Directing and Posing the Model’s Face

The most important part of portraiture (for head shots anyway) is giving clear guidance on how someone should move their skull so their face appears optimum, and they look confident, without smiling in a cheesy way. All people want to look hot and casually confident. And there is a way to do that! IT ISContinue reading “Directing and Posing the Model’s Face”

Shooting a LinkedIn park profile picture

I was going on a little walk around the park and I thought I would test out my camera. My friend Tristan said he was actually in need of a new LinkedIn profile picture so I set about trying to find a good location outside with no special apparatus like a reflector or anything toContinue reading “Shooting a LinkedIn park profile picture”

Shooting a self portrait into the backlight

Shooting into a backlight creates a dramatic look. The backlight (in my DIY set up) is actually just a net curtain over a window which creates a diffused bright light source. This was my first time doing a self portrait and I used my Fuji XT-3 on a tripod and used the Fuji mobile app.Continue reading “Shooting a self portrait into the backlight”

Quantity over Quality: Why I am pledging to do 40 portrait shoots

“I will take care of the quantity. The Great Creator will take care of the quality.” — The Artist’s Way During 2020’s first lockdown, I did The Artist Way, a 3-month course (daily writing, weekly check-ins) remotely with a group of amazing people I mostly hadn’t met before, curated by Nikhil Shah. One of Julia Cameron’s foundingContinue reading “Quantity over Quality: Why I am pledging to do 40 portrait shoots”