I started this blog exactly 7 years ago on this very day with a post called Start of the Affair. In that post I related how I had fallen in love with the, then, revolutionary new micro four-thirds camera from Olympus, the OM-D E-M5. This not only rekindled my interest
It’s been a while since I’ve posted any portrait work so here are some recent images made using a mix of Fujifilm X-T3 and Olympus OM-D E-M1 cameras, in studio and on location.
This years Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase (ZFS) event took place at Tramp London in September. You can see the shoot I did to create the publicity material here and below are just some of the many images I captured at the show itself. Despite the somewhat difficult shooting conditions (more on
Setting up a makeshift ‘studio’ when visiting clients can be problematic. You never know how much space you’re going to get, what the ambient light will be or how much gear you should take to cover all eventualities. For portrait shoots I think I have settled on the ideal combination
This is the third year that I have worked with the entrepreneur, designer and all round fashionista Chiedza Dawn Ziyambe the founder of Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase. You can check out previous posts here, here and here. This year the fashion show was at the up market M Restaurant, Victoria in London.
As I’ve said before, more than once, I’m a big fan of the wonderful camera bags made by M. Billingham & Co here in the West Midlands not far from where I live. Their bags are not only good looking and stylish they are incredibly durable and long lasting. My
The rule of thumb for the ideal lens for portrait photography is that the focal length should be about twice that of the ‘normal’ lens. For micro four thirds cameras that would amount to a focal length of 50mm. The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.2 Pro lens pretty
As a location portrait photographer who likes to be in control of his lights it’s important how much lighting equipment I need to carry (i.e. less is more) and how quickly I can setup and take down my lighting. I use Elinchrom D-Lite RX’s (I have a ‘2’ and a
For the past couple of years I’ve been working on what I now realise is a bit of a project to do with black and white square portraits. This is a topic I first discussed a couple of years ago. Of course in the age of Instagram the square is