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HelenO

"If I knew how to take a good photograph, I'd do it every time." (Robert Doisneau, French photographer - 1912-1994)
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44 year old mum of four boys. I have always been interested in photography, but my passion really took off when I got my first digital SLR, a canon 350D a few years ago.

I have a particular passion for portraiture but do like to try out other genres from time to time.

I am not professional but I have recently started to charge for some portrait work. All of my jobs are via word of mouth and I am slowly working my way through all the kids on the school playground! LOL

 

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posty57 8 6 2 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2011 8:04PM
YOU DO !!
Barry

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7 Jul 2011 9:31AM
I love looking through your pf and regularly pop in to see your latest uploads. Your studio photography really is very special and I could spend hours and hours admiring some of the stunning photos you have in your portfolio. Brilliant, keep up the hard work!
David x
User_Removed 7 1 8 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 5:20PM
A skilled and talented artist. Outstanding p/f.

Al.
24 May 2011 12:23PM
LIKE! with respect Dmitry!
JennB Plus
8 60 1 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2011 9:00AM
Not been on here for ages! Wow Helen your stuff has got better and better! Hope you are well

Jenn x
Ian_R 5 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2010 1:04PM
What an outstanding array of portraits you have here; totally enjoyed looking through them all - kind regards Ian
14 Sep 2010 1:59PM
Wow what a fantastic portfolio you have, truly wonderful, Keep up the good work!
Claire x
Some really great Portraits makes for a good portfolio
Well done

Ricky
HelenO Plus
9 46 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 2:15PM
Thank you so much for the lovely comment. Rach, I am based in Stafford. x
12 Aug 2010 1:16PM
What a fantastic portfolio - I could spend hours looking through these (and I probably will over time!)
Where are you based?
Rach x
12 Aug 2010 12:24PM
what an oustanding portfolio you have.
respect
daz
Suehh Plus
9 39 6 England
8 Aug 2010 3:28PM
Beautiful portraits - a very high quality!

Sue
Alvar Plus
9 23 2 France
7 Aug 2010 10:35AM
Great shot.Well done.
reme 12 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2010 12:17AM
What lovely portraits. Really nice, well done.
9 May 2010 11:11AM
If i had your talent id never do a proper job again. Absolutly outstanding work.

CRAIG
10 Apr 2010 6:38PM
An absolutely outstanding portfolio - allof your shots are crackers, well done!

Michael
9 Mar 2010 3:08PM
Your work is great and of very high standard.
Keep it up.
Ricky.
User_Removed 6 299 4 France
8 Mar 2010 7:08PM
fabulous portfolio....you have a very real talent....enjoy using it........stuart
HelenO Plus
9 46 1 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2010 6:37PM
Thanks so much for all the lovely and positive comments. x
16 Feb 2010 5:58PM
hi Janey

Just thought i'd say you have an amazing portfolio here, you have a real talent at capturing eyes, and your subjects have some amazing eyes!! keep up the fantastic work, cant wait to see more.

Lianna x x
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2010 9:29PM
Hello Janey,
This is a very special port folio, with superb photographs and the portraits are amazingly taken
Perfection
Lillian
26 Jan 2010 5:20PM
Hi Janey, your portfolio is fantastic with some stunning portraits, lovely work, well done.

Andre.
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
15 Jan 2010 5:12PM
Stunning portfolio...and a very funky website !!
roelf 11 28 3 Netherlands
4 Jan 2010 9:14PM
Those eyes! wow !
More More More !
Roelf
Codiac Plus
9 333 3 Northern Ireland
18 Nov 2009 10:06AM
I have to say i love all your portraits, you always get wonderful eye contact. great portfolio

Gary
15 Nov 2009 6:01PM
Nice portfolio.........Tony
Your photography is very inspirational!
I am about to begin a project called figure in space, you have some excellent ideas! Smile

Dave > link
16 Oct 2009 1:26PM
Fabulous portrait PF, Janey. Look forward to more.
Derek
14 Oct 2009 9:14PM
Fantastic work keep it up.
Sean
oneill Plus
8 155 Ireland
14 Oct 2009 7:50PM
janey your p/f ,,rocks,,,,pat
xanda Plus
12 244 2 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2009 11:23PM
It's always a pleasure to look through your portfolio - you are, without a doubt, one of the best portrait photographers on EPZ Smile
Fantastic PF I am a great admirer of your work. Keep it up.

