Tag: onone

One Lens, One Model, One Abandoned Place!

September was a quiet time studio wise but here are a few portraits of ‘Brunutty’ taken at The Gem in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham. All taken with the Olympus M.ZUIKO 25mm, f/1.8 lens and OM-D E-M5. A focal length of 25mm on a micro four thirds camera like the

The End of Aperture?

So Apple have announced that development on Aperture, its professional photo editing software, has stopped. The news was broken on The Loop last Friday which also revealed that iPhoto, Apple’s consumer-level photo application, will be killed off. Instead of Aperture and iPhoto we are to get a new application called

Olympus Venice Workshop Part II: Patterns and Reflections

This is the second of my posts from the Olympus Venice workshop I attended at the beginning of June run by Olympus ambassadors Steve Gosling and Neil Buchan-Grant. The first post, The People of Venice is here. One of the challenges of photographing a city like Venice is to capture

Neil Buchan-Grant at Duke Studios, Leeds

I first discovered the work of Neil Buchan-Grant last year when I started to explore the community of Olympus OM-D evangelists having purchased my own OM-D back in March of 2013. Neil creates the most sublime black and white portraits, both from the street and in the studio, and really

A New Year – A New Aperture Workflow

I’ve used Apple’s Aperture pretty much ever since I acquired a MacBook Pro back in the summer of 2009. I still have that same Mac but have been realising over the course of the last year that my image management and workflow using Aperture have been somewhat lacking to say

My Favourite Black and White Portraits from 2013

I know 2013 is not quite over yet but I have put together a few of my favourite black and white portraits from 2013. Since March of this year I have been shooting exclusively with the superlative Olympus OM-D EM-5. I know this now has a big brother, the EM-1,

Studio Shoot with Kerry Louise

I recently responded to a casting call on Purpleport from a model who wanted some portraits creating. Kerry Louise is undergoing chemotherapy at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital and wanted some images with and without her wigs. Kerry is a very beautiful, as well as incredibly courageous, young lady and I


I heard on the news today that Winston Churchill is to appear on the United Kingdom’s £5 bank note which will enter circulation in 2016. He will be the only politician from the modern era to appear on a banknote. The design includes a portrait of the former Prime Minister,

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