I mess around, check back here often to see whats behind the next door. 

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info@scottsmithphotography.co.uk (Scott Smith Photography) advent calendar christmas lego minifigure photography star wars www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk xmas https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/11/lego-star-wars-advent-calendar-2017 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Bernard & Joan - Leeds Town Hall Wedding https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/bernard-joan-leeds-town-hall-wedding Bernard and Joan got married at Leeds Town Hall in one of the most intimate ceremonies I've had the pleasure of shooting.  There was a total of six guests including the couple getting wed!

It was a lovely day until we got to the top of the Town Hall steps and the heavens opened and stranded us up for there for a little while.  

Their reception was the following evening at South Leeds Golf Club. 

Here's a selection of my faves...

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Peter & Trisha's Wedding @ Best Western York Pavillion Hotel https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/9/peter-trishas-wedding-best-western-york-pavillion Peter and Trisha got married on a showery Sunday afternoon.  

It didn't anyone having a great time and held of long enough for us to get some great outdoor shots. 

Here'd some of my faves from the day.

 

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This year I put myself forward for The North of England Wedding Awards. 

'The North of England wedding Awards in association with The Wedding Guide UK are Yorkshire and North East England’s most prestigious awards for client service excellence. The Awards recognise those businesses which go the extra mile for their customers, providing outstanding service and inspiring their customers to want to actively and positively promote them.'
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I honestly didn't think I'd get very far but thought it would be a good way to get feedback and see how my business is progressing. 

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I was amazed when I found out that I'd been shortlisted and was invited to their awards ceremony at York Racecourse.  Unfortunately, I was unable to attend and also didn't win an award but I have been absolutely blown away by the feedback my lovely wedding couples left for me. 

Here is a selection of their comments...

"Unbelievable day with a friendly photographer who put everyone at ease, listened to what we wanted and delivered. Everything we asked for, we got and had a laugh along the way. Great guy."

"We believe scott should win this award because he truly really listened to what we were looking for. He reflected the day atmosphere and emotions perfectly. Nothing was too much trouble. Even though he travelled a long way to be with us nothing was too much trouble. We walked to several locations for photos all turning out to be beautiful. Everyone commented on what a great bloke he was. We honestly believe he made our day better. We couldn't of asked for anything else. "

"Pictures were amazing very friendly he went above and beyond reasonable rates perfect."

"Professional good customer service..

Lovely guy to work with for all your wedding pictures. A credit to Scott.

It snowed the morning we got married, everything came to a standstill, even some of the roads were closed and airports.

Scott was there well before us and even transported all his equipment on the bus.. "

Thank you so so much, I hope I'm going in the right direction and growing as a photographer and you never know maybe next year I'll be a winner haha.

S.

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Mark & Lucy's Wedding Reception @ Rotherham Golf Club https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/9/mark-lucys-wedding-reception-rotherham-golf-club Mark & Lucy got married in Sorrento back in June.  I had the absolute pleasure of shooting their UK bash at Rotherham Golf Club.  

After a little car trouble on the way there which got me panicking (thankfully I'd set off in plenty of time) I made it there and had a fantastic time capturing their celebrations. 

Here's a selection of my favourite shots from the day. 

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Kyle & Jennies Wedding @ The Pastures, Holiday Inn Leeds Bradford https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/8/kyle-jennies-wedding-the-pastures-holiday-inn-leeds-bradford Kyle & Jenny got married in July at The Pastures, Holiday Inn Leeds Bradford.  I'd visited the venue the week leading up to the wedding during the pouring rain to scout some locations for their photography.  Luckily on the day we had great weather!

Here are a selection of my favourite shots from the day. 

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Nick & Lisa's Wedding @ Bagden Hall https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/7/nick-lisas-wedding-bagden-hall It was a glorious summers day for Nick & Lisa's wedding. Set at Bagden Hall close to Huddersfield, Wakefield, Dewsbury or Barnsley..  The stunning Victorian country house hotel is set in acres of grounds overlooking the West Yorkshire countryside.

Things got off to a great start as I was checking out the ceremony room and a helicopter took off in the background.

