Henrikw

Henrikw

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Jul 16, 2005

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Mark Turney: So glad I got out of shooting weddings. I just love photography as a creative endeavor again ... don’t have to prove anything to anyone.

Well - there is the money aspect. Either you need them or you don't

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 11:07 UTC
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mosswings: Thank Gawd I never was attracted to wedding photography. You hold too much of a couple's dreams in your hands to ever measure up to their expectations.

The importance of a wedding day is what makes this kind of photography so exciting - you always push your skills to the limit to make sure you deliver.
I've had a few clients (brides) which were unreasonable - as in wanting sunshine on a rainy day ("can you edit out the rain") but fortunately it's far between.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 23:49 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)

Glad to hear you are bringing back lens reviews. Looking forward to a review of the Canon 85mm 1.4 IS :)

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 15:30 UTC as 130th comment
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Beckler8: "Lighting and equipment", sure. An assaulter AND a liar - trump would be proud...

Yes, anything bad that happens in the world is Trumps' fault. And the zionists of course.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 13:24 UTC

Amazing footage - amazing editing. bravo, well done!!!!

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 18:58 UTC as 65th comment
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fmian: The same TIME magazine that has chosen Obama and Trump as persons of the year? Bwahahaha..

Yes, that Time - mind you, it's a person chosen for better or for worse. Hence why Merkel was also on the cover after her disastrous immigration policy in 2015

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 22:22 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1234 comments in total)

Wow - genuinely impressed with how Sony is pushing ahead of the crowd.
The lack of dual card slot, no joystick and tiny battery were some of the issues keeping me away from the previous offerings. Might finally take the leap

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 15:56 UTC as 218th comment
On article Canon 85mm F1.4L IS USM sample gallery (323 comments in total)
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nivchick: Sigma 85 1.4 cheaper and better alternative IMHO

On what do you base your assumption the the Sigma is better? The Canon has not even been reviewed yet, and many people like myself shooting in low light (ie church weddings) will benefit hugely from IS.
I received my Sigma 85 on the day when Canon announced the 1.4 IS - I sent it back the same day and doubt I'm going to regret this decision.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 01:11 UTC
On article Canon 85mm F1.4L IS USM sample gallery (323 comments in total)
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LiangMing: So far, these pictures don't show any difference than the ones coming from much cheaper 85mm f1.8 version. Or the poor pictures are due to the poor 6D MK2 camera?

Anyway, please show more convincing pictures that I can get rid of my old f1.8.

I think they look sharper at 1.4 than what a 1.8 can produce.
What really counts (for me anyway) is how accurately if focuses wide open. The 1.8 is not particularly accurate - the 1.2 is atrocious.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 01:09 UTC
On article Canon 85mm F1.4L IS USM sample gallery (323 comments in total)

I placed my order a month ago. Can't wait to replace my 85 1.2.
It's been the best and the worst lens I've ever owned. When you nail focus it's gorgeous, but most of the time at 1.2/1.4 it would miss the intended focus point. At weddings, this can be nerve-racking and I end up firing way more shots than I would with other lenses. Just to make sure at least one is in focus.
Surely 10+ years lens development has improved on this issue considerably - the samples look promising. Fingers crossed

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 01:06 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
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Henrikw: Three upgrades which DO matter to a professional wedding photographer - dual card slot, high capacity battery and a joystick for quick navigation. Bravo Sony for perfecting an already awesome camera. I might finally take the leap

any indication AF in lowlight is crap with this camera?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 00:41 UTC

Three upgrades which DO matter to a professional wedding photographer - dual card slot, high capacity battery and a joystick for quick navigation. Bravo Sony for perfecting an already awesome camera. I might finally take the leap

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 12:54 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies

Why is the S7/S8 not featured in the picture of the top 10 phones above?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 23:43 UTC as 93rd comment | 2 replies
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (531 comments in total)
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ms18: Educate me. Why Stabilisation essential in portrait lens?

IS on this lens makes perfect sense for me.
As a wedding photographer, I often shoot in very dimly lit environments and refrain from using flash - for example in a church.
Candle lit winter weddings is another challenge when this is a welcomed addition. You don't use flash as it destroys the ambience. I'm all over this lens when it's released

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 15:55 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (531 comments in total)

I literally just opened the box with my Sigma 85mm Art 1.4. It looks and feels great, and if I'm lucky it will be pin sharp without much adjustment (the Canon looks a bit mundane).
But I always craved a big aperture 85 with image stabilization. And here it is....guess my Sigma is going back before it has a chance to shine. Sorry Sigma....

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 15:42 UTC as 34th comment | 5 replies
On article Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead (336 comments in total)
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Henrikw: I've been a wedding photographer since 2008 and slowly moved away from using flash. First of all, a lot can be achieved with big aperture lenses such as my 85mm 1.2.
I add a bit of bounced flash if the quality of light available is bad (ie harsh spotlights from low ceilings), but it's the last resort. Firing a flash all the way through a wedding day is distracting to the couple, their guests and videographer - yes, you have to be considerate. Getting the best result for the clients is essential, but I do believe being discrete is an important part of a wedding day. You cannot be discrete if your flash is firing like a strobe light.
During the years I've learned to use available light - flash is the backup if the light is very poor. My advice to a wedding photographer would be to buy a flash, but save up for a big aperture lens. Not only do you increase your options to use available light, you get that shallow depth of field which most people associate with the "professional look".

@Class A - yes, as I said, I use flash if the quality of light needs improving. But there are certainly times when the flash needs to be used to add additional light. i.e. stopping fast paced dancing on a dimly lit dance floor (weddings again)

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 23:14 UTC
On article Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead (336 comments in total)

I've been a wedding photographer since 2008 and slowly moved away from using flash. First of all, a lot can be achieved with big aperture lenses such as my 85mm 1.2.
I add a bit of bounced flash if the quality of light available is bad (ie harsh spotlights from low ceilings), but it's the last resort. Firing a flash all the way through a wedding day is distracting to the couple, their guests and videographer - yes, you have to be considerate. Getting the best result for the clients is essential, but I do believe being discrete is an important part of a wedding day. You cannot be discrete if your flash is firing like a strobe light.
During the years I've learned to use available light - flash is the backup if the light is very poor. My advice to a wedding photographer would be to buy a flash, but save up for a big aperture lens. Not only do you increase your options to use available light, you get that shallow depth of field which most people associate with the "professional look".

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 15:35 UTC as 92nd comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1130 comments in total)

Why is the conclusion on page 4, not at the end?

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 12:17 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies

Is the A1 a light AND a trigger for any Godox flash?
I already have a Godox TT350 flash (which is awesome) a- can I use this trigger to just fire the flash with my Samsung S7? Could be good fun for casual photography

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 10:16 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies

Nothing wrong with pushing boundaries and being creative regardless if it's a wedding - the couple were up for it and got something unique, the photographer found a way to channel his creativity and undoubtedly increased his popularity, and we all have something interesting to look at and discuss. My only gripe would be negating safety precautions, but he knew exactly what he was doing.
Bravo!

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 19:36 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
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