Fujifilm GFX 50s, Why?

I’ve contemplated medium format for a good few years now. I disliked it in my film days, because it was just far too cumbersome. I possibly didn’t persevere for long enough, but should you really have to adapt yourself to become accustomed to a tool of the trade? I much prefer when a tool can adapt to my particular style of shooting, and meet my needs without unnecessary drama.

Portrait of a Violinist

This was a rather nice shoot, and a bit of a reunion. Hannah is a violinist and tutor, and needed some imagery for her website which promotes her sessional work. I say a reunion, because I had photographed Hannah and her boyfriend a good few years ago, when they were members of Montego Bay.

Headshot Photography for the Photographer

Meet Damien McGlade, photographer and a long time friend. Although he did scare the hell out of me when I first met him. But that’s another story.

Location Portrait With The Elinchrom ELB1200

Whilst I only had the ELB1200 Action and Pro head to play with, I fancied my chances with pushing the Pro head as far as I could with the Skyport HS transmitter.

Simple Two Light Portrait

This is a very simple and quick portrait setup, giving quite a nice three dimensional feel to the image.

The Northern String Quartet

  The above image is a composite of four images, suggested by my assistant Wayne. The original portraits were to be full length, in an environment conducive to an era when a string quartet would have been very much at home.

Creating A Simple Portrait

The technique demonstrated is “short lighting”, where an accent light is used on the far side of the subject’s face, which then has a slimming effect to their features. This wasn’t a portrait session, but a quick demonstration example, shot during a mentoring session.

Portrait of a Photographer

  This is the portrait of Wayne Myers I shot for the blog entry on the launch of his own career as a full time professional, as opposed to working full time for me.

Bridal Rain Portrait

This image was taken at a wedding on the 14th November 2015, and the weather was particularly foul.

Sports Portraits

  Meet Joe Harrison. A gentleman who has just celebrated his 100th 100 break in snooker. I was asked by a local working men’s club to create the image, which would be framed and hung on the club wall.

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