The geographic location of a website

Most websites are housed in so-called server farms, where their physical location is only important in as far as their protection and reliability is concerned. It’s quite possible to have a web server in the shed at the bottom of your garden, but I wouldn’t recommend it. A reliable hosting company with a good reputation, ultra-fast internet connection, fire-proof rooms and…

The geographic location of a website

Review of 2013

With surprising alacrity, it’s time to flick back through my digital album as we approach the end of 2013, and the end of another year behind the camera. Here are a few highlights; a larger set is on Flickr. My favourite memory of 2013, embodied in the lead photo of this blog post (above)? Visiting the…

Review of 2013

Wedding at Kulturhof Schloss Köniz

I’ve added some new photographs to my online wedding photography portfolio, from a ceremony and party in October. It was a wonderful afternoon and evening for the couple and the location, at the Kulturhof Schloss Köniz near Bern, helped me to produce some wonderful shots. Two of my favourite photos from the event are the two in this…

Wedding at Kulturhof Schloss Köniz

My basic Lightroom workflow

Adobe Lightroom is a boon to the photographer. With the introduction of intelligent repair tools, it has now entirely replaced Photoshop for me, and I can not only tweak photos but also re-edit them to quite a level of detail. One of the great features of Lightroom is the ability to save a group of settings as a “preset”…

My basic Lightroom workflow

Wedding portfolio update

I’ve been prompted recently to update my wedding portfolio; in particular since I’ve begun using Flickr as an extension to the image archive for this website. I’ve added three new groups of photos over the last couple of days: from Interlaken in 2011… …from Lindau in summer 2012… …and from Zurich in December 2012.

Wedding portfolio update

Wedding photography for fun

I gain a lot of pleasure through photographing the most important day of a couple's life, and have spent a lot of time honing my skills to make sure that my subjects don't just get a standard set of photos, but a unique visual documentary of the day through special moments.

Wedding photography for fun

Wedding moment

A touching and unusual alternative to the wedding book; guests at a German-Swiss wedding present the couple with flowers and individual written notes of goodwill.

Wedding moment

Wedding trip part 1: Switzerland to Reims

I love travelling back and forth between Britain and Switzerland. Although it’s a long way, the journey is made pretty easy by the fact that most of the long haul is through France, where undulating countryside and unfamiliar landscape provides a level of interest and flat, straight, empty motorways make a journey with cruise control hardly stressful at all. Having…

Wedding trip part 1: Switzerland to Reims

Wedding photos

We’re busy enjoying our honeymoon after the most perfect wedding day. I know that some people are waiting to see wedding photos and photos we’re taking as we’re travelling around, so here are some links: – The Mark4Jo gallery at Flickr – My photos posted from our honeymoon – Photos by Graham –…

Wedding photos

I’m getting married today!

Or, in other words, T zero! It’s been a long and eventful journey up from Switzerland to Scotland, though we’ve had only a couple of minor hiccups and no real problems. I’ve been keeping a diary as we’ve been travelling but as you can imagine, I’ve more important things to think about today! I’ll post outakes when I have a…

I’m getting married today!