Comparison Portraits

Comparison Portraits

The discussions that ensue during the 4 hour introductory photography courses are always varied and stimulating. After showing two images recently taken on my environmental portraiture courses where an image taken on my iPhone was as good as an image…

Shoot Loose

Shoot Loose

Anyone who has been on any of my photography courses will know I talk about ‘shoot loose’ and ‘crop afterwards’ as a way of having control over the final image. As the customer does always see the images as we…

Environmental follow on

Environmental follow on

I have just been send a few pictures (thanks to Keith Fuller) of our wet environmental course last Monday, which has brought back pleasant memories of me standing talking in the rain…I also have just had returned the images I took with…

Ask Ray – Reply

Well the first ‘Ask Ray’ has come in from Louise Murnane and its not an easy one. Here is the question…I was on one of your courses on the 19th March. I have got a very basic lighting set up (all…

Environmental Portraiture Course

Environmental Portraiture Course

Even in the rain it was a great course, not one of the delegates moaned or complained about the weather, which inspired me to give more and more. Its not easy smiling with rain dripping down your neck, but when I’m…

Beginners Photography Course

Beginners Photography Course

The Sunday afternoon digital photography course always seems to run on later than the weekday ones, I’ve never been able to finish one yet in 4 hours. It seems as if the delegates don’t want to go home, they just…

Schools Portrait

Schools Portrait

When I go into schools to lecture on portraiture I always try to get the students involved, by photographing each other. There is always a great buzz around the room, as they spread their artist wings. The results the students…

Another enjoyable course

Another enjoyable course

It is wonderful to see how people that have never been in a portrait studio before with a little instruction and guidance can take beautiful images. This black & white portrait was taken by Penny O’Leary on our last 4…