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How to make a startling photo with this simple camera trick

Glued to the wall through her waistcoat and left hanging there. Lighting Diagram Even lighting with an emphasis to the top of the image.

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Victoria Bond - Fashion Shoot in London Palace - Image Breakdown (video)

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

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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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The trick with the first shot

Whenever I start a shoot I always take a "test" shot. I tell the client this is a test of my lighting, but what it actually does is let me quietly examine their facial structure before continuing with the shoot.

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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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Sophie - Working With Mirrors (video)

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

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Victoria and Faith - Fashion Contrasts (video)

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

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Critique for David

David was an attendee at our recent two day workshop on fashion, nudes and portraits that we ran in conjunction with the Royal Photographic Society.

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I Wanna Be A Model - Work in progress: Stop Motion

Experimenting with stop motion and clothing changes for a model

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Feva, Dani and Me

This has always been one of my favourite images. I have it in the studio on a mega-large canvas print.