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Faith - How to Create a Great Smile (video)

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

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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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NikiMarie - Understanding Fashion Styling (video)

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

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Harriett and Leah - Creating Stories in the Viewers Mind (video)

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

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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 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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Harriett - Natural Laughter (video)

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

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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.