Outdoors Groom-To-Be Portrait

Outdoors Groom-To-Be Portrait For outdoor portraits on location, I’ll often walk around an area with a subject. This keeps things relaxed and means when we come across a great location, we can set up a shot right there. However, although my general approach is spontaneous, I’m studying and checking every detail of the frame before I press the shut… JOIN …

Using Location To Avoid Portrait Fatigue

Using Location To Avoid Portrait Fatigue I share my method for avoiding portrait fatigue then discuss light direction, visual balance/tension and why the unplanned portraits are often my favourites. One of the questions I often get asked is, “When photographing all day, every day, how do you avoid repeating images?” For me, one way of avoiding … JOIN NOW! LOGIN

Posing A Couple In A Tourist Hotspot!

When you want to include a famous city landmark in a portrait, you need to arrive very early, arrive very late, or be prepared to wait. And wait. And wait… This was taken below the Hertford Bridge in Oxford. The distinctive design of the bridge (thought to be inspired by this bridge in Venice), coupled with its proximity to other …

Intrigue In The Abbey

Intrigue In The Abbey Want your subject to shine, and your background to fade into the shadows? Make it happen by positioning your subject in a brighter patch of light and exposing for his or her skin. This portrait was taken while I was waiting to photograph a prom in an abbey. The room we were in was pleasant enough. …

Portable Flash At The Skatepark

Portable Flash At The Skatepark You don’t need complicated tricks to create a great action portrait at your local skatepark. Height, consistency and timing are more important. I was photographing a BMX rider at the skatepark when I was nearly run over by a skateboarder, Louis (pictured). Louis had been flying across the area that I was photogra… JOIN NOW! …

Environmental Portraits

Whether you’re photographing a chef in their kitchen, a footballer on the pitch or a family in their home, an environmental portrait shows us more than just what each person looks like. Instead of just acting as a background, your location provides context and narrative, with the scene around your subject helping to communicate something about that person.