Kevin
18 Sep 2009 6:39PM
Great portrait portfolio
6 Sep 2009 10:38PM
what a great pf, keep up the good work,
James
HelenO Plus
9 46 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2009 7:37PM
awww thanks all! and especially thanks Dave (I think I luv you!) xx
Dave87 Plus
8 42 5 England
13 Aug 2009 10:28PM
I rate this lady portrait photographer as - God. She sure does know how to dish up a top draw portrait.
Work of the finest order.

Dave.
7 Jul 2009 10:18PM
A fantastic portfolio, only just started out with slr myself and love portrait, hope mine turn out half as good when i figure it all out.

Craig.
All what the others have said - and more. Brilliant! If you're not a pro you should be.

T.K.
I've just discovered your pf and wow, I'm not a big fan of portraits but these are stunning and will make me look at portraits with a different eye!!

Mark
Janey.......outstanding work wooooowwww !!!!!
bulldozer 9 100 England
19 Feb 2009 10:45AM
I've just been through every page of your portfolio and the quality of your work is really outstanding. Certainly a p/f I'll be coming back to see more of as it grows. Great stuff - keep it up!
Wellspring Plus
7 86 37 England
11 Feb 2009 6:37PM
I am totally blown away by your work!
John
Just been having a look at your portfolio. Really lovely, natural looking portraits. Excellent quality.

Alan
3 Feb 2009 9:29PM
Absolutely fantastic PF.
So much talent.
Hendrik
GazzaG2003 13 288 England
28 Jan 2009 11:00PM
This is an outstanding portfolio, fantastic models, you have a wondeful talent
21 Jan 2009 11:38PM
wow good stuff.
HelenO Plus
9 46 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2009 7:07PM
Thanks very much! Smile Janey xx
4 Jan 2009 6:44PM
What a fantastic collection of portraits, they really are a treat, every page a joy to look at. Thanks a lot.

Mike
4 Jan 2009 5:18PM
Fine PortFolio!!
GREAT WORK. KEEP IT COMEING.
ROB
31 Dec 2008 1:25PM
I look at your portfolio regularly because it is quite an inspiration. One thing does worry me though, how can one person know so many good looking people. Not one of your models are average or less, incredible. Such consistantly good work!
rossi 12 142 11 England
19 Dec 2008 3:20PM
Hi Janey,

You have a portfolio full of superb portraits, very impressive stuff indeed.

Ian
Nick_Hilton 10 567 2 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2008 8:01PM
A lovely set of images
Fantastic portfolio. Really fun to look through, some great shots! You're very talented!

Debbie
HelenO Plus
9 46 1 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2008 7:10PM
A very big thank you for all the wonderful comments on my portfolio! CHEERS GUYS! Smile XXXX
mrcran 7 1 United States
9 Nov 2008 7:14AM
You have such incredible work and talent. Right now, I'm currently a student learning the basics, and it's such a great feeling to see such great work, and it's always inspiring to me. Love your work and I wish you more luck in the future.

- Sean
Your work is Excellent
DOGSBODY Plus
7 1.4k 30 England
8 Nov 2008 7:33AM
This is first class work. I stopped doing studio portraits some 20 years ago and I find that much of the modern work is quite ugly with unnatural poses and bizarre props and settings and as such does very little to bring out the character or beauty of the sitter. Your work is more like the pictures that were produced in the past but with a modern look to them. I would imagine that all of your models are extremely pleased with what you do.
Keep on producing images like these and I am sure that you will have great success as a photographer. Andy
7 Nov 2008 8:53AM
Quality portfolio great portraiture
Al
10 Oct 2008 11:03PM
Brilliant PF Janey, a credit to you. On my faves list - I will be back Smile
Mac
sidaorb Plus
9 3.9k 2 England
10 Oct 2008 10:07PM
Wow Janey, just stubbled across your portfolio and what an amazing selection of portraits. You have rekindle that fire in me (that Sketch lit) to give it a go myself (although it will never be to your standard).
Carl
9 Oct 2008 6:22PM
I saw I could left here as well a comment, so here I go:

You are an AMAZING artist, I really like your work,
Your models are super, and your eye for beauty as well.....

