Its been a busy time here at the studio and we’ve had some wonderful people to photograph. Here are just a few.

Starting from the top, this is 10 week old Ben, who came in for his first portrait shoot. Babies feet always look so gorgeous in shots! Next up is Rosa (4) and Ruby (2). It was a great, lively shoot and they particularly loved playing with these boxes. Then we have Rhoslyn, Catrin and their mum Susie having a bundle together. I really like the spirit (and the colours) in this shot. Finally, we have the very beautiful Rose. I just love her angelic smile!

To book your family portrait shoot with an award winning Hertfordshire photographer based near Bishop’s Stortford, Ware and Hertford, call David now on 01279 843050.

To view more of our family portraits, visit our main website here.

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Recently I welcomed back Mitchell to my studio. Mitchell is an actor and was looking to update his headshots for Spotlight, which is the premier directory which casting directors use for casting actors in films, TV shows and theatre productions.

Actors headshots have to be fairly basic in their look, as they have to represent what the individual looks like in real life. Casting directors hate it when you turn up to an audition and you look nothing like your photo!

If you are an actor looking for a Hertfordshire photographer to update your headshots, call me now on 01279 843050 to discuss your requirements.

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As a photographer, there is nothing more nerve wracking than to photograph another photographer… whilst being watched by a load of other photographers!

I took part (along with three other Fellowship status photographers) in an event hosted by the UK’s leading professional photographic organisation, the Master Photographers Association (MPA).

We were asked to undertake portrait shoots using the same studio, lighting and models. The idea was to give our visual interpretations of the subjects. Each photographer was given 2x 15 minute shoots to come up with something – and talk about what they are doing.

So this is what I came up with – and I’m pretty pleased with them, considering I had no idea who I was going to photograph… or indeed how I was going to photograph them, using someone else’s studio and equipment.

The photos feature the Chairman of the MPA, Ray Lowe, who is one of the country’s most respected social photographers, and multi award-winning photographer, Hossain Mahdavi.

Despite the little bit of pressure to do a good job, I really enjoyed the evening and all of us had a lot of fun.

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Over the last few months, I have had the privilege of photographing some stunning looking children – and here are some examples of that.

Starting from the top, this sequence of photos features Ewan (5), Luke (3) and Elodie (2). I just love expressive kids. When you put the shots together, you get a great result. Next up is a string portrait of Nikolay (6). He was a very enthusiastic little boy, but this shot shows another side of him. The final shot features sisters Imogen (9) and Elsie (7). Over the last year I have been experimenting with a vintage ‘wet plate’ look, and the girls were just perfect for this style. I absolutely love this – full of drama!

See more of our child portraits on our main website

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This morning I woke up to some great news that an image from my ‘Black on White’ collection got third place at the WPPI Awards in the USA.
 
WPPI is one of the world’s biggest photographic competitions. Its often referred to as ‘the Oscars’ for professional wedding and portrait photographers. Due to its prestige, all the major studios from around the world enter this competition. To get a placing is a major achievement.
 
Its nice to know that a small studio based in a sleepy village can compete with the big boys!
 
You can see the full ‘Black on White’ collection at www.blackonwhite.photo. The website contains tasteful fine art nude imagery.
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