Results!

By , August 16, 2012 8:19 am

It’s A level results day. One way or another thousands of school leavers will feel that what happens today will determine their futures for good or ill. Here’s wishing that you all have a reaction like this young lady, whom I photographed this time last year as she opened the dreaded envelope!

The first moment of opening the results when students try to assess quickly where the results are on the page.

The first moment of opening the results when students try to assess quickly where the results are on the page. Photo: © Michael Cockerham 2012

The penny drops

The penny drops – that moment when its realised that expectations have been surpassed! Photo: © Michael Cockerham 2012

The excitement builds

The excitement builds and breaks out as a loud shriek. Photo: © Michael Cockerham 2012

Disbelief and joy combined.

Disbelief and joy combined. Photo: © Michael Cockerham 2012

The future is bright.

The future is bright. The moment when it dawns on her that all her greatest hopes will be realised. Photo: © Michael Cockerham

Away from the action

By , August 15, 2012 1:48 pm

Any sports photographer will tell you that what is going on around the field of play is as important as the action within the event itself – indeed it offers a rich seam of image possibilities, just look at the wonderful array of imagery to come out of London 2012. So too it is the case with other types of photography including weddings, and a good photographer will be watching what is going on all around them. This is image is a case in point, from the wedding I shot at the weekend. The bride’s son, an apparently quiet boy, kept to himself as the ladies were getting prepared, but he still wanted to keep an eye on what was happening for himself.

A boy watches the goings on from his parents' window

The bride’s son keeps an eye on the comings and goings at the house before the wedding. Photo: © Michael Cockerham 2012

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