Category Archives: People Pictures

I love shooting portraits, or what i like to call, “People Pictures”.

Little Red Dress – Exploring the Forest


Michelle and I have both come to enjoy exploring (a nice word for purposely getting lost in) the forests and footpaths around Guildford.  Barely 10 minute walk and the hustle of the town becomes quiet and tranquil woodland and farmland. Given the ever shorter days and impending winter weather, this time we set out not to wander aimlessly, but with a photo assignment. It was sunday, bored of work in the lab, the sun was out and it hadn’t rained over night, so, off we went. The little red dress; I had seen it before, both in Michelle’s (not so limited) […]

Shooting on Film – Rolleicord Medium Format


I feel there will always be a special place for film in the art or practice of photography. It has a palpable quality to it which, no matter how hard we try, we cannot imitate  digitally. A close friend, Bill (yes, he’s a real), kindly lent me his Rolleicord (Shown Below) for my first delve  into medium format photography. I wont be the first or the last to say, a camera like this really changes the way you shoot. For starters, since the view finder is on the top, you naturally shoot from lower down, more like just above waist height. Although […]

Practicing the Brenizer Technique


Ryan Brenizer‘s work was first introduced to me by a close friend (for those who know him, Andy P) and I’ve been a fan since. His site has entered into my daily site check rota. He has an obvious passion for photography but its more his thirst for ever evolving and developing his goody bag of techniques that i find most fascinating. From instantaneous flash, continuous video light or even iPhone right down to spotting strange, astray splashes of light in a parking lot, the way he has learned to observe his surrounding for light is admirable. The Brenizer Technique has also been […]

Strobist Practice – Playing Catchup


Although these photos were taken a very long time ago but never had the chance to do more than copy them off the card at the time. I had since largely forgotten about them. Even without processing they served their purpose of learning through practice. Both Andy and I wanted some practice with ‘on the spot’ lighting set-ups. So, after a quick scout of the foyer we decided on some photo ideas then lit them in turns. Feedback encouraged 🙂

Nick and Yiota’s Wedding


My first posed shot of bride and groom. I’ve been assisting my uncle on a few of his jobs recently. I spotted a location i though would be nice to shoot and he encouraged me to take the shot. He posed the bride and groom the rest is me 🙂

Ivy Arts Centre Exhibition


The University of Surrey Photo Society was asked to provide some photos for the walls of the brand new Ivy Arts Centre Building on campus. Although it was in the middle of exam week, we managed to arrange a shoot with some willing dance students. We had a great time shooting these and some are now on display in the new centre:       Some other photos from the shoots: