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Black and White or Colour Headshots

Olivia visited the Devon Headshot studio recently in Southernhay, Exeter, and it was a fabulous session. This was an extended session where we allowed ourselves the time to explore a few ideas. Nowadays most digital shots start as a colour file; I seriously considered a Leica Monochrom but, it is seriously expensive! So files need [...]

By |2018-09-11T09:37:06+00:00September 5th, 2018|Headshots, Tech Talk|0 Comments

A Busy Weekend at the Exeter Photography Studio

I've been spending a lot of time recently looking at our kitchen, I'm sure we can fix what's there rather than spend a fortune on a new one, I stand there, just looking at it and working out in my head what might happen. Recently I acquired the complete stock of a working photographic studio [...]

By |2018-05-25T17:37:37+00:00April 18th, 2018|Tech Talk|0 Comments

Testing the Bowens Octo 90 with Malu

This was a slightly unusual headshot session, Malu visited our Exeter photography studio at the weekend for a headshot portrait but we agreed that I would use the session to test my new Bowens Octo 90 lighting modifier. Bowens Octo 90 To the uninitiated the Octo probably looks like a brolly but the strobe head [...]

By |2018-05-25T17:37:39+00:00April 27th, 2017|Headshots, Tech Talk|0 Comments

Harold Omondi: Student Headshot

Harold was a fabulous sitter for many reasons; he had a good idea about what he wanted to achieve but was also genuinely interested in the process and what was needed to get the shot that I was aiming to create. A student at The University of Bristol, Harold was looking for some headshots for [...]

By |2018-05-25T17:37:45+00:00October 5th, 2016|Headshots, Tech Talk|0 Comments

Black and White Headshots

Many visitors to our Exeter headshot portrait studio ask about black and white photography; a simple enough request maybe? Although some time ago I considered buying a camera that shoots black and white only, the Leica Monochrom, most digital cameras shoot colour initially. A camera sensor captures red, green and blue (RGB) channels independently and [...]

By |2018-05-25T17:37:41+00:00January 27th, 2017|Headshots, Tech Talk|0 Comments

Speedlights vs Strobes for Portrait Photography

This weekend I swam about 7k (7.2 in total over 2 swims), and as with my swimming I continuously practice my photography, so here's a bit more speedlight play: Basically I've been seeing what I can eek out of the speedlights for those moments when the Bowens strobes aren't in the car; deliberately low tech [...]

By |2018-05-25T17:37:46+00:00June 27th, 2016|Headshots, Tech Talk|0 Comments