Image Critique 11

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). Your image will then appear in one of the future episodes! JOIN NOW to view this and hundreds of articles, videos, critiques and discussions dedicated to the art, passion and business of portrait photography! JOIN NOW! LOGIN Background DistractionsBlack & …

Award-Winning Studio Dog Portrait

This portrait of Rufus, our studio dog, won ‘Dog Portrait of the Year’ at the 2018 Master Photographers Association Awards. Here’s how we created it. It’s always lovely to win an award. It’s extra nice to win one for a personal portrait. This shot was taken for Sarah, my wife, as a birthday present. Sarah loves Rufus (a slightly errant working cocker spaniel) possibly more than she loves the rest of us, so I knew she’d be delighted with a …

Image Critique 10

Four more images. A couple of corporate portraits, a seniors image (something we don’t really have in the UK) and a musician portrait. Lots to enjoy in this episode! 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 will then appear in one of the future episodes! JOIN NOW to view this and hundreds of articles, videos, critiques and discussions dedicated …

A Portrait of Two Halves

When Liv and Hannah turned up in opposite-coloured tops I had to adapt from my usual tendency towards portraits with narrow tonal ranges. Getting forced out of your usual habits can result in some of your most creative images, so use it as an opportunity to experiment. When all else fails, you can always exaggerate differences for creative impact. Liv and Hannah came into my studio as part of a project for MasteringPortraitPhotography.com. I prefer harmonious colour palettes when it …

Image Critique 9

Image Critique 9 Another four images under the loupe (well, on the screen anyway). Two studio portraits, two out on location – plenty to enjoy! 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 will then appear in one of the future episodes! JOIN NOW to view this and hundreds of articles, videos, critiques and discussions dedicated to the art, passion …

Image Critique 8

Four more of your images under the loupe.  Today we’re talking about four more images from our members: from a vista with a Vespa (nope, that’s not a Lambretta) to a wonderful black and white film image that takes me right back to why I wanted to pick up a camera in the first place. 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 …

Image Critique 7

Four more of your images under the loupe, OK, well in Lightroom anyway.  Today we’re talking about four more striking images from our members: from a Scots Guard to beautiful daylit portraits with glorious connection between the subject and the photographer. 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 will then appear in one of the future episodes! JOIN NOW …

Walkthrough: Creating High Key Images Of White Dogs

In response to a question on the Forum, this walkthrough covers a method for creating high key images of white dogs (i.e. white dogs on white backgrounds.) The video is just me sitting and doing what I normally do: figuring out what each image will finish up looking like as I go. Although I usually have a pretty good idea of the steps I’m going to take and the finish of the ultimate image, JOIN NOW to view this and …

Image Critique 6

Four more of your images under the loupe, OK, well in Lightroom anyway.  Today we’re going to be talking about cropping, interaction, making images timeless, sensor dust spots and (and why wouldn’t we be?) bathing in milk.  As always, beautiful images to inspire and engage. 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 will then appear in one of the …