Category Archives: Portrait photography

Blimey, time flies!

I must apologise to my reader (readers?) for the huge gap between this blog post and my last blog post.  My only excuse is that the house move and associated stuff did take rather longer than expected.  Anyway, I’m here in Worcester now and photographically it’s looking very promising indeed. “Red sky at night, photographer’s […]

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Pattern pictures or Patton pictures?

I recently went to a dinner to raise money for Normandy veterans.  As well as the veterans there were some World War 2 re-enactors.  One in particular stood out as he was the absolute spit of controversial WW2 General George S Patton.  The level of detail he had gone to to replicate Patton’s equipment was […]

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It’s all a bit Gothy in Whitby.

Last week I was up in Derbyshire and Yorkshire doing some research for a couple of photography holidays I am leading for HF Holidays.  One of the places I visited was Whitby and by a happy coincidence the famous Whitby Goth Weekend was happening.  There were lots of people in fabulous outfits and all seemed […]

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You need hands.

In portrait photography one of the things that needs a bit of thought is how to deal with the subject’s hands.  If you aren’t careful they can look a bit odd and unnatural.  Some people suggest hiding them behind the subject, or asking them to put their hands in their pockets.  I reckon that you […]

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The people of Dismaland

I recently visited the Dismaland attraction in Weston-Super-Mare, England.  This is/was an art exhibition/”bemusement park” curated by the artist Banksy.  It was sold out within minutes of tickets being available, and I was very lucky to have been able to go twice. I did photograph the artworks, but part of the beauty of the experience […]

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