• The Radio Star (well not quite, but a great experience)

    Selfie of Terry with Dave in the Black Country Radio Studio

    The other day, I got asked to talk on the Black Country Radio afternoon show, which focuses on business topics and interviews. I’ve done TV and video but never radio, so of course I jumped at the chance! What a great environment — everyone is chirpy and very welcoming which, to be fair, is what […]


  • #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 […]


  • 10 Top tips on hiring a photography studio

    An infographic on 10 top tips on hiring a photography studio.

    ** Download the infographic at the end of this post ** There are plenty of benefits to hiring a photography studio. Not only are you in a purpose built space that is designed to optimise the quality of your photography, but you get to enjoy privacy, props, lighting and a creative space built entirely around […]


  • The importance of light in photography

    A selection of 4 images showing how light is used on the subjects

    Photography is all about light, and ways of using it to present an image. If we had no light then we would just have a black picture and if we had a flood of light, the picture would be pure white or at the very least, washed out.  Obviously I’ve taken that to the extremes, […]


  • Tips for your perfect headshot

    A selection of business headshot images to show styles

    Getting the right headshot is paramount for many professionals, especially actors and performers as well as those looking for business portraits. While the photographer endeavours to do everything right when it comes to angles, photographic quality and lighting, there are still a few tips you as the sitter can take on board. Whether you choose […]


  • Newsletter – April 2017

    April’s Newsletter – Just click on the image to be take to the interactive web version.  


  • Product Detail – Why, and what matters?

    A split image shot showing how dust was removed in the before and after image of a steel air filter.

    If your image is just destined for the internet and it will only appear small, then it probably doesn’t matter if there is a bit of dust or a few scratches on it, however if you are going to provide a zoomed view (like most websites offer), or you intend to use it in print […]


  • Newsletter – March 2017

    March’s Newsletter – Just click on the image to be take to the interactive web version.


  • Kidderminster Town Hall – Before and After

    A split image with a before and after of how the town hall in Kidderminster was cleaned up for the finished shot.

    Getting commissioned to take a photograph of the new paving around Kidderminster Town Hall, for my home town, was a great honour, but it was not without its problems. The problem being that the photographs were needed for a deadline and we wanted the weather to be on our side, after all we live in […]


  • Newsletter – February 2017

    February’s Newsletter – Just click on the image to be take to the interactive web version.  


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