Free Webinars

There are many free webinars being shared at the moment by some companies trying to do their bit to keep us going. I tuned into a couple today, first watching Simon Burfoot sharing his lighting setups, then watched Gavin Hoey shooting glass bottles. Thank you to all of the people out there who are inspiring…

Falling to Pieces

I’ve seen many images, of a very artistic nature, featuring flowers in vases or bottles so I thought I’d give it a go. The ingredients were pretty simple; an old Honey bottle from 1868, a rose that was past its best, a white-ish backdrop (3 pieces of A3 paper) and a few loose petals. I…

Creating an ‘Arty’ Look

I gave a talk at a camera club recently and I was asked how I created the look of some images that I shared. I explained how simple it was to do this with a couple of textures and the original image; a process using just four layers in Photoshop. A downloadable factsheet is available…

Pippa D

I’ve been waiting to shoot Pippa for a while now and finally managed it at Pure Preston Studios. I’d created a few ‘moodboards’ to try to visualise what I wanted out of the session and shared these before we met up. As usual, I started off with creating some simple portraits to get the session…

The Colour of Dance

Just a single image update this time. This one was shot against a very messy background with a window, pipes and all sorts of stuff cluttering up the image, unfortunately there was no option at the time.I really liked the shape and dynamics of the subject but it didn’t work for me, so time for…