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 […]