I just want to drop this note

Ilona
5 Oct 2008 10:27AM
your porfolio is so stunning janey. one of the best ive seen on any site. BEAUTIFUL.
dazza.
sketch 8 1.5k United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 10:47PM
Such a quality port Janey, every shot taken with care and such professionalism, processed to perfection, a joy to view sweetie, love it

sarah x
17 Sep 2008 6:18PM
your portfolio really is first class. cheers for the comment.
regards
nick
12 Sep 2008 9:12AM
I know where to look for inspiration if I take a portrait, start and finish with your PF. really beautiful work.
Alan
Jeffro 9 18 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 3:21PM
This is a fabulous set of portraits, especially the eyes. Wonderful and an inspiration.

Jeff
20 Aug 2008 10:50PM
Your PF is so outstanding... I have loved looking at it.. your portraits are stunning.. look forward to seeing more of your work

Dawn Michelle
JasonR 8 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 6:59PM
Very impressive pf. such amazing portraits, keep up the good work.
Jason.
Gnasher 8 6 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2008 6:24PM
What a wonderful pf,I am always scared of doing portraits they just dont seem to come out well but yours are brilliant. Chris
jcannon 11 2 England
15 Aug 2008 4:50PM
This is probably the first and last comment i will ever leave on anybody's profile!
I've never really been a huge fan of portraiture but yours are absolutley incredible. Theres not one image over your whole portfolio i could say i didn't like. It comes as a surprise to me that you have only had three editors choice awards.
Huge fan!

Regards

James
HelenO Plus
9 46 1 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2008 7:06PM
Thank you very much for the positive comments. It means a great deal to me. Cheers indeed! Smile xx
12 Aug 2008 9:01PM
just wanted to say, you are one of the best portrait togs ive ever seen.
keep up that stunning work.
well done
darren.
10 Aug 2008 10:54PM
What a stunning PF, you make portrait's sparkle and full of character. I can only dream of taking such outstanding pics, hopefully one day that dream will come true ^_^
Absolutely stunning portfolio, some wonderful images.
Martin
User_Removed 8 485 13 England
5 Aug 2008 9:15PM
i have never really been into portraiture but i am considering it for the future. Your work is truely inspirational. Not only do you get the shot but you convery feeling and emotion from the eye contact in every shot. If Carlsberg did portrait photographers you would be it

rgds
Dave
HelenO Plus
9 46 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2008 10:14PM
Just wanted to say a very big thank you for the wonderful comments. I am flattered and very touched.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Smile J xx
Sahyadri Plus
8 61 2 India
1 Aug 2008 10:12PM
you have a great way with potraits.... super PF
gerrymac Plus
8 10 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2008 12:35AM
An excellent p/f..I'll get through them all eventually,1st class work
Gerry
31 Jul 2008 1:46PM
Just spent a most enjoyable half hour viewing your pf Janey. The standard is exceptional. Your enthusiasm is very evident and obviously has had a positive effect on your models. The more recent images in particular are beautifully processed.

Jim
30 Jul 2008 7:02AM
Hi Janey! Wow, to get positive feedback from someone like yourself ... a huge motivation to myself!!! I love taking photos of people, more specifically children hence my attraction to your portfolio. I have so much to learn still, maybe in my next life I'll get to your level!!!! Thanks again, with love, Mandi
sjteague 8 147 1 Wales
29 Jul 2008 10:45PM
Great , very nice work
28 Jul 2008 10:36PM
Janey, you're an absolute inspiration! I've never seen such stunning work before - your "models" are gorgeous and you really bring out the very best in all of them. I've only just joined, only bought my camera 3 weeks ago, so all very new to me. Looking through your works makes me want to jump up and go start shooting (photos!) everything I see! I'll be checking your portfolio out as often as I can, thanks! Love, Mandi
skipper1 8 10 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 9:32AM
not only do you have beautiful family and freinds, oh and pets.....but you are very good at getting the best from them....not one cheesey pic amongst them....tremendous.....regards Paul
Dave87 Plus
8 42 5 England
24 Jul 2008 8:57PM
Want to see some extremely well done people portraits? You have landed. Your PF contains outstanding work which is a real pleasure to view.

Dave.
18 Jul 2008 11:01AM
Janey,

You have a superb collection of very pretty portrait in your portfolio. You do a great job. Well done.

