Hair & Beauty Photography

Workflow – Planning a successful photo shoot

Workflow - Planning a successful photo shoot

Whether paid, or not when organising a photo shoot I always plan as much as I can beforehand in an effort to ensure the outcome will be as successful as possible. The Brief Most photography briefs received from my commercial clients don’t provide a great deal of detail and are usually delivered by email. In […]

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Latest shoot – X Factor’s Laura White

Latest shoot – X Factor’s Laura White

Monday the 1st of November took me to a central Manchester studio to photograph star of X Factor, Laura White.  The photos were taken mostly for merchandising purposes for Laura’s current tour with Peter Andre, for the cover of her new tour CD, plus her website and Twitter site – more info on Laura’s blog […]


Celebrity males strip for charity!

Celebrity males strip for charity!

If you have been following my blog you will know from past entries that I have been working on an on-going national charity campaign called ‘Checkum’.  The aim of the campaign, sponsored by famousmales.uk.net, is to raise awareness of testicular cancer and ultimately encourage men to get themselves regularly checked out against the disease. Radio interview […]


Low-key lighting (pregnant nude)

Low-key lighting (pregnant nude)

Low-key lighting is a technique where normally only one light source is utilised and can be a fantastic way to create images of the nude body without revealing too much.  In addition, because only selected areas of the subject are illuminated, the lighting can be controlled to achieve a far more flattering image than, for […]


A few images from recent Artisan hair shoot

A few images from recent Artisan hair shoot

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New hair salon photo shoot for Artisan

Following on from my blog entry of June the 25th 2008 (click here to see entry), I recently worked again with Artisan Hair and Beauty, based in Buxton.  This time, the images were created for the 2009 Wella Trend Vision hair competition and HJ magazine.  The shoot took the best part of a day and […]


Body beautiful – custom lighting the nude figure

Body beautiful – custom lighting the nude figure

(click any image to see larger version) With so many photographers around these days (or at least, digital shooters) it is more important than ever to try something different in order to stand out from the crowd.  If I have time, I always try to experiment with unusual camera angles and alternative lighting techniques, but […]


Hair, Fashion & Beauty Show Reel

Over the past year or so, Ian has worked on a number of shoots in the fields of Hair, Fashion & Beauty. This all started when Ian was asked by hair salon, Artisan to produce some images for the Wella Trend Vision competition. The first shoot took Artisan to the North West finals and soon after, […]


Ian gets front cover of BIPP magazine

Ian gets front cover of BIPP magazine

Ian’s portfolio was recently chosen to feature in the June 2008 issue of the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) magazine. Click here to see Ian’s published portfolio