One concept I’ve worked with over the past couple of years in is the ‘multi-client portrait shoot’. It’s a good way to see a lot of clients on one day for family portrait photography. It’s modelled in part of the good old retro ‘tupperware party’ concept – go to a space that may be a […]
The high-street portrait studio, whether the independent or one of the new breed of franchise chains has certainly raised the profile of professional social photography in the United Kingdom over the last decade. The styles on offer have evolved to be closer in feel to editorial and fashion images consumers see in the media every […]
Family portrait sessions needn’t be a hassle when you can set up a professional-grade studio right there in a client’s living room. High-key, or ‘hi-key’ is something that many clients are looking for and has now become the dominant ‘look’ in high street portrait studios like Venture.
I completed a shoot with up-and-coming Bristol Burlesque artist Ally Katte recently. The idea was to create some vaguely Alberto Vargas-like pin-up images. While the living room in my rented flat is larger than many a crummy buy-to-let shoebox, it’s still not an ideal space in which to work but with some canny lighting arrangements […]
Sometimes you set up a photo gig and events conspire to make things tricky. Things get late so your option to use the fading evening light goes, there’s freezing temperatures, there’s wind. Still, with basic off-camera flash techniques you can still pull off a reasonable, worth-having result. Here’s a shot of Bristol folk-pop exponents taken […]