IF IT’S CONSIDERED A FAD…….IT MIGHT LOOK BAD! Let me be clear. It’s fantastic to see people expressing themselves. Innovative style, interesting hair, bold make-up. I love it. But, and it’s a big but. It doesn’t necessarily belong in your headshot session. Why not? Think about it. Have you ever looked back at photographs of […]Read More USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS.
#3 MOISTURISE YOUR SKIN! Don’t turn up to your headshot session with a ‘walnut face!’ Whether it’s for Linkedin, Facebook or a company website, your profile picture is your brand, and it defines you to your viewers. Think of it as a virtual handshake. A first impression. See how important it is now that we […]Read More USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS FOR MEN.
#2 GET YOUR HAIR CUT A FULL WEEK BEFORE THE SHOOT. Getting your hair cut a week before your headshot session will give your hair the chance to ‘grow in’ a little. It will give it time to relax into its true style. Also in the Summer months, a fresh haircut might leave tan lines […]Read More USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS FOR MEN.
I’ve been getting tons of questions about my editing techniques lately, so I’ve decided to put together this step by step guide that will hopefully serve as a useful resource and reference tool. First of all, as I’m sure you all know by now, my style drifts towards the fine art photography genre. The techniques […]Read More My ultimate step by step Lightroom and Photoshop editing workflow guide, including follow along video.
Lets get straight to the meat and potatoes with some quick photoshoot tips 1) Have your lighting and gear set up, switched on, tested and ready to go before your subject/model arrives. It may seem obvious but it will save you time and it will give your model/subject some initial confidence in that you know […]Read More My quick start photoshoot guide/checklist.
We’ve all been there right? That one little negative comment on your picture, out of a hundred, that tries to illicit a reaction and get a rise from you. My wife will tell you that I’ve addressed a few of these recently. In fact the more of my work I post in say Facebook groups […]Read More 5 ways of dealing with Internet trolls.
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.
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.
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………….