#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.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!
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.
*clears throat……………. ****DON’T BUY LIGHTROOM PRESETS**** Yup. 99 percent of them suck………….BIG TIME. There are also thousands of free Lightroom presets available too. Guess what? They suck too. So why not? I hear you ask. Well, in my humble opinion, there are a few reasons but first and foremost………………. THERE IS NOT A ONE CLICK […]Read More **NEW PHOTOGRAPHERS** Let me save you even more MONEY!!!!!
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)
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.