If you’re interested in improving your portraiture skills, then join me on the one-day course that I’ll be running, entitled Creative Portraiture for Beginners, in the little village of Eynsford in Kent, UK.
Whether you’ve got the most expensive Hasselblad or a little point-and-shoot, it doesn’t matter. This course won’t be looking at equipment, but instead will be aimed at developing your eye for composition, mood and atmosphere, as well as learning to manage and pose your models – whether they’re professionals or just your friends. There will be discussion about what makes a great portrait, explanation of some of the golden rules of portraiture (and why they were made to be broken) and then there will be a hands-on workshop where we’ll venture outside and put your own skills to the test.
Time permitting, we’ll then be doing a short session with Photoshop Elements, giving you a small taster of how you can add impact to your images without going overboard.
The course is being run in colaboration with The Photographer’s Workshop, and if you’re interested in booking, visit their site here!
Another shoot for the first issue of the awesome Maior magazine, this time of up-and-coming fashion designer Chelsea Bravo. Her brilliant menswear is all about shape, silhouette and imagination, and it’s no wonder she’s turned heads at Graduate Fashion Week.
Read all about her, and watch her interview at The Maior.
Later this year I celebrate five years of working in photography, and this four and-a-half minute video (powered by Pummelvision) features some of my photos from the very start right through to the present. It tells something of a story, and Fatboy Slim, Arthur Smith, Ellie Goulding, Seb Coe, Lembit Opik, Jameela Jamil and Henry Holland are all part of it.
Following my ongoing series of portraits of female engineers, carried out for The UKRC, it was great to see one of my photos of Yewande Akinola used on the front cover of a special supplement in today’s issue of UK national newspaper, The Independent. The supplement looks at the opportunities for women in science, engineering and technology, and why it’s so important to get more women into these industries.
I recently did an informal shoot for sustainable vintage fashion website Thrifters of the World Unite. The blog offers advice about dressing sustainably and affordably, as well as developing a vintage style that doesn’t cost the earth.
Check out the website here.
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If you follow me on Twitter or you ‘like’ my Facebook page, you may have noticed that I’ve been a little quiet lately.
The reason for that is because I’ve been working on a new personal project, which I’ve been putting together in close conjunction with a London-based charity. I can’t reveal too much just yet, but here’s a sneak peak to whet the appetive: a quick portrait of one the charity’s staff members who had been helping me achieve my goals. We snapped this at the end of one of the shoots.