Category: Teaching

The Prattle Of Trafalgar

My clients don’t prattle, but this is my blog, so I do. And I need a catchy title to draw you in. I like doing character portraits – you can always be a bit more adventurous by telling the story through lighting, and of course you’ve always got people in front of you who emote. […]

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Do Tests Matter?

Doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers and the like all go through a sort of basic training at university, and end up with a degree that shows they’ve got the skillset to enter their field as a rookie. Once in their field they can specialise by sitting more exams – I’ve not sat any of those since […]

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New Lifestyle Work – Jul 2018

I’ve owned a Pentax 645z for a while and couldn’t rate it highly enough, but with one small problem. The flash sync speed sucks. It’s got these beautifully sharp files with gorgeous tones but you just can’t sync with flash past 1/125th and that rules most things that aren’t stood still, or portraits with a […]

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Whistleblower Shiban Ahmed

Photographed at his home in South Manchester, NHS whistle blower Dr Shiban Ahmed. Dr Ahmed has accused the NHS of cruel and unsafe practices regarding the circumcision of boys by unsafe GPs. This story was for an article in the Sunday Times. Lit with 3 Profoto B1s. Although they’re a lot heavier than my previous […]

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Light entertainment

A set of pictures featuring opera singer Sarah, taken specifically for a presentation where I explain to businesses what exactly I do – the point being, with 20 square feet of parkland, a willing subject and some nice light modifiers, you can do all sorts.

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Sir…

Here’s the small class I’ve had at Stockport Academy. The class is called ‘Enrichment’, and the aim is to introduce the pupils to new ideas outside of what the school can provide. I’ve been there the last three weeks, for just an hour a week, explaining the basics of putting together a news picture. They’ve […]

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