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One Overhead Lighting Set Up

It’s always a challenge to keep things fresh and new in Gavin’s small home studio and sometimes that means taking it back to basics. The difference between just a small movement in the light can be really marked. Th...
 
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3 Window looks for Portraits

Incorporating windows into your photo’s can look amazing if you know how. In this video Gavin shows three ways to create very different images. We shot at a beautiful manor house in Rowfant, West Sussex. The location is s...

 
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Tudor Style Flash to Candle Light

After having a recce at the amazing Rowfant House we knew that a Tudor style theme would work really well. It also gave me a great excuse to hire a costume from a nearby theatre costume hire place based in the grounds at The Ch...
 
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Circus in the studio shoot!

It’s easier than you may imagine to turn your shooting space in to a circus! We got the amazing Brian in the studio to show how to create something so eye catching and different. The background was just a huge length...

 
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Best Position for your Softbox

It’s really easy to get stuck in a rut of setting up exactly the same lighting for every shoot. It’s a comfort, you know what result you get. Check out Gavin’s video to show the difference a shift in the softb...
 
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Secret Portrait Shoot Picture Palace

Sam here and we’re back with another Secret shoot!!! If you don’t know what that is let me explain. I  arrange a shoot that Gavin knows nothing about, he will just turn up to shoot. No planning, no researc...

 
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Scary Halloween Basement Shoot

When Kerry said she was available for a shoot, even though it was only August, we knew it should be a Halloween shoot. Not sure why but most of the models, make up artists and quite a lot of photographers love this theme! Despi...
 
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Make Up, Quick vs Quality

We started working with make up artists several years ago for our portrait shoots. It really opened our eyes to how much make up can change the look of your shots. Some themes and styled shoots can benefit dramatically from the...

 
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Home Studio to Mini Music Venue

It’s always fun when we get IF-E in the studio and this video was no exception. Gavin likes to push the boundaries and overcome the limitations of working in the same small space and this was another cracking example. Some grea...
 
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Bed Sheets As Backgrounds

When I first started shooting portraits, I made do with some very basic gear. My studio was my garage, my second light was a reflector and my backgrounds were sheets of fabric. Fortunately I’ve added one or two more light...