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.
I thought I’d make a nice little tidy list of my favourite inspirational photographers and resources and hopefully pay a little forward. I feel like I owe these people an awful lot, for the content they put out there and for the inspiration they have helped to nurture within me. Let’s start at the beginning……………… […]Read More My top 7 go to places for photography and editing inspiration………….
………………………and this might come as a bit of a smack in the mouth. ‘Ave it. Are you ready for it……………? Here it comes……………. **YOU DON’T NEED THE LATEST CAMERA MODEL OR THE MOST EXPENSIVE LENSES TO MAKE A GREAT IMAGE** Is that clear? I don’t really like to shout. In fact I’m very softly spoken […]Read More What the major camera brands DON’T want you to know…………
**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………..
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