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Dancing with drapes

One of the beauties of my studio space is that it has a very large coved area where dance movement and action have lots of room to flow.

Why PPI is Pointless

I've just seen yet another article about PPI (and DPI) and how it relates to resolution that yet again completes misunderstands what PPI is about.

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Crop Rotation - Odd Crops and Going Dutch

The standard head in the middle of the frame is OK, but if you want add a bit more dynamic to your image consider shifting the crop and or rotation of the image for a more striking effect.

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Why you want to make your lens take blurred pictures - or lomo on himo.

THINKING: The continual mantra of sharpness is so prevalent in photography that we often forget the pleasure of a "pleasing lack of definition".

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How to select simple but effective props - free book excerpt

Remember the black infinity scarf? Well this is its red version. I've added red tights from my collection of props to make a real splash of colour.

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AOP part 63: How to pose and frame your shot to maximise the impact of the outfit

To really show of the intricacy of the halter top we really need to get a close up image. If I had not done this you would never see the detail of how the individual straps weave in and out of each other.

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Post workshop image critique for Louise

Louise attended one of our RPS workshops, she has submitted some final images for critique and review like all our attendees are encouraged to do.

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Freya - Creating a Leviation Image (video)

"Nudes Deconstructed" - a short YouTube video discussion of an image.

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Experimental Shoot with Raphaella

Firstly, let me just say that Raphaella is a stunning model and well worth anybody shooting. As someone put it to me, "She starts at 900 miles an hour and just gets faster!

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Model of the Day: 13/01/2019 - Lou Lou

Our daily model photograph with Lou Lou