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,...

Beach Photography Tips

As a companion piece to my favourite beach shots the other day, I thought I’d share some things I’ve found about shooting on beaches. I was living in Gran Canaria when I took up photography & for the first three years pretty much every shoot involved...

Motivation & Mojo

What motivates me as a photographer? I suspect many people would think hanging out with models would do it, but that’s really not enough of a reason to devote your whole working life to something (not for me anyway!) My motivation comes down to three things:- 1)...