Music, Fashion and Portrait Photography in London

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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The Like – Wishing He Was Dead

I’m loving this video by LA band The Like, it really evokes the spirit of those 60s girl groups perfectly. Great performance by singer/guitarist Z Berg and her killer eyelashes, too! The Like on myspace: www.myspace.com/thelike Download The Like on iTunes: The band are touring the UK during September, here’s where you can catch them. [...]

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Keep It or Bin It?

Flash Blur (or slow sync flash, if you prefer) is one of those things you either love or hate, but I think if it’s done well and you don’t overuse it, it’s a useful technique to know and can result in some striking shots. I’d love to get your opinion on this photo – is [...]

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Vivian Girls @ The O2 Academy Islington, 25/07/2010

Last weekend I got to photograph the Vivian Girls gig at the O2 Academy in Islington. I enjoyed the show, they’re a cool band, and it was great to see them live in London. I wasn’t too keen on the lighting set-up – red and yellow lights pointed at the guitars, with a little spill [...]

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School of Seven Bells @ The Scala, 20/07/2010

On Tuesday evening I had the pleasure to photograph School Of Seven Bells at the Scala in Kings Cross. The Scala is a lovely venue, and it gives the impression of being larger than it actually is. Once you get in to the main stage though, it’s actually pretty small, and on a hot and [...]

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