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21 Apr: A Great Dance Studio Session

Here are some more photos from a great dance studio shoot . Sometime a studio session just works! Our dancers - Lydia and Jacob - are really talented and just sparkled throughout. They often asked us to repeat shots so that they could get it just right - that's real commitment! My good friend and fellow dance photographer John Hudson also took some superb images and my granddaughter Willow and her boyfriend George helped us enormously while also bagging some shots for themselves. Here are a few of the images -  I'll let them speak for themselves. I hope that you enjoy my blog. Please keep reading, tell others about my website and please let me have your comments.
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07 Jan: Images from the USA

Here are some more photos from a great tour to the Southwestern USA. Two years ago I traveled with three fellow photographers to Las Vegas for a trip that took in Death Valley in California, Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon in Utah, Canyons and a the Glen Canyon Dam near Page, Arizona before heading back to Las Vegas for a couple of nights. The scenery throughout was spectacular and I have selected some standard landscape shots as well as some quirkier images here. One is a composite with a Walter White lookalike, photographed in Las Vegas, selling crystal meth in Death Valley. Rather than bore you with further description, I'll let the images speak for themselves. I hope that you enjoy my blog. Please keep reading, tell others and website and please let me have your comments.
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04 Dec: Pre-Christmas Portraits

A few portraits as Christmas gets ever nearer! A huge thank you to all the lovely models I have had the pleasure of working with this year. A good shoot is really a creative partnership and any success that I've had this year has been, in large part, due to the creative collaborations that I've had this year. I plan to take a couple of months off and concentrate on editing the images that I already have in preparation for an attempt at another photographic distinction next year. Today I thought I would show a few  images that haven't featured before in my blog. Some were shot in the studio whilst others were on location, including a beautiful trip to the Algarve. I hope that you like these images. Please keep reading, tell others about my blog and website and please let me have your comments.
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03 Nov: Dance in the Studio

Dance photography really ticks all the boxes for me! I enjoy working in photographic and dance studios as well on location. I love the interaction with dancers: their athleticism, power and elegance. I'm now moving into a new phase of dance photography using such techniques as infrared, luminance editing, adding textures and motion blur. I also plan to find some new and challenging locations in which to portray the beauty of the dancers that I have been privileged to work with as well as some new ones. Thank you to Celeste, Rachel. Abby, Drew, Josh and those whose names I've omitted. So today I thought I would show a few studio images that haven't featured before in my blog. I hope that you like these images. Please keep reading, tell others about my blog and website and please let me have your comments.
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27 Sep: Moody Monochrome

I love moody monochrome! It eliminates the distraction of colour and in my view adds impact to portraits. I have been updating a lecture that I am giving to students on the excellent course run by the Bristol Photographic Society. My subject is portraiture, including studio images and this led me to review my portraiture from the last few years. The images in this blog are a mixture of studio portraits shot with carefully controlled lighting, out and about shots and some creative edits. In one case I took an image of a good mate Damien pictured with our adorable dog Dotty and put it into a derelict background. The result is over-edited but I still like it. There are also two composites set in one case in Arnos Vale Cemetery and Woodchester Mansion in the other. They feature Ilaria, Kate and Paige in Victorian dress. Two shots of photographic models show Lottie crouching in an attic; an image which suggests vulnerability while Ali is pictured in Arnos Vale (again!) and in the studio. There are portraits of Alan, a sometime rough sleeper, a cyclist coasting along a quiet street in Lecce, Southern Italy and the set is completed by an old portrait of John in the studio. In some cases I have used additional tinting. I hope that you like these images. Please keep reading, tell others about my blog and website and please let me have your comments.