Leicester Photography Workshop – off camera flash

Leicester Photography Workshops – Off Camera Flash     The second workshop that we are running as part of our Leicester Photography workshops is on off camera flash. Off camera flash is a massive part of my photography. I use it on location for photoshoots as well as at weddings as a key part of […]

What’s in my other bag

  What’s in my other bag A while back I wrote a post about what goes into my camera bag (http://scottchoucino.com/whats-in-my-camera-bag-professional-portrait-photographer/).  I spend more time with my day to day bag than anything else. Being freelance often means working in cafes, travelling to meetings as well as the usual commute to the studio. so here […]

Ballet Dancer – Emma Coupland

Ballet Dancer – Emma Coupland I met Emma a few years back when I was taking photographs at Stamford Ballet School. This time I decided to invite her over to my studio so we could try something a bit different. My full portfolio is HERE

body positive project

Body Positive Project

Body Positive Project I’ve photographed lots of men and women over the years, many of them fashion models. I can honestly say I have found beauty in every single person I’ve shot. One of the things that comes up time and time again, (especially when photographing women) is the subjects feeling of not being ‘good […]

Huncote Hornets District BMX champs

Huncote Hornets District BMX champs

Huncote Hornets District BMX champs On Sunday the 4th of June 2017 I headed down to Huncote Hornets BMX track to photograph the district championships. I have put together a few of the highlights in this blog post. A full page of all the images will be made available later this week. For image purchases, […]

Leicester Photography Workshop – additional date

Leicester Photography Workshops – Additional Date Over the last year, we have been planning on running a series of affordable workshops from our photography studio in Oadby, Leicester. However, life (or rather work) gets in the way and we always seemed to have something else going on or heavy shoot schedules. A couple of days […]

5 best things about kids

5 Best Things About Kids

5 Best Things About Kids So I live with three kids now. I know, you all thought I was without child. Well I am, but I am helping a mate out at the moment and part of that has been moving in to help out with her kids. They’re 8, 6 and 2. All boys. […]

Leicester Photography Workshops

Leicester Photography Workshops Over the last year, we have been planning on running a series of affordable workshops from our photography studio in Oadby, Leicester. However, life (or rather work) gets in the way and we always seemed to have something else going on or heavy shoot schedules. A couple of days ago, I sat […]

When your hobby is your work

When your hobby is your work Can we talk about when your hobby is your work? I’ve worked in IT, in bars, in schools as a SEN assistant, delivering papers in my teen years, as a sports coach; in short, I’ve done lots of things in the pursuit of earning a living. None were my […]

recovering sugar addict

My name is Scott and I am a recovering sugar addict. Yes, I know, I know, since turning 30 I am just one long list of clichés. I’ve found a love for gardening, I barely drink alcohol these days, I listen to Radio 4 and in the last fortnight the horror is complete; I’ve given […]

7 mistakes I made as a professional photographer

7 mistakes of a professional photographer   I am not going to pretend that I have this all sorted. But, when I started out as a professional photographer I made a few really obvious mistakes. When you tell someone that you are a professional photographer, they assume you know what you are doing. Even though […]

How to take a good headshot

How to take a good headshot Headshots in the past were for actors, CEOs and celebrities. Now that everyone is online, so many people require headshots. Here is how to take a good headshot. Composition All photography comes down to composition. You can make a stack of old pencils look interesting with good composition. With […]

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Portrait Posing Tips: How to make your subject feel at ease

Portrait Posing Tips: How to make your subject feel at ease during a portrait sitting Working with people for the first time as a photographer can be a daunting task. So here are a few ways to put your subject at ease during a portrait sitting that I have picked up over the years Explain […]

How to stay healthy and sane as a freelancer

How to stay healthy and sane as a freelancer   It is really important to stay healthy and sane as a freelancer. Possibly an obvious point, though it took me a long time to realise it, but staying healthy when you work for yourself is the difference between paying the bills and not. If you’re freelance […]

Betty Brown Boutique Leicester: Fashion Photoshoot

Betty Brown Boutique Leicester A couple of weeks ago we shot a new line of clothing from Betty Brown Boutique in Leicester. The shop is based on Allandale Road just outside of Leicesters’ city centre. Betty works from her boutique designing glamorous bespoke clothes for real women. You can find Betty Brown on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/betty.brown.31149359 […]