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I recently had the great opportunity of photographing Joel Hicks.   It gave me the chance to stretch my abilities and try out new things.  And what a wonderful experience it turned out to be.   I tried out new lighting set ups.  I got some practice in working on the male nude.  And we tried out a sort of multiple exposure thing that Joel suggested which worked a treat.  I shall definitely be trying this one again, particularly since my new camera (currently sitting under the Christmas tree waiting to be opened) actually has a mulitple exposure feature.  How exciting.     This session was also used to help me prepare for a masterclass I am presenting at the Societies Convention in London in January.  I'll be speaking on the subject of the male nude and I'm really looking forward to seeing the turnout.  I've been attending this event for years but I've never seen any talks on photographing men.  I'm curious to see how this will turn out.  Will it be wel

I'll be Speaking at the Societies Convention in London again Next Month

And here are my topics. The first is taking place on Friday January 11th, from 2-3:30pm in the Hilton Meeting Rooms 7 to 12 and is titled 'The Male Nude - Fine Art from a Different Perspective'.  This Masterclass will include a live demo showing a number of different lighting set ups I use when photographing men.  Over the years this convention has seen many wonderful Masterclasses on photographing women.  So this year I wanted to do something a little different.  This is a subject I love partly because it is so different to photographing women.  Come along and take a look to find out how.  Click here for further details. The second session is a Superclass and this is taking place on Sunday January 13th from 2-6:00pm and is titled 'Workflow from the Basics in Lightroom to High Level Enhancements in Photoshop'. During this 4 hour intensive class we'll do such things as import, sort, make first level enhancements that include using the adjustment brush

2 Golds and one Upgrade for the Month of November

I am so behind on blogging at the moment and not sure when I am going to catch up.  I think I may be posting daily for a little while in an attempt to get it all out there.  I'll apologise now if I become a nuisance.  Well I'll start with saying that November was quite a good month as far as my photography goes.  I finally got around to entering the Societies monthly competition which proved to be very worth while.  I entered 5 images and received 2 golds and 2 highly commended.  Then the other day I received in the post my certificate saying that one of my highly commended entries was upgraded in the annual reassessment of all highly commended images to a gold.  I'm very pleased with that and its made me think I really must do this more often.  So here they are:   There, one blog down, about 6 more to go.  Can I fit them all in before December 31st?  Only time will tell.  But I am determined to make 2013 the year I'm up to date, regular and frequent with