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ANIMAL PORTRAITS

Look this way big fella! It's like herding cats... I tend to think of wildlife portraits as finding the essence of an animal. Just like human portraits, taking animal portraits follows a lot of the same rules with a few major differences. Whilst you'll have the [...]

CHIAROSCURO

"What's that?" I hear you say. Chiaroscuro is an Italian word which literally means "bright-dark". It's an artistic term used to describe the use of strong contrasts between light and dark areas to enhance the 3D modelling of the subject and create drama. And I love [...]

CLUTTER: THE ENEMY OF PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPOSITION

A good photograph must grab the viewer's attention. That usually means that the subject of the photo mustn't have to fight with a lot of other distracting stuff in the frame. If there's one thing that kills a photo immediately, it's having a cluttered background. The eye likes things [...]

FRONT COVER OF IRISH DANCING MAGAZINE

As some of you may know, my two daughters are Irish dancers, even though we haven't an Irish bone in our bodies. It came to pass that Irish Dancing Magazine wanted a cover shoot of one of the girls' fellow dancers, Molly McAdam at the Kelly Hendry Studios. I [...]

By |2019-03-30T14:58:22+00:0020 Apr 2018|Dance, Irish dancing, Magazines, Newcastle & Tyneside, Portraiture|

Bike for Bobby pics in FourFourTwo Magazine and Viz

Just done a studio session with ex Newcastle footballer, Robbie Elliot and Phil Gray, Ironman triathlete. They're doing a mammoth 3,500 mile bike ride in October to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. Here are two of the pics, one or both of which will be in FourFourTwo [...]