Category Archives: black & white

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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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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