Family Shoot

I was asked if I would take some shots of a friend’s three children and thought I would give it a go, what do they say – “Don’t work with children and animals!”. There were no issues with this shoot as all the children seemed to have enough fun the keep them interested, I took…

African Queen & Chainmail

I had a studio shoot in February with Natasha James which had been in planning for a while but in my mind for a lot longer. I had drawn up some mood boards with ideas based on two main themes, one being ‘African Queen’ the other being based on a ‘metallic’ theme. The mood board…

The Portrait

After a presentation at my local camera club I began thinking about my own approach to portraiture and how it has changed or even developed over the past few years. I began by attending organised shoots at various studios but soon realised that my input was minimal and that I was basically getting OK shots…

Mad Miss Fox

I recently had a couple of rather mad hours with Scarlett Fox at Millwood Studios. It started off sensibly enough but soon became ‘one of those days’ where images that I hadn’t even thought of at the time were created. There were a few interesting props lying around in the studio and along with some…

2 Studio Shoots

Just had a couple of studio days recently, the first for quite a while as I like to be outside with the wildlife whilst there’s still some light about.  So, when a couple of opportunities came along I just had to take them. The first was with Stephanie Dubois at a studio in an old…

Harvest Mice

I spent a few hours with Mike Hudson in his barn with a collection of Harvest mice. These tiny little creatures are incredibly difficult to photograph in the wild so using a captive subject was probably the only way I was going to photograph these animals. Mike collected a selection of wild props to use…

Studio Day with Sophia Blake

I recently spent 6 hours in Studio 213 at AWOL Studios in Manchester with Sophia Blake. Sophia is a model who is fairly new on the scene but you would never know it from how she gets through the moves and poses and the stunning images she helps to create. She took direction well and…