Taking great portrait pictures just got even easier! IPhones have made photography accessible to a whole new generation of creative people. It's so easy to shoot with your phone, and so much fun when you get instant results!
You can take your pictures and adjust them on your phone within a matter of seconds, or just leave them as they are. I shoot with my iPhone everyday, because it's always with me. And I often add some iPhone shots into my professional shoots too.
I was recently asked to hold a workshop for Amateur Photographer Magazine and thought I'd share it with you. Oliver Atwell of Amateur Photographer invited Jennifer Peel and Isobel Murphy to London to spend a day picking my brains!
Often I do shoots just because I am inspired by something random. Last Halloween I met Maria in a bar, dressed in her wedding dress with a bunch of dead flowers and fake blood running down her face! She looked fabulous!
One of the most important things about photographing people is not to worry about the technical side - you don't need to know many things about your camera to be able to take great pictures.
Q. Do you also use studio lights or outdoor locations?
Q. Can you tell me what software you use to present your photographs to the client?
Q. With so many cameras to choose from today, what camera and lens would you recommend for taking contemporary portraits of a professional quality?
Q. What is your professional opinion on uploading images to a Facebook Business Page - without just asking first?
People write to me every day saying, “I just love photography, how can I become a professional?”
And many of those that have already started, tell me, “I seem to be running around like crazy, for very little money!”
How many of you realise that there are blind photographers? I certainly didn't, until Arlene Harris asked me for some tips to help her blind friend take better photos with his iPhone.
"How to Photograph Men" was the title of my Summer Workshop with Amateur Photographer Magazine. I was joined by Sue Kennedy and Helen Schryver, who came along to learn tips and ideas.
It's so easy to take lots of great photos, but at the end of the day, you need to get them off your computer and show them off!
Recently someone told me they found it difficult to photograph their teenage son, because he was reluctant to have his photo taken. So what can you do to make it easier?
Ask those little things about photography that have been niggling you!! I don’t know the meaning of life but I do know a lot about taking pictures so ask away!
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