Ep.42 Portraits On A Cruise Ship? Things You Never Considered.

It’s just me for this episode: me, a microphone and my musings on creating portraits when on board a ship. When I first encountered the luxury cruise ship that was to be our home and business for the next month, I thought that creating images on board would be a simple extension of what we do here at the studio.  …

Video: Indoor portrait of Megan with a tabletop reflection

Indoor portrait of Megan with a tabletop reflection As part of our series on using reflections in portraits, learn how to include a tabletop reflection of your subject to add visual interest. This technique works on glass tables, shiny bars and even wet tables, so there’s no excuse for not trying it out – the results are always worth it. …

Video: Indoor portrait of Megan using window light

Indoor portrait of Megan using window light Capturing a subject and her reflection for a gentle, indoors, window-lit portrait. What can you shoot when stuck indoors on a grey day? We had been planning for sunlight but when it didn’t show up, we took the opportunity to capture this window-lit portrait as part of our reflections series instead. … JOIN …

Video: A simple spring-themed portrait of Nikki in the studio garden

A simple spring-themed portrait of Nikki in the studio garden Bring context to your outdoor portraits by including foreground and background details. Sometimes you want your portraits to convey a sense of time and place. I was photographing our model, Nikki, in our beautiful studio gardens just as the spring colours (and daffodils – bleurgh) we… JOIN NOW to view …

Video: Easy natural light garden portrait of Nikki

Easy natural light garden portrait of Nikki Being flexible when things don’t go quite to plan often results in the best images of all. Ah, British weather. Here’s what happened when all our best-laid plans went out of the window. You can either complain about it or get on with it – we opted for the latter and ended up …

Video: Outdoor portrait of Alice using direct sunlight

Outdoor portrait of Alice using direct sunlight How to build texture and shape into your portraits using light and location. For this portrait, I needed to make a choice about whether or not the positives of the location outweighed its limitations. However, I loved the dappled sunlight, and wanted to use it like a spotlight on my subject, so co… JOIN …