Friday, 25 February 2011

MelenCourses Wedding Photography Course 22nd April 2012

Wedding Photography Course

Learn Wedding Photography
'You have some photography experience and now want to become a wedding photographer'

Would you love to begin photographing weddings?  It can be daunting when starting out in wedding photography, even if you have taken a few friends and family weddings taking the next step and getting paid is big responsibility.  The MelenCourses Wedding Photography Course will show you how to take professional, creative wedding photographs simply and quickly.  You will learn how to promote yourself as a wedding photographer, look at producing wedding albums and books  and help you to set up your wedding photography business.

The Wedding Photography Course is based at Ashridge the beautiful period building near to Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire with easy access and plenty of parking.  We will help you to alleviate your concerns and provide you with the skills to start taking beautiful wedding images.  You will need know your camera, flash and have good DSLR photography skills.  We will show you how to take stunning images simply and creatively, producing situations for you to create informal candids, posed and also groups photographs.

We will start the day by looking at the kit that we use and finding suitable locations for photography at a wedding venue.  Then you will learn the techniques to help you capture the details at a wedding. Before lunch there is a chance to see the albums we use, then view your advertising and pricing strategy.  After lunch we provide you with simple and effective ways to artwork your images with Aperture and Adobe Photoshop before photographing the Bride and Groom.

Phil Richardson will use the knowledge acquired from capturing weddings for over 10 years and has the experience to help you with your wedding photography.   Why not attend our Business of Photography course?  This compliments our wedding photography course and could help you to create more business.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Great Pizza and Nice People

If you are bit hungry and near to West Brompton station or Earl's Court the pop into Pizza @ Home.  Chris at West Brompton station recommended them and £6 a pizza before 6pm - bargain.  Very nice fresh pizza and absolutely superb service!

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Interesting article from RedWeb Android vs iPhone

"So straight away this doesn’t sound like a fair fight, there’s an obvious mismatch. We’re pitting a physical device up against code-based software. One is a tangible physical object and the other can only be experienced through such objects.

The iPhone is a revolutionary device, loved, if not worshipped by millions. It has changed the way we think about mobile phones and it’s no exaggeration to say for many people it has changed the way they live their lives. Apple’s dominance of the smart phone market has been based on doing things simply and doing them well. The iPhone never did everything a phone should do but what it did do, it did well.........."  Read the rest of the article from the link.

David Burton

Head of Innovation
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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Street Photography in London at Museum of London

London Street Photography

18 February to 4 September 2011, FREE entry
Street photographs are at the heart of our understanding of London as a diverse and dynamic capital. They are characterised by an element of chance - a fortunate encounter, a fleeting expression, a momentary juxtaposition, capturing an ever-changing city.

This major new exhibition at the Museum of London showcases an extraordinary collection of London street photography with over 200 candid images of everyday life in the street. From sepia-toned scenes of horse-drawn cabs taken on bulky tripod-mounted cameras to 21st century Londoners digitally ‘caught on film’, explore how street photography has evolved from 1860 to the present day. Examine the relationship between photographers, London’s streets and the people who live on them, and reflect on the place of photography on London’s streets today as anti-terrorism and privacy laws grow ever tighter.

Monday, 7 February 2011

FREE Valentines Day Photography Session

We are looking for couples to come to MelenStudios for a free photo shoot.  You don't need to pay anything just phone to book a 30 min session.   It will take place this Valentine's Day on Thursday 14th from 1500 - 2000 and you will receive a free digital image.

Bring along some creative ideas as  our favourite image will be printed, framed and given free to that couple.

The ideas behind this is to use the images for a current project on people and their emotions.

To arrange your session please email or phone 01528 840172

Monique Forde, Marcus Ramtohul, Cat Wilyman at MelenStudios 

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

MelenCourses DSLRTwo January 29th 2011

Despite the fact it just about got above 0°c i think on Saturday but we preserved and Jon, Michael, Phil, Mark and Cat Wilyman certainly had a laugh.

We practised our slow shutters speeds creating water blurs on the River Gade at Great Gaddesden, then using graduated filters to tone down the sky plus exploring macro filters.

It was good to get to the Gaddesden Row Chequers and have a pint and something to eat.

Phil Yorke's shots from the day.

MelenCourses DSLROne January 22nd 2011

We thought we would learn shutter speeds and continuous focusing by using Alistair Peck's raw power and speed, whilst taking plenty of photographs!   There were similar weather conditions to last week and the group happily braved the cold.

We learned about Aperture, Shutter Speeds, ISO, white balance and basic lighting skills