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A Portable Studio: Part II – The Equipment

In a previous post I discussed how I had decided to invest in my own studio lighting that I could easily pack up and transport with me when doing studio shoots. This has the obvious advantage I don’t have to rely on the vagaries of what’s on offer at the

A Portable Studio: Part I – The Results

For most of my past studio work I have relied on the lighting provided by the studio that I rent. This has worked out reasonably well: I get to use a variety of different lights, I don’t need to carry lights with me and the cost of purchase, maintenance etc

A Still Life Studio

During these wet and cold winter months getting down to some serious photography projects outdoors can be a bit of a challenge. One good way of keeping up with your photography during this time is to try making some indoor still life images. Here’s a simple still life studio setup

One Light, One Model, One Abandoned Place

‘The Gem’ is an abandoned building in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham available to hire for photography. If you catch it at the right time of day it has some great natural light streaming in through the windows. As the days get shorter and the sun is lower in the

A Studio Shoot Without a Studio

Recently a makeup artist friend asked if I could help out with her NVQ course by doing some before and after portraits of models she wanted to practice her makeup skills on. What I didn’t quite appreciate when I agreed to do it was that she wanted four looks on

Off-Camera Flash with the OM-D: Part II – The Shoot

In a previous post I described the kit I have acquired to equip me with enough lighting to do some off-camera flash portraits. The good thing about this kit is that it is portable enough to take anywhere and as all the bits are AA battery powered don’t rely on

Off-Camera Flash with the OM-D: Part I – The Kit

Attending courses and reading books (and blogs) is all well and good but ultimately the only way to become capable, and hopefully even good, at something is to actually go out there and do it. For some time now I’ve been reading up on off-camera flash and even dabbling with

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