Pretty simple this week. What’s in my (Billingham) bag that I use for my portrait photography. Basically: Billingham Hadley Pro (best camera bag ever in my humble opinion). Olympus OM-D E-M1 (Mk I) (no longer available but still a great camera which I have no plans to upgrade) Olympus M.ZUIKO
For most of my past studio work I have relied on the lighting provided by the studio that I rent. This has worked out reasonably well: I get to use a variety of different lights, I don’t need to carry lights with me and the cost of purchase, maintenance etc
The photographer and Photoshop wizard Scott Kelby has written a very informative book called Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It (or how to go from empty studio to finished image) which takes you through 12 studio lighting set ups and how to shoot them as well as giving hints on
For the last three years or so, since moving to the Olympus OM-D micro four thirds system, the longest focal length lens I’ve had the need for is 60mm. For the types of photography I do, travel, portrait and the occasional bit of macro, the range between 12mm and 60mm has been
I have photographed Linzi on a number of occasions; she being one of the first people to trust that I would get some half decent images of her even though I was just setting out in portrait photography and had no portfolio to speak of. This time around Linzi wanted some
The weekend before last was the Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase runway fashion event held at the mac arts centre in Birmingham. You can see my favourite images from the actual runway event here. Below are a few of the behind the scenes images I captured during the two days of the event.
The second half of my recent California trip with my son included a few days at Yosemite National Park. Photographically it’s practically impossible to do Yosemite justice in only two days. We spent one whole day alone trekking up to the top of Yosemite Falls and back (a distance of
My six favourite images from my Tumblr for March.
I can’t believe that a whole 12 months has passed since last years Focus on Imaging (the last one as it turned out) when I made (for me) the momentous decision to fully switch to the Olympus micro four thirds system based around its (then) flagship mirrorless camera the OM-D
My six favourite images from my tumblr for February. Sadly the image above of the young model Kerry Harvey has a lot of poignancy attached to it as Kerry died at the end of February of pancreatic cancer. This is a cancer that is often hard to diagnose until it