……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……………
Just a quick addendum to my recent blog post…………. https://andrewkatsaitisphotography.wordpress.com/2020/10/28/halloween-photoshoot-ideas-when-youre-locked-down-in-the-middle-of-a-global-health-pandemic/ We had a fabulous Hallowe’en. I hope you did too? We played games. The kids bobbed for apples. We had a chocolate fondue with strawberries and the biggest marshmallows I’ve ever seen! I got my picture. My mission was to make a Hallowe’en portrait……..a family […]Read More Making those family memories.
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.
**YOU’RE NOT AS GOOD AS YOU THINK YOU ARE** Let that sink in. It’s a bitch of a thing to come to terms with, but that moment when you do, is the moment that you will grow and become a better photographer. If you wish to develop as a creative then you will have to […]Read More The single most important piece of photography advice I wish I’d known earlier.
There’s absolutely no doubt………and I mean none whatsoever that the Covid-19 health pandemic has caused incredible pain and suffering the whole world over. It’s also restricted what we can and can’t do in a massive way this Autumn or Fall. With Hallowe’en, Bonfire night and Christmas looming ever closer it’s looking like it’s going to […]Read More Hallowe’en photoshoot ideas when you’re locked down in the middle of a global health pandemic!
…………………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………..
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
One of my absolute favourite techniques for adding some extra artistic punch to my images is to add a texture to the background. I’ve been using this technique since I first started using Photoshop because it’s simple, effective and offers endless creative possibilities for transforming your studio images. There are many free to download textures […]Read More How to easily add texture to your backgrounds in Photoshop.
Absolutely delighted to report that I have been featured in the fantastic Photoshoot Magazine this month in their ‘FOCUS ON’ section. It features a selection of images from the households set with model Tegan Elizabeth and another image featuring Arabella entitled ‘Seduction of Orpheus’ (I’ll showcase both of these sets in their own blog posts […]Read More Published in Photoshoot Magazine.
………..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.