Go Low: Hiding Backgrounds in your Portraits

Go Low: Hiding Backgrounds in your Portraits

It’s amazing how different a location becomes when you change not just your camera position but also the height. In the picture below you can see the only location I had to take the portrait of Sheep Farmer Donald where there was a flat section of dry stone...
On Location: Donald the Sheep Farmer

On Location: Donald the Sheep Farmer

This past Saturday I was over in South Wales photographing Donald; an 81 year of Sheep Farmer on his farm in the beautiful Afan Valley… Helped as ever by my great friends Ian Munro and Anthony Crothers this photo shoot was for nothing in particular other than me...
Book: Authentic Portraits by Chris Orwig

Book: Authentic Portraits by Chris Orwig

Had to share this with you after having had Chris Orwig’s latest book Authentic Portraits (published by Rocky Nook) for the past week. Here’s the review I wrote on Amazon, and yes…I definitely recommend this book… “Ok getting this...
Yousuf Karsh: Taming the Lion

Yousuf Karsh: Taming the Lion

One of my all time favourite photographers is the wonderful Yousuf Karsh. His portrait of Prime Minister Winston Churchill taken in December of 1941 is without doubt ‘iconic’ but so too is the story behind it. In this 2 minute segment Yousuf Karsh explains...
Portraits: Slow Down for Best Results

Portraits: Slow Down for Best Results

This past weekend I feel incredibly proud to have been invited to take part in the Sony Kando event. On the Saturday I gave a presentation via the TetherTools booth about my 39-45 Portraits Project but focusing on kit, challenges I have had to overcome and how I deal...