Blue-Eyed Boy

Blue-Eyed Boy A simple, one-light set-up, a narrow colour palette and a bit of silliness (to catch your subject’s eye) are all that you need for a child’s portrait like this one. While parents usually want to have pictures of their children looking happy, sometimes it’s the more serious expressions that capture the true nature of their sons and… JOIN …

High Key Office-Style Portrait

High Key Office-Style Portrait Bryony actually came into the studio for some headshots. I loved her outfit and the way she looked, so after the headshots were in the bag, I invited her to pose for some full-length office-themed images, too. Getting the office catalogue look I don’t normally use office furniture for shoots, but I wondered if it m… …

Close-Up Male Portraits

Close-Up Male Portraits Two simple, naturally lit portraits of two lovely guys. Read on for three tips for emphasising masculinity in portraits like these, and how to pose guys without making them look posed. Sam (left) is a builder and this image was taken during his engagement shoot. He has really engaging eyes that I wanted to make the focus… …

Using Your Subject’s Natural Stance

Using Your Subject’s Natural Stance People need direction in front of the camera – otherwise they often become self-conscious and suddenly forget how they would sit or stand in a relaxed manner normally. So how do I pose them without making them look all… posed? Posing people without posing them Glen got in contact with us because he wanted some… …

A Crouch To Suit The Composition

A Crouch To Suit The Composition I invited Steve into the studio so I could create some portraits for our book, Mastering Portrait Photography. I was specifically looking to capture portraits that illustrated different angles for photographing guys. Matching the pose to the subject and his outfit Steve turned up wearing jeans and a jacket, so I … You are …