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. I don’t normally use office furniture for shoots, but I wondered if it might work well with Bryony’s outfit. I opted for a high key, very clean look, the kind of thing you might see in an upmarket office supplies catalogue (hey, inspiration …

Generating Genuine Expressions

I love talking. My wife says that all I need is a budgie mirror and I’ll happily chatter away all day. Thankfully this characteristic is pretty handy when it comes to generating expressions like this one. I invited Sophie into the studio to model for some images that could potentially be used on the cover of our book, Mastering Portrait Photography In the end, our publishers opted for this image, but nevertheless we managed to make use of this one …

Flattering Feminine Portraits

Here’s how to combine one woman, one feminine pose and one close crop for a quick and easy, high-impact portrait – with absolutely no lighting kit at all. Emphasising Femininity Posing Cropping Rule of Thirds Sometimes the best portraits are the simplest. There’s no lighting kit here: just natural light and beautiful shadows that emphasise Liv’s great cheekbones. A tight crop, a gentle smile and a natural-looking pose combine to make this a portrait you can do with anyone, anywhere. …