Emily Mudie Photography: Wedding & Events Photographer: Blog https://www.emilymudie.co.uk/blog en-us Emily Mudie Photography emily@emilymudie.co.uk (Emily Mudie Photography: Wedding & Events Photographer) Fri, 29 Jan 2021 17:49:00 GMT Fri, 29 Jan 2021 17:49:00 GMT https://www.emilymudie.co.uk/img/s/v-12/u925351941-o498126006-50.jpg Emily Mudie Photography: Wedding & Events Photographer: Blog https://www.emilymudie.co.uk/blog 120 80 Our Covid-19 Safety Policy https://www.emilymudie.co.uk/blog/2021/1/how-we-are-photographing-safely-in-2021

Our Covid-19 Safety Policy


As we start to head towards spring we thought we would let you all know how we have and will continue to work safely during 2021 once lockdown restrictions are lifted. When taking enquiries we asses each one individualy from a safety perspective, and can only photograph at events or occasions that adhere to the current government guidlines.

 


What we do


 

Temperature and symptom checks

Before we make our way to our photography location we make sure we have no Covid-19 symptoms and we check our temperatures as an extra precaution.

 

Masks

If the photography requires us to be inside we will wear a mask. If we are outside we can also wear a mask if our clients would prefer us to do so.

 

Social Distancing

We operate our photography services with social distancing.

 

Hand washing

Before making our way out and on location and at venues we frequently wash our hands and use hand sanitiser.

 

Family & Portrait Sessions

We ran these very successfully and safely in the summer of 2020. Accompanying our clients on a local walk with everything taking place outside we maintained a far larger distance than 2m away because we use our portrait zoom lenses that work much better from further away. We also give top tips on outfits and posing before the day so it is all completely hands off from the photographers.

 

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emily@emilymudie.co.uk (Emily Mudie Photography: Wedding & Events Photographer) https://www.emilymudie.co.uk/blog/2021/1/how-we-are-photographing-safely-in-2021 Fri, 29 Jan 2021 17:48:32 GMT
Lewes Bonfire Night 2019 https://www.emilymudie.co.uk/blog/2019/11/lewes-bonfire-night-2019 Remember remember the 5th of November.......

We had been meaning to attend this event for many years, and on the 5th November 2019 we finally made the trip with my camera!

Trust in God & keep your gunpowder dry.......

Lewes, a place that keeps tradition and good old fashioned fun and values alive! On the 5th of November Lewes is home to one of the biggest bonfire festivals in the country. But it is not simply the size of the event that impresses, it is the community spirit, pride and elaborate costumes that really puts a spark into the air! Hundreds of people participate in the parade that hosts the towns and neighbouring bonfire societies. Families, men, women and children hold up their burning torches high and clothing styled back to the early 1800s is worn with convincing authenticity, most bearing tears and burn marks from many bonfire nights before! The parade of fire streaks through the old streets of the town, making many twists and turns and part of the game is following along and trying to predict where the parade will turn next. Banners bearing powerful messages such as 'Faithful Until Death' and 'No Popery' are carried by marching Bonfire Society members who proudly sport their parade badges and society emblems. As they pass you feel the heat from their torches and the spit of sparks from their great flaming barrels. It is essential to pay close attention anytime you see anyone lighting a fuse, as seconds later the street will explode with fire crackers, and lets not forget the fantastically loud 'rook scarers' that will send sound vibrations right through your rib cage! Canons are also wheeled through the town, perhaps the loudest booms of all that produce and endless choir of gleeful shrieks and applause from the spectators. There are 7 main bonfire societies, Cliffee being known as the most notorious for its delightfully outrageous effigies and huge fire displays. This year a float of Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg was toured around the town, before its inevitable fate of being cast into the flame. In fact all of the floats receive the same fate, some being obliterated by cannons before they are set alight.

Gunpowder Treason and plot.......

It is not just the story of Guy Fawkes that is commemorated, there are many ceremonies that are held in memory of the great wars, and also the group of 10 protestant martyrs who were burned at the steak in Lewes in 1557. This was the largest human bonfire that Britain has ever seen and their fate has become the stuff of local legend.

A night to remember......

After the parade ceremonies and marches came to a close, the 7 bonfire societies split up and headed to 7 different locations in and around Lewes. Here each hosted their own huge bonfire and firework display, as well as some truly hilarious and hair raising traditions that included 3 members voluntarily standing on a platform and having fire crackers hurled at them. The firework displays were also phenomenal, and the amount of effort and planning that goes into this event is just mind blowing. We can say with confidence that this was definitely the most fun we have had on bonfire night. The locals were friendly and very proud of their traditions, and we enjoyed many stories of 5th of Novembers gone by! We love how these traditions are still going on much the same as they always have, and that the red tape has not managed to smother out the life and soul of the party. For Lewes, bonfire night is truly a night to remember, and may the madness continue for years to come!

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emily@emilymudie.co.uk (Emily Mudie Photography: Wedding & Events Photographer) https://www.emilymudie.co.uk/blog/2019/11/lewes-bonfire-night-2019 Wed, 06 Nov 2019 16:24:37 GMT
Model shoot at Papplewick Pumping station https://www.emilymudie.co.uk/blog/2019/5/model-shoot-at-papplewick-pumping-station Last week we helped run 2 model photography shoots at Papplewick Pumping Station for Timeline Events. Chairman of the MPA Ray Lowe was leading the training on both days, teaching everyone how to improve their location portrait photography! This Victorian pump house is absolutely beautiful. Here engineering and design go hand in hand and every little detail is elaborate and decorative which makes it a fantastic place for photography. There is also a disused dried up underground reservoir on site which is simply stunning. Vast brick arches stretch into the darkness and our mobile studio lighting worked wonderfully in illuminating our models and sections of the brick pillars! Here is a selection of some of the images that we took there:

 

 

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emily@emilymudie.co.uk (Emily Mudie Photography: Wedding & Events Photographer) https://www.emilymudie.co.uk/blog/2019/5/model-shoot-at-papplewick-pumping-station Tue, 21 May 2019 17:42:36 GMT
Capturing the Amnesty Internatioal Media Awards https://www.emilymudie.co.uk/blog/2019/4/capturing-the-amnesty-internatioal-media-awards We were thrilled when Amnesty International contacted us again to capture their UK Media Awards! We photographed their awards in 2018 and it was such an inspiring event that we couldn't wait to see what this year’s awards had in store! At the iconic Bafta venue in Piccadilly, the Amnesty International UK Media awards are offered for exceptional journalism which stands up for human rights around the world. The prestigious awards mark the recognition of the great work done by individuals who often risk their own safety to bring cases to light and fight injustice. Hosted by BBC 4's presenter Cathy Newman and a host of journalists and inspiring speakers, it was impossible not to be moved by the passion and dedication that Amnesty have for standing up for human rights. The stories told on the evening where inspiring to say the least, and we could not help but feel uplifted by how many individuals have dedicated their lives to fight for justice, and how Amnesty supports them and their causes. We would definitely recommend having a look at Amesty Internationals website as there is some truly eye opening content on there and if you want to help make a difference you really can get involved!

Cathy Newman Hosts the Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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emily@emilymudie.co.uk (Emily Mudie Photography: Wedding & Events Photographer) https://www.emilymudie.co.uk/blog/2019/4/capturing-the-amnesty-internatioal-media-awards Mon, 15 Apr 2019 18:48:59 GMT