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Here are a selection of my favourite shots from the day. 

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There's more HERE

 

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White Rose Boxing Raffle https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/6/white-rose-boxing-raffle For the most recent event I covered for White Rose Boxing at Lightwaves in Wakefield, Saal Digital were kind enough to provide a prize to help raise funds for the club. 

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The print I chose to offer as a high-resolution Alu-Dibond print of one of the images from the nights fights to the winner of the raffle. 

 

Tayyib won the raffle and here's a pic of him with his prize.  Tayyib chose a smaller size print to make sure it would fit on his wall at home.

The rest of the images from event can be seen HERE


Tayibb with his Saal Digital Alu-Dibon Print. Tayibb with his Saal Digital Alu-Dibon Print. Tayibb with his Saal Digital Alu-Dibon Print.


As always the design and ordering process from Saal was top notch and delivery was really fast via DHL.  

Check them out at www.saal-digital.co.uk 

 

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Corn Mill Lodge Wedding Fair https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/corn-mill-lodge-wedding-fair I'll be attending my 3rd wedding fair a week on Sunday at Corn Mill Lodge, Bramley, Leeds.  I'm really looking forward to meeting some lovely couples and discussing their wedding plans.

 

 

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Natalia & Kuba https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/2/natalia-kuba I recently had the pleasure of photographing siblings Natalia and Kuba at Middleton Park in Leeds.  The weather wasn't great, in fact it was absolutely freezing but that didn't stop the kids having fun in the outdoors.

Kuba enjoyed splashing in the puddles whilst Natalia provided directions and non stop chatter :) 

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Once we'd got back and warmed up it was time to bake some brownies. 

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info@scottsmithphotography.co.uk (Scott Smith Photography) Beach Wedding Destination Wedding Photography Zakinthos www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/2/dean-vics-zakinthos-wedding Sat, 04 Feb 2017 18:00:00 GMT
Rachel Bower & Maya Robertson at White Rose Boxing Club in Wakefield https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/1/rachel-bower-maya-robertson-at-white-rose-boxing-club-in-wakefield English Champion Rachel Bower paid a visit to White Rose Boxing Club in Wakefield in November and enjoyed some sparring with young Maya Robertson. 

Rachel has been encouraging female fighters and promoting womens boxing in Wakefield.

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More can be seen here... http://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/wrb_rachel_maya

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info@scottsmithphotography.co.uk (Scott Smith Photography) Boxing Boxing Photographer Canon Photography Sports Photographer White Rose Boxing Club www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/1/rachel-bower-maya-robertson-at-white-rose-boxing-club-in-wakefield Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:00:00 GMT
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info@scottsmithphotography.co.uk (Scott Smith Photography) Boxing Boxing Photography Photography Sport Sport Photography Wakefield White Rose ABC White Rose Boxing www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/1/white-rose-boxing-event-may-2015 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/12/lego-star-wars-advent-calendar It's that time of year again! The decorations are up, the weather's cold and I'm continuing my Christmas tradition of practising my photography skills on a Lego Advent Calendar! This year, I'm playing around with my Sigma 105 2.8 Macro Lens, which is already providing some great shots. Unsurprisingly, minifigures are great fun to set up and use (They're my favourite part!) but they make even better practise models!

If you want to keep track of my progress with my new lens, or just want to see some cool Lego models, check back here often to see whats behind the next door. 

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info@scottsmithphotography.co.uk (Scott Smith Photography) Advent Calendar Christmas Lego Minifigure Photography Star Wars Xmas www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/12/lego-star-wars-advent-calendar Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:00:00 GMT
Paul and Kim's Wedding - Leeds Town Hall https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/12/paul-and-kims-wedding---leeds-town-hall This was an especially emotional wedding for me. 

I first met Paul and Kim at the 1st wedding I ever shot in July 2012.  I was lucky I actually got any shots in focus as I was shaking so much!

Paul and Kim were at that wedding and when they tied the knot at Leeds Town Hall in May 2015 they asked me to capture it. 

