What size Light Modifier do you use?

One question I get more than most is “What size of light modifier do you use?”, so I thought here would be a good place to answer… First off… Octa or Square Softbox? You may have seen from some Behind the Scenes posts that I’ve shared...

My Office / Studio Desktop Set Up

When I was kid aged about 13 or so I went through what you would call a ‘bad patch’ where I was constantly in trouble at school; so much so one day I remember walking through the assembly hall and the Deputy Head coming the opposite direction pushed me back against...

Lighting: Get more out of your Umbrella

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever been given was by Atlanta based Photographer, Zack Arias which (and I’m paraphrasing now) went something like this… Don’t go buying another piece of kit until you know the limitations of what you...

Photographing in Small / Confined Spaces

Having lots of space when taking portraits isn’t always the case, especially for me when photographing Veterans for my current World War 2 / 1940s Project. However as British Explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes famously said … “There’s no such thing...

Why I’m using Speedlites for my Portrait Work

Since sharing Behind the Scenes pictures from some recent photo shoots, and some folks having seen me presenting lately at The Photography Show in Birmingham and Professional Imaging in the Netherlands I’ve been asked quite a few times about my choice of...