Why compose that way?

I am often asked about the thought process I go through when I am setting up an image. This is a tricky question because often I don't think at all. I feel. It is only when I show someone a photo and have to explain the image do I realise why I did what I did. But...

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Creating a black background naturally

You may have noticed that I am partial to a black background behind my subjects. I love the way the lack of background forces you to focus your attention on the subject. In the studio I use a Lastolite Black and Grey reversible background...

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Thank you for your service

David and I are well aware, as we work our way through our project of photographing the survivors of D-Day of the limited time we have to pursue this project. Ill health has already forced us several times to postpone shoots. Even the wonderful lady coordinating the...

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The value of the artistic nude

Last week in Melbourne I ran my Art Nude Workshop. This is one of my favourite workshops to run for many reasons. Firstly it is a continuous lighting event, meaning that not only can people shoot in groups rather than one at a time,  the very fact that you can see the...

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