Category Archives: Photography

Tim & Claire’s Wedding

Tim and Claire’s wedding took place at Arundel Town Hall and afterwards at the Fitzleroi Barn near Fittleworth on a blazing hot late summer’s day.

Here are a few low resolution, watermarked photographs from their wonderful day.

 

The Bride, her Father and the BridesmaidsFather and Bride walking down the aisleThe CeremonyThe CeremonyOffering the ring"With this ring... "Panorama of the CeremonyThe PaparazziHusband and WifeGuests on a Summer DayThe Bride and her Father share a momentA Panorama of the GuestsThe Bride and GroomThe Bride and GroomThe CakeThe GroomsmenThe smiling Bride

Higher resolution non-watermarked photographs can be seen on the Bride and Groom’s own password protected page.

 

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Wedding Venue – Lympne Castle

Linda and I visited Lympne Castle in Kent to reconnoitre photo locations for Sarah and David’s wedding in August. The Castle is in Kent, near Dungeness, and has a commanding view of the English Channel a couple of miles away.

From a photographer’s point of view, it is an excellent venue. There are a number of external locations which could be used for large group photos: stone courtyards, a lawn with the castle as a backdrop, and a terrace with a coastal backdrop, plus any number of intimate locations for the bride and groom’s photos. If it is bucketing down outside, internal locations for large group photos may be limited, but there are spaces which could be imaginatively used. The wood panelling may cause some snappers a few problems, but nothing that the seasoned campaigner will be troubled by.

The venue is nicely compact, so guests won’t wander off too far. The smaller wood-panelled West Wing ceremony room is close to the Great Hall, which is used for the wedding breakfast and the evening reception – and also as a ceremony room for a larger number of guests.

The staff were friendly and helpful, and are clearly proud of their venue. I’m looking forward to working there.

Here’s a few pictures…

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The Season Starts

Yesterday saw the start of the 2012-13 football season.  Well, the start of the season for me, anyway.  I drove to Maidstone in Kent to shoot the Brighton & Hove Albion pre-season friendly game at Maidstone United’s new Gallagher Stadium.  The club has waited 24 years for their new ground, and yesterday’s game was the first in their new home.

The rain tried hard to dampen things; a pre-match live band in the car park had to stop playing when it became torrential, leaving fans sheltering under canopies and trees, and the club opened the turnstiles early to let fans shelter under cover inside the ground.

The stadium was officially opened by Brighton and Hove Albion Manager Gus Poyet who performed the ceremonial kick-off at the start of the match.

Gus Poyet performs the ceremonial kick-off to open the Gallagher Stadium

I got absolutely drenched. My trousers became soaked, they dried off and got soaked again in the course of the game, but I’m back shooting football, and I love it!

The clubs website has posted a gallery of my photos.

 

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How Canon make a digital camera

Here’s a fascinating promotional video from Canon which explains how they make a digital camera.

It explains, among other things, that the lenses are shaped so accurately, that if one was enlarged to the size of a sports arena, the thickness would be accurate to the width of a business card.

 

 

An Eventful Weekend

This weekend Geoff Penn Photography worked at two sports events, – football and ice-skating – taking photographs and then printing them for customers.

Football

 

On Saturday, both Linda and I were at the Lewes Football Club for their annual Open Day. The day gave the club’s supporters an opportunity to get close to the team.  I was making photographs of fans with their favourite player, and after we printed and mounted the image, the players signed the photo for the fan to take home.  The players’ Mums also bought mounted images of their sons too.

Three players strike a pose, so that their Mums could buy the photo.

 

Ice Skating

 

On Sunday, I was a part of the four-man StudioIV crew taking photographs and video of the 2012 Ice Skating Tournament at the Bracknell Ice Rink. The event comprised a full day’s skating, starting at 10:30 am and finishing around 6:00 pm, with about 200 skaters taking part.

The Overall Winners

A great weekend was had by all!

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