BLOG 30 Jul 2015: Inspirational Listening

BLOG 30 Jul 2015: Inspirational Listening

Working in a creative industry like photography can be tough.  Especially as at times we work alone and sometimes that means it is difficult to motivate yourself.  So where do I go to seek my inspiration and motivation?  Well there are several places, but I want to focus in this … Continue reading

POTD Mon, 29 Jun 2015: Layla G – Beauty Portrait

POTD Mon, 29 Jun 2015: Layla G - Beauty Portrait

Layla G at “Back to Basics – Portraiture” event at Ian’s Studio This is from our “Back to Basics – Portraiture” session. One of my favourite beauty portrait techniques. So called clam shell lighting. We have a beauty dish above front of Layla. (I am actually shooting with my hands … Continue reading

BLOG 8 Jul 2015 : Photo Software

BLOG 8 Jul 2015 : Photo Software

Last week I posted asking for people to make suggestions for photo editing software alternatives to Lightroom and Photoshop.  I had a few suggestions and of course did my own research. First and foremost I do stand by my recommendation that if you are a serious enthusiast, and/or are shooting … Continue reading

EVENT: 3 July 2015 : An evening with Katy Mac

EVENT: 3 July 2015 : An evening with Katy Mac

I should have been doing some commercial work on Friday but it has been postponed.  So this event is a very last minute addition to the calendar.  Come and shoot with model Katy Mac.  Fashion, beauty, portraiture, strobist techniques and a little bit of lingerie. Full details and booking via … Continue reading

POTD Wed, 17 Jun 2015: Game of Thrones

POTD Wed, 17 Jun 2015: Game of Thrones

Vivat! Vivat Regina! An epic battle for the control of a kingdom. Murder, religious zealots, violence, bedroom scenes and political intrigue. The only thing that Stockport Garrick’s production of Vivat! Vivat Regina doesn’t have that Game of Thrones does is a dragon! You can see more of my photos from … Continue reading

BLOG 10 June 2015: Difficult Requests

BLOG 10 June 2015: Difficult Requests

I have posted frequently about the many “there is no budget for this” requests that I get.  And like many photographers I get a lot of them.  Normally it’s quite easy to handle them: “No money, no use”.  The one I got today was a little harder than most.  Here’s … Continue reading

BLOG 9 June 2015: Survey Analysis – Part 2

BLOG 9 June 2015: Survey Analysis - Part 2

It was Benjamin Disraeli who allegedly said “”There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”  I’m starting to understand how he feels.  I’ve always known that you can twist any survey to give you the results that you want.  I’ve tried hard to avoid that happening with my … Continue reading

EVENT 12 June 2015 : Table Top Classics

EVENT 12 June 2015 : Table Top Classics

Friday, 12 June 2015 – Table Top Classics Location: Ian’s Studio Time: 7:00 PM – 7:00 PM Price: £15 At this Friday’s event we will look at a number of classic table-top set-ups.  These include how to photograph smoke patterns, capturing water splashes, techniques for photographing food and also at … Continue reading