Over the course of 2017 I’ve taken plenty of photos that have been fun, challenging or fortunate. For each of the 12 days (of Christmas) I’m sharing one of my favourite pictures from 2017.

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#9 – Josie

Josie is a relatively new model, with some experience competing in Miss Great Britain. She contacted me to see if I would like to work with her. We scheduled a shoot and met for a couple of hours to create some pictures for her portfolio and some for me.

I had it in my mind to try the Brandon Woelfel look. I’d been seeing lots of photographers trying it. So duly inspired I got hold of some led lights, and big aviator glasses, then packed the 50mm f/1.2L and 85mm f/1.8 lenses. I definitely achieved what I wanted on this shot, but now I’m looking to do some more in this style outdoors in 2018.


Camera settings – main image

  • EOS 5D Mark IV
  • EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens
  • 1/60s, f/1.8, ISO 1000
  • LED lights

See you tomorrow for another picture…


About the author

Full-time photo tutor and photographer. I love to share my knowledge and skills to make photos, videos and teach others. I write books and articles for photo magazines and I always have at least one Speedlite flash in my camera bag