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Hi, I am Paul Baybut a wedding and alternative fashion photographer based in Manchester the Northwest who also shoots events, newborn baby photography and portraits.
Google Photopia Wedding Photography to find me.

I have won several photography awards and I am also featured in many publications.
I host group shoots 2-3 times a month and one on one tutorials, so feel free to contact me if you fancy learning something different perhaps and adding some cool images to your portfolio.
I live and breathe photography. Nothing else to say! Smile
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  • The Edge of Glory

    No worries my friend. What bothers you so? I myself am undecided. Smile
    • 23 Jul 2015 5:43PM
  • "Alone with myself The trees bend to caress me The shade hugs my heart"

    Thanks for the fab comments guys, really appreciated. Smile
    • 18 Jul 2015 2:12PM
  • Here Comes The Sun

    Off camera flash, front cam left. Small softbox.
    • 8 Jul 2015 12:05AM
  • Pile of Stones

    Thanks for great comments guys. Got up nice and early for this one but as usual we did have a few rambling visitors throughout the session,
    nothing that would deter us from our work though. Smile
    • 3 Jul 2015 9:23AM
  • Catching The Breeze

    Joss? Keira Smile
    • 2 Jul 2015 8:59AM
  • The nakedness of woman is the work of God ~ #2

    Cheers DonMc Smile
    • 1 Jul 2015 12:24AM
  • The nakedness of woman is the work of God ~ #1

    Interesting comments.
    I mainly edit my nudes and landscapes in monotone as I find it adds more elegance and atmosphere to the image
    and displays the contrasts whilst highlighting the model more so within the scene.
    I am 100% happy with the final crop. The foot does not bother me too much. The pose could have many variants but quite like this.
    The arm at back could be cloned out but nothing major.
    Thanks for comments, I will post more from this set for you guys. Smile
    • 30 Jun 2015 7:56PM
  • Stillness

    Beautifully vivid.
    • 25 Jun 2015 8:58PM
  • The Bride at Smithills Hall

    Quote:She doesn't look overly happy

    I agree. I like the images of her but she just could not stop looking so serious. Smile. Was a test shoot not real wedding.
    • 27 May 2015 11:28AM
  • Pool Side

    Quote:Fantastic image! Can I ask what is happening on the model's back? It's a little distracting. It might just be an odd angle of her tattoo. I think there is a second image with a tighter crop to the head and shoulders that would really show her expression well. But wow! Great shot!

    Thanks for comment but do not have a clue what you mean.
    She has long dark wet hair trailing down her back.
    • 4 May 2015 10:24PM
  • Fallen

    Quote:Looks uncomfortable, but uninjured beauty WinkWinkWink Paul.

    Cheers Ron, Smile

    Yes they are the most awkward stone steps ever to work with.
    A very tight spiral. The lighting was also quite treacherous but worth the effort. Smile
    • 13 Apr 2015 11:18AM
  • Upstairs

    You guys 'crack' me up, ha ha Smile Great comments, many thanks.
    • 22 Mar 2015 11:39AM
  • Conjoin Me My Love

    Quote:Amazingly creative photography. Okay, definitely odd, but incredibly effective Smile

    There's a very small light triangle from the mannequin's body that's just below the girl's forearm/elbow - I'd love to see that little burned in more so that there's virtually nothing to distinguish the two torsos below that (real) arm.

    Let the mind ponder!

    Hi Tanya, thanks for the great comment and I know what you mean, It would end up as a slightly different version but I know where you are coming from. Smile
    • 6 Mar 2015 3:09PM
  • 'We shall strike down our foe with sharp steel and cold hearts'

    Quote:I don't doubt that this is well executed (pun intended) but an Asian looking man about to behead a white woman, what's the message?

    The models are both white and the male has a sun tan, he is wearing a Roman outfit and the female is wearing medieval attire. The style and pose of this image is based on
    the fantasy sci-fi artwork of the great Boris Vallejo. The male and female are actually both comrades and although open to a certain amount of interpretation, they are warriors fighting together and there certainly is no hidden message linked to beheadings. Having said that it is open to interpretation and 'YOU' see what you want to see.
    Thanks for your comment.
    • 27 Feb 2015 8:29AM
  • Waiting in the Chapel

    Quote:Oh yes. Super shot. Just needs a touch of straightening for perfection.

    Left this one on a tilt intentionally to retain the cinematic realism of here and now.
    • 17 Feb 2015 9:50PM
  • Ferocious Frankie!

    Excellent pet portrait. One of the best I have seen in a long time.
    • 13 Feb 2015 12:49AM
  • X Marks The curvy Girl

    Quote:Amazing and dynamic perspective from a 50mm - or is there something going on in the processing?

    Yep 50mm from slight side angle and enhanced shape of models figure in edit for more dynamic finish.

