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David Bailey’s Stardust at the National Portrait Gallery

The first thing to say about the David Bailey retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery in London is that it is HUGE. It occupies eight rooms on the entire ground floor as well as the corridor space joining the rooms together. Even the gift shop has been turned over to

Learning Resources for January – Videos on Portraiture

There are multiple ways of improving your photography, the best one being to actually take more photographs. There are also a huge number of free resources out there. Each month I’m going to share resources I’ve found on a particular topic. For January I’ve been looking at tips on portraiture.

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

Working with Studio Flash – Part II

In Part I I looked at the studio flash unit and some of the controls. In this post I’ll take a look at how to translate the studio flash settings to settings on your camera and the actual lighting setup used. There are some good resources out there to help

Working with Studio Flash – Part I

To the beginner, using studio flash can often seem a daunting prospect. Whilst I would by no means call myself an expert, I have been using studio flash, on and off, for a few years now so thought it would be instructive to write down how I went about learning

Off-Camera Flash with the OM-D: Part I – The Kit

Attending courses and reading books (and blogs) is all well and good but ultimately the only way to become capable, and hopefully even good, at something is to actually go out there and do it. For some time now I’ve been reading up on off-camera flash and even dabbling with

Photography is Dead

“Photography is dead”. These were supposedly the last words of the fashion photographer Bruno Sabastia before¬†committing¬†suicide according to the model Caroline Madison. Prior to his untimely death Sabastia had talked about how much he despised the new upcoming wannabe photographers. Those who steal work from real professionals, those who cut

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

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