John Dominick Photography: Blog en-us (C)John Dominick Photography (John Dominick Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:23:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:23:00 GMT John Dominick Photography: Blog 80 120 Winter weddings. With the winter now upon us I can't help but reflect on the very different feel that a winter wedding evokes, not only in atmosphere but in the images that are produced. As a wedding photographer there are always going to be challenges and with limited daylight and much colder conditions, the comfort of the bride is a major consideration. However there are many plus sides in that they always seem very cosy and the weather is generally less of a consideration as there are no expectations for the sun to shine. It is, of course, always fabulous when it does, especially with some autumn colour left on the trees. I am currently processing images from a wedding at Dorset House in Bury that is full of autumn atmosphere and colour. The wedding images here though were from a day of full-on snow and bitter winds at Upwaltham Barns, although they still portray the fun we had and are therefore all the more memorable. That's what it's all about, making the memories and the images to relive the day over and over again.

(John Dominick Photography) Fri, 09 Nov 2018 12:00:20 GMT
Upwaltham Barns, West Sussex, wedding photographer. After a very hectic year I'm finally finding the time I need to give the website a much needed refresh with new images and latest work. With that in mind I thought I'd post a few of my favourites from the wedding of Samantha and Aaron that took place late summer at Upwaltham Barns in West Sussex, a stunning setting on the south Downs. A wonderful day of beautiful weather and lots of laughter that they shared with family and close friends. Aaron arriving in a new Claas tractor gave it an unusual twist.



(John Dominick Photography) barns photography sussex upwaltham wedding Fri, 11 Dec 2015 18:26:52 GMT
Flood waters along the Arun valley. I have walked and photographed Sussex for a good few years now and I cannot remember such a a prolonged period of flooding through the Arun valley, with no likelihood of the water receding anytime soon. The quantity of rainfall that we are experiencing at present was brought home to me over the weekend. I visited Burpham on Friday morning and was delighted to find a pool of flood water beautifully reflecting a line of trees. With a wonderful procession of clouds providing a colourful backdrop it was enough to get me out of bed early on Sunday morning to see what the dawn would bring. Only 48 hours later the only way I would have been able to reproduce the image would have been from a boat.

As I am about to embark on a three year project with the RSPB, based around the Arun and Rother rivers, I thought I would process these images for a presentation on Thursday. I will post details about the project soon.

‚ÄčThese first two images were from Friday morning.

Misty dawn, Burpham.Misty dawn, Burpham.

Reflected cloudscape, Burpham.Reflected cloudscape, Burpham.

This is what greeted me on Sunday morning.

Floodwaters, Burpham.Floodwaters, Burpham.



(John Dominick Photography) arun burp dawn flood ham landscape photography sussex trees west Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:22:15 GMT
Flooded Wildbrooks. As the rain continues to fall I thought I'd post this image I took a couple of weeks back whilst out walking with the boys. It's hard to believe that beyond the fence should be fields, I've never seen so much flood water over the brooks. An image I quite enjoy as a father and a photographer, a grab shot that I think works well and for me what photography is all about. 

(John Dominick Photography) amberley arun brooks landscape rackham sussex west Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:52:46 GMT
Sussex gallery updates. I have been fortunate enough to have had quite a bit of interest in my images over the last few weeks, but it has made me realise how far behind I am with image updating on my website. Therefore there will be several new(ish) images making their way onto here over the coming days. I have just added a few and of course Waltham Brooks has to feature having become very much my local patch. Being only a short drive over the hill I often find myself there, it really is quite a magical place to be in the dawn light and as the trains rush past I'm sure it lifts the spirits of many a bleary eyed London bound commuter.

Morning glow, Waltham Brooks.Morning glow, Waltham Brooks.

Sunrise and teasels, Waltham Brooks.Sunrise and teasels, Waltham Brooks.

(John Dominick Photography) arun brooks dawn landscape sunrise sussex teasels waltham west Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:14:26 GMT
A good start.

