Here’s a couple of photos from a recent photo session. Hilary’s from Derby, currently studying dance in Bedford. She’ll soon be graduating so needs some good headshots to help in her job-hunting. She chose me after seeing my work on my website, contacted me and we arranged a shoot. [Read more…]
Being a photographer based in Derby means that I am well-placed to take on jobs all across the Midlands and further afield – recently I’ve travelled to Norfolk, Lancashire and North Wales for photo shoots. Although we always complain about the state of our roads it’s still possible to move around relatively quickly from my central location. [Read more…]
As a freelance photographer based in Derby I take on a wide range of jobs, including commercial photography. The work comes in many forms, but the main requirement is that the photos precisely meet the brief, and are delivered on time. [Read more…]
As a freelance photographer based in Derby I take on a wide range of jobs, including commercial photography. The work can come in many forms, but the main requirement is that the job precisely meets the brief, and is delivered on time.
These actor headshots were taken for Derby actress Ava Scott’s portfolio. I’ve tried a few different treatments on them in Adobe Lightroom, my preferred image editing program. For straightforward correction and retouching I find Lightroom is faster and more logical than Adobe Photoshop. It’s interesting how a shift in tone or contrast can make such a difference to the mood of the shot.In the first photo I’ve done a basic edit to correct for white balance and exposure then done a little retouching to smooth out the skin and brighten the eyes. Digital photos always require this kind of work as what comes off the camera always looks a little “flat”. The other photos show how it’s possible to create subtly different effects by adding grain, manipulating the colour balance or simply converting the image to black and white.
Ava is now based in Hollywood while she completes a drama course – I can’t claim that my actor headshots played any part in her progress, but it’s great to know that she’s doing well.