Depression is something that can be different for each individual, and each person will find different ways of coping. However with advice and support the ability to cope, manage and even eliminate our symptoms can grow in strength massively. Often when we are feeling at such a low, the world can appear somewhat different to [...]
Today saw me heading out to shoot some on location in Coventry to shoot urban environmental portraits. An environmental portrait is simply a portrait ahot on location out in the real world as opposed to a studio. The locations can be anywhere, be that a stately home, your own house, the beach, out in the [...]
For those who haven’t been to the Custard Factory it’s a quirky place in the heart of Birmingham. It seems to be a home for creatives and has some great shops, cafes and bars, as well as a rather fun and funky room we had the use of for the afternoon. I had already worked [...]
Monday was my regular MMOS day and it was especially interesting. After the usual morning critiques and discussion on our progress as both photographer and businesses we got ready for our practical portion of the day. Damian announced rather than being in the studio, we were heading out to one of his favourite local locations [...]
Loretta has been a friend for many years now and we have had quite a few photoshoots together. Loretta is an actress/dancer/singer and all round talented girl. I am sure you will agree she is also very beautiful. This shoot was very simple and done in less than 30 minutes, with just 2 small portable [...]
Some lovely natural portrait of Alex, who was the girlfriend of one of the band members at the Sansara band shoot. There isn’t much to say, the photos speak for themselves. She has a wonderful look and despite it being her first time ever having a professional photoshoot she took to it really well and [...]
A follow on post from the March shoot at the Mailbox in Birmingham. The second young lady there for our portraits was Karolina, a lovely young lady from Poland. Karolina had never posed for photographs before so it was a new experience for her. Happy to report that Karolina was a joy work with and [...]
I recently took this portrait of beautiful model Tara Kaur. Tara is an up and coming model and I am sure you agree stunning. The makeup was applied by the talented and equally beautiful Karla Powell, who gave me this fantastic look, which gives it that almost painted feel. Modern cameras are quite amazing devices, [...]
Bridge Wilkinson BTS: Portrait Shoot from Rich Hinton on Vimeo. A short video showing behind the scenes at a recent photoshoot with Emma Jayne Stuart, an aspiring model on her first ever photoshoot. The goal was to capture a variety of different shots at Neal Shaw’s Studio in Wolverhampton. I was careful to spend sufficient [...]
Friday saw my third mentoring session with Damian “Big Dog” McGillicuddy at his Studio in Warrington.
Shots taken with a 7d and a Sigma 10-20mm lens. Click the picture to read more about the day.
Sunday was the first Midlands Strobists meet in a while. The size of the recent shoots and a low model turn out has been an issue. It was decided that we would take on smaller venues and smaller numbers. Sunday was at the rather lovely Guy Cliffe House, in Warwick. Sadly only 3 models turned [...]
It was the annual trip to Devon with my friends the past weekend and still love Croyde. Heading down on the R1, it was a rather long ride but the reward at the end is well worth it. Stunning scenery, beautiful sunny weather, cloudy cider and good company. You can’t forget the fantastic surf either, [...]
I have joined the Society for Wedding and Portrait Photography. I am currently working on my submission for Licentiate. I hope the Mentoring programme will prove invaluable.
A favour and an experiment. My good friend John run’s a relatively new Aikido Dojo in Coventry. Approaching their second anniversary, I was invited along to try and shoot some action shots, something I have never done before, especially not with martial arts. Using 2 strobes, one each side of the room was sufficient but [...]
Monday saw a 5am rise for the drive to Manchester, for a workshop with Brett Harkness. The workshop was specifically for winter weddings, a daunting prospect for any photographer. When light is such a key to a good photograph, winter seems the worst time to get good shots for a wedding, when the sun has often [...]
Tuesday was a rather unusual commission, but a fun one none the less. Whereas normally conversation and rapport can get you through a shoot, hotdogs and biscuits were more useful at this one. Benson is a Basset Hound and a character he was too. I hope managed to catch that character for his owner. I [...]