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Leah Axel Photo Shoot: Hollywood, American Beauty and Cinderalla

I always have fun working with Leah 'cos she's so bubbly and full of vitality. As soon as I saw this dress I thought of Hollywood and setup this "film studio" kind of setup.

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Experimental Shoots: Graffiti Body Paint Part II

I talked and showed in an earlier post results from a body painting day with Lou Holmes model and Sam Day body painter and MUA.

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Trashing the Dress - A "Dry" run

I had a trash the dress shoot coming up for a client - she wanted to be Ophelia, so I thought I really ought to have a practice session to make sure I knew what was going to work well and what I needed to take on board.

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How to pronounce "Bokeh" and what to do with it

What is bokeh? Firstly, it rhymes with Okay. Secondly it refers to the quality of the out of focus bits of a photo.

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Underwater photo shoot with Leah. 7 images and how to make an underwater set.

These were shot in the studio this week, with the brave and fearless Leah Axl (the water was VERY cold!

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Why you should experiment in photoshop all the time

Strictly speaking, this isn't Photoshop as I use Corel's Photo Pro. But this is about post-processing.

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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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PhotoShoot: LouLou

Lou and I never seem to shoot enough together, I think the last time we shot must have been a couple of years ago when we did the Wedding Dress Fire set.

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Adora Photoshoot

These images are from a shoot with a model called Adora. Adora is young and at the time of the shoot had only one previous shoot under her belt with a friend.

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Julie Waterhouse - Dancer - Bodyscapes

While working with Julie - a professional working dancer - I was fascinated by the musculature and physiology of her amazingly toned and controlled body.