Wedding Couples – Do You REALLY want the RAW files??

If you're being offered the RAW files, you might want to read this! Recently, I had a conversation with a client who was deciding between me and another photographer. (She chose me, BTW!). It went s ...
July 3, 2017

A Career in Wedding Photography

Should You Pursue a Career in Wedding Photography? It happened again. It happens a lot. At a recent wedding I got talking to one of the guests. He was really keen on me. He wanted to talk shop. I ...
May 10, 2017

Finding and Choosing the Best Surrey Wedding Photographer

How to make the right choice when choosing your Wedding Photographer. There are now too many wedding photographers - It's official! But not everyone can be the best surrey wedding photographer for yo ...
March 30, 2017

PHOTOGRAPHY AT YOUR WEDDING ~ WHAT NOBODY TELLS YOU

Photography at Your Wedding - Unplugging the tech. I went to a friend's wedding recently. We'd discussed the chances of me being their wedding photographer and talked about the logistics and what the ...
January 31, 2017

An Authority on Modern Wedding Photography

    It's taken 25 years to be able to consider myself an Authority on Wedding Photography... I've been a photographer for years. Art was all I ever wanted to do at school. I remember my first ...
January 31, 2017

What I want to sell to you, by a couple of Wedding Photographers

  Wedding Photographers, you, and how to find the right fit. Wedding Photographers are a number of different things, most of the time. Ok - it's not exclusive to wedding photographers - anyone ...
December 23, 2016

Brand Messaging or Ego Massaging?

Coming up for air today, after 'enjoying' a couple of weeks of pretty much zero tech. Partly because I've been busy shooting, and partly because I've been busy with my podcast, and also partly because ...
June 21, 2016

Transform Your Wedding Photography

Transform Your Wedding Photography from O.K to 'Awesome' with one trick. Disclaimer : "Awesome" is, I'm aware, rather overused as a generic adjective today, probably especially by myself. But I'm a ...
January 7, 2016

Why Do You Even Need Great Photography?

Getting married is a big deal, but it's often hard to know what you're going to feel like on the day. You've been together for a while, you're a couple. You think together, you travel together, and ...
December 18, 2015

Why is professional Wedding Photography so important?

  Silly question, you might think, but still one that needs answering on some level. In a time when we all have a digital camera in our pocket, and anyone can now get great looking pictures from t ...
November 6, 2015

Back to work, if you can call it that (Some Spring Cleaning & Housekeeping)

Just a quick note. You might have noticed a few changes to the site recently - the truth is that I've been working hard of late and also spring cleaning in more ways than one. There has been some pers ...
June 1, 2015

WORKING FROM HOME SURVIVAL KIT

Working From Home Survival Kit ~ A Photographer's Guide I've tried. I've really tried, but I just haven't had the time to get around to that project I've been meaning to... Working from home is wh ...
May 28, 2015

One Frame – My last outing with the X100s

Fuji X100s vs Fuji X100T (Almost) Well I've been shooting with the Fuji X100T since I could get my hands on one, but I originally decided to keep the X100s. Why? I knew that I probably wouldn't use i ...
March 13, 2015

What is Alexander Leaman Photography? [A kind of mini manifesto]

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January 20, 2015

For Photographers ~ How to Be a Better Wedding Photographer & Your 5 Point Improvement Plan

Well 2015 is just about knocking down your door and it's time to crack on. We've always enjoyed working with some great couples over the last ten years, and we've been lucky with a business that has ...
December 31, 2014

Forgetting these three things will make you a better wedding photographer

Hmmm. Everyone's a photographer, right? Well, it's true. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, 500px, Pinterest, Yadda Yadda Yadda - It's all there. My Pinterest page is slowly filling up with pict ...
September 30, 2014

Photographing Weddings ~ From Nikon DSLRs to Fuji X cameras ~ Reflections on the X-T1

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU WANT TO SWITCH FROM NIKON TO FUJI My first proper camera was a Nikon FM. Just a silver Nikon with a 1.8 50mm lens. That's what I could afford and all I could manage for m ...
March 25, 2014

Award Winning Wedding Photographers. Or not?

HOW DO COUPLES KNOW IF THEIR PHOTOGRAPHER IS *THAT* GOOD?  When I was 8 years old I won a local painting competition set up by a bank, I think. I also think that was the last time I entered a compe ...
March 25, 2014

I’ve been playing with the Fuji X-T1. It’s a LOT of fun… First impressions [ongoing]

So. I've been busy of late, which is why I haven't been filling in the blog. I've been shooting whatever camera I've needed to shoot with, and for the last couple of years that's meant Nikon SLRs (Si ...
March 10, 2014

Portrait Photography, growing beards, making friends, sharing things you need.

Here's a quick portrait from a recent session with Richard. He's also a photographer - we met recently at a wedding where he was shooting video while I carried the stills.  Part of my job is to keep l ...
February 14, 2014