Creative Light Magazine

Creative Light Magazine

– Julie Oswin

 

Creative Light Magazine – Issue 22

 

Creative Light Magazine brings together people who are interested in the craft of photography. The first magazine published was in April 2014, and I am thrilled that the magazine continues to get rave reviews.

“Really impressed with the content of the magazine so well done to Julie Oswin, for producing such a great magazine” Gordon McGowan.

“That magazine is stuffed full of good, readable stories. Like it”. Ian Vickery

“Congratulations to Julie Oswin, great job.” Jeremy

“Just ‘flicked’ through the magazine and I have to say it is just fantastic! Well done.” – Derek Pether

“Fantastic…. Well done.” – Steve @ Infocus Insurance

As well as a deliciously colourful and inspiring photography there are some exciting and informative articles. Check out the latest edition of the magazine.

The magazine is available and free to all to read (see below)

–  Julie Oswin, Editor

Week 9 – A Year in Pictures!

A Year in Pictures

– Julie Oswin

 

 

Week Nine of A Year in Pictures

 

The bride whose wedding it was wanted a fun shot of the little bridesmaids and didn’t want to have the usual ‘posed’ image of little bridesmaids. I was wanted to include the various elements of Prestwold Hall in the composed image, especially the framed picture of the two girls in the painting above the pink and white striped sofa, just to add a little extra twist to the composition. The bridesmaids wanted the fun shot too. The magic ingredient was the feet in the air! The bride was delighted with the photograph and has the image on a canvas in her home.

 

Bride & Dad

Arrival of the Bride

Proud Dad Moment

‘Ready?…”

Quiet Moment

Walking on the grass

Week 8 – A Year in Pictures!

A Year in Pictures

– Julie Oswin

 

Week Eight of A Year in Pictures

As a photographer, I prefer to capture the signing of the Register as naturally as possible as it creates a more natural and believable image of the wedding day. As opposed to the ‘staged’ signing of the Register photograph. This picture featured this week (above) is of the bride signing one of three marriage registration documents, completely off-the-cuff, natural photograph.  The image below however, is of the Bride & Groom is a ‘staged’ shot pretending to sign the Register with a false pen and a blank page.

Permission to photograph the signing of the registers is at the discretion of the Church or the Superintendent Registrar. As a professional photographer, you must always adhere to their instruction and wishes. Try not to sneak a quick snap. If a ‘staged’ photograph is requested by the Vicar or Superintendent Registrar, then this takes place after the official signing, or in some Churches after the wedding ceremony has been completed.

 

‘Staged’ signing shot

Signing Register

Barn Owl

Ring Bearer

Group Photographs

Can be fun

Week 7 – A Year in Pictures!

A Year in Pictures

– Julie Oswin

 

Week Seven of A Year in Pictures

I have photographed many incredible weddings, at home and abroad, in summer, spring, autumn, and winter. I have met some fabulous people and couples. As a photographer my job is to document the day, capture the drama, the emotion, and the love of two individuals in a stylish natural way. Does this mean that I direct couples? Yes, but towards the most beautiful light, I can find.

Mary was one of the most nervous brides I have ever photographed, the emotion levels and nerves were running at full speed, as she and her father walked up the steps to the church doorway. I didn’t want to stop and pose them; I would have lost the decisive moment, so I waited for it to happen.

Holding her hand tightly, he supported his daughter and as I was about to take the shot a little puff of wind moved the veil slightly, and the image came to life.

 

Special Moment

Reveal

Captured Moments

Dad’s Kiss

Week 6 – A Year in Pictures!

A Year in Pictures

– Julie Oswin

 

Week Six – A Year in Pictures

 

Does it rain in June?

Yes, unfortunately, it does, and often!

After months of planning, there is nothing you can do about the British weather when the heavens open and the rain pours down. It always comes as a bit of a shock to everyone. But, as photographers we still create images of the day for you, capturing the memories, the tears, and the laughter. Many years later you will look back on your wedding photographs and share so many memories of the day with your children, family, and friends. The memories are what makes a wedding day so unique.

This particular image always makes me smile when I look at it. I ran across the grass to capture the couple’s journey from the ceremony to the drinks reception, the torrential rain and wind were just awful but what makes this image come together is the best man. At first glance, you only see a couple of people in this picture, but actually, there are four. The groom, gallantly holding tight to the umbrella keeping the rain and wind off the bride’s face, the bridesmaid keeping the wedding dress off the floor as they take cover under one umbrella!  Then there is the best man, who is walking casually alongside the bride with one hand in his pocket and one hand on his umbrella. Priceless!

 

 

Wedding Photography

Natural

Gifts for Bridesmaids

Gift Bags

Gorgeous Bridesmads

Having fun

Week 5 – A Year in Pictures!

A Year in Pictures

– Julie Oswin

 

Week Five of A Year in Pictures.

As a photographer, I am accustomed to capturing life events such as a wedding; creating a snapshot of a moment frozen in time. I am privileged to photograph not only the weddings but many of my couples’ babies, anniversaries, those ‘big’ birthdays and I am pretty sure,  that with time,  I will shoot some of the children’s weddings too!

This image of the Bride and her Gran was taken outside St Andrews Church, Prestwold in August. It is one of my all-time favorite photographs that I have taken in my career as a wedding photographer. I just love it. An image is about capturing expression and emotion, and this picture has it all.

Photography today has changed so much and is looked at today as something totally digital, something anyone can do.   The digital images are stored in the ‘cloud’ and are pictures that have been captured on a tablet or mobile phone,  rarely,  if at all,  printed or mounted into albums. Many images, in fact, millions are lost when hard drives break or computers crash. We should all try and print some of our pictures, frame a few cherished family members and put our favorite prints in a keepsake box. Just holding a photograph in your hands is rather magical and wow does it give a powerful trigger to our memories. Try it. But, don’t forget to pop the date on the back and where the image was taken!

 

Wedding Photography

Hug from Gran

Place Cards

Details

Bride and her Gran

Flowers

Week 4 – A Year in Pictures!

A Year in Pictures

– Julie Oswin

 

 

 Week Four of A Year in Pictures

 

September is such a magical time of the year with the colour of the trees just starting to turn.   A captured moment of the bride and groom sitting quietly in the warm September sunshine.

This is a ‘time out’ moment during the wedding day that I feel all couples should take.  Just grabbing a few minutes together to catch up, talk about the last 24 hours, the ceremony, the nerves, how you feel and even better to have a glass of bubbly too!

 

Autumn Flowers

Details

Couple

Quiet Moment

Bride & Bridemaids

Autumn Wedding

Week 3 – A Year in Pictures!

A Year in Pictures

– Julie Oswin

 

 Week Three of A Year in Pictures

One of the images I particularly like to take at a wedding is a location photograph.  It captures the couple and their guests within the frame, but it does depend on the couple taking that little bit of direction from me of where I want them to walk.  And, more importantly for the couple to remember to walk in that direction!

If, like this couple they do, then it is a moment on their wedding day that captures their day as if the camera is looking through a window.

A great shot for the wall and album too!

 

 

Wedding Photography

Signing Register

Confetti

Thank You Cards

Group Photographs

Can be fun