Getting The Most From Any Location

Almost everywhere has potential as a location for photography. It’s all too easy to focus on the problems with a potential location – overhead cables, litter along the curb, a street sign and so on – but most barriers can be overcome with a change of angle or crop. Whether you want to add narrative with a background, use it to add visual interest and texture or simply keep it plain so that all the focus is on your subject, this section will help you to get the best out of indoor, studio and outdoor locations.

Framed By Flora

Framed By Flora

One of the (many) challenges of portrait photography is trying to come up with new ideas. In this instance, I ...
Woodland Portrait Of A Man In The Morning Mist

Woodland Portrait Of A Man In The Morning Mist

Atmospheric lighting adds mood and interest to a scene. This portrait was taken during a sibling shoot and was well ...
Group Graffiti Portrait In London

Group Graffiti Portrait In London

What's the best way to include a variety of locations in your images from a single shoot? Go for a ...
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 ...
Posing A Couple In A Tourist Hotspot!

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 ...
Running In The Rain

Running In The Rain

As a professional portrait photographer, you can't always wait until the weather is perfect. And sometimes it is perfect when ...
Wintry Woods Portrait

Wintry Woods Portrait

Rushing out to capture a snowy portrait, I took inspiration from Winnie-the-Pooh by imagining the scene as a drawing. This ...
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 ...
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 ...
Feminine Urban Portraiture

Feminine Urban Portraiture

Find out the most important thing to look for in a location, and how to create a simple, authentic and ...
Location Scouting & Cloud Cover

Location Scouting & Cloud Cover

We had a tight brief for this portrait. Here’s how playing games, careful location scouting & controlling diffused daylight all ...
Views of the Vale

Views of the Vale

This was captured at the end of a family shoot. We'd walked through the woods together, which I've found to ...