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Behind the scenes: Corporate portrait photo shoot

Posted on 24 September, 2017 by Ditte under Behind the scenes, Corporate & Event Photography
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Behind the Scenes: Corporate Portrait Photography in Edinburgh Today I want to take you with me behind the scenes on a corporate portrait photoshoot I did recently. The client brief Iona Russell is a woman with many irons in the fire, with a wealth of experience and knowledge. In her latest venture she has brought […]

Can you spot the difference?

Posted on 8 September, 2017 by Ditte under Behind the scenes, Photography, Portrait Photography
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See anything different about Tallulah’s face in these two portraits? As photographers, we have many tools to create different looks during a shoot, including lighting, lenses, poses and backgrounds, not to mention the endless array of editing and retouching options after the shoot. In case you can’t work it out: The photo on the left […]

First Light is 10 years old!

Posted on 19 August, 2017 by Ditte under Behind the scenes, Photography
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I have had a triple celebration this summer, which I thought I would share with you wonderful people. In July I turned 40 – a big round corner in life, which I have happily welcomed. It feels like a very happy, very settled and confident place to be – a perfect meeting point for youthful […]

How to have a great Humanist Wedding

Posted on 24 March, 2017 by Ditte under Behind the scenes, Wedding Photography
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I’ve always loved photographing humanist weddings; each and every one is unique, tailored perfectly to the couple and telling their story. I asked one of my favourite humanist celebrants, Tim Maguire, to write a little about what makes humanist celebrations so special. Here’s what he has to say: What’s the first thing we do when […]

Jingle all the way…

Posted on 21 December, 2015 by Ditte under Behind the scenes, Photography
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The holiday starts here for First Light. We’ll be closed between Christmas and New Year and will be back in the office on 7th January 2016. Thank you to all our wonderful clients, colleagues and friends who have been such a great part of the year that’s gone. I’m off to spend some time with […]

Gone camping! (again)

Posted on 21 May, 2015 by Ditte under Behind the scenes, Corporate & Event Photography, Photography
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Preparing for a fun few days ahead, as I pack for any and all weather conditions and head off around Scotland in a campervan!The lovely team at Roseisle Campervan Hire have asked me to photograph one of their new motorhomes “in situ”, and I’m only too happy to oblige smile emoticonHere is a photo from our last […]

A beach trip with my 50mm lens…

Posted on 10 March, 2015 by Ditte under Behind the scenes, Photography
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A friend who has recently been bitten by the photography bug was asking me about which lens to buy with his new Canon SLR. I recommended he get a 50mm f1.4 lens, a small (relatively) cheap lens, which creates some wonderful images for its size and price. This was the first fixed (non-zoom) lens I […]

Vintage photography. No, really.

Posted on 15 January, 2015 by Ditte under Behind the scenes, Photography
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I have been commissioned to photograph an exciting event later this year with a historic theme. As part of my research for the photography I have bought this rather fantastic 100-year-old photo album. The album itself is created with such amaing quality and craftmanship. Looking through it is just incredible with stories you can only […]

Merry Christmas!

Posted on 23 December, 2014 by Ditte under Behind the scenes, Photography
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A last post before I bow out and immerse myself in festivities, family, friends and food. Thank you to everyone who has played a part in our year, for the help and support from suppliers and friends, and the wonderful clients who have made this year incredibly rewarding. Sending warm wishes to you all for […]

2008 highlights: All in the detail…

Posted on 10 March, 2009 by Ditte under Behind the scenes, Photography, Wedding Photography
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Sometimes the smallest details can tell the best stories. Whether it’s a freshly-poured glass of champagne, the best man mulling over his speech or a musician engrossed in their art. We love capturing these little details to tell a bigger, more colourful story of a perfect day. Here are a few of the details that […]

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