Hello everyone. Just a quickie today to let you know about my latest easy to follow YouTube video tutorial. Harness the power of dodging and burning to add extra dimension to your portrait editing workflow. There’s an extra bonus tip at the end of the video for a real punchy global dodge effect with massive […]Read More QUICK AND EASY Photoshop dodge and burn tutorial.
Hello everyone. Quick and easy to follow video tutorial to share today on my YouTube channel highlighting a process I use on the majority of my images. This two-minute retouching step gives that waxy, painterly look to skin which really fits well with my style and works perfectly with fine art portrait images in general. […]Read More Easy to follow tutorial for a painterly style skin effect in Photoshop.
Little editing tip to share with you today, and this is a fabulous and easy tutorial to really make your subject’s eyes POP in Photoshop. Giving those eyes that extra punch can really elevate your portrait post production work and make it stand out. I use this technique on the majority of my images, and […]Read More Easy to follow tutorial to make eyes POP in Photoshop (Including YouTube video)
We’re talking business branding and headshots here on the blog today and it was an absolute pleasure photographing Emma, founder of Love Emvy premium leather goods and gift items. Emma has been successfully building the Love Emvy brand here in my home town of Tamworth, Staffordshire since 2016. Love Emvy places an emphasis on luxury […]Read More Tamworth businesswoman Emma of LOVEEMVY.COM branding and headshot photo session.
It’s the least I can do. I’ve been around the photography industry for a decade now so I’m going to pay a tiny little bit forward. But wait…………. Your camera shop isn’t going to like this…………not one bit. ‘Sorry ’bout that’ Here it is folks…………. **DON’T BE PRESSURED INTO BUYING A UV FILTER TO PROTECT […]Read More New Photographers……..allow me to save you some money.
I thought I’d make a nice little tidy list of my favourite inspirational photographers and resources and hopefully pay a little forward. I feel like I owe these people an awful lot, for the content they put out there and for the inspiration they have helped to nurture within me. Let’s start at the beginning……………… […]Read More My top 7 go to places for photography and editing inspiration………….
Sharing some personal branding images from an older set here today. High key set, edited in black and white for an extra contrasty punch. We photographed these against a painted white wall, with the large beauty dish (socked to soften the light a little) directly over the camera lens. I actually used the Canon 17-40 […]Read More Rockstar………….
……killed two birds with one stone and took this self portrait in the kitchen! It wasn’t any fun taking this. Wearing that mask felt like someone was pressing a pillow down on my face! No fun at all. The props, I had lying around. A World War 2 helmet, a cold war era Soviet gas […]Read More I went to the shops today to buy toilet paper……………
Everyone in business should look their best and project themselves in a positive way to their customer and client base. It’s a fact. Whether it’s a corporate PR portrait, a profile picture for Linkedin or other social media or just a great headshot Republica is here to take care of your needs. Personal branding is […]Read More Headshots for business and personal branding. What should I wear?
………………………and this might come as a bit of a smack in the mouth. ‘Ave it. Are you ready for it……………? Here it comes……………. **YOU DON’T NEED THE LATEST CAMERA MODEL OR THE MOST EXPENSIVE LENSES TO MAKE A GREAT IMAGE** Is that clear? I don’t really like to shout. In fact I’m very softly spoken […]Read More What the major camera brands DON’T want you to know…………