Image Critique 3

Welcome to Image Critique #003! More of your work under the magnifier. Three images from three different photographers. In this episode we have a long exposure (a dragged shutter), beautiful lighting and perfect eye contact. Enjoy! If you’re one of our members and 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 …

Getting Kids To Smile

Asking for smiles from young subjects doesn’t work. Instead, you need to set the right atmosphere, tune into the child’s personality and interact with them. Kids Creating Natural Smiles Energy Creating the Right Atmosphere Framing What happens when you tell a kid to smile for a photograph? At best they pull the corners of their mouth upwards in a pseudo-grin. At worst they find the whole exercise boring and refuse to comply. Equally, if you try and force the fun, …

Beautiful, Studio-Lit Stranger

There’s only one complete stranger that I’ve approached, asking her out-of-the-blue if I could photograph her: that’s Dory, who you see here. Soft Box Studio Lighting Texture Photoshop Black and White I met Dory in a restaurant and as soon as I saw her, I knew she’d be amazing in front of the camera. My request took her by surprise, and initially she said ‘no’. But – happily – when she got home and looked up our website, she changed …

Image Critique 5

Four more of your images under the loupe, OK, well in Lightroom anyway.  Today we’re going to be talking about overexposure (and a possible route to getting away with it), heptagonal diaphragms, black backgrounds – and not so black backgrounds – and bits that seem to creep into the edge of the frame. 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). JOIN …

Framed By Flora

One of the (many) challenges of portrait photography is trying to come up with new ideas. In this instance, I was photographing a mum and her new baby in a stunning location overlooking the Cotswolds. The property had a beautiful garden, with a path leading into the distance. I have always liked pictures of people walking away as it seems to have a story about it (go look at E.H. Shepard’s illustrations for A.A. Milne and you’ll see what I …