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Category: commercial portrait photography

The key to great portraits – work quickly

Over the past ten years I seem to have spent a fair chunk of my working life in warehouses.  I mention that as this particular job, shooting PR shots of the three brothers that run this tile retail company, have possibly the cleanest warehouse I’ve ever set foot in! But I digress. Sometimes you know…
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In keeping with the brand

I’ve been shooting headshots in Manchester recently that look a little bit different. I’ve written many times of the essential elements of a good strong headshot.  The emphasis must be on the person and their expression.  That is key.  During any portrait session a great expression is the thing I’m working hardest to achieve (or…
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When is it time for a new profile picture?

“When is it time for a new profile picture Martin?”  I was asked this very question last week when chatting with a client.  Of course, I missed a trick.  I should have said, “now” shouldn’t I?  It’s for reasons like this that my bank manager despairs of me. But, flippancy aside, what’s the answer?  As…
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The headshot photo | Always different, always the same

I had to change my car recently, and it’s been an interesting exercise choosing a new one.  All cars are basically the same aren’t they?  They all have a steering wheel, seats, a dashboard.  You turn the key, put it in gear and drive off.  They do the same job – get you from A…
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Professional headshots

Professional headshots are something that I’ve shot an awful lot of in the past …. and something I think I’ll be shooting an awful lot more of now that lockdown restrictions are easing and business is slowly resuming.  Let me explain why. During the lockdown period a lot of things have changed in business.  Many…
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