For our first Masonic Ladies’ Festival of the year we ventured to the Jurys Inn in Cheltenham to photograph the Kentish Round Table Lodge’s event. It was great to see so many people dressed up to the nines and having a great time. I believe that we last photographed this lodge way back in 2013 in Stratford!

All of the photos from the evening are now online and can be viewed by clicking the button below.

As a thank-you to those that bought pictures from us on the night, we’ve added a complimentary copy to our Facebook page, so don’t forget to tag yourselves!

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There is more, a new version of the V860 with the same X1 trigger system built in, the V860II, available in Nikon, Canon and Sony hotshoe but each can be used Off Camera with all 3 systems. They instantly recognise and change to the correct system that you are using.

Now the AD600 is 500 watts of power and the V860II has a guide number of 60 (GN60) so to complete the family there is the AD360II. Again the built in 3 system receiver and it can be used hotshoe mounted so comes in Nikon and Canon versions. It is a bare bulb 360W flash and sits nicely between the other 2 in power and portability.

Now I only have to carry 1 trigger system and do not need receivers as they are built in to the lights. No need to carry as many batteries or cables so not only has my system become more compact but also more flexible. Everything works with everything else. Now it might sound that I am happy but then they made my system complete.

A big use of battery powered flash is a technique called overpowering the sun. This often entails the use of High Speed Sync (HSS) Flash). Of course all these lights are HSS capable, but what if I want more power on a really bright day? For that we have the Godox H1200, you combine the power of 2 AD600 heads in one bulb and get a 1200W system. There is no other lighting system that gives that much power for so little money.

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We were delighted to have been invited by the Coventry Keresley Riding Club (CKRC) to photograph their annual awards presentation which was held at the Novotel in Coventry and what a pleasure it was too – such a lovely group of people.

All of the photographs from the evening are now online and can be viewed by clicking on the button below. Those that bought prints from us on the night will find a complimentary copy has been added to our Facebook page, so don’t forget to get tagging!

Congratulations to all who took part and especially to the winners. We look forward to photographing you at as many of the shows as we can this year.

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For our final event of 2016, we were back covering one of our favourite events on the calendar: The Birmingham Greek Community New Year’s Party at the Metropole Hotel.

We’ve been covering this event for a number of years and it is truly one of the highlights of the festive season for us as it is always nice to work with such lovely people.

All of the photos from our mobile studio are now online and can be viewed by clicking the button below. As a special “thank you” to those that bought prints from us on the night, we’ve uploaded a complimentary copy to our Facebook page – get tagging!

All that remains is to wish you all a wonderful, peaceful and prosperous 2017.

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Our final pre-Christmas event was our annual visit to the Holly Ball which is held at the Stratford Manor Hotel. I think it’s the third year in a row that we’ve provided both our photographic studio and our big, red photo booth for this event.

This year’s was the biggest bash so far and everyone really seemed to have been enjoying themselves. The dance-floor was packed right until the very end of the night.

All of the photos from the studio are now online and can be viewed by clicking the button below. Those that bought images from us on the night will also find a complimentary copy has been added to our Facebook page so don’t forget to tag yourselves!

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ADI Group held their annual Christmas Party and awards ceremony at the prestigious ICC in Birmingham and we were delighted to have been invited along to photograph the guests with our mobile photographic studio. What a cracking night it was too!

All of the photographs from the evening are now available to download, for free, from our gallery: list click the link below. We’ve also added a copy of each of the pictures that we printed on the night to our Facebook page, so don’t forget to tag yourselves!

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