Category Archives: Portrait photography

Tripping the light fantastic

Working in the studio I try and keep my lighting simple.  It’s easier, and helps me concentrate on getting the best images for our portrait photography clients.  It’s very interesting how you can change the feel of an image by some simple lighting changes.  I’ll illustrate this with some recent portraits. In this first image […]

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Making an exhibition of myself!

My, what a busy weekend we had!  We were exhibiting in two places at once on Saturday.  The first was at the National Trust “Coleshill Food Festival”.  Astute observers will notice that we’re not involved in producing food, but offer creative portrait photography and photographic training.  Well, at the show there were some craft stands, […]

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How low can you go!!

Imagine the scene… You’re photographing a wedding, and the bridegroom produces a small trampoline; this happened to me recently.  The idea was to get some images of him jumping/bouncing.  One way I could have done this was to have used a telephoto lens from a reasonable distance away and captured him with no visible means of support, but with normal […]

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I’m just a regular guy.

It’s great to be a family’s regular portrait photographer.  I recently photographed one of our clients’ third child.  I photographed her first child in 2004, and we had a great time.  He was about 19 months old and was interested in everything.  At one point he fell into our – very shallow, and safe – stream.  This was in the […]

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You can never stop learning!

I spent last weekend on an advanced portrait photography course in Fairford.  You may ask why I, as a person who offers photographic training, needed to go on a training course.  Well, in a field as large and as varied as photography there’s always something new to learn, and with this course I had the […]

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