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May 2018

The Dusky Track 1023 682 Jason Friend Photography

The Dusky Track

“It’s not unusual for this area of Fiordland to receive more than the annual rainfall of the UK in less than a week” cheerfully announced the driver to the full coach of tourists who were heading on a day trip to the picturesque Doubtful Sound.  This was quickly followed with “We’ll just have to stop…

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Do I need a Wedding Photographer? 800 533 Jason Friend Photography

Do I need a Wedding Photographer?

Now, this may seem like a strange title for a blog post by a wedding photographer but I am a great believer in being honest with my clients and that means always giving them honest advice. So, do you need a wedding photographer? I will be honest, when I got married we chose to not…

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Patagonia Musings 1024 683 Jason Friend Photography

Patagonia Musings

Every single step forward felt like a huge achievement. Gale force winds were being channeled through the sheer valleys walls of the Fitzroy range, and with every particularly large gust we were being blown three steps back from our destination, a small ridge of the summit of the glacier moraine. Our quest to view the…

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New Zealand – What’s in my bag? 1023 682 Jason Friend Photography

New Zealand – What’s in my bag?

It has been over ten years since I last visited New Zealand but I am now finally here! Choosing what camera equipment to bring with me has been a difficult decision and I have had to carefully considered what equipment I might need whilst also keeping in mind my carry-on baggage weight allowance of 7KG.…

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Fujifilm GFX 50s L-Bracket Hack 1024 683 Jason Friend Photography

Fujifilm GFX 50s L-Bracket Hack

I am about to depart on an overseas trip which unfortunately means that I have to leave my preferred tripod and, even more importantly, my preferred Benro geared head at home. Whilst my little Gitzo tripod which I use as an alternative for overseas trips is excellent, the weak link is the attached 3-legged thing…

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5 Years of the Legacy Project 1024 819 Jason Friend Photography

5 Years of the Legacy Project

5 years ago on the 9th May 2013, this shot of the Ring of Brodgar on the Orkney Islands in Scotland heralded the beginning of The Legacy Project – A personal ten-year mission to photograph Stone Circles and other ancient sites scattered throughout the British Isles. The project was conceived a couple of months previously during…

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Destination 2007 – New Zealand 1024 473 Jason Friend Photography

Destination 2007 – New Zealand

As I discussed in my previous blog post, I occasionally like to review my old work to evaluate what worked, what didn’t and what I can do to improve future shots. My style of photography is constantly evolving and I enjoy the process of constantly learning. Reviewing old images can also be incredibly helpful when planning…

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