• #studiolife – Photography studio set build for a waterfall

    An advertising product show which involves a waterfall build.

    Advertising photography requires all sorts of creativity and this day was no different. We wanted to create a waterfall background and instead of buying one, which probably wouldn’t do what we wanted anyway, I decided to build one. When thinking of this design in my head, I purposely didn’t build in a pump and decided […]


  • Beyond the Lens (Literally – Filters)

    So what do I mean by ‘Beyond the Lens’? Well, it’s what you literally put in front of the lens, i.e. filters. But why? Well, why wouldn’t you want to take the best picture you can in the camera and see the results instantly? Okay, so there is a little bit more to it than […]


  • Judging

    So when I got asked to judge a photography club competition, I thought “yeah, this will be fun”. Now I had judged a few school photography competitions before, but that was just selecting the winning entries and presenting the prizes. This, however, involved critiquing the images with constructive feedback and scoring whilst viewing the images […]


  • Silhouettes – Try something different

     The most important thing when composing for this type of shot is to make sure that your subject, that you want silhouetted, has got a light source behind it or else it is not going to stand out. Key notes: Turn off flash Expose for the scene – the lightest part. If you using Auto mode then I’ll explain a […]


  • Marketing tips – Watermarks

    Your website has images of your product or service which is fantastic, but did you know that if you (or your web company) have done your SEO right, your image will pop up on google images for your product or service implied in the photograph. So where is the problem? The problem is that you […]


  • Studio night at Kidderminster Camera Club

    Every now and then, Kidderminster Camera Club holds a studio night where several different studio setups are arranged for everyone to try out new techniques and have fun. I was asked to setup one of these studios and decided to keep things simple. Apart from one shot which was requested by the makeup artist – […]


  • What can a cocoon do for you in your product photography?

    You may have noticed that if you take a picture of a shiny material you get a reflection, which most of the time is of you taking the picture; also if you’re working in the studio the lights show in the product as well.  An example of this is can be seen in the picture […]


  • Studio Setup for a Lego man

    Today I have been photographing a little Lego postman.  Now as cute as he is, just a simple snapshot will not be enough to make this an excellent image.


  • Tutorial – Old Photo Fix

    If you have some old photographs that are looking a bit on the delicate side, maybe it’s time to revive them and preserve them digitally.


  • The Posing Guide for Photographers and Models

    This is a great little app available on the Apple App Store and Google play and if your thinking of having some pictures done then have a look at this for ideas for your portrait shoot.  click here to visit the makers website. Below is a copy of their press release and sample images:


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Terry Livesey
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Photography is more than just a job, it's a passion! ● Advertising, Product and Commercial Photographer based in the Midlands.
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