Five Go Mad in Gran Canaria

I only had multiple girls out to Gran Canaria a couple of times, but they were two of the most entertaining shoots I’ve ever done. It’s very hard work shooting from sunrise (in make-up at 4.30am!) till after sunset, around 9.30pm so it’s more...

Do I have what it takes to be a model?

I often get emails from girls asking if I think they have what it takes to be a model, so here are my thoughts… Firstly, beauty is subjective, & very much in the eye of the beholder (there’s a word that doesn’t get used often enough). Everyone...
Jewel

Jewel

Continuing to showcase some of my favourite shoots & models, this is Jewel. She has an amazing face to shoot, & spends a lot of time keeping her body in perfect shape. These glamour shots were taken in London, all using natural light with an occasional...
Favourite Outdoor Shots – Gran Canaria

Favourite Outdoor Shots – Gran Canaria

Having posted my favourite beach shots recently, I discovered a whole bunch of outdoor shots from Gran Canaria that were shot in other locations, so I wanted to share a few with you. as with the Beach Shots, these are all from 2006-2008, some are among the first shots...
Favourite Beauty Shots

Favourite Beauty Shots

I do love a good beauty shot, but it’s not an area I’ve done much work in. You need a certain type of face & really clear skin to pull it off, & with the focus being on the face it’s vital to get a great expression. I’m interested in...
Project Kitty

Project Kitty

Everybody wants to be a cat…. It’s occurred to me that many girls I know have a tendency to become cat-like at certain times, & if you give them some kitty ears they fall into character pretty quickly, so I’m going to set up a series of shoots...

How To Unpack A Model

Congratulations on ordering the Emma 3000 Deluxe Model. This model can produce excellent results if the following instructions are followed….Firstly, take the lid off the box to check if they’ve sent the right one.. Then check the model is in working...

Why We Retouch

Much is made in the media about how models are retouched in magazines. This is an important subject & I’ll return to the Size Zero debate in a future post when I’ve collected my thoughts, but for today I just want to look at why we retouch at all. Why...

How to get a Free Shoot

It always surprises me a little when I read online profiles saying “Paid work only”. Obviously we’d all like to make as much money as possible from what we do, but most of us get started because of a passion for photography (or modelling, or make-up,...