Looking back at some of my favourite photos from 2018. For each of the 12 days (of Christmas) I’m sharing one of my favourite pictures I’ve taken during 2018.

Becky at Halloween

#11 – Becky

Halloween, the time for all creatives to get a little bit crazy. Oxford Atelier is a studio in the centre of Oxford, and they invited a group of folks along for a social evening for Halloween. Amongst the group were some friends who I’ve not seen in a while, and also a couple of models, a hairstylist and makeup artist. It’s a studio, you have models, photographers, hair and make-up, lighting, smoke machines and coloured gels… so there better be photos.

One of the models for the evening was Becky, a super creative lady, who brought along her styling and outfits, combining with the super talents of Daisy Oldershaw and Brothers of Oxford on hair and make-up, the results were excellent. I moved some lights around and switched a few off to create this darker shot above.

Camera settings – Becky

  • EOS 5D Mark IV
  • EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
  • 1/160s, f/5, ISO 100

Becky at Halloween

A remarkably swift outfit, hair and make-up change gave a whole different set of photo opportunities too. I’m looking forward to working back in the studio some more in 2019 – maybe even a workshop there too.

Camera settings – Becky #2

  • EOS 5D Mark IV
  • EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
  • 1/200s, f/9, ISO 100

See you tomorrow for another picture…


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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