Category Archives: black & white

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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I’m just a regular guy: Part 5

I recently had the pleasure to do a contemporary portrait shoot for a little boy’s third birthday.  It’s now my 7th shoot for the same family.  I’ve shot his parents’ wedding, did portrait shoots for his 1st, 2nd and 3rd birthdays, and also three portrait shoots of their dogs. Here he is, looking very cute, on his first birthday.  At that […]

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It’s a mystery to me.

I have a book, by ex-BBC journalist John Timpson, called, “Timpson’s England”.  It’s a celebration of the unusual and mysterious things to be found all over England.  We can look for our own unusual things and mysteries.  Sometimes they are obvious, and sometimes we have to search hard to find them.  This one was obvious.  It’s a […]

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