For the last 20 years I have worked as a freelance photographer and my work has been seen on over a hundred book covers, in numerous magazines and continues to sell as stock photography via Alamy and Arcangel. I have also been runner up in the Sunday Telegraph Photographer of the Year competition, winner of the Photography magazine cover girl competition (that’s my photograph – not me personally) and been featured in many photo anthologies.
Despite the jokes growing up in Norfolk was a pleasant experience but I did have the advantages of not being born in the county and leaving to study photography at the West Surrey College of Art and Design as soon as I thought I had achieved adulthood .
I have worked in the photographic industry for nearly 40 years. I began my career as holiday camp photographer which was a great introduction to photographing people. It also taught me how to take in focus pictures in the gloom of a club when not totally sober (there was no autofocus in those days). I then returned to Norwich to work a hand colour printer in the days when making prints involved darkrooms and smelly, noxious, chemicals. Eventually I was allowed out into the light and trained in wedding and portrait photography even though a lot of my first clients were dogs (I don’t mean ugly – although some were – I mean four legged pets with a tendency to bark and pee up the background).
Having served my apprenticeship I ran several portrait and commercial studios before starting my own business, Viewfinders Photography in the eighties. I now concentrate on editorial and fine art photography and am a qualified photography tutor.
Thinking About Art Photography
- The Concept – Take Better Photographs of Nudes
- Nude or Naked Portraits?
- But is it Fine Art Nude Photography?
- Personal Space
- Nude (or Naked?)Portraits
Photography – How to Photograph Nudes
- Lighting – Daylight or Artificial?
- What Camera Do I Need When Shooting Creative Nudes?
- One Model – One Light
- Photographing Nudes on Location – Woods
- Photographing Nudes on Location – Deserted Buildings
- Studio Nudes
- Model Weather – The Hazards of Location Photography
To see more of my work go to my Catalogue site
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