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Creating a high-key glamour look

A bright, white and cheerful look is typical of high key glamour - and indeed high key photography in general.

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Post Workshop Critique - Rich

Rich recently had a one-on-one session and sent a few images for critique following the session. This post session review is included on all our workshops, both individual and group workshops and is a vital part of the learning process.

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Glamour in a fashion style

This little set combines styles from the fashion and glamour photographer worlds. Lighting Diagram The hard and focussed lighting is provided by a honeycombed and snooted strobe.

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JoPaul Photoshoot

JoPaul dropped by for a couple of hours so we did some shooty stuff This first shot I really can't decide about.

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Martin Elliot - photographer of the Tennis Bum - sadly RIP

It's one of those truly iconic images isn't it. While cheesy to within an inch of its life it nevertheless was a huge feature in the '70's and early '80's.

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Glamour in a shed - why contrasts work

These images work because of the comparison and contrast - and frankly downright incongruity - of a pretty girl in a grubby place.

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Digital Framing

I've no idea why in this contemporary digital age we still add old fashioned frames digitally. Fortunately it's a style that has pretty much died off now, a couple of years back it was ever so common.

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Do you know how to use your sofa for glamour photography?

The great thing about photographs is you can pair them down to real basics and no-one questions their lack of reality.

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Making more of your cove

When you walk into a coved studio, or indeed any space, it is so tempting just to shoot with the background flat and square to the camera.

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Video Work: NikiMarie Erotica

This video is NOT OFFICE FRIENDLY I wanted to experiment with video that included a lot of camera movement.

 

 

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