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07/09/2015 - 2:41 PM

speedlight test shot #1

speedlight test shot #1For me the flash is a little over powering, very good for a first time thou, maybe just reduce the power a tad or stick a piece of loo roll or similar in front of the speedlite to soften the light, I agree with the dynamic range as well, needs a shadow boast to even things up.

16/05/2015 - 1:52 PM

Lighting attempt

Lighting attemptSarah's given some good advice above, if the effect your after is subdued, imo, you've overexposed the image, as mentioned above, use a diffuser off some sort but also either turn the flashguns down or move them further away. even just try this with the one aimed at the wine glass and se what effect you get.

You may have done this already, its easy to overcomplicate lighting, start with one light ONLY and if you cant make this work, then and only then consider adding another, there's a good book I was introduced to some years ago called " The complete guide to Light and Lighting " by Michael Freeman, its still available from usual internet sites etc.

Quick edit, even if you've drunk some wine, use a absolute fresh and sparkling clean glass, there's lines against the back on the glass and what looks like lip marks on the front edge nearest camera Smile

07/09/2014 - 3:55 PM

Corner Curves

Corner CurvesHmmm.... very nicely done, white shoes imo would have helped to lift her feet and legs from the dark floor

02/12/2013 - 4:39 PM

Red tailed Hawk

Red tailed HawkCaptured well, a tad over sharpened and looks like you've blurred the bg after the shot, which doesn't look quite right
30/10/2013 - 4:30 PM

Bluebell Glamour

Bluebell GlamourNicely done, I would have cut the longish stem to the left of the shot down before shooting thou of got it out of the way somehow.
18/05/2012 - 4:45 PM


lolaLovely lookin lass Mick, a bit of distortion on the edge of what looks like a door frame and not sure on the partial hand / fingers, also a lot of white in the eyes because she's looking at you, maybe if Lola could have closed her eyes then opened them on you command.


06/02/2011 - 11:50 AM

Off Camera

Off CameraNicely done, I've only 2 minor comments, one is the join of the slate, could you have hidden it behind the bottle more and the reflection of the diffuser in the bottle to the left of the label, perhaps tone it down in PS or use another flag.

05/02/2011 - 12:47 PM

Pole Dancer

Pole DancerLike the image Mick,a real model and nicely lit with daylight, imo the box to the right corner does attract the eye and I might have left a little more room to the left of the ladies shoes.

The pole looks slightly distorted, guessing this is due to a very wide angle lens used.

15/07/2010 - 5:20 PM

The Dress

The DressLike it Mick, good pose and lighting, you've mentioned this about a few of my images, your models eyes are showing a lot of white, very difficult to control, but better more central.

08/05/2010 - 11:40 AM

Charlotte, one of the first .

Charlotte, one of the first .Very brave of her, and well done, not quite sure the pose works as well as it could, perhaps better if charlotte was looking at the camera, there's some slight movement in her right hand and I'd have moved the leaves covering her left wrist, thee's a lot of space above Charlotte's head which could easily be cropped, otherwise a cracking first effort by you both.

30/04/2010 - 6:11 PM

J. L.

J. L.Nicely done Mick, great model, looks relaxed, if I may, the models edge of her right arm is blowing out, maybe just a tad of after exposure work and I wonder about moving / cloning out the little of her left wrist u can see in the bottom corner.

30/12/2009 - 2:44 PM

The Snowy Mill

The Snowy MillExcellent Winter's image, like the sun glinting off the sails, the snow's not quite as white as it should be, a 1/3rd of a stop Exposure compensation should sort that.

This is something that can be done with some software, I'll try and do a mod for your a bit later.