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Lightroom and Photoshop – Creating a Portrait Composite

Inspired by this image by Australian photographer Forough Yavari which won the 2021 International Portrait Photographer of the year award I thought I would have a go at creating my own version based on this concept. Here is the final image… …and here’s how I created it using Lightroom and

Lightroom and Photoshop – Creating a Triptych in Photoshop

Traditionally a triptych was a set of three panels or compartments side by side, bearing pictures or carvings. Nowadays a triptych refers to a set of three images, often related in some way (as in variations on a theme or different views of the same subject). There are numerous ways of creating

Dance Shoot with @nico.dee.model

This week I had my second dance themed shoot with @nico.dee.model at a new studio in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham called The Lampworks, a former factory with a couple of adjoining Victorian houses which is the first phase of what is to hopefully be a new creative hub, focused on filmmaking, photography,

Dance Shoot with @kirstiedancer

A few weeks ago I did a shoot with @kirstiedancer. This was my first serious attempt at dance photography so was not only a new photographic genre for me but also my first time working with Kirstie as well as my first serious shoot with the Fujifim X-T3. What could possibly

Home Shoot with Elinchrom Deep Umbrella

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

Portraits with the Olympus f/1.2 Pro Lens

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

Portraits with the Elinchrom Deep Umbrella

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

Macro Beauty

One of the talks I attended at The Photography Show this year was by the beauty and fashion photographer Tina Eisen. Inspired by her macro beauty work I decided to have a go at this sub-genre of beauty photography myself. You can see the results below. The model for this

Friday Foto – 17 III 17

Today’ Friday Foto is from a fashion shoot I did last weekend for the Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase organiser and designer Dawn Ziyambe. These were a few portraits I did for Dawn herself between fashion shots. All images taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and 12-40mm M.ZUIKO f/2.8 lens and Elinchrom

Zimbabwe Fashion 2017

This year I’m pleased to be working with the designer and fashion show organiser Dawn Ziyambe again on her Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase event she is organising in the summer. Last weekend we got together to create some pre-show publicity images with the model Linda Ndiweni as well as the rest of

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