Video: BMX Multiple Exposure Action Portrait

In this video we head to a skatepark for an action portrait with a difference: five exposures combined into one. You’ll find out how I spotted the shot, captured the frames I needed to bring it together and worked safely (well, as safely as possible!). You’ll see my images straight-out-of-the-camera (with the exposure settings I used) as well as my finished edits. JOIN NOW to view this and hundreds of articles, videos, critiques and discussions dedicated to the art, passion …

Film-Inspired Group Portrait

This group portrait was taken under a bridge which featured in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Here’s how I managed the guys’ different heights & outfits. This portrait of Charles, James and William was taken in the London street where Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels was filmed. The textured brick wall adds a gritty, urban feel to the shot, matched by the confident poses and cool expressions of my subjects. We were just under the shade of a …

Outdoor Newborn Portrait

If it’s hot outside, here’s a newborn portrait that you can replicate. Everything is a potential source of inspiration: this one was inspired by a 1980s poster. It’s a rare day that photographers in the UK can shoot a nude newborn outdoors – the weather just isn’t warm enough most of the time. If you’re lucky enough to time a newborn shoot with that one balmy summer day we get, or if you live in more exotic climes, here’s a …

Soft Portraits In Hard Sun

Sunny days are a mixed blessing: lots of light but it can be harsh & unflattering. Here’s how you can use an unlikely reflector to shoot into the sun instead.   Sometimes parents pick a name for their child that fits better than they could ever have hoped. This is Iris, and wow – she has the most incredible eyes. How best to capture them, sparkling with light, on a sunny day, without the pitfalls of direct sunlight? Direct sunlight …