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So Relax – my tips for portrait photography

  One of the biggest challenges for any photographer is to get their subjects to relax during a photo shoot. Most people aren’t used to encountering a professional photographer unless it’s at a wedding. A regular client of mine is a retailer of equine clothing and accessories called Equiemporium. Rather than use professional models, they […]

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Business Portraits (part 2)

Staying on Location In my previous post about Business Portraits, I covered why they are important to your company, planning the photo shoot, the best time to hold it, dress code and background or location. I hate the term “Head Shot” as the sort of photo you have on a passport or security ID is […]

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Business Portraits (part 1)

  Apart from the largest companies, who physically publish Annual Reports, the main requirement for new Business Portraits is normally when businesses and organisations – of all sizes – decide to update their websites. The “About Us” section of a website is almost always the second most-read section of any website and that is where […]

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The stories behind ten photographs

Ten Photographs I took advantage of some free time between Christmas and New Year to do some housekeeping on our website and to select 10 photographs that would represent the variety of work we undertake. It’s one of those jobs you keep putting off until you have to. I’ve added several new photos to the […]

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The Print

This photograph was taken exactly 50 years ago in the year that England won the World Cup. It was taken in the revolving restaurant on the (then GPO Tower) in London, which had opened in 1965. On the right is a gentleman called John Butters. On the left is a business colleague of his called […]

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Retail Jeweller Magazine

    As a photographer, there is something rather special about getting one of your photographs used as a front cover of a magazine. Suddenly, thousands of people are goint so see an image you’ve worked hard to create. I spent 28 years in the watch and jewellery industry and read Retail Jeweller every week […]

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In The Zone

It is a few seconds before 3.00 pm in the pit lane at Oulton Park in Cheshire on the 13th of April 2009 and Wayne Boyd, the former UK Formula Ford Champion from Northern Ireland is about to go racing in his Formula 3 single seater racing car. I had been taking photographs of racing […]

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Puddles

I’m self-taught in most areas of photography and photo processing but I’ve learned my portrait photography at what is considered to be the best school in the country, Aspire Photography Training in Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria. Here, I’ve been trained by some of the top photographers in the UK, who have also been trained here and who […]

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