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  1. How to Make a Photographer Love You

    Date 28 Aug 2015
    Something that I always want to talk to models about in my professional level model tuition programme is how to deal with photographers. There is a right way and a wrong way to do things, and even when you are doing things the right way, there may be that little bit more that…

  2. Event Feature: British Superbikes at Brands Hatch

    Date 18 Aug 2015
    Here’s another selection of images from a motorsports event that I recently attended. British Superbikes is always one of my favourite events to see at Brands Hatch, not simply because of the racing but also because of the openness and accessibility of the riders. They’re always more than happy to…

  3. Shoot Feature: Bilal - Mr Nigeria UK 2014

    Date 14 Aug 2015
    One of my recent shoots was with the incumbent Mr Nigeria UK - Bilal Nosa-Eweka. We shot in Shoreditch, and got some fantastic images thanks to Bilal’s sharp style It’s easy to see why he received his crown - he knows how to play to the camera, and with a…

  4. 10 Casting Mistakes That Make You Look Dumb

    Date 07 Aug 2015
    The stereotype of all models being pretty but dumb is finally starting to drift away, with high profiles names who are working hard to make the industry look better. People are starting to understand that it takes a lot of work to become and then stay popular in the modelling industry, and that you can’t…

  5. Shoot feature: 2015 F1 British Grand Prix

    Date 24 Jul 2015
    This year, just as always, I was at Silverstone taking some shots of drivers before the British Grand Prix. It’s always a lot of fun to try and catch them as they are going in for briefings, though it’s often more down to luck than anything else. With several different…

  6. How to Capture Your Experience Day

    Date 21 Jul 2015
    Today I wanted to focus on the idea of how to capture something when you are taking part in it. This is always a big problem if you do not have any particular expertise in photography. You can spend a lot of time and effort trying to take pictures, only…

  7. Shoot Feature: Abraham Adejokun

    Date 17 Jul 2015
    I love shooting in Shoreditch - as I may have mentioned before! Recently I headed down there with Abraham to shoot a street style/portrait session. We looked at a range of styles beforehand for inspiration, and looked at playing around with white markings on his face too for a more…

  8. Casting for Magazine Editorial

    Date 10 Jul 2015
    This month I’m looking for models for a very specific project. I’m looking to create an editorial for an upcoming print issue of a magazine. I am already working with this magazine and so we have a very high chance of being published - I just need a model to fit…

  9. What Every Model Absolutely Must Have in Their Kit Bag

    Date 30 Jun 2015
    You’ve got a kit bag, right? It’s a bag of clothes and other assorted items that you take with you to a shoot, just in case you need it. It’s full of helpful things that will prevent you from getting in trouble on set. You see, not every photoshoot is…

  10. What Kind of Model Are You?

    Date 27 Jun 2015
    One of the most useful questions that you can ask yourself is what kind of model you are. Whether you are early on in your modelling career, not even started yet, or a seasoned professional, this can still be important. There are many niches which a model can fit into…

  11. Shoot Feature: Deen Pontefract

    Date 16 Jun 2015
    On one of my recent shoot days in London (get in touch if you’re interested in taking part in the next), I headed for Shoreditch for a few sessions with male models. First up was Deen Pontefract, who I shot around the tunnel area. This is one of my favourite…

  12. The Secret to Getting Cast

    Date 12 Jun 2015
    As a model, you are always competing against others in the industry. You have to go up against other models in order to get cast for any opportunity. So how do you guarantee success While it would be great to give you one single tip that will set you apart,…

  13. Why ALL Models Should Shoot TFP

    Date 04 Jun 2015
    I shoot TFP from time to time. It won’t be every week, and maybe not even every month, but I do it. When I have a personal project to work on, or just want to update my portfolio, I’ll start looking around for models to cast A shocking amount of…

  14. Dark Angel Series - 1: Matthew Brandon

    Date 28 May 2015
    Recently I’ve begun shooting my Dark Angel series. The idea was to get together with as many male models as possible and interpret the theme in a different way for each. I kicked things off with a portrait session in my temporary home studio. My model for the day was…

  15. 5 Shots Every Model Absolutely Needs in Their Portfolio

    Date 22 May 2015
    Building a portfolio can be tough. Not only does it need to be varied, but also current. Recently I spoke to a model who had applied to one of my casting calls. Unfortunately, there was only evidence of one photoshoot in his portfolio - the same lighting, the same hairstyle, the…

  16. Teen Modelling: Key Advice for Parents

    Date 15 May 2015
    Models can often be scouted young - at age 13 and upwards, there’s an increasing likelihood that they will be spotted. A number of the most famous models you will have heard of started out around this age, and many actresses also started out modelling this way. Kate Moss was…

  17. 5 Things That are More Important Than Talent

    Date 08 May 2015
    Those who are trying to make it in the world of modeling need a little more than just a pretty face. There are some things which are more important than talent. In fact, talent without these things can be meaningless. This applies to a lot of similar professions, too -…

  18. Vogue Festival 2015 - Street Style Gallery

    Date 01 May 2015
    Recently I was at the Vogue Festival in London. The various shows were split between the RCA and the Royal Geographic Society. I managed to catch a talk by Tim Walker, one of my idols in photography! It was a great day out with plenty to see and do -…

  19. 6 Romantic Photoshoot Ideas

    Date 16 Apr 2015
    Whether to celebrate an engagement or simply reaffirm your love, a romantic photoshoot can be a fantastic gift to one another. You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to book yourself in! The images can be a private memento, or something to share with friends and family. You…

  20. How To Deal With A Bad Photographer

    Date 10 Apr 2015
    When you hire a photographer, you expect to get just what you pay for. You want high quality photographs delivered to you in a timely manner. If you hired them for an event, you expect full coverage of that event. You do not expect extra charges hidden along the way…

  21. Why Ignoring Photography Will Cost You Sales

    Date 03 Apr 2015
    If you ignore photography, your business could suffer as a direct result Does that sound like a dramatic statement to open with? The thing is, it’s completely true.  Photography is one of the crucial factors of marketing and sales. As a species, we love to look. Images have a higher…

  22. Make your Portraits Amazing with Catchlights

    Date 22 Mar 2015
    If I told you there was one thing that you can start doing right now which would make all of your portraits amazing, you might not believe me. But all you have to do is try using catchlights for yourself to see that they really work. A catchlight is the…

  23. Before and After: Retouching a Portrait Shoot

    Date 19 Mar 2015
    In today’s blog post, I wanted to show you a little of how I work behind the scenes. Portrait retouching is very objective and can be done in a number of ways. I wanted to show you my way. Most of what I know was learned through two things. Firstly,…

  24. 5 Tools Everyone In The Photography Industry Should Be Using

    Date 12 Mar 2015
    There are certain tools which just cannot be dispensed with when it comes to photography. I’m not talking about something as obvious as a camera, but more the tools which will help you to do your job better and make more money from it. If you are serious about photography,…

  25. How to Choose the Best Location for Your Family Portrait

    Date 06 Mar 2015
    For those of you who want something a little more unique and personal for your family portrait, choosing a location is essential. Anyone could get their portrait done in a studio with a white background - versions of this shoot are two a penny. If you really want something that…

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