14 Tips To Be A More Professional Photographer

1) Think purpose before portrait What is the picture being taken for? Is it for the sitters wall or the sitters facebook, or the sitters corporate brochure.

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Model of the Day: 14/10/2019 - Unknown

Our daily model photograph with Unknown

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Critique for Adrian

Adrian was an attendee at one of our recent two day workshops we run in conjunction with the Royal Photographic Society (RPS).

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

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AOP part 13: Coloured Gels - Different Gel

After playing with the blue gel creating the red environment I wanted to switch to a cooler, cinematic tone.

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Model of the Day: 12/10/2019 - Maja Stina

Our daily model photograph with Maja Stina

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The Professional Curse

So the past two months has been all about building and finishing my new studios. While this has been going on I've had to pull back on earning money and shooting (which do mostly go hand in hand).

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JammyLou (video)

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

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Nude in chocolate

This is warmed chocolate sauce, a wonderfully graphic prop for photography. Lighting Diagram The cove is lit to balance the front main light to right hand side.

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AOP part 12: Dutch Angle

I'm a big fan of the "Dutch" angle - the tilted frame. At one time I would use an automated script to allow me to select images as shot and with a 20 degree tilt forward and backward.