no matter how young

no matter how young

Another great course on Sunday with a huge difference in age between a young lady of 16 up to a delightful gentleman well past 70…Yet both Stephanie and Jack stood side by side and took some great pictures in the studio. Here is one of Stephanie’s shots on…

Photoshop Retouching

Photoshop Retouching

As you might have seen from my recent tweets, on Thursday evening (well 1.00 Friday morning really) I photographed the incoming Councillors for the Borough of Broxbourne, a job I have been photographing for 30 years, its great to turn…

Different model

Different model

Well Fridays 4 hour digital photography course was certainly a different to our usual ones, as we had a male model. Big hunky (words used by one of the lady delegates) Brett, certainly not used to modelling, in fact he prefers…

Our new Jubiliee themed window

Our new Jubiliee themed window

Thanks to our wonderful models for making our new Jubiliee themed window look so great! After what feels like hours of putting up (and getting tangled) in bunting we are finally finished. We are planning a big celebration for Jubiliee…

A Brilliant Sunday Course

A Brilliant Sunday Course

Sundays 4 hour introductory course was a little different this week, we had 4 cancellations (which is very rare), a great shame as we are fully booked for Sundays for the next 2 months, but more so because the atmosphere…

Children’s Portrait Photography

Children’s Portrait Photography

This week we have been trying to complete the list of people who we want to include in our Jubiliee themed shop window. We want to include some wonderful Pet Photography, Childrens Photography and Family Photography. Our latest photo from…

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…