Tag Archives: portrait

Image is a fine art image, featuring a Caucasian woman with red hair wearing a vintage lace wedding dress

Photography is slowing down as I’m busy with my consulting client and also managing free time for planning, building/sourcing and editing. It’s usually better weather for shooting out in the hills, but has been pretty wet recently. I don’t mind rain, but it’s not fair on a model unless we’ve agreed to go a moody, rainy shoot. I also draw the line at lightning storms; I’ve never fancied being the tallest thing on a hill, especially if I’m waving a lightstand around. It sounds like a recipe for disaster. Recently, I’ve had a number of shoots, including more fine art…

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It’s been a busy time recently. While I’ve settled on sharp, large print creative photography and creative portraits as being the main focus for Silk Hat Studio, I’ve been exploring other styles. This was partly to understand the limitations of other techniques. partly to knock a few items off the ever-growing projects list and partly to get out of my comfort zone and explore. The project list now has over 130 projects and is my default go-to document when someone asks to collaborate and they have no idea what to shoot. It’s also what I keep in mind when I’m…

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Image of Erica, a ballerina. A portrait of Erica, smiling in an ivory tutu with embroidered decorations.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here. Mainly because I’ve been focussing on photography itself, amidst moving house and town/city, rather than keeping the website up-to-date. That’s changing. I’ll be catching-up with publishing some of the session images here over the next few weeks. In parallel, I’m planning a number of shoots with a mixture of in studio and on location across a number of themes. 2021 saw me exploring different styles of shoots and images, understanding what I’m interested in progressing further. I’m trending towards dramatic portraits that feature colour heavily or black and white, with not much…

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