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Home Shoot with Elinchrom Deep Umbrella

Setting up a makeshift ‘studio’ when visiting clients can be problematic. You never know how much space you’re going to get, what the ambient light will be or how much gear you should take to cover all eventualities. For portrait shoots I think I have settled on the ideal combination

One Tree, Four Seasons

This tree is close to where I walk every time I stay in Devon.  It has an enviable view over the Dart estuary and in the summer offers shade to the cows and sheep that are often to be found in its field.  I find I am drawn to making

Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase – Part I

This is the third year that I have worked with the entrepreneur, designer and all round fashionista Chiedza Dawn Ziyambe the founder of Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase. You can check out previous posts here, here and here. This year the fashion show was at the up market M Restaurant, Victoria in London.

Billingham Hadley Small Pro Review – The Ideal ‘Street’ Bag

As I’ve said before, more than once, I’m a big fan of the wonderful camera bags made by M. Billingham & Co here in the West Midlands not far from where I live.  Their bags are not only good looking and stylish they are incredibly durable and long lasting.  My

Portraits with the Olympus f/1.2 Pro Lens

The rule of thumb for the ideal lens for portrait photography is that the focal length should be about twice that of the ‘normal’ lens.   For micro four thirds cameras that would amount to a focal length of 50mm.  The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.2 Pro lens pretty

Portraits with the Elinchrom Deep Umbrella

As a location portrait photographer who likes to be in control of his lights it’s important how much lighting equipment I need to carry (i.e. less is more) and how quickly I can setup and take down my lighting. I use Elinchrom D-Lite RX’s (I have a ‘2’ and a

The B&W Portrait Squares Project

For the past couple of years I’ve been working on what I now realise is a bit of a project to do with black and white square portraits.  This is a topic I first discussed a couple of years ago.  Of course in the age of Instagram the square is

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