Someone asked me about developing your own distinctive portrait photography style: if I'm honest, I was never certain I had one but, well, I guess I probably have these days. These are just a few musings on the steps to developing your own style, selecting images for marketing and why it's often best to plough your own furrow (to use an old idiom!)
Your photography production workflow is supremely important, though it is often an overlooked component. Thinking it through, however, will bring benefits in the long run. Being kind to yourself is even harder - I talk about why I recommend it!
In this podcast, we muse a little on whether qualifications from the big photographic associations have any relevance in the current marketplace. Enjoy!
In this Mastering Portrait Photography podcast, I chat through a series of questions we were sent by a student in Maryland, USA (there are quite a few so it is split over two podcasts!) Hopefully she will find the answers illuminating!
This podcast talks about plagiarism - but of the right kind - and why it's a useful skill to think like a photography judge!
In this episode, I explain why truth is so important to me and what it was like to co-author the book <a target="_blank" href="http://amzn.to/2FJBdux" xlink="href" rel="noopener">Mastering Portrait Photography</a> with Sarah Plater. Enjoy!
It's been one of those days when being a Profession Portrait Photography is both brilliant and frustrating: that list of things to do just seems to be running away with me!
This podcast concerns just one image: Bruno. Simple is always best (in my opinion at least) and this image epitomises that approach: simple light, simple pose, simple finish, simply gorgeous. A good day in the studio!
During the podcast I mention that is was originally intended to be used as part of a composite of the two brothers together - here is that composite: