Wonderful Weymouth Wedding – Keely and Dan get married

Wonderful Weymouth Wedding – Keely and Dan get married

This weekend saw me visit the wonderful Bennetts Gardens to capture the fabulous wedding of Keely and Dan. I love Bennetts water gardens it’s a beautiful location for a wedding and Keely and Dan’s close family and friends were there to experience the day too!

Here’s a couple of my favourites from the day! Stay tuned for more in the next few weeks!

keely and dan at bennetts water gardens

keely and dan at bennetts water gardens

keely and dan get married at bennetts water gardens

keely and dan get married at bennetts water gardens

How to avoid high speed sync (HSS) banding when using off camera flash at fast shutter speeds using godox flash

How to avoid high speed sync (HSS) banding when using off camera flash at fast shutter speeds using godox flash

If you ever shoot high speed sync flash using Sony cameras and Godox flash you might have sometimes seen banding lines on smooth white surfaces this is brought about because of the electronic first curtain shutter (EFCS) – here is an example with banding.

hss banding example

hss banding example


If you want to not get this banding then set EFCS to off and you will be band free!

Enjoy!

If you want to know how to shoot silently without banding in most situations then look at my banding article here.

How to avoid horizontal stripes (banding) in your photos when using silent mode on Sony (and other mirrorless) cameras

How to avoid horizontal stripes (banding) in your photos when using silent mode on Sony (and other mirrorless) cameras

As a professional wedding photographer who has been using Sony mirrorless cameras for many years – starting with the A7s, a7ii, a7r2, a6300, a6400, a7r3, a7iii they all have one thing in common that can cause banding to appear on your images if you shoot in silent mode (the a9 is largely immune from this but not completely immune). This is caused by the slower readouts of the cameras meaning that you can get bands appearing on your images.

See this image here – you can see at different shutter speeds you will see banding, with faster speeds like 1/400 being the worst and slower speeds being better!

banding in mirrorless cameras

banding in mirrorless cameras

As you can see at 1/100th the banding is gone even under this awful old scout hut lighting.

How to get banding free images when shooting in silent mode – tips

That’s the secret. Shoot at 1/100th and you will pretty much always get band free images, well mostly this is true for the UK, in the US/other places with 60HZ mains then 1/125 should be the magic number! For this I shoot in manual mode so I can control shutter speed at 1/100 and open my aperture to the correct f-stop for the dof I want. Typically this is wide open as if a scene is lit by mainly artificial lighting it will typically be dark.

Note that this doesn’t solve flickering issues with uneven illumination over the frame as this IS solved by shooting in mechanical shutter and anti-flicker mode set to on.

I will also be covering how to shoot with HSS (high speed sync) and avoid banding in another article about how to shoot with HSS and avoid banding (catchy title huh?)

If there is anything else you’d like me to add or cover then just send me an email to greg @ thurtlepower . com

Thanks!

A Gorwell Farm Wedding engagment shoot – Neil and Becky

A Gorwell Farm Wedding engagment shoot – Neil and Becky

It was great to catch up with Neil and Becky ahead of their wedding at Gorwell Farm near abbotsbury at the end of the month. I’m looking forward to it!

As an experienced wedding photographer I love attending weddings and being able to capture those special moments!

Here’s a selection from our wander around the woods 🙂

gorwell farm wedding

gorwell farm wedding

gorwell farm wedding

gorwell farm wedding

gorwell farm wedding

gorwell farm wedding

gorwell farm wedding

gorwell farm wedding

gorwell farm wedding

gorwell farm wedding

gorwell farm wedding

gorwell farm wedding

gorwell farm wedding

gorwell farm wedding

gorwell farm wedding

gorwell farm wedding

gorwell farm wedding

gorwell farm wedding

gorwell farm wedding

gorwell farm wedding

An Orangery Suite Wedding – Katherine and Stacey get married

An Orangery Suite Wedding – Katherine and Stacey get married

I love a good Orangery Suite wedding in wimborne – so it’s always nice to go back there. It’s doubly nice when the wedding is so wonderful with wonderful people. A wonderful wimborne wedding you could say 🙂

Katherine and Stacey both looked amazing in their dresses with their beautiful flowers! It was also great to see them both walk in together, I like it when couples see each other before their wedding. Maybe it will catch on more in future?

Here’s a sneak peak from the wedding! Enjoy!
Wonderful wedding at the orangery suite in wimborne with brides Kate and Stacey

Wonderful wedding at the orangery suite in wimborne

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