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Lensbaby Featured Photo of the Week

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Lensbaby Featured Photo of the Week

Industry recognition from a super awesome company… we’ll take that!

Earlier this month we had a pleasant surprise when we found one of our recent boudoir images had been selected by American company, Lensbaby, as one of their featured Photos of the Week.

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How Going Old School With Vintage Lenses Taught Me To Be a Better Photographer - by Mr Twig

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How Going Old School With Vintage Lenses Taught Me To Be a Better Photographer - by Mr Twig

If you’re a regular here at The Branch then you will recognise one of our most used taglines ‘Iconic Vintage Photography.’ But what does this mean? Well, our images have always had a nostalgic look and feel to them - that’s one of our main USPs. In the early days this was created more so in post production using filters or ‘presets’ but, over the last 18 months or so, we’ve begun to develop a more subtle retro vibe created predominantly in camera, using actual old film lenses. 

Old school lenses can be adapted for use on modern digital cameras and the results have gotten us hooked. These tiny pieces of glass, some now more than 60 years old, create an authentic vintage look with built-in bokeh and vignette that is just extraordinary. 

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Taking a Cue from Electric Sheep: The Rising Tide of the Printed Image in a Digital World - by Mrs Twig

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Taking a Cue from Electric Sheep: The Rising Tide of the Printed Image in a Digital World - by Mrs Twig

With our iconic vintage-meets-avant-garde photography style, we are firmly rooted with one foot either side of the past and present. When it comes to choosing products for your wedding photography, we offer two choices set just as parallel in the form of printed albums and digital files. 

Just a few years ago, the latter was the top choice amongst a wired generation. It had become the norm for images to languish on our phones and society seemed, in general, to have forgotten the the power of a physical photograph.

But, over the course of the last 18 months or so, and to the delight of photographers up and down the land, we’ve noticed a distinct shift back towards the printed image and, more specifically, photo albums. It seems more and more of us are taking a cue from Ridley Scott’s replicants and we are recognising the importance of tangible photographs once again (for those who don’t appreciate the sci-fi references, don’t worry, they are few and far between!)

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Project Disrupt Photoshoot for Lensbaby

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Project Disrupt Photoshoot for Lensbaby

Here at The Branch we are known for shaking things up, we’ve built our brand on being different and pushing boundaries. We are the unconventional conventionalists, the square pegs in rounds holes, we are lime to tequila- we bring the zing.

So when we heard about Lensbaby’s Project Disrupt campaign, we wanted in.

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Making Waves - Limited Edition Mermaid Photoshoots

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Making Waves - Limited Edition Mermaid Photoshoots

🎶 Look at this, isn’t it neat, wouldn’t it make your photo collection complete…. 🎶

Calling all merbabes! We’re making waves with our Limited Edition mermaid photo shoots.

If you’ve always wanted to know what it’s like under the sea the now is your chance to embrace your inner Ariel.

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THE STORY BEHIND THE BRAND - JUST WHERE DOES THAT TWIG’S BRANCH PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE COME FROM? BY MR TWIG

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THE STORY BEHIND THE BRAND - JUST WHERE DOES THAT TWIG’S BRANCH PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE COME FROM? BY MR TWIG

Marmite. No I’m not peckish and fancying a bit of toast, but this is probably the best way to describe people’s feelings towards our in-house style here at The Branch - you either love it or hate it. We hope you love it, totes obvs, but if someone feels we’re not the best fit for them then that’s also fine as there are lots of photographers out there to suit different tastes. 

For those of you who love what we do, you may have wondered where our unique (and some would say iconic… I’ll get brownie points for getting that in from the marketing guru that is Mrs Twig) style comes from. Well, sit down, take the load off and let’s have coffee and a chat (mine’s a latte).

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