An atmospheric Derwentwater morning, captured with my new Sony A9 mirrorless camera. I have been shooting with mirrorless cameras for around 6 years now and I finally sold my Olympus OMD and Fuji XT2 system, replacing it with the recently released Sony A9. I am still using my Canon 5D mk 4’s for wedding photography at the moment, however, I have the new Sony A7R mk 3 on order and it looks like I could be changing camera systems soon. Rather than copy and pasting camera specifications, I hope to post a few real world examples of my photography with the A9. This camera has had a lot of hype recently so I thought I would give it a try and see if it really is the digital slr killer? My work ranges from wedding photography to commercial, portraits and landscapes. I do currently have a nauticam underwater housing for my canon camera system and this is something that may have to be replaced at a later date, if I wish to shoot underwater with the A9 or A7r mk3. It’s early days at the moment and there are quite a few lenses on the shopping list. Christmas is just around the corner! Dear Santa………….
A very atmospheric Lake District morning for a few sample photographs with the new camera.
Sony A9 weddings
Chris and Scarlett, married at the Daffodil Hotel in Grasmere. My first wedding with the A9 and 85mm lens.
Lake District Winter wedding – Inn on the Lake
Carol and Iain’s gorgeous winter wedding at the Inn on the Lake. Captured on the Sony A9 with the G Master 24-70mm 2.8 lens. A lovely combination of reflections, mountains, and rain. The Inn on the Lake wedding gazebo is trimmed up with fairy lights during the winter months.
Sony A9 and the 85mm
Our very own chocolate Labrador, Yogi Bear. The perfect assistant for any photographer.
Sunset Wedding Cruise on Ullswater
Caroline and Darryl married at the Inn on the Lake. A gazebo wedding combined with a sunset cruise on Ullswater.
First light on Derwentwater – Captured with the Sony A9
One of my personal favourite landscapes captured in November 2017 during the recent cold weather Cumbria has received.
Merewood Hotel Wedding – Sony A9 and the 24-70mm G master Lens
Maddy and Phil at the Merewood Country House Hotel. Captured with the Sony A9 and 24-70mm G master lens.
Sony A9 Armathwaite Hall Wedding
My latest Armathwaite Hall wedding was captured on the 2nd of December 2017. Here are a few highlights from Jessica and John’s gorgeous wedding. More photographs are available on my Facebook page.
Sony A9 Winter Wedding Photographs
I love this closing image of Clare and Darren’s wedding captured at the Inn on the Lake on the 28th of December 2017. This was the perfect end to my 2017 Lake District wedding photography season. I used both the Sony A9 and Sony a7R Mark III to capture this gorgeous winter wedding. The combination of Sony full frame camera bodies and G master lenses never fail to impress. My shopping list continues for Sony e mount lenses, camera gear and lighting……2018 is going to be an exciting year.
Action Photographs with the Sony A9
Action photographs with the Sony A9 during the UK storm conditions known as the Beast from the East. I love using the Sony G master 70-200mm 2.8 Lens for this style of photography. The A9 shooting at 20 frames a second combined with an incredible focus system delivers awesome results every time! This is our very own Chocolate Labrador Yogi Bear enjoying the powder snow conditions in Keswick.
Testing 20 frames per second with the Sony A9 during my latest commercial photo shoot for Lake District Hotels. Capture details for anyone interested were 250th sec F2.8 iso 1250 with the Sony 85mm.
Sony Alpha 7R III
It’s arrived! On Friday I drove through to the Carlisle Sony Centre and picked up my new addition to the camera bag! A very shiny new Sony A7R MK 3. A big thanks to the Sony team at Carlisle for helping me with my purchase. My recent positive experience with the A9 gave me the urge to complete my Sony collection with the A7R mk3. I hope to post a few sample photographs and possibly some downloads from this new camera soon. Here are a couple of test images from the A7R mk3.
Black and White Landscapes with the Sony A7RMK3
Lodore Falls is currently a mass of raging white water! This is a stunning natural feature behind the Lodore Falls Hotel in Borrowdale. This is absolute must for anyone visiting the North Lakes either with or without your camera……
Sony A7RMK3 Sample Photographs
Buttermere is a personal favourite area for landscape photography. Lakes, mountains, waterfalls and the odd low flying Royal Air Force jet. What more could a photographer ask for?
Sony Alpha 7R III Sample Photographs
Sony Alpha 7R III first Commercial photo shoot. This was a real tasty treat for my latest addition to my Sony family. Afternoon Tea at Armathwaite Hall Country House.
Sony Alpha A7R III Wedding Photographs
One of my latest winter wedding images made the local news during the incredible Beast of the East storms we received in Cumbria. Charlene and Chris were married at the Inn on the Lake, we had snow on the ground and icicles on the Ullswater jetty.
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