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info@scottsmithphotography.co.uk (Scott Smith Photography) Canon Leeds Leeds Town Hall Leeds Town Hall Wedding Photography Wedding Wedding Photography Yorkshire www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/12/paul-and-kims-wedding---leeds-town-hall Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:30:00 GMT
Sunrise at Playa de Muro, Majorca https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/11/sunrise-at-playa-de-muro-majorca These shots were worth getting up at 5am for.  I was also breakfast for the mosquitos as I'd forgotten my repellant in my rush to get out. 

 

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info@scottsmithphotography.co.uk (Scott Smith Photography) Fishing Landscape Majorca Photography Playa de Muro Summer Sun Sunrise www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/11/sunrise-at-playa-de-muro-majorca Sun, 27 Nov 2016 15:30:00 GMT
Big Mouth, Comfortably Numb @ The New Pot Oil. https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/11/big-mouth-comfortably-numb-the-new-pot-oil Cover of Pink Floyds Comfortably Numb shot at The New Pot Oil, Wrenthorpe, Wakefield on 2nd May 2015.

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info@scottsmithphotography.co.uk (Scott Smith Photography) Big Mouth Canon Comfortably Numb Photography Pink Floyd The New Pot Oil Wakefield Gig Photography Wakefield Music Photography Yorkshire www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/11/big-mouth-comfortably-numb-the-new-pot-oil Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:00:00 GMT
Big Mouth @ The New Pot Oil. https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/11/big-mouth-the-new-pot-oil A mashup of a mashup.
Pics taken by me at The New Pot Oil, Wrenthorpe, Wakefield on 2nd May 2015.

Audio by Big Mouth recorded at The Hanover, Wortley, Leeds on 18th April 2015.

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info@scottsmithphotography.co.uk (Scott Smith Photography) Big Mouth Canon Photography The New Pot Oil Wakefield Gig Photography Wakefield Music Photography Yorkshire www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/11/big-mouth-the-new-pot-oil Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:00:00 GMT
Maggies Charity Fire Walk https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/11/maggies-charity-fire-walk Fashion show for Maggie's CentresMaggie's Yorkshire at the first direct in Leeds.

Tricky shoot this as I was not permitted to use direct flash in case it startled the walkers.  I used an off camera speedlite on a stand to camera right at a fair low power setting to aid with the refresh time.  This was angled slightly up and into the unbuilt white bounce card.  

All proceeds to maggies to help those with cancer find their way.

 

The images can be seen on facebook....

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info@scottsmithphotography.co.uk (Scott Smith Photography) Canon Leeds Photography Yorkshire cancer charity event fire photography fire walk maggies night photography photography www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/11/maggies-charity-fire-walk Thu, 17 Nov 2016 10:00:00 GMT
Saal Digital Photobook Review https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/11/saal-digital-photobook-review I saw the saal-digital.co.uk free book offer on Instagram and jumped at the chance to try out there offerings.

The software is a little daunting at first as it is so comprehensive and has lots of built in templates and backgrounds but I soon got to grips with it. 

The whole design and ordering process is simple and the delivery time was great too. 

The only slight issue I had was with quality control, upon receipt of the book there was a slight crease in the glossy cover. The packaging was undamaged and due to the location of the crease there was no way it could have happened in transit. 

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This is super important with a white label service when sending books directly to clients. 

Saal's customer service is fantastic they responded promptly and reprinted the book even allowing me to make some small adjustments too. 

The 2nd book arrived and looked stunning the paper quality is very good but unfortunately, this too had a damaged cover this time on the front edge. Really frustrating as everything else is so very good. 

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Again Saal's customer service was excellent and the 3rd book was perfect. I do think I've just been unlucky as I know a couple of other photographers who have used Saal with no issues at all. 

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I will definitely use Saal again in future but at this stage will get their products delivered to myself before passing on to my clients.

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info@scottsmithphotography.co.uk (Scott Smith Photography) Digital Photobook Photography Saal www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/11/saal-digital-photobook-review Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:42:32 GMT
Big Country Live @ Warehouse23 Wakefield https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/11/big-country-live-warehouse23-wakefield Some of my favorite photos of my favourite band Big Country, supported by Broken Flowers Band back in May 2014. 

