Category Archives: Portrait photography

A trip to deepest Surrey

For portrait photography most people come to our photographic studio in Oxfordshire.  However, on a recent family portrait shoot I travelled to deepest Surrey.  The shoot was for a family with three kids, and they were easy to work with; great fun, enthusiastic, and happy to be photographed.  The family’s house had a verandah/porch with fabulous light.    The light […]

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I’m just a regular guy: Part 4.

It’s the “regular guy” thing again!   As I’ve mentioned before, it’s a real privilege to photograph the same people over a period of time, especially kids.  You see how they’ve grown and changed, and the shoot is easier, because you’ve photographed them before.   At a recent portrait shoot, two brothers and their respective families, came along.  I’d photographed the […]

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A bit of background information.

In creative portrait photography, as well as making sure that the person is shown at their best, it’s important to control what’s happening in the background.  Most of the time a simple, uncluttered background works best. In this child’s portrait I liked the background because the neutral grey matched the colour of his top very well, […]

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