It's good to be back out in the landscape after being laid up for two months following a foot operation. Last Sunday I was lucky enough to find myself at Waltham Brooks during one of the most spectacularly colourful sunrises I've seen in a while. The still flood waters acting as a perfect mirror to the stunning sky. A good start to the year with hopefully more of the same to follow over the coming months.

(John Dominick Photography) arun brooks dawn landscape photography sussex valley waltham west Sun, 12 Jan 2014 15:51:17 GMT
A successful Year. Well my first post in a long time, more a man of pictures than words I suppose. It has been a good year though. Like many people I don't really feel comfortable about advertising my successes, immodesty is not really in my nature. Landscape is one of the most difficult genres of photography to succeed in but this year I have featured in 7 of the 13 issues of "Outdoor Photography" magazine, one of the last to pay its contributors a proper rate. I confess that I feel quietly pleased with myself.

The December issue article below.




(John Dominick Photography) Thu, 28 Nov 2013 20:51:29 GMT
Landscape Photographer Sussex. One of my favourite images from last year has just been my highest earning image to date for a single sale. That aside it was taken on a particularly beautiful August morning on Iping Common whilst the heather was in full bloom. I remember being struck by a scene that could have been captured hundreds of years ago. For me, mornings like this really are unbeatable and there is no finer way to start the day.

I've also just received a commission from Outdoor Photography magazine to write an article on Iping Common and this image may also be included.

(John Dominick Photography) common dawn downs heather iping landscape midhurst south sunrise sussex west Tue, 21 May 2013 19:40:41 GMT
Sussex Wedding Photographer. I had my first visit to Eades House in Chichester for a while and it was a great privilege to be the photographer for Vicky and Tom as they celebrated their wedding day. The weather was very kind but I was also able to take advantage of the lovely interior of the house. A couple of my favourites from the day are posted below.




(John Dominick Photography) natural photography wedding Mon, 20 May 2013 20:24:37 GMT
Blue-Tailed Damselflies. My first foray into insect photogrpahy last year produced some rather well recieved damselfly images. I've literally caught the bug (sorry) now and invested in a better macro lens so I can really annoy them this year. Thanks to Tracey for the use of her pond, hopefully she'll let me back this year.

Blue-tailed Damselfly. Blue-tailed Damselfly.

(John Dominick Photography) Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:29:21 GMT
Wedding Photography, Arundel Town Hall. I have photographed weddings at Arundel Town Hall on many occassions and find it a very photographer friendly venue not least because of the huge windows and therefore great light. I had the pleasure of sharing Beth and Dax's wedding with them last year and wanted to post a couple of examples of an aspect of wedding photography that is so important and that is just capturing moments as they happen, with no intervention from me. These are classic examples and although the image in front of the tree was whilst I was giving some direction, just stepping back for a few moments I was able to let them just enjoy their own company. Many couples have remarked how they enjoyed their time with me, away from their guests, often before the reception begins. A few moments to catch their breath before the party begins.

(John Dominick Photography) arundel candid hall natural photography town wedding Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:35:30 GMT
Keeping it local. My landscape work this year is going to follow on from last year in that it will be centred around Sussex. With an increasing interest in my home county images, and hopefully more time, it is a personal project I am now very much engrossed in and committed to. This image taken at South Stoke is very much a case in point. I enjoyed a wonderful morning and still managed to get to Ewan's class assembly on time.

(John Dominick Photography) arun arundel image landscape river south stoke Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:47:17 GMT
New website finally live. Well it's only taken about a year but my new site is finally live today. This is also the first wedding image from last year to make it onto the website too. It seems I have quite a bit of updating to do. That's the thing though, to be honest I'd rather be out capturing the images than sitting here writing about them. I've vowed to be more disciplined with my updating now as it is so much easier for me. Lot's of exciting landscape images on the go at the moment and a project with the RSPB in the offing later this summer. Thanks for looking and please feel free to contact me for a no obligation quotation.

(John Dominick Photography) ashdown park wedding Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:10:58 GMT