Category Archives: Photography

Ozgo Productions mainly provides Portrait Photography, Wedding Photography, Corporate Event Photography and Product Photography in Basildon, Essex and surrounding areas.

Use AI to better your Photography

In recent years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has revolutionized photography, fundamentally changing how we approach image capture. While much attention has been given to AI’s ability to generate images, this post will focus on how AI can empower beginner photographers and boost their confidence to participate in photography competitions. Reflecting on my past experiences as a member of the Preston Photography Society (2008-2010) and the Romford Camera Club (2015-2016), I recall the excitement of photography competitions. Back then, I often wished for an AI companion to provide feedback on my photos—whether it was about improving framing, enhancing colors, or adjusting contrast. With […]

Bee collecting nectar

This delightful insect is a bee! It’s busy collecting nectar from the white daisy-like flower with its brown and black banded body. The slightly transparent wings allow it to hover gracefully as it goes about its important work. The vibrant yellow center of the flower provides a sweet reward for our hardworking bee friend. Remember, bees play a crucial role in pollination, helping plants reproduce and ensuring a healthy ecosystem. So let’s appreciate and protect these little pollinators! For those interested, I used a Canon 5D Mark III with a 24-70mm L lens and a 31mm Extension Tube Set for […]

bee collecting nectar

New art installation outside Liverpool Street Station Elizabeth Line entrance

This new art installation erected outside Liverpool Street Station Elizabeth Line entrance makes me wonder: big and small stainless steel balls on a string. What could it be?! I don’t know who the artist is or what he/she is trying to say with this, but considering that most of them are perverts, I’m guessing: ‘anal beads’. Feel free to come up with your own interpretation.

A Christmas Wonder-Skate: Twirling Through the Holidays at Lakeside

The holiday season has arrived, and that means it’s time to lace up your skates and glide across the ice at Christmas Wonderland Lakeside! Nestled alongside twinkling lights, this winter wonderland offers an idyllic spot for indoor ice skating. Whether you come alone to practice your spins and jumps or arrive hand-in-hand with friends or family to leisurely circle the rink while sipping on hot chocolate, you’re guaranteed to feel that seasonal spirit. From the cheers and laughter of kids fumbling along on their very first skates to couples embracing as they sway to the faint sounds of holiday music […]

Christmas Wonderland Lakeside

Capturing the Magic of Childhood – A Sunset Family Photo Session

As a family photographer, I love capturing those special, unscripted moments of childhood wonder and imagination. Recently, I had the joy of photographing a session with a mom and her two kids, a boy and a girl, playing together in the sunset glow of Rise Park in Basildon. It was a fun, active shoot full of laughter, magic, and togetherness. The golden sunlight filtering through the trees set a beautiful scene. Both kids were thrilled to run around and explore. I let the two siblings play more naturally while I followed capturing candid moments. Some of my favourite images were […]

Capturing the Beauty of a Baptism at Parohia Ortodoxă Română in Basildon

Photography allows us to freeze time and immortalise the most cherished moments in our lives. Recently, I had the honour of photographing a baptism ceremony at Parohia Ortodoxă Română in Basildon, and the experience was truly awe-inspiring. Join me as I share a glimpse into the beauty and significance of this sacred event through my photographs. The Beauty of Baptism: In the Orthodox faith, baptism holds great importance as it signifies rebirth and entry into the Christian community. The ceremony is steeped in symbolism, with rituals that carry deep spiritual meaning. From the pouring of holy water to the anointing […]

Teaching My 6-Year-Old Daughter The Art of Photography: A Cozy Home Studio Experience

As a parent, there’s nothing quite as rewarding as sharing a passion with your child. For me, that passion is photography, and I recently had the pleasure of teaching my 6-year-old daughter the basics of using a camera. We set up our cozy home studio at Ozgo Productions and got to work. I started by taking photos of her and my wife, trying out different outfits. Shortly after, she took over. I showed her how to zoom in and out, adjust the aperture, and frame a subject. It was amazing to see how quickly she picked up on everything and […]

Capture the Magic: A Stunning Wedding Shoot at Essex Register Office

As a photographer, there’s nothing quite like the joy of capturing the magic of a wedding day. Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing Alin and Madalina, a young couple’s special day at the Essex Register Office in Chelmsford, surrounded by their closest friends and family. The intimate ceremony was followed by a picturesque photo shoot in the Bell Meadow park on a cloudy day, where we were able to capture some stunning group shots and romantic portraits of the newlyweds. With my trusty drone, I was able to capture some truly breathtaking shots, highlighting the natural beauty of the […]

A Proud Parent Moment When My 6 and a Half Year Old Daughter Took Over a Professional Photo Session

As a professional photographer, I have been taking pictures for years, but nothing has ever compared to the experience I had when my 6 and a half year old daughter took over an ad hoc studio photo session our friends ask me to do. After a few images, my daughter offered to take over the session for me. To my surprise, she did an amazing job! She showed a level of maturity and skill that I hadn’t expected from someone her age. She captured some beautiful images and also had a great sense of humour, making sure everyone was having […]

How to Choose the Right Wedding Photographer and Videographer for You 

Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life, so you want to make sure that you have chosen the right photographer and videographer to capture all of the special moments. Choosing the right wedding photographer and videographer can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips to help you make an informed decision when it comes to selecting the perfect photographers and videographers for your big day . Before you begin the search for the perfect wedding photographer and videographer, make sure you do your research. Look at different photographers […]

Writing the Perfect Wedding Video Shot List: How to Capture the Best Moments on Your Big Day

Writing the perfect wedding video shot list is essential for capturing all the special moments of your big day. It’s important to take some time to think about the shots you want and create a shot list that includes important moments like the first kiss, first dance, cake cutting and more. Having a shot list will ensure you don’t miss any special moments and that your wedding video and photographs are perfect . Tips for creating an effective shot list When creating a shot list, it’s important to keep your wedding style and theme in mind and think about the […]

Ozgo Wedding Photography - Bride and groom reading in the church

Dall-E 2 AI is blowing my mind

DALL-E 2 AI is blowing my mind is an understatement. I uploaded a picture, and deleted sections of the photo. In the edit section I wrote down what I would like the AI to do. This is the picture I started with: I started with “Delete the van from the frame” Next I asked AI to “replace the van in the frame with more people walking” and this is what it did: The possibilities are endless. In the end I was happy with this image: Let’s see it before and after. Try it for yourself – it’s fun…for now!

Wayne and Debbie’s Wedding at Stifford Hall Hotel 

After a change in venue, Wayne and Debbie finally got married on a beautiful summer day. I took about 2000 photographs, but only chosen 900 for the bride and groom. So many great moments. However, I am so excited to share a few photographs from this beautiful wedding at Stifford Hall Hotel in Thurrock. With everyone’s permission I even took some unique shot with my drone. Congratulations to the bride and groom and thank you for inviting me to take photographs of your special day!

How did Google Translate help me?

Google Translate and Google assistant are very useful tools. So far I used Google translate on a few occasions to help me reverse the menu of a few monitors from Chinese to English or to read the Menu in a few restaurants in Turkey. The best part is that you don’t even need to know what language the text is written in. Just use Detect language feature. Numerous apps, websites and devices have the ability to translate between different languages. However, Google has two apps that can translate on iOS/iPadOS and Android smartphones if you ever need to interpret a […]