It’s all about Composition..


All great imagery be it video or photography adhere to the rules of light, shadow and composition.

When mastered these rules allow you to produce work that is ultimately pleasing to the eye…

Gemma and Simon were naturals and the location wasn’t too bad either.

Enjoy :)

Painting with the light

You have to ” Paint with the light ” to create beautiful wedding cinematography.

I was taught this by world famous wedding cinematographer Ray Roman at a workshop I attended a few years ago and I have never forgotten it.


They say a picture paints a thousand words….

Winter Sun

You can wait a long time for a shot like this and boy was it worth it!

10896424_839580482750904_5512631525947097002_oIt may be colder and wetter in the UK, especially in the Winter but when the chance to film an image like this comes along pass me my thermal vest and gloves.

The still image taken from the video only just does it justice, the moving image with the sun and the lens flare, goes against all the main film making principles in reality but what the heck it just looks gorgeous.

Clare & Gary are not too bad either.

Keep an eye out in the samples section and I will post some footage very soon.

My Italian Adventure

Its a hard life being an International Wedding Cinematographer.

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Lake Garda, Lake Maggiore and the historic city of Verona to the “Romeo and Juliet” balcony it can really wear you down.

Feast on this little snippet of what I see through my camera and tell me its not hard work!

Welcome to my blog..

Hi, I’m Mark Beniston – nice to meet you.

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In this blog  I really look forward to sharing with you what we do and how we do it –

Please feel free to pop back at anytime to see which Castle we have just been filming at or which mountain I have just climbed to get that ” Perfect Sunrise” Shot.

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I am all about giving  great value so  WATCH THIS SPACE…

Finally, to learn more about me and my story –  check out my About Me page and dont forget to subscribe to the blog :-)


Speak soon.

Mark J Beniston