Portrait Photography up in the North West of London

The summer holidays are over and the Portrait work is starting to pick up and the Photographer is looking to pick up some new clients in and around London, possibly near you, so please do get in contact for a competitive and professional Photographic Portrait Service…

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Being a Portrait Photographer in London...

…one gets to see all manner of building interiors . Today I was at the International Maritime Organisation, London, to take a Portrait of Tatjana Krilic for a CQI Editorial. I have walked past this building on Albert Embankment many a time, it’s the one with a seven metre high Bronze Bow of a ship protruding from the entrance of the building, it’s known as The Seafarers Memorial, however, I have never been inside. As you can imagine its interior holds many references to ships and general maritime fare. One thing that caught my eye on my reccy for suitable backgrounds to Photograph against was this huge lighthouse optic from Orfordness Lighthouse. It was decommissioned in 2014 having been in service for 99 year, and what a beauty she was, and fantastic to ping a light through to produce an interesting Portrait.

Printing Your Own Portraits/Photos

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For a moment I thought this article was about actually getting into the Darkroom in order to print from a negative, unfortunately not! That, for me at least, was where all the magic happened and it is what drove me towards Photography while studying on my Art Foundation Course. It was the immediacy of the medium, not as immediate as a digital process, but definitely more magical. I miss the Darkroom and the Black and White Process; it was hands on and allowed you to physically place your mark onto the silver, you certainly could not beat a Black and White Portrait printed onto a heavy Fibre Based Paper Stock with an inkjet.

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Photographic Portraits on location in the West End of London

Thank you to the beautiful people of Host for a Portraiture Commission in London today, great to see you all again, looking forward to part two of the photoshoot in July…

Editorial Portraiture Session at the CQI HQ in London

I met the lovely Dr Margaret Rooney at the CQI photo studio in London today in order to take her photograph for an editorial piece for Quality World Magazine. I was able to use my Godox 600 Pro light for the first time as the main light source and I must say it coped very well during the portrait session, producing consistent colour balance in all of the edited portraits.

Corporate Portraiture Photography in the Heart of London

Thank you to the lovely staff at The Raj Hotel in Victoria today for sorting out an outside space for us to shoot some portraits of the Management Team of Dimension Data at such short notice. We got some lovely ambient light shots in the hotel courtyard when it was decided that the room we were to shoot the portraits in was too small.

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Great Location for a Portrait Photoshoot

At the Ritz Hotel, London, with my new chum Yuri, celebrating his 30th wedding anniversary with his beautiful wife Natalie. The Ritz kindly allowed us to make an impromptu shoot on the main lobby staircase and for the time pressure we had we thought we captured some really natural portraits!

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Gartner Ltd Photo-Challenge...

On a photo assignment at Gartner Ltd, Egham, today, my task to photograph 118 corporate portraits in a 40 minute lunch break. A quite liberating photoshoot in that one had to ditch the niceties and get down to business, reminded me of my old portrait studio days at Covershots International!

Corporate Portraiture at Keningtons Chartered Surveyors

Headshots taken at Keningtons Chartered Surveyors using my new Grey Lastolite collapsible background...first thoughts on this background is the convenience, but slightly surprised at the moire pattern I encountered from it. Not much of a retouch but a shock nonetheless from an expensive piece of photographic kit!