Josie portraits

I was quite flattered to be contacted by a model last week, looking to collaborate with me to help develop her portfolio - we headed out to an abandoned church at Tintern, and the lampshades had another outing (it's one of the things that caught her eye in my portfolio!). I'm pretty pleased with the results, especially the black and white one. ...
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Portraits

I've slowly been getting back into a bit of photography after a very quiet winter, and have been doing more people work - these are three sets of portraits I've done over the last month or so with Hannah, Rose and April respectively. I'm particularly pleased with the third set - I had an idea based on a shot by photographer Polly Penrose so turned up with a couple of lampshades (as you do) and I'm really pleased with the results - a bit quirky! I also wanted to try some portraits in the high-key style you might associate with Dazed and Confused or ID magazine (in my mind anyway), and these went really well too. ...
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More portraits

Some more portraits that I took recently - these were taken at an art nude collaborative photography day I took part in last weekend but I thought I'd separate out the portraits from the more NSFW images. So here we have Charlie, Nikki, Misuzu and Sarah...
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More Tattoos

Last week I had the opportunity to take photos of another friends' tattoo - a really exquisite cherry blossom. From a technical point of view, I still have some work to do on lighting - although there is only so much you can do with a couple of flashguns. The black backdrop works well with pale skin, while the washed out backdrop gives a good high-key effect. I was particularly pleased with a couple of the photos - the lighting was just about right and the poses were excellent (considering this was her first time doing anything like this, the poses were elegant and natural-looking). Contains some mild nudity. ...
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