Awesome gig,  pictures can be viewed at on.fb.me/1iIQkRm

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info@scottsmithphotography.co.uk (Scott Smith Photography) Big Country Canon Photography Wakefield Gig Photography Wakefield Music Photography Warehouse 23 Yorkshire www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/11/big-country-live-warehouse23-wakefield Sat, 12 Nov 2016 10:00:00 GMT
Maggies Charity Fashion Show https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/maggies-charity-fashion-show Fashion show for Maggie's CentresMaggie's Yorkshire at the beautiful Oulton Hall.

All proceeds to maggies to help those with cancer find their way.

The images can be seen on facebook....

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info@scottsmithphotography.co.uk (Scott Smith Photography) Leeds Photography Yorkshire cancer charity event fashion photography maggies photography www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/maggies-charity-fashion-show Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:00:00 GMT
Burlesque @ Churwell Working Mens Club https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/burlesque-churwell-working-mens-club Great night of entertainment at Churwell Working Mens Club back in April 2014. 

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info@scottsmithphotography.co.uk (Scott Smith Photography) Burlesque Canon Churwell Event Leeds Morley Photographer Photography West Yorkshire www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/burlesque-churwell-working-mens-club Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:00:00 GMT
Maggies Culture Crawl - Leeds 2016 https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/maggies-culture-crawl---leeds-2016 On Friday 30 September Culture Crawl Leeds was a 10K night-time adventure around the city.

Winding around the streets, uncovering a route steeped in history, art, and culture, whilst gaining exclusive access to amazing buildings. 

At each venue, cultural activities and delicious food and drink helped walkers along the way.

 

The money raised will help to build a new Maggie's Cancer Support Centre in Leeds which will provide support to anyone affected by cancer across Yorkshire.

 

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info@scottsmithphotography.co.uk (Scott Smith Photography) Leeds Leeds Town Hall Photography The Parkinson Building The Tetley Trinity Church charity first direct arena maggies maggies centres www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/maggies-culture-crawl---leeds-2016 Wed, 05 Oct 2016 09:00:00 GMT
A.B. Nutrition Headshots https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/9/a-b-nutrition-headshots I had a great shoot with Ann-Marie last Saturday to help spruce up her social media presence.  

Ann-Marie is a UK registered Nutritionist (RNutr) and has been working within Public Health Nutrition for 10 years. She now currently works in nutrition research and teaches undergraduate nutrition students, as well as running AB Nutrition.  

Ann-Marie is passionate about all things nutrition and fitness. She therefore not only has an in-depth understanding of nutrition for good health, but also how nutrition can support you to reach your physical goals.

You can find out more about her at http://www.ab-nutrition.com/ or on facebook.

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info@scottsmithphotography.co.uk (Scott Smith Photography) Canon Corporate Headshots Leeds Photography Yorkshire www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/9/a-b-nutrition-headshots Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:00 GMT
Bridgewater Place Timelapse Experiment https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/9/bridgewater-place-timelapse-experiment Another oldie from 2014 shot on my old Canon 450D...
 
 
That 6 seconds took me 20 minutes to shoot. 146 frames using one of these attached to my camera.

It then took me about an hour to process and put together.  

I love it.  It's opened up a lot of creative ideas I have and I can't wait to try them out.  What do you think? 

Have you tried any timelapse photography?

Scott

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info@scottsmithphotography.co.uk (Scott Smith Photography) Bridgewater Place Canon Canon EOS 450D Landscape Leeds Photography Timelapse www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/9/bridgewater-place-timelapse-experiment Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:00 GMT
Leeds @ Night Project https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/9/leeds-night-project A selection of images from my Leeds @ Night project taken back in 2013-14. This was my 1st attempt using Adobe After Effects to make a video.

 

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info@scottsmithphotography.co.uk (Scott Smith Photography) Bridgewater Place Canon Clarence Dock Kirkstall Abbey Landscape Leeds Leeds Liverpool Canal Night Photography Photography West Yorkshire www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk https://www.scottsmithphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/9/leeds-night-project Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:00:00 GMT