Thank you for voting for my picture

regards

Fred
16 Jul 2008 3:59PM
Your protraits are really beautiful.
11 Jul 2008 10:18AM
This is such a beautiful portfolio.
DannyLenihan 7 213 19 England
11 Jul 2008 9:54AM
What a beautiful Portfolio. I'm very jealous...
5 Jul 2008 8:57PM
Fantastic portraits. Excellent style. Would take me forever to click them all they are all so good.
So this is one big CLICK for the lot..............
Wolf359 8 20 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2008 11:22AM
Fantastic shots , so many exellet pictures .
graceland 11 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 7:40PM
Great Pictures well done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
really superb gallery
Boofy Plus
7 20 1 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2008 6:12PM
Very nice shots JaneyO, i've noticed that as your shots progress the clarity of the eye area has increased. Is this due to a particular lens/technique or is this a post process to enhance the eye area? Either way, they look fantastic Smile
Superb portrait portfolio-wish my portfaits were even half as good

Well done

Paul
HelenO Plus
9 46 1 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2008 10:54PM
Just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has commented on my portfolio. I really do appreciate it and am very flattered. J x
diver pete Plus
11 71 1 New Zealand
27 Jun 2008 6:20AM
I am so glad I found your portfolio. Your work is amazing!
tomcat Plus
10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2008 4:53PM
as usual one tends to stumble across folks on here quite by chance...following up a forum comment or the such like

What a superb set of portraits you have uploaded
Top class work IMHO

Adrian
looboss Plus
9 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 7:56PM
A lovely portfolio with a lot of quality portraits!
I am quite envious.

Will keep an eye out in future to see what I can learn from you Wink

Luis.
alwolf Plus
8 341 3 England
17 Jun 2008 7:29PM
You have a great set of portraits in your portfolio,thanks for showing your set up in one of them, as this is something i would like to try.
alan
Tony_W 8 128 5
17 Jun 2008 7:17PM
Just added to favourites. The portraits are magnificent and inspiring. I'm just starting out in portraiture, these images show me I have a way to go yet.
Thanks for sharing.
Tony
PEP Plus
7 10 England
12 Jun 2008 6:17PM
I really love all of your work. Anyone can stick a great looking model in front of a camera, but it takes someone special to bring that beauty out in a shot, and you do it so well.
Just superb to browse through, loving your work
janey you have some fantastic pictures in your pf,in paticular i love the mono pictures great work.....peter
NickD 11 43 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2008 1:08PM
A beautiful and stunning set of potographs. I really love your work. A site I will be looking in on from time to time for inspiration.

Nick
rusmi Plus
11 35 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 11:59AM
love all your portraits, stunning PF, well done!

Tom
Excellent portfolio and amazingly well taken portraits. Andy
31 May 2008 3:00PM
Thanks for your comment on my picture. You have an excellent portfolio of portraits and it nice to see a picture of the studio used
Best Wishes Nick
sandyd 9 Scotland
24 May 2008 12:46AM
Lovely PF you take stunning portraits...

Sandy
Matheson 9 192 Scotland
20 May 2008 8:17PM
Really nice pf Janey, well done.
Adam
Seve 8 England
20 May 2008 3:39PM
Great portfolio

Some stunning poses well done
18 May 2008 8:29PM
Hi Janey
I just love your style of work. Very pleasing and is showing great talent. Looking forward to more..........
Hendrik
CRAIGR2 8 23 United Kingdom
16 May 2008 6:50PM
Great pf J!!
16 May 2008 2:57PM
Just perused your PF and found it amazing. Your dog photo inspired me to take a few photos of my own pooch but of course all he wanted to do was play ball. He ate the treat and stole the ball. Excellent work
Just like to say that i also feel that your portfolio is fantastic...
keep up the good work, you have a bright future in front of you..

Rich...
HelenO Plus
9 46 1 United Kingdom
11 May 2008 9:15PM

Quote: IF I ever meet you in person I am going to buy you a hassleblad.
..... Well I am pretty much free most days!!!! LOL .. Thanks very much J x
11 May 2008 10:25AM
I haven't a clue about the techs but I know these images are some of the best I've seen. In fact They are so good IF I ever meet you in person I am going to buy you a hassleblad.
HelenO Plus
9 46 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2008 7:02PM
I am very very flattered by the lovely comments on my p/f...thank you all so much Smile J x
Janey, this is one of the best portrait portfolios I've seen, the shots are so natural and some full of fun - so well done.

Michael
celestun 12 29 14 United Kingdom
7 May 2008 10:54PM
Not often I would comment on portrait photography... but there is something incredibly engaging about your work... the eye contact... bringing out the beauty within... it's really an exceptional talent... impressive!

Tim
5 May 2008 10:08AM
Fantastic portrait work..................
4 May 2008 4:58PM
Ah, your the one who took the dog picture - Toffee. An excellent collection and as they have already said tremendous detail.
Smile
Jeremy
You have a great eye for detail and your light control is excellent. From your small room you produce lovely high impact quality images.

