#17 MAKEUP AND SMELL THE COFFEE! Should I invest in professional hair and makeup for my headshot session? I would personally recommend using a trusted makeup artist for any portrait photography session. A skilled makeup artist can create the illusion of flawless skin, define the eyes and enhance facial features. Professional makeup will also help […]Read More USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS.
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)
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………….
Happy to report a little good news story today in a world seemingly devoid of positives. A new feature in the fantastic alternative fashion publication Femme Rebelle Magazine. https://www.femmerebellemagazine.com I’d recently purchased a crimson paper backdrop from Manfrotto, which I was keen to test out. https://www.manfrotto.com/uk-en/colorama/paper-background-1-35-x-11m-crimson-ll-co573/ Jessie answered my casting on Instagram, and we got […]Read More Crimson Tide | Published in Femme Rebelle Magazine.
…………………and I’m not talking about the latest camera bodies or the fastest most expensive glass. We’re not even in the same ballpark actually………nowhere near. Let’s break it down. Cameras and glass aside I’m sure we’ve all had those Eureka moments on our respective photographic journeys where we’ve come to realise ‘how did I ever manage […]Read More The top five inexpensive pieces of gear that made the biggest impact on my photography………..
Those of you that follow my work will know that I absolutely love to create themed photoshoots. You will probably also know that I do this on a very low budget, in a small space at home which barely deserves the title ‘home studio!’ That being said, don’t let limitations of space or budget get […]Read More The English Lady | Themed Photoshoot Featuring Jessie
In today’s instalment I’m going to offer you an insight into this themed photoshoot featuring Tegan, which I’m delighted to say has been both well received and also published. My approach to such a session is usually one of careful advance planning. Now for me, I have to have a structured shoot plan made and […]Read More The Ring Mistress | Portrait Photoshoot Featuring Tegan Including Speed Edit YouTube Video
Apologies for my lack of blogging lately. No excuses. I have been shooting quite a lot however and scored some fantastic publications recently. This set in particular featuring the incredibly versatile and well known model Arabella has given me an appetite to shoot more with coloured gels and to push my creative boundaries. Watch this […]Read More kHz ft Arabella
………..yeah. Pretty ironic title for me as my wife will tell you that I’m a stickler for the rules. To be fair though I don’t mind breaking a few in photography. It’s my art……..my rules. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do this or that as it doesn’t follow the rules of photography. […]Read More Breaking the rules.