Muscular Physique: Test Shoot

Up and out the door early for the drive up to Crewe for a photo shoot and then across to Cheshire this evening to give a presentation.

So for today I thought I’d share one of the results from Sunday’s test shoot with Daniel Adams…


This was a personal shoot with the intention of narrowing down a variety of lighting set ups and looks that are to be filmed next month, so this was a great opportunity to run through a series and decide what is, and is not, going to be included.

HUGE thanks to my friends Lee Gorecki and JJ Jones for assisting on the day and also for filming some Behind the Scenes that I’ll be posting soon, and also to Daniel Adams for being such an incredible person to work with!

Right…time to hit the road, so I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.


>ps Check out the larger version of this picture over on my 500px portfolio [LINK]

The Photoshop Workbook: Book Owner Selfie

I received this picture via email yesterday from Phil Schlict who had recently purchased my book (The Photoshop Workbook) from off Amazon…

Having seen the selfie pictures  that folks have been posting showing themselves with the book, Phil set up his own and as he told me in the email, it was very much motivated by his love of Game of Thrones, and I just HAD to share it with you:)

Thanks Phil; this is most definitely being added into the album I’m putting together:)


Got a blog? Then REV is a MUST!

The other day I was chatting with a friend of mine (who is also a kick a$$ business coach) about writing; in particular blogging, and he asked me how long it takes me to write a post.

Thinking about it, I said that I guess each day I can take anything from 30 minutes to 1 hour, or sometimes longer depending on what the content is…to which his reply was (and I’m paraphrasing)….

“Could you say it quicker than you write it? Imagine if all the down time you have (stuck in traffic, waiting for flights etc…) you could use it to prepare blog posts…in fact, anything that would end up being the written word; now THAT surely would be a much better use of your time right?”

This was when we recommended I take a look at using REV; an audio transcribing service, and long story short, I bloomin’ LOVE IT!!!

Basically what REV does ( transcribing audio) is nothing new BUT it’s how it does it and the cost which make it so darned good. You can either upload audio files through their website [LINK] or as I’m doing, by recording my voice in their mobile App.


I’m now able to turn the un-productive time into pro-ductive time by recording myself speaking the content of what I want to write, then with the click of one button sending it to REV and within 24 hours having it returned to me all transcribed. This costs just $1 per minute of audio and when you think how long it takes you to read a lengthy blog post (5 minutes or so) that’s a huge time saving.

Once you receive the transcribed audio in your inbox, it’s then just a case of a quick tidy up and you’re done!

iPhone [LINK]
iPad [LINK]


There’s other services that REV provide but the audio transcribing is the one I’ve started using lately and it’s working a treat. The time I’m saving (which is generally in the evening when I write posts) I’m now spending with my wife rather than in front of the screen…and that for me makes it a winner!

Oh and by the way…this post was prepared using REV:)

Anyway, I love it and thought you might want to check it out.

Have a great weekend and I’ll catch you back here in a couple of days.

Copenhagen Photoshop Training Day

Hi Everyone.

Here’s a short promotional video I put together for my Photoshop Training Day that is coming up on the 21st March in Copenhagen.

Seriously cannot wait to get out there for this and meet everyone; a full day of Photoshop followed by a social evening too!

Tickets are available over on the Sponsor’s website (Goecker) by following this [LINK]

Hope to see you there,

No Studio, No Problem

Given the choice of working in a studio or out on location, I’ll choose out on location any day.

I get a real kick out of working around challenges with lighting and  space, but also love the surprise on a model/clients face when the final picture looks far removed from the environment they were in at the time.

Prime example was this past weekend when I was photographing some new portraits and video for a long time friend of mine, Paul Avins: Author, Mastermind, Business Coach and Keynote Speaker [LINK]

Rather than being in the studio, I piled some equipment into the car and headed over to his home to shoot in his conservatory…

So what do you do when there’s no space to put up your grey backdrop? Tear some off and stick it to the windows using Gaffer Tape…that’s what. Oh and Gaffer Tape comes in really handy for holding a reflector onto a bar stool too:)



As always if you have any questions/comments, feel free to make use of the comments section below or drop me a line to

Have a great Tuesday and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.

  • March 3, 2015 - 9:24 am

    jo rutherford - Love this – we get so wound up about having the right kit , the right space to shoot in and its great to see how its possible to use a small space to produce great portraits

  • March 3, 2015 - 10:52 am

    Darren - Hi Glyn,
    Great Headshot.

    If you hadn’t shown us the pull back shot then we’d have no idea that it wasn’t shot in a studio.

    I’m interested to know how much ambient light you allowed into the shot.

    What was your shutter speed ?