The Headshot Photography Course – 1

The Headshot Photography Course – 1

Welcome to this series of headshot tutorials. I have been an actors headshot photographer for 25 years and before that photographed beauty and glamour. The purpose of these blogs is to share the skills that I have attained working in many different styles of headshot photography. Even though my niche is headshot photography for actors the […]

How to auto update a watched folder in Photo Mechanic with EOS Utility and OSX.

How to auto update a watched folder in Photo Mechanic with EOS Utility and OSX.

  The auto update feature in Photo Mechanic has had reliability issues. It relies on the tethered software to let the OS know that the folder contents have been updated otherwise you are constantly hitting cmd+/ to refresh the contact sheet manually. Here is the way to set up EOS utility to inform PM that the […]

Mirrorless (Fuji XT-1) v DSLR debate

Mirrorless (Fuji XT-1) v DSLR debate

Why I am selling my mirrorless system (Fuji XT-1) I have been using two Fuji XT-1’s for nearly 3 years. After using Canon for 35 years the honeymoon period for the Fuji is most definitely over and I can now coldly evaluate how well this camera performs in my professional world. All the criticisms below […]

Fuji XT-1. Is it really a professionals camera?

The DSLR v Mirrorless Debate goes on I have been using two Fuji XT-1’s for nearly 2 years. After using Canon for 35 years the honeymoon period for the Fuji is most definitely over and I can now coldly evaluate how well this camera performs in my professional world. All the critisms below are purely […]

The Headshot Photography Course – 3

The Headshot Photography Course – 3

Using supplementary lights. An introduction to headshot lighting techniques. Gear List: Camera and lens (duh!) Reflectors Black flags Any supplementary lights (not powerful studio flash) i.e.. LED’s, tungsten, off camera speedlights. You will need to understand that it is the quality of light that matters and how best you can manipulate daylight to help you […]

DSLR v Mirrorless. The Switcher Debate – 2

This is not really a competition between DSLR v Mirrorless. As I said in a previous post I would not go out and sell all your DSLR to buy mirrorless. The cameras do different jobs in different way but they both do great jobs. There was some debate in the previous post concerning resolution and sharpness. My argument […]