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Circus in the studio shoot!

February 6, 2019
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 of white fabric that I masked off in stripes and painted with red acrylic paint...

Home Studio to Mini Music Venue

October 12, 2018
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 great lighting and obviously the smoke machine provide the right vibe for IF-E to ba...

Film Noir in a small studio

June 19, 2017
How do you sum up the film noir style? For me words like dark, moody and sinister would be fitting but there’s a lot more to it then that. There’s the style both in lighting and subject matter to consider too. I always think of Film Noir as being high contrast, black and white scenes […]

Rainy Portraits in the Studio

March 2, 2017
Rainy days aren’t always the easiest days to get great photos for a whole bunch of reasons but with a bit of effort and a lot of luck, you can get amazing photos. However if getting wet isn’t your thing, it’s surprisingly simple to bring the rainy weather inside and under your control. In the […]

Shooting Winter and Snow Studio Portraits

December 23, 2016
I love shooting portraits outside on location but winter can pose problems. Changeable weather and short days don’t help but cold, wet weather are my nemesis. So perhaps it’s not surprising that I find myself spending more time in the studio at this time of year. Being stuck in my studio doesn&...

Three Must Have Portrait Props In My Studio

December 17, 2016
With the colder, darker weather very much with us here in the UK it’s not surprising that I’m finding the studio a much nicer place to work in then being on location. However the four walls of my small home studio can start to feel very limiting after a while so to avoid cabin fever […]

Home Studio Essentials Episodes 1-10

November 17, 2014
If you’ve been watching my recent videos over on Adorama TV you’ll have noticed a pattern forming. Over the past months the majority of the videos have focused on shooting with flash in a small, home studio and judging by the feedback it seems to have gone down very well indeed. I think part of...

Drama With Grids – Home Studio Essentials – PT 6

September 16, 2014
For almost all of my studio works, soft light is what I want but every now and then it’s great to break that mold and do something with a bit more edge with grids or snoots. Fortunately my Adorama Streaklights have  purpose designed tools to do the job. In the studio grids are an essential […]

Using two lights – Home Studio Essentials – Part 5

September 10, 2014
There are many ways you can use a single flash to take great portraits but sooner or later the limitations of a single flash will be reached. Adding a second flash can be a great way to open up new and creative photo opportunities. In this video I fire up a second light to act as […]

5 in 1 Reflector – Home Studio Essentials – Episode 4

August 13, 2014
There’s 1000’s of photographic gadgets, gizmos and accessories that you can spend your hard earned money on and whilst many are utterly useless, there are a few that are indispensable. Towards the top of my list of “must have” accessories is the 5 in 1 reflector. A five in one refle...