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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 | April 27th, 2017|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 | January 27th, 2017|Headshots, Tech Talk|0 Comments

A Fond Farewell to 2016

I remember thinking at the beginning of last year, when I did this for the second time, "I must make sure I have useful images for each month in the coming year." I think 'Hashtag LOL ' is appropriate. This article is by no means definitive, I'm not convinced that it's even well curated but [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|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 | October 5th, 2016|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 | June 27th, 2016|Headshots, Tech Talk|0 Comments