Posts about portraiture

  • Studio fun

    I return to the studio this weekend, to use full studio lighting for the first time in many years and share experience and ideas with a number of colleagues from the Swiss Strobist group.

  • Gimme! Gimme!

  • Second image from a shoot in Bern, inspired by 1980 classic horror film “The Shining”.

  • Trapped

  • Jo, photographed on a Sunday outing to the Gurten hilltop park on the outskirts of Bern.

  • Skylight

    The first photo from a portrait session in the PROGR building in Bern, to which I will be returning from time to time as a new indoor location for my portrait and “theatrical” photography.

  • I am continually on the lookout for interesting and characterful places to use in my photography and I am compiling a list of possible locations, to which I can return in the future and use in my photography.

  • Helios 5 in 1

    A technical review and explanation of the Helios 5 in 1 reflector/diffuser combination, which I added to my collection of equipment this week.

  • Sven

    Sometimes, an image stands alone, with no need for description.

  • Open air studio

    After trying out the lighting technique I mentioned yesterday, of a large diffused light source right above the subject, I wanted to apply the technique to an outdoor location. When we set up the shots under cover in Interlaken (but outside), the first problem was that there were no suitably white walls to hand. If…

  • I learned an important lesson in portrait photography last weekend: that of how ready the subject is to see themselves in an honest and detailed image, when they may be seeing themselves this way for the first time.

  • Jo

    Back in the studio

    It’s been a while since I’ve been in the studio and taken high contrast black and white portraits, so Jo helped me this evening to practice.

  • Photos from an all-afternoon series of portrait sessions in Zurich during September 2009, finally online as a complete set.

  • Many, many, many years ago, I used to play golf and enter competitions with my father. One winter, we rose especially early and headed down to the coast at Bournemouth for a father and son tournament, at which I remember we both played shockingly badly.

  • Iron Mauro

    The next in the series of One Frame Movie shots which I’m cramming into this and next week is of a colleague from work: Mauro (also known on Twitter as @ironmauro).

  • My wife Jo in our hotel room during a trip to Flims (canton Graubünden) on our second wedding anniversary.

  • A gallery of photographs from the Strobist portrait day at the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • The most inspirational photographs are often those where the lighting plan doesn’t play a major role; those where the idea and aim of the picture takes the lead.

  • Krist and Corinne

    Krist and Corinne

    The next in a series of portrait sessions which I’ve shot for free, this time at and near my home in Spiez of friends Krist and Corinne.

  • A gallery of portrait images I’ve taken of team colleagues at work, for use on the team website.