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 […]

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Portrait Photographer With Anxiety: How I cope working as a professional photographer

Portrait Photographer With Anxiety I am a portrait photographer with anxiety. Most people don’t know this. Some of my family do, my agent does and the guys who work with me do. Apart from that, I have tried not to tell people about it for fear of losing work. Which is ironic, as I am […]

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Whats in a food stylists bag

What’s in a food stylists bag Today I’m handing over the reins of the blog to my friend Holly who writes the food blog www.recipesfromanormalmum.com and is also a food stylist. We recently worked together on an ad campaign for an FMCG food brand and her kit was something to behold. I thought you might […]

What I wish I had have known 15 years ago

What I wish I had have known 15 years ago My best friend George recently turned 30. Tomorrow morning he will be heading to Leicester so that we can spend time together. We met on the first day of uni in Cardiff, and over the last decade have lived together there, in Leicester and also […]

Cyclo Cross Race Photographed on Film

Cyclo Cross Race Photographed on Film I have previously posted some digital images from the Leicester Forrest Cycling Clubs Cyclo Cross race earlier this year ( http://scottchoucino.com/leicester-cycle-cross-pho/ )    To view my full portrait portfolio head to www.scottchoucino.com I send a news letter out once a month and I never pass your details on to anyone […]

My First Advertisement Photoshoot

My First Advertisement Photoshoot Before we get to My First Advertisement Photoshoot. I thought id briefly explain how I got to this point. I got my first ever camera about 7 years ago, it was a Panasonic point and shoot that I purchased in HongKong whilst renewing a visa for work that I was doing […]

Whats in my camera bag. Professional portrait photographer

What’s in my camera bag. Professional portrait photographer

What’s in my camera bag. Professional portrait photographer At some point in most photographers career, we all get a bit obsessed with camera equipment. Camera Bodies I own 2x Canon 5dMk2 cameras for stills and video. Then a 5D1mk for behind the scenes and time lapse work. I work predominantly with portraiture and food photography, […]

In Front of the Lens: Felix Holt at Toe Rag Studios

Portrait of Felix Holt at Toe Rag Studios The Subject A couple of years ago I got a call from my manager asking me if I could head down to London to take a Portrait of Felix Holt at Toe Rag Studios, whilst they recorded their debut EP at Toe Rag Studios. Felix was a […]

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In front of the lens: Lushon Feare

In front of the lens Today’s ‘in front of the lens’ is Lushon Feare.  He was barely out of his teens and the lead singer in Moving Mirrors, a funk band. He walked in with a huge smile on his face, a man comfortable in his own skin. He didn’t prepare; Lushon just wasn’t that type […]

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Leicester Wedding Photography Giveaway

Leicester Wedding Photography Giveaway We have a massive Leicester Wedding Photography Giveaway giveaway over at www.leicesterweddings.co.uk  In order to enter, all you need to do is… One Sign up for our mailing list and either Two Share this blog post on Facebook or Twitter, saying ‘I’m entering a #wedding #photography #giveaway’ tagging us @LeicestWeddings OR AND/OR take […]

Leicester Cycle Cross Photography

Leicester Cycle Cross Photography For image use, contact; Graeme Legg The Markham Agency Tel: 020 7836 4111 Email: Graeme@themarkhamagency.com I send a news letter out once a month and I never pass your details on to anyone else. For updates on workshops, hints and tips to be a better photographer and a few personal musings sign […]

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One light portrait set up

 One light portrait set up. If you have been to my studio, you will have seen a large array of lights and modifiers. In our studio, I think we have around 15 lights and probably close to 40 modifier options. Having everything from snoots to large octa banks is crucial in my line of work. […]