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Tag: portrait photography

Making photos look consistent | The difference between amateur and professional photography

Let’s face it.  Smartphone cameras are an amazing bit of kit and so, in most circumstances, an amateur who knows nothing about photography can take really good photos.  The camera settings, improved sensor technology, and the addition of different lenses means that phones can be used in situations that, only a few years ago, would…
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Good headshots keep it simple

I’m a bit of a foodie, and a big fan of Italian cookery. What appeals to me most about this style, aside from the sheer deliciousness of the dishes, is the simplicity. Great Italian dishes have only a handful of ingredients, cooked quickly and simply. The idea is to let the flavours sing, not to…
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Pop up headshots | Flexible working means flexible photography

Pop up headshots?  What are they I hear you ask.  Well, they’re a response to the new ways that we go to work. There’s been a revolution in working patterns in the past few years.  And I’ve definitely noticed over the past year or so a shift in the way I work work as a…
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Headshots and group shots

It’s a pretty standard assignment, to be asked to visit a company to take headshots and get a couple of team photos while I’m there (especially as, in these days of remote working, it’s quite a rare occurrence for the whole team to be together in one place). A great example is this recent commission…
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Professional photography means thinking on your feet

Over the 18 years I’ve been a professional photographer I’ve realised that the ‘professional’ part of the job title means a lot of different things. One of them, and one of the most important meanings, is the ability to be flexible and adapt to circumstances and situations. Let me give you an example. I was…
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