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November 11, 2019

Image Critique 015

Four more images (and I've been working on some new graphics to go with it!) From high-key to low, street to studio. Enjoy! If you would like your images critiqued, please use the Image Critique menu option abov...

November 7, 2019

Ep.62 Think About The WHY Not Just The WHAT!

In this episode, I ponder on WHY on earth I am taking the shot?  There has to be a reason, right?  Surely I am not just lying in the dirt for the fun of it! In this day and age it is all too easy to simply take ...

November 4, 2019

Image Critique 014

Another four images up for discussion. Lots to enjoy in here! If you would like your images critiqued, please use the Image Critique menu option above to submit a file (or more than one of you wish). Your image ...

October 28, 2019

Ep.61 Interview With Su Kaye, MPA Chair Of Judges

It’s always a pleasure when I get to sit and chat with someone with such a wide and interesting view of photography as Su Kaye, MPA’s Chair Of Judges.  I’ve known Su for a few years and, as ever, she is intrigui...

September 23, 2019

Ep.60 Dealing With That Disappointment

You’ve finished your shoot (in this case, a wedding), everything is packed up, the memory cards are shared between you (you know, just in case you’re in a car crash – you have clean underwear on too, just like y...

September 17, 2019

Ep.59 Constancy Or Invention: The Photographer’s Dilemma

Well, I’m back on the microphone!  Had a bit of a break as the summer peak workload kicked in but once more, I am sitting in the cab of the Land Rover Defender, muttering musings into the microphone on the move....

September 4, 2019

Shooting portraits in direct sunlight: 3 tips

Many portrait photographers shy away from direct sunlight. The common wisdom is that you can’t capture beautiful portraits in harsh light but that’s simply not true. Any lighting source can be used to create...

August 18, 2019

Image Critique 013

Another four images to enjoy, another four authors who have submitted their work. We create these critiques to try and help portrait photographers with different viewpoints and ideas. Some you'll agree with, som...

August 7, 2019

Ep.58 Interview With Melanie East, Newborn Photographer

In this interview, I get to spend a very happy hour in the company of Melanie East, an extraordinary Newborn Photographer and Trainer: Melanie is known around the world for her passion and creativity for newborn...

August 7, 2019

Image Critique 012

I swear it takes me as long to come up with any kind of title for these as it does to record them! Four different images - three full-face portraits and something more family-portrait.  Enjoy! If you would like...

August 5, 2019

Action gymnast portrait in the studio

There’s specific studio lighting know-how you’ll need if you want to try your hand at catching an athlete mid-air with an arc of powder around them. Read on to find out what you need to do. Oh, and this shot...

August 3, 2019

Image Critique 011

Four more images ranging from the light and airy to the dark and moody! If you would like your images critiqued, please use the Image Critique menu option above to submit a file (or more than one of you wish). Y...