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Introductions

Hi, I'm Rob Jenks, I'm a married father of three boys. I started in photography after wanting to understand how to create beautiful landscape images. I then used these new skills to complete a diploma from the Institute of Photography and became a member of the Institute of Professional Wedding Photographers. My natural, effortless ability to quickly build relationships with people encouraged me to follow aspirations to become a wedding photographer. I really enjoy the build up to the big moment and am well versed at putting the nervous bride or groom at ease. I love photography and believe that this comes across in the images and style that I produce.

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Professional membership

Leaf Photographic are proud graduates of the Institute of Photography and are members of the Institute of Professional Wedding Photographers.  

Testimonials

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Sam and Liam Oct 16

"We cannot thank Leaf photographic enough for taking some absolutely amazing photos of our wedding. Not only did he get all the photos we requested, but all the natural shots he took were by far the best. Such a lovely bloke which helped me and everyone at the wedding feel at ease. Thanks so much again, Rob."

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Photography Tuition: Shannon 11th Feb 2017

"Thank you so much for patience with me today, you were great!" 

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Photography Tuition: Bethan 20th Feb 2017

"Finally understanding my camera and landscape composition better after an invaluable afternoon of tuition from Leaf Photographic"

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Photography Tuition: Steph 2nd May 2018

"One to one tuition. A wonderful birthday present for a camera owner with little idea how to use it. Rob was very patient and covered the fundamentals of my camera to optimise landscape photography. In a safe and friendly environment I was able to develop my new knowledge and skills, producing some amazing photos after a few hours. Thank you very much for your time and professional input, I look forward to putting these skills to good use."

Out and About: Cornwall

Bedruthan Steps

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The incredible rock pillars of Bedruthan. The way the tide moves over the sand here was incredible. It was very stormy, and the waves would go right across the beach and then recede back. The tide catches a lot of people out here! Nikon D810 

Bude Beach

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The boulders of Bude Beach, It was very quiet here in February, just a few hardened dog walkers and surfers. The way the water moved through the rocks, drew me to take some shots here. Nikon D810

Surfer

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This surfer was all alone so I asked if I could take his photo. He gladly agreed and I was so pleased with the result! Nikon D810

Trevar Beach

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Another stunning little beach with some great rock formations and water movement. The landmass breaking up on the horizon, makes a great focal point, with the drag lines of the waves and the rock filling the foreground. Nikon D810

Constantine Bay

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I took some time to reflect on the effect that being on my own in Cornwall was having on me. Constatine Beach was the perfect place to achieve this. I felt so relaxed and peaceful, I had to take this self indulgent shot! Nikon D810.

Bossiney Bay

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The walk down the hill to get to this bay was really steep and slippery due to the rain over night. But Im glad I made the effort as I was rewarded with a perfect tide and an empty spot that took my breath away. Nikon D810.

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Portland Bill Light House

A very overcast morning at Portland Bill. The sound of the sea here is just amazing and I arrived in the dark of the morning to set up hoping for a break in the cloud that was promised by the Met Office. Sadly it didn't, but i made the most of it. Nikon D810, Sigma 12 - 24mm F4.5 - 5.6. 3 seconds at F8, ISO 200. 12mm

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Corfe Castle

A Friday afternoon in late September. I haven't photographed here before and I'm glad I decided to go as the cloud cover looked spectacular and the black and white conversion really adds to the atmosphere of the castle's age. Nikon D610, Sigma 24 - 105mm, F4, 1/100 Second at F8, ISO 100, 38mm. Two Stop, Lee Filters, Soft Grad.

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Beaulieu River, Exbury.

I've wanted to try to get to this side of the river for a while, and as the tide was low and the cloud cover promising, I decided to wade through the mud to the shoreline and see how things looked. The sky was incredible with flashes of lightning about 10 mins before this shot was taken. I really like the orange in the clouds as the sun lights them from underneath. Nikon D610, Sigma 12 - 24mm F4.5 - 5.6. 1/10 Second at F13, ISO 100, 21mm

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Chapmans Pool, Swange

After a long walk through fields I arrived here to this stunning view. This is the first time I have been here and was amazed at the beauty of it all.  had to really put some weight on my tripod to stop it shaking as it was really windy. Sigma 12 - 24mm F4.5 - 5.6. 1/5 Second at F11, ISO 100, 17mm. 

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Hatchet Pond, Beaulieu

A stunning colour filled sky at sunset, down at Hatchet Pond. I have visited here a few times and not managed to come away with anything. This time however I was rewarded for my persistence! I love the reflection of the pastel colours in the pond. Nikon D610. Sigma 12 -24mm F4.5 - 5.6. 2 seconds, F11, ISO 100 at 24mm. Lee filters Little Stopper

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St Catherine's Hill, Winchester.

An incredible clear blue sky and green everywhere on St Catherine's Hill on a June summers evening. I love the way the tree has broken up the sun to create a lovely starburst. High aperture values help to create this effect. Sensor needs to be very clean or you end up with little black dots in the lighter areas of the frame. Nikon D610 . Sigma 12 - 24mm F4.5 - 5.6. 0.4 Second, F22, ISO 100 at 17mm. Lee filters two stop grad. 

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Warsash and Hamble Marina

After a quick check of the tides I headed off to recce Warsash as I'd never been. The clouds looked promising on the drive down there, and on arrival I realised that I couldn't get all the way along the spit as it has been closed due to nesting birds. I then decided to set up with the two lines of land crossing in the centre with the city of Southampton and the sunset behind. I was then treated to this wonderful sunset and amazing reflections in the water. Nikon D610. Sigma 12 - 24mm F4.5 - 5.6. 1/5 Second, F11, ISO 50, 19mm. Lee Filters two stop grad.

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Anvil Point Lighthouse

The incredible rugged terrain and cliffs of the Jurassic Coast, with Anvil Point Light House. This was taken in the mid afternoon with the sun high in the sky. I was out with the family when i managed to get some time to find this shot. I'll definitely come back here for sunset later in the year. I like the way the coastline leads you to the small lighthouse in the distance. Kenko Real Pro Polarising Filter. Sigma 24 - 105mm F4. 1/200th of a second at F8, ISO 100, 24mm.

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Keyhaven - Lymington Nature reserve.

The stunning shingle spit and beach of Keyhaven. The rocks that make up the breakwater are huge and the water moves beautifully between them. This was taken looking west towards Christchurch, Swanage and Old Harry Rocks. I unfortunately dropped my wireless remote into the sea on this shoot, but think the results were worth the sacrifice. This was edited utilising Silver Efex Pro, which is a free piece of software that works in Photoshop. Sigma 12 - 24mm F4.5 - 5.6. 41 Seconds at F11, ISO 100, 12mm. Lee filters 'Little Stopper' and two stop soft grad.