Music, Fashion and Portrait Photography in London

Sony World Photography Awards – Plagiarism or Coincidence?

It was a beautiful spring morning, and I was reading the paper on the train. There was a feature about the Sony World Photography Awards, accompanied by some stunning pictures. One of them in particular caught my eye… Natural History Museum by Marek Troszczynski is a very interesting photo. It’s interesting to me because it [...]

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David Chancellor wins Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010 has been won by David Chancellor, 49, for his portrait, Huntress with Buck, of 14 year old Josie Slaughter from Alabama on her first hunting trip to South Africa. He says: ‘Josie had hunted her buck earlier in the day and was returning to camp. As we arrived, [...]

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Lightroom’s Graduated Filter – not just for skies!

I was recently asked to write a Guest Blog article by Haje over at Photocritic.org, so I thought it would be cool to expand on something I wrote about in my previous Lightroom retouching article – using the graduated filter tool to selectively darken an area of a portrait photo. People sometimes tend to think [...]

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31 THIRTYONE: Charity Portrait Photography Exhibition

This summer, photographer Matt Humphrey has embarked on an ambitious innovative photographic project to take 31 portraits in 31 days. The shoots took place over the month of August around the capital at various locations. These images will be released online gradually during October, culminating in an exhibition & silent auction of bespoke signed and [...]

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Lightroom Photo Retouching: Luchadora, Before and After

Here’s a shot from a Lucha Libre! shoot I did with make-up artist Nohelia Reyes and model Deirdre. If you mouse over the image, you’ll see the untouched, straight out of the camera, before image. No enhancements, no smoothing, nothing. Read on below the image… I see a lot of ads in fashion magazines that [...]

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