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 […]

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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 […]

portrait of GBBO finalist Holly Bell

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 […]