Gives me something to aspire towards.
HelenO Plus
9 46 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2008 10:46AM
Thank you to everybody for the very kind comments. J
redstag Plus
10 100 15 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 7:03AM
You have a fabulous eye for portraiture, beautifully done. You obviously put your models at ease and enjoy yourself.
Jon
Mjhearne Plus
9 432 4 Scotland
23 Apr 2008 12:40AM
Portraiture at its best! Great work, and very inspirational!!!

Matthew
Well done for getting POTW with 'Toffee'

Iain
Ridgeway Plus
9 222 2 Ireland
14 Apr 2008 10:12AM
Just spent the last while looking for your choclate lab,got gaught up looking at your stunning images,beautiful portraits and nearly forgot why I was here in the first place.
Beautiful work.
Happy Birthday Janey Smile

Iain
DannyLenihan 7 213 19 England
24 Mar 2008 6:03PM
very very good portraiture - not quite sure why you're still classing yourself as "amateur" though...
Terrific portraiture. Excellent P.F.

Paul
Rylands 8 1 2 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2008 4:42PM
Your pics are without doubt amongst the best I have ever seen. Brilliant work!
photojenic 8 17
14 Mar 2008 9:45AM
Wow! u have a spectacular pf! all very strong images!
jen
29 Feb 2008 7:43PM
Wow Janey

what a stunning P.F you always seem to have great lighting and the shots are amazing



Si Smile
dionne Plus
11 29 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2008 4:19PM
You have some stunning portraits - excellent work. Hope you make loadsa money!!
BrenS 8 50 Ireland
29 Feb 2008 10:33AM
you've a great pf wonderful shot throughout. great lighting and well shot.
sjteague 8 147 1 Wales
26 Feb 2008 7:21AM
leaving the models a side (they are beautiful) I really drawn to the lighting.

A great PF
Bravdo Plus
8 17 2 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 12:41PM
great images and superb poses, a multitude of expressions that tell a different story. great work.
Barry
diver pete Plus
11 71 1 New Zealand
16 Feb 2008 2:43AM
Great portfolio. Your images are wonderful. I will look out for your work in the future!
HelenO Plus
9 46 1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2008 7:58PM
Thank you very much indeed Dave and Trev. I am deeply flattered. Cheers J x
10 Feb 2008 7:41PM
I've only just joined and can't believe the standard of photography on this site and yours ranks as on of the best for portraits I love the b&w as I think it suits the subect matter.
DAVE
twordley 10 360 England
21 Jan 2008 9:19PM
What an absolutely stunning collection of portraiture.

I think that your style is fantastic - and the images are of cover page quality - i find it hard to believe that you havn't received more recognition from the powers that be.

Whilst all your images are great i tend to favour the B/W's, they have a certain Romanticism that colour just can't create.

All thats needed now is for you to pass some of that vision and talent to me! I'm not a greedy man, just 3% would help me on my way!


trev
16 Jan 2008 1:22PM
Great PF your portrraiture is excellent, weel done.

Phil
HelenO Plus
9 46 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2008 3:31PM
Thank you! Smile))
ColinT-B Plus
9 38 3 England
15 Jan 2008 9:43AM
Have to agree this is a truly inspirational portfoloio, your portrait work is exceptional, I get the impression that your models are totally at ease with you.
Colin
17 Dec 2007 9:35AM
WOW, I love your PF, it is truly inspirational. I will be back again and again. Keep these fantastic portraits coming. Cheers
HelenO Plus
9 46 1 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2007 10:19AM
Thank you very much Sam!! J x
samsalt1 8 34 4
1 Nov 2007 12:18PM
Hi Janey, it was your halloween shots that brought me here and I could stay forever in your world of beautiful people. Every face is a delight, yours included. Your flair for portraiture is phenominal and you obviously know just how to get the best out of your subjects.

AWESOME !

Sam x
HelenO Plus
9 46 1 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2007 3:56PM
Thanks very much Phil!
phil beale 12 1.5k United Kingdom
9 Oct 2007 6:13AM
Somehow you ended up on my favorites so i had a look through your portfolio and you have some amazing shots on there. I think Birthday blues is won of my favorites just the look in the eyes tells the story

phil
HelenO Plus
9 46 1 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2007 3:59PM
Thank you very much for the kind comments. Much appreciated. J x