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It’s all done with mirrors!

In essence, photography is all about recording the light reflecting from surfaces.  If nothing was reflected then we wouldn’t be able to record anything of the people we meet, the places we go to, and the things we see.  In this post I’ll show you how you can get interesting, creative images by using the numerous highly-reflective surfaces […]

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Family fun!

Had a really fun family (Mum, Dad, 2 children &  their dog) for a studio portrait shoot recently.  The shoot was mostly in our studio in South Oxfordshire, as it was pretty cold outside – although the light outside was soft and flattering. The children had loads of energy, and their daughter was especially good at jumping.  The […]

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Get on down – for the sake of clarity

There are signs of spring here in Southern England.  The snowdrops are almost over, the birds are nesting like mad, and all of those lovely spring flowers are getting ready to pop out.  What with the days getting longer as well, the winter hibernation of many photographers will soon be over too. So how do you […]

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What’s Black and White and Red all over?

Well, the old joke (about a newspaper) is supposed to say “What’s black and white, and read all over?”, but you get the picture.  In this case I’m talking about the background colour in your photographs.  It ought to be simple, and not make much difference, but in creative portrait photography the colour of the background can make […]

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