Sunday, June 13, 2010


The glamorous photographs of the great 1940s Hollywood beauties by George Hurrell are a superb example of single point lighting. When photographing Sasha I have often been inspired by his style to create drama in my black and white images. This single point lighting can involve more than one light source but the overall effect is that there is just one spotlight.
Cameras with a flashbulb often give this effect, more by accident than design. But, if the flash is too strong it will tend to bleach out the center of the image.

In the days ahead I will be sharing a few quick and easy photography tricks so that you can all increase your fun with photography. The most important thing to remember is that it is not the camera that takes the photo -- it is your eye looking through the lens that makes all the difference between a dull photo and a charming one. A good photographer can use any camera to get beautiful results.

Remember the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words so every image should not only tell your story but provoke one in the viewer's mind as well.