Tag: portrait

A Finger and Two Legs

The second half of 2017 became a nightmare of an artistic block for me photographically.  A couple of disastrous shoots (which maybe I’ll talk about sometime) and some difficult times personally meant I ended up not writing about, and barely actually doing any, photography for nearly six months! But, it’s

Some Thoughts on Being a Photographer

It’s not too hard to see that the role of the professional photographer is in something of a crisis. With the cost of photography equipment falling in real terms whilst at the same time becoming so technologically advanced it is becoming very hard indeed to take a ‘bad’ picture (i.e.

Miss Zimbabwe UK 2017

This year, as well as working with the designer and fashion show organiser Dawn Ziyambe on her Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase, I have also been helping her with some publicity shots for Miss World Zimbabwe UK which was held at the Connaught Rooms in London on 1st July. Here are the

Friday Foto 05 V 17

Today’s Friday Foto is four simple black and white portrait squares taken a couple of weeks ago at a model casting shoot for Miss Zimbabwe.

Lightroom and Photoshop – Creating the Image

This year I am really pleased to be working with the fashion designer Chiedza Dawn Ziyambe and her team (pictured above) on her 2017 Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase event due to run this summer in London. At the beginning of March I worked with Dawn to create one of the publicity shots

Friday Foto – 03 II 17

This weeks Friday Foto is of some unpublished images from the portrait shoot I did a couple of weeks back. Chloe is a Stunt Training Actress and Professional Coach so a lady of many talents. She wanted some beauty/head shots for her social media and web sites. All images taken with my Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk

Portrait Shoot with Chloé

Chloé Jean is a Life Coach and Stunt Training Actress based in the Midlands. She approached me to get some portraits for her various web and social media sites. Rather than use a studio we were to shoot at her home so this was another great opportunity to use the portable studio set up I’ve

Friday Foto – 20 I 17

My Friday Foto this week is of the social entrepreneur and ‘artivist’ Anisa Haghdadi  founder of Beatfreeks, a youth engagement agency that helps brands better connect with young people through socially focused projects. The company strives to employ minority young people for events and campaigns to develop skills and confidence. She has most

Photographic Inspiration for 2017

If you need some inspiration for your photography this coming year you could do worse, a lot worse, than spending 18 minutes of your valuable time watching this video narrated by the iconic photographer Henri Carter-Bresson. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment was made in 1973 by Scholastic Magazines, Inc. and the International

2016 – A Year in Portraits

My final look back at 2016 is at my year in portraits. In that year I tried to photograph a more diverse set of people including those for my Smarter Lives project as well as various pictures for Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase. Here are those and more.    

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