    The models actual modelling name is X Marks The curvy Girl, so this is a signature shot for her portfolio which is always 'anonymous' style images.
    • 14 Dec 2014 3:36PM
  • Window Seat

    Quote:Now where have I seen this before? Not that it matters with a photo this superb, best photo of Zoe ever. Super light and fantastic pose.

    Tis a powerful image for sure...... I would have it in my portfolio if I were the model? Smile
    • 9 Dec 2014 7:57PM
  • A Vintage Affair

    Yep Phil. That lens is now yours and many people have commented on how sharp it is. Also with your new camera you cannot go wrong. Iso 800 or even 1000 very little noise and pin sharp.
    • 4 Dec 2014 11:23PM
  • Idyling My Time

    Good comments guys! Smile The lady is called 'bendylady' and she is a contortionist model who attends my group shoots from time to time.
    • 2 Dec 2014 9:20AM
  • U-Bend


    Beautiful face, elegant hands but from the middle and down this looks like a disaster; the torso looks too(oo) short and the bum too(oooo) big.
    A latex suit with a more material at the back might had looked better, or.... a direction not to stretch that much backwards might had saved this.


    Have to disagree... this is a natural shot of the lady who is called bendylady, she is a contortionist, this is how she poses and was purposely shot to enhance her skills in that department. Beautiful curves. Different to most women, a little extreme but all natural and all woman in all forms have beauty.
    • 13 Nov 2014 3:48PM
  • Stretch

    Yep, purposely over exposed the breast and rib edge here as this set is all about the ribs and did not mind the over exaggerated lighting effect on this one. Smile
    • 22 Oct 2014 8:06PM
  • Winter's Love

    Quote:A great idea Paul and well executed. Ive seen similar but the gap between the couple is in the shape of a heart, its all in the positioning (not that I'm an expert for one minute!!Smile
    Far too contrived Phil. This is a perfect silhouette of a loving natural couple not a contrived pose. Two different things and natural is the one. Smile
    • 11 Oct 2014 6:40PM
  • The Bride Awaits

    Quote:I think this is absolutely wonderful Paul and certainly one of the best wedding shots I have seen. Truly outstanding.

    Thanks for the comments guys. Smile

    The crazy thing about this shot was that I snatched it as soon as I saw the final edit in my mind because the original image had two photographers in the frame and a light stand and also a groom with his arm around her, they were doing there thing and I saw something else and grabbed this image and spent 2 hours editing out the unwanted people and refining it. I don't think I can attach the before shot here unfortunately.
    • 9 Sep 2014 12:07AM
  • Newly Weds

    Thanks guys. Smile Shaji.......ha, ha, just get remarried (to the same woman) of course Smile
    • 28 Aug 2014 9:54AM
  • The Country Bride

    Thanks Nathan. The shoot was planned for indoors as the day was full of showers and very windy but we were not allowed in the venue at the last minute
    so when not sat on in the car or under shelter from the rain we ventured out. Then my main flash stopped working after just an hour (faulty batch which is being replaced shortly). The shot above was so windy that the speed light fell over 3 times even when heavily sand-bagged luckily the ground was muddy and soft (no rocks), sand-bags fell into barbed wire though and ripped open. Crazy shoot but funnily enough very enjoyable and most fruitful. Thank you and everyone who comments on my work. Without those comment I would not be on ephotozine so though I do not often reply I always observe and appreciate every word. Best regards. Paul Grin Grin Grin
    • 22 Aug 2014 8:14AM
  • Turkish Delight

    Quote:Nice pose, Paul. I think she might be the definition of "abundant".


    I have to confess, she is indeed abundant Peter but I have also performed very minor tweaking here and there to showcase that abundance in its fullest glory. Not that it needed it, but that's just the way I am. Smile
    • 11 Jul 2014 11:10AM
  • Little Red Riding Hood's all grown up!

    Quote:Beautifully worked, I might have been tempted to clone out the white glob on the fur as it does draw the eye somewhat.

    Regards Nathan

    ahhh, did not notice it when view large but you have a point now you mention it when viewed small. Tis a button on the coat.

    Good call Nathan and thanks for your great and continued comments. Smile
    • 5 Jul 2014 8:27AM
  • hELLEs bELLEs

    Guys bare in mind all these shots are taken on my group shoot and this set up was the groups idea which has my take on it.
    She is all natural with no implants, veins and other shots show that. I quite like the one big round breast. So pure and i love shape and form. Also when a large natural breast is in such a position that is how it lies..... and I am an expert on these matters. ha ha. Smile My intention is to boggle your mind/eyes from breast to beautiful face back and fourth. Breaking moulds, not conforming... all good to me. Smile
    • 3 Jul 2014 12:25AM
  • Elle #3

    Quote:The one and only Elle: this is one of the best shots I've ever seen of her! Entirely captures that look, and that quite elusive beauty.
    thanks guys for these great comments. I am sure you will enjoy the other Images I will post daily.
    • 1 Jul 2014 11:12AM