Tuesday, 9 August 2016


Natural light at f2.8 ISO200 makes great skin tone and a rapid fall off to naturally vignette Evie.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Headshots with Matilda

Always love the natural light start to my training workshops. Here are a few of Tilly from Saturdays session at the studio. Would you care to join us? Drop me a line to book a 121 or 122 workshop with the team and I.

Matilda in the sun

When the sun shines on the farm we get patches of Tungsten balanced light shining through panels in the barn roof. Makes for ideal spot lighting. Add Matilda's posing skills to the mix and it's a great location to shoot in.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016


Shot a great range of headshots in my first three sessions with Evie. Check out this Animoto show of my favourites

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

A girl on a log

Natural light and a log are a great combo, particularly when you throw Evie into the mix. Found this location on Beverley Westwood a couple of weeks ago and used it a few times now on teaching sessions. The dark patch behind the model really allows her to pop out in the scene and is beautifully framed by the vegetation. Spot metering from her skin tone to get exposure  and pose relative to the angle of light coming from camera right.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Light the Darkness

Sometimes you need more light to make an image darker! Sound crazy? Stick with me. Evie was put on a wall with her back to the sun. Two Elinchrom ELB's were placed either side of her, one slightly in front, one behind.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

One light portrait

So often I use cross lighting in my portraits but on last weekends workshop I wanted to demonstrate with having a light placed straight on the axis of the subject and above them.


We've been looking to recruit a new talent to our modelling team from the local area. Finally, after much looking, we came across the beautiful and talented Evie who has dived straight in after a great test shoot. She had her first paid job just three days later and will be joining me for a 121 on Saturday. Not bad for a lass who had done relatively little modelling before testing with us.