Category Archives: black & white

Improve your travel photography: Portugal

You will have noticed from last week’s blog that I recently went to Portugal.  When travelling you are, unless you have loads of time, stuck with the lighting you have.  That lighting may be hard and unflattering, so how do you improve your travel photography?  Well the “rules” of better photography are the same wherever […]

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5 minutes of sunlight.

Now that autumn is fast approaching (or is here already!) the angle of the sunlight coming into the house has changed quite a lot.  It’s now much more glancing, and glancing light gives better shadows and texture.  I noticed, while popping out to the studio, that the light across our oak dining room table was […]

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Studio or outdoors?

There’s a discussion in portrait photography circles about whether it’s better to use a studio, and thus have complete control of the lighting, or better to use the natural light outdoors.  I’ll use some examples from a recent family portrait shoot at my portrait photography studio near Swindon to show why I use both. I’ve […]

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