Monochrome Portraits on the beach – Trying a new editing style

Model Aarthi at the beach in Sydney

Here is a new image from this monochrome portraits on the beach photoshoot with model Aarthi. The beach was Delwood beach in Manly, Sydney. With a mixture of swimwear and coverups we went for some moody vibes at the beach and the post processing for these has been mostly black and white.

For the processing of this image I wanted to try something different closer to high end retouching. Normally I’ll do some colour (or black and white) edits and then some adjustments across the image with basic skin editing.

Along with monochrome portraits on the beach with this photoshoot we also did some urban fashion around Manly Corso, so go check out the rest of the images here. There will also be some images featured soon shot on Ilford Delta 100 and Ilford Delta 400 film using either a Canon EOS 5 or an Olympus OM20/OMG.

I’m back in Sydney in March 2023 so if you are a model and would be interested in a shoot please get in touch. I’m also available in London or Norfolk the rest of the time so also send me a message if you would like to shoot there!

Monochrome Swimwear Photoshoot in Sydney

Monochrome bikini portraits with model Tamara

Here is a new shot from a monochrome swimwear photoshoot in Sydney with Model Tamara. The shoot locations were South Steyne Beach and Delwood beach for a contrast between the ocean and harbour beaches. Tamara brought along a couple of bikinis that we used for the shoot, along with a white coverup with we used on Delwood beach for some more portrait style shoots with a nice contrast between the white shirt, red bikini and the rocks and greenery of the background.

There is much more from this shoot here.

Tamara is a relatively new model but brought a vibe and mood to this monochrome swimwear photoshoot in Sydney I really like. I’ve gone for a monochrome look for a number of these shots as think it really adds something to the mood of the images.

I’m always looking to work with new models and offer TFP shoots where I provide 5 edited shots for each hour of the photoshoot. If you would be interested in shooting please get in touch.

A Photoshoot of two halves – Moody beach vibes and Urban Fashion

I’ve recently spent three weeks in Sydney on holiday, and was lucky enough to collaborate with a few models on photoshoots while there including this Beach and Urban Fashion Photoshoot..

Featuring two new shots from a photoshoot in Manly, Sydney with model Aarthi. We had a half day shoot and two very different vibes for the shoot.

One would be urban fashion on and around the Manly Corso – normally filled with locals and tourists visiting the shops and food locations while at the beach.

On seeing the outfit Aarthi had brought along, it was immediately clear these shots had to be monochrome – something working really well in this shot!

the other theme for this beach and urban fashion photoshoot was for moody beach vibes wearing a mixture of swimwear and various cover ups. This shot exactly what we were aiming for, with monochrome post processing and the Aarthi bringing all of the mood to the shot.

More from this shoot soon in a portfolio!

I’m always looking for models, if you would be interested in a shoot get in touch!

A continued journey into film – Ilford Delta 100 and a London Photoshoot

Model Kayleigh in jeans a crop top on the streets of London for a photoshoot

A further journey into film with a Portrait Photoshoot in London on Ilford Delta 100 and shot with a Canon EOS 5 with this new portfolio. Ilford Delta 100 is amazing and one I will be using a lot more in the future. Really love the flexibility in the image and the look of the film with such a fine grain.

Kayleigh was the model for this shoot, and there is more from the shoot on digital here with various looks with denim jeans, skirts, crop tops and bralettes. The monochrome shots with film were taken later in the photoshoot with a warm jacket for a few looks then jeans a bralette for a couple of locations in Kensington.

And take a look back in the past few blog posts for a few more shots from this photoshoot in London.

If you are a model in London, or would like to give it a try, please get in touch here. For TFP shoots, in return for your time I offer 5 edited shots for each hour we shoot, plus any I also choose to edit in the first few weeks after the shoot.

Film Portrait Photography in London with Ilford Delta 100 and model Kayleigh

Bralette and Jeans – Model Kayleigh on Ilford Delta 100 film

Another shot from a new photoshoot on Ilford Delta 100!

During this recent shoot with model Kayleigh I took the opportunity to get some more shots on film. This time trying out Ilford Delta 100 on my Canon EOS 5. Really like this film and probably prefer it over Ilford FP4, which I used for a shoot earlier in the year. Will definitely be using Ilford Delta 100 again in the future. 

Really like Kayleigh’s look in this shot with the bralette and jeans outfit and will be adding more from this roll of film soon!

Also good to hear this week Leica will start production of the M6 again – film is not dead! 

If you are a model and interested a photoshoot please take a look my castings page or get in touch to discuss other ideas you may have!

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