Carla Monaco Revisited

I decided to have a look back at some images that I had taken a while back and a set with Carla took my eye. Having learned a bit more about applying textures in Photoshop I though I would try to create some soft, pastel images by applying a mixture of overlays and other techniques…

Digital Workflow (v2)

Recently I gave a short presentation to a camera club that explained how I manage, process and protect my digital images. Subsequently I have now added the slides from that presentation to this website. This isn’t a detailed tutorial but shows the stages that I use when I take my images from the camera to…

A Dark Rose

A recent studio shoot with Talli Lyndsey produced some images that are not quite my norm, but I do like them!Talli is a strikingly different model that can help create photos that stand out from the crowd and this is something that I wanted to achieve. With this is mind I set about thinking of…

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…

Digital Workflow

Lately a few people have asked about how to do bits of processing or work on digital images and how I save and back-up files. I have also recently noticed people doing things a semi-random manner whereas I, as an ex-engineer with allegedly a touch of OCD, have a fairly rigorous workflow that I adhere…

Carla Monaco

I had a studio shoot with Carla Monaco at the beginning of December and have been slowly working through the images since. I shot against black / white / grey walls with the intention of compositing the images into a different scene. I have used a range of textures, overlays and scenes to create these…