“When you photograph people in colour, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and White, you photograph their souls!” - Ted Grant


In these days of bright digital super saturated colours, black and white photography has a simple classic timeless elegance. We believe that using just 250 shades of grey brings out the true character of the person. Here is a selection of portraits that capture that character! 

  

Limited natural light in a dark stairwell

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Natural Light Reflected

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Classic Rembrandt lighting with natural daylight

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Half Clamshell lighting with tri-reflector underneath

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Back lit with sun and front silver reflector

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Test shoot for portfolio


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From my talk to the RPS... full on Beauty Dish

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Half Clam light top with tri-reflector underneath.

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Side Loop Softbox with Silver Reflector fill.

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Classic 45 x 45 lighting... with Honeycomb hair light.

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An an experiment with "Criminal Lighting"

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Half clam lighting with under Silver Tri-Reflector

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Soft outdoor flat light

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Large 1m Softbox with Silver Reflector and backdrop light

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Half Clamshell lighting with Silver Tri-Reflector underneath

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Centred Beauty Dish with backdrop halo lighting

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Centred Beauty Dish with backdrop halo lighting

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One from my competition "Laugh" entry on Purpleport.com

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Walk through 90 degree Sandwich lighting or Badger lighting with 2 strio softboxes.

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One Honeycomb spot on low power.

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Silver Umbrella... main and silver reflector with halo light in backdrop.

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Daylight balanced fluorescent sofboxes. One set for main light and the other background and fill. 

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High key: large softbox and secondary fill light. Backdrop set to blow to white.

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Double aspect natural lighting from  Georgian full length windows.

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Classic 45 x 45 lighting. Large softbox with second Softbox hair light

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One Honeycomb spot

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Four light set-up with softbox and beauty dish front and two aimed at model from behind to give a soft rim light.

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Large 1m softbox with black bounce and round honeycomb set to backdrop.

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Location Portrait for 90th Birthday


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Large softbox with backdrop light.

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Classic 45 x 45 with Large softbox main and Hair light. Extra backdrop light to lift model from backdrop.

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Full on large softboxes left and right... shadowless lighting.

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Large softbox with hairlight and honeycomb backdrop light.

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Moody side lighting with 70cm softbox.

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Model placed against large softbox and then another softbox set to balance the backdrop...plus wind machine.

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Large Georgian window with gold reflector. 

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Large softbox as main. Honeycomb hair light and round halo fill on backdrop.

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Three light setup. Softbox and Beauty Dish front... main and fill. Plus long softbox set high and horizontal above.

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Large softbox as main and silver reflector fill.

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Large softbox at 45 degrees

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Large 1m softbox and secondary 70cm fill softbox.

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Large 1 m softbox set low to allow for shadow of hat. Honey comb set as rim light and second honeycomb to light behind model.

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One beauty dish and honey comb behind for the halo effect.

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Large 1m softbox with honeycomb rear side kicker light.

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Semi-Butterfly lighting with large softbox set high front.

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Semi-Butterfly lighting with large softbox set high front.

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Natural light... shot under tree canopy.

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Four light set-up. Main and fill softboxes front at 45 degrees and two rear light set to aim at model, also 45 degrees.

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Just one honeycomb top left aimed at model and a large circular silver reflector in front to direct light back to model.

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Two honeycombs aim back down at model and a silver reflector set in front the catch light and aim back at eyes.

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High Key backdrop lighting with one softbox front to add depth.

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Large softbox 45 degrees front with Two honeycombs set to provide kicker lights.

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Softbox front with reflector fill.

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One small softbox 70 cm set high 45 dregrees.

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Daylight balanced fluorescent lights.. set to add the natural lighting.

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Medium Softbox with Beauty dish and shower cap set to be fill light.

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Side lighting for model and backdrop with two softboxes.

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