Every so often I publish photographic hints and tips to the website. Take a look and if you find them helpful please let me know.
We had a rather excitable subject visiting the studio today: Jake, a black Labrador puppy belonging to local photographer Diane Seddon (http://www.oaktreephotography.co.uk/). Diane wanted to get some images of Jake while he was still a puppy and kindly allowed me to get a few shots of him too. This is good opportunity for me to talk about studio lighting for pets (and … Continue reading
As we are heading towards Bonfire night I thought it was time to update and revise my blog post about photographing fireworks. This was previously published on the site last November. Long exposure is of course the way to go, you want the shutter open for the duration of a firework burst. This will normally mean an exposure of several … Continue reading
A few hints and tips for photography in the rain…. The first concern in rainy conditions it to protect the camera and lens. High-end DSLRs and lenses have a certain amount of rain resistance. Additional protection can be provided by using specialist rain covers, or even something as simple as a clear plastic bag with a hole cut in it … Continue reading
I'm just working on some training notes for portraiture and I'm trying to record all the different posing tips I've come across over the years. Got 31 of them in the list at the moment. Please add a comment if there are any you know that I've missed, and also comment if there are any you disagree with. As ever, … Continue reading
I regularly shoot headshots and portraits for clients, for the local theatre and for models. Let me take you through some of the steps involved in creating a great headshot. The image above is the final head shot of model Katie. I could have started with the set up that created this… and normally I would I do this often enough … Continue reading
ALAMY SALE: The Medina, Sousse. (Sold 2 Sep 2011) The Medina, Sousse. As seen from the round tower (nador) of the Ribat, a fortified monastery within the Medina, Sousse, Tunisia. The building at the top hill is Sousse Archaeological Museum. Dougga, The Tell, Tunisia. Not really a lot to say about this image, it was a pretty much a simple … Continue reading
I’m trying to consolidate my Lightroom Keyword hierarchy, and I’m trying to workout the most logical way to organise people. And I’m discovering it really isn’t easy. Here are the requirements I have when it comes to keywording for people. 1. If a client (a person rather than a business) calls me, I want to be able to find the images … Continue reading