#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.
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.
Hello everyone.In today’s post, I’m showcasing some images from a photo-shoot with a historical theme.I’ve had a lifelong interest in history. World War 2 has fascinated me since I was a child, but I’m also interested in the Medieval period. So when Tegan and I got together to shoot, we put together a concept based […]Read More Photographing Medieval History’s Heroes……….and Villains!
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.
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.
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