Image Critique 17

Four more portraits – all people this episode (no dogs for all you canine portrait fanatics!) As always, some lovely work in here. I also go through the criteria by which images are judged in photographic competitions using the SWPP standard criteria (I think the WPPI criteria are almost identical.) They can be found here if you’re curious. If you would like your images critiqued, please use the Image Critique menu option above to submit a file (or more than …

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!

Composition for book design

When book author Sarah Virág commissioned a set of headshots for her new book, I had no idea how her book designer would use them. In addition, her web designers would also use the images online, and they would be looking for something different. All I knew was that designer-friendly composition was key. Sarah is a confidence coach and writer. Her book and coaching business focus on helping people to have more confidence and live their lives to the full. …

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!

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 …

Video: Striking teenager portrait compositions using urban street features

You don’t need to go far to find great locations and beautiful light for your portraits. Join us behind-the-scenes as we take a walk around the streets near the studio to capture stunning portraits of two teenagers using just one camera, one lens and Paul’s favourite light source of all, daylight. You’ll get inspired by how easy it is to find potential in everyday locations: a wall, a doorway, even a kerb! Paul shows the settings he uses, how his …