Timeless Portraits with Mimimal Kit and in Limited Space

Thoroughly enjoyed yesterday being involved with both The Photography Show LIVE here in the UK and the Portrait Masters LIVE event in the USA. Each of the 4 sessions I had running acorss both events were followed with a LIVE Q&A session and it was so good to see...

My 49th Birthday and the NHS Spitfire

Wednesday just gone was my 49th Birthday and despite me usually not being one for wanting to make a big deal of it, this one was really special... Here's too is the video created by the Aircraft Restorastion Company, the owners of the NHS Spitifre, that explains more...

The Portrait Masters and The Photography Show

September is a busy month for Photography Conferences and Events with both the Sue Bryce Portrait Masters AND The Photography Show kicking off on Monday September 21st. I'm really happy to have been asked to present during both events that due to the current Worldwide...

How to Calibrate your Display

Note: On Saturday 21st September 2020 at 12.15pm (UK) I am presenting a 30 minute session during the Photography Show Online about Calibration and Printing; you can Register and Watch this for FREE by CLICKING HERE.I shudder to think how much time and money I wasted...

How I mount my Prints

Nothing beats seeing your images in print but when it comes to presenting them to someone, to go the extra mile and put them into a mount really does make it extra special. Of course it's more of an investment to do this, but how much exactly? Well as an example, the...

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 wall;...

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

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 straight out there...this is the...

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 how he was...

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...
Portraits on Location using Flash

Portraits on Location using Flash

Thanks so much to everyone that tuned in LIVE this morning for my 'Portraits on Location using Flash' webinar on behalf of Castle Cameras and Sony Seeing people in the chat room from all over Europe and as far afield as USA and Australia was just brilliant! If you...

It’s a Wrap: The KelbyOne LIVE Photoshop Conference

It’s a Wrap: The KelbyOne LIVE Photoshop Conference

THANK YOU so much to all the conference pass attendees at the KelbyOne LIVE Photoshop Conference this week for joining me during my 3 classes, for all the great comments and for making the event such a success. It was so good to see all the conversations going on in...

Fix: Why can’t I see my Topaz Plug Ins? (Mac OS)

Fix: Why can’t I see my Topaz Plug Ins? (Mac OS)

Ok so I'll keep this one brief so that if this issue concerns you, you can get up and running fast... Recently I got myself a new Apple iMac and despite installing all the software I use, when it came to my Topaz Plug In (specifically Topaz Studio 2), no matter what I...

LIVE Webinar: Character Portrait on Location

LIVE Webinar: Character Portrait on Location

Now THIS I'm looking forward to because I'll be going through a completely new portrait I'll be taking in a couple of weeks time, outdoors on location with great friends (all keeping safe distance apart of course)... I'll be showing the new portrait, how it was taken...

My New Backing Up Set Up and Workflow

My New Backing Up Set Up and Workflow

Due to the recent computer dying episode (LINK) and the subsequent moving back to all things Apple, I thought it best to get to grips with my backing up workflow. I’ve written about my backup workflow in the past but if I’m honest, over more recent times I’d gotten a...

The KelbyOne LIVE Photoshop Online Conference

The KelbyOne LIVE Photoshop Online Conference

Super excited that despite no travel to the USA this year, I'll be teaching several classes for the very first KelbyOne LIVE Photoshop Conference running over 14th and 15th July.   CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO GRAB A CONFERENCE PASS   Really happy to be amongst...

BFBS – Lockdown Legend

BFBS – Lockdown Legend

Such fun yesterday afternoon chatting with Amy Casey and Jay James on BFBS Radio (British Forces Broadcasting Service - Worldwide) and Instagram LIVE having been nominated (thank you soooo much Lindsay Aspin) as a 'Lockdown Legend' for the 39-45 Portraits Project and...

Good Riddance Windows!

Good Riddance Windows!

PLEASE NOTE: This is a post about my own experience. If you have had nothing but love from your Windows machine then I'm genuinely happy for you. I haven't hence the change.   In no way am I saying you're wrong and I'm right...ok?....ok? .   .   . It must be 5 years...

Facebook LIVE Webinar with Sony and London Camera Exchange

Facebook LIVE Webinar with Sony and London Camera Exchange

On Friday 26th June at 10.30am over on the London Camera Exchange Facebook Page I'll be hosting a FREE 1 hour webinar... I'll be going through how I take shallow depth of field portraits for my World War 2 Veterans Project (3945 Portraits) and also how I use the same...

New Picture: Spitfire over Poppy Field

New Picture: Spitfire over Poppy Field

The other day whilst out driving we came across this field that was overflowing with beautiful red poppies. Needless to say I had to return with my camera and then add to my #lockdown project. Very different to my regular Photography and Photoshop work, doing this...