p4pictures is the website of Brian Worley, a photographer and photo specialist trainer based in Oxfordshire.
I’ve been enjoying taking photos since I was a kid with a 110 film camera. Even as a professional I still enjoy photography, it’s much more than a business for me.
Canon EOS specialist
I spent fifteen years working for Canon’s European operation, tasked with introducing digital cameras to the European market, and preparing Canon’s European sales companies to sell digital cameras. I have trained many of the Canon staff, and still maintain a reputation with Canon as one of the most knowledgeable EOS system experts.
Late in 2010 I decided to leave Canon and work for myself, I started p4pictures to share my knowledge and train photographers of all levels, as that is what I love to do; share my knowledge and help.
I continue to grow my knowledge of the latest products, in order that I can successfully write for and train photographers of all skill levels.
Writing, training & presenting
I regularly write articles for two photography magazines in the UK; PhotoPlus and EOS Magazine. I also deliver in-person training for EOS Training Academy, and online with The Photographer Academy.
I’ve undertaken a number of projects with Canon across Europe, providing demonstrations and seminars to their staff and clients. I have also been fortunate to be invited to deliver presentations at shows and events for Canon and other companies within the photo industry.
I am a joint author of two photography books published by Habakuk books in Finland, Better Images with Canon Compact Cameras and Better Images with Canon Lenses and Flash.
Working with light
I have thoroughly embraced the capabilities of Speedlite flash, to bring light to pictures. Most years more than half of my photos are taken with Speedlite flash in one way or another, yet I love working outside in all kinds of light.
Selected Speedlite flash related blog posts
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. #10 – Bill Bill was made to be photographed; cameras simply cannot fail to capture him …
How awesome is your brain? Yesterday mine reminded me to use a light source really close to a subject seated at a table. Brian’s brain files it under shopping bag lighting. I’ll share the video that gave me the term shopping bag lighting later, but the picture up above is …
On the sixth day of Christmas… This is not time for geese, especially six of them… today is time to use flash to balance with the available light on location. Aperture priority – no flash So first up is a picture where no flash is used, the model is positioned in …