Blog Archives

18 February, 2015

Hudson All posts, Location Lighting, Studio Lighting

In the summer of 2014, I was contacted by Cabinet Maker magazine with a request for an interview regarding product photography in relation to the Continue Reading →

wedding photography Great Hall at Mains All posts, Location Lighting

This is another image from a wedding at The Great Hall at Mains. The fabulous LOVE sign was provided by Typical Type and created quite a stir, I Continue Reading →

Great Hall Mains All posts, Location Lighting

Images can sometimes evolve of their own accord. To be honest, I find that they tend to do so when I’m pressured. And believe me, Continue Reading →

Jade Hespin All posts, Studio Lighting

Meet Jade, the young lady seen on the Lencarta stand at Focus on Imaging 2012, and in a number of Lencarta shoots before and after. This Continue Reading →

AllanVincent_002 All posts, Studio Lighting

Meet Allan Vincent, a photographer from the Chorley area, who needed a headshot for his various social media outlets, and whilst he was at the Continue Reading →

Lencarta Fashion Shoot All posts, Location Lighting

This is part three of an extensive fashion shoot for Lencarta. The first part of the shoot was done in an open grassy area with a Continue Reading →

CalthwaiteHall_073 All posts, Location Lighting

Calthwaite Hall Wedding Brochure Shoot

  Calthwaite Hall is a beautiful location for a wedding, and as such, I had been asked to photograph their wedding brochure. Calthwaite Hall was originally Continue Reading →

PetiteBelle_020 All posts, Studio Lighting

Food or Product Photography?

Wedding cakes. Lots of them 🙂 Is it food or product photography? Normally, when I have a subject to photograph which sits in two or Continue Reading →

Banner All posts, Location Lighting


In the middle of working on the previous wedding photographs, I get a frantic call from a mother who wants her son photographed before the Continue Reading →

LencartaStands_005 All posts, Studio Lighting

Lencarta Catalogue Cover

As many of my clients know, I much prefer to combine several client’s needs together in one assignment. It keeps the cost down and everyone Continue Reading →

Banner All posts, Location Lighting

Tender Kiss

The difference between a good image, and an image that really pops, is quite often down to the light, and how it’s been used.

Banner All posts, Location Lighting

The Opticians

I received a brief from Live Magazine. One of the branches of David Myers Opticians (the branch in Penwortham) needed some images for their upcoming Continue Reading →

Using a reflector tutorial Lighting Tutorial, Location Lighting, Studio Lighting

Natural light and reflectors

After 25 years of working as a photographer, it’s a great feeling to walk into a studio and have pretty much everything you need to Continue Reading →

Mixed-lighting-4 Lighting Tutorial, Studio Lighting

Mixed lighting with coloured gels

During a recent test shoot for some new models, I arranged for a good friend Rob to bring his Harley Davidson motorcycle to the studio Continue Reading →

Banner All posts, Location Lighting

The Joker

This was a fairly straightforward remit. Photograph one of the business partners (no problem there), make it a businesslike environment (plenty of spare office space, Continue Reading →

Banner All posts, Location Lighting

Food Photography

Following on from the event catering I covered with Fusion Outdoors, Russell asked me to photograph both the restaurant (Fusion Room, Preston) and also his Continue Reading →

_DSC6804 All posts, Lighting Tutorial, Studio Lighting

The SmartFlash Challenge

How many times have we heard “If only I could afford better!”, or something similar. I had a recent conversation regarding lighting equipment, and the Continue Reading →

28Mar11_082 All posts, Location Lighting

MUA Portfolio

I had been asked to provide a portfolio for Catherine Boden of Glamourise, who’s a rather high flying makeup artist and stylist who works in Continue Reading →

27Apr11_13_fhdr All posts, Location Lighting

Location Corporate Portrait

Not all corporate headshots need to be stuffy and boring, particularly if they are to reflect the companies ethics or approachability. One of the quickest Continue Reading →

Banner All posts, Location Lighting

Preston Marriott

This assignment was for a number of clients, including the Preston Marriott Hotel, Zoe Cookson (importer of couture wedding gowns) and Live Magazines. It also Continue Reading →

Margate Scooter Shoot Location Lighting

Margate Scooter Shoot

What better way to spend a Sunday morning than down by the sea with six scooters and their very proud owners. This shoot was commissioned Continue Reading →

softbox_4_marcG Lighting Tutorial

Marc Gouguenheim on lighting people

  Working with light shaping tools for Fashion and Portrait Photography Choosing the right light – and the lighting set-up I’ve always been amazed by Continue Reading →