Well the little lad in the car really is going places. My image of this little lad made the top 5 in Mark Cleghorn's Photo critique this week. Praise indeed, thank you Mark :-) I'm very pleased. If you'd like to visit my home page, click Home top left to see a selection of my most recent images.
"Mark Cleghorn FSWPP FMPA FBIPP FRPS QEP is a photographer with a distinctive style; his images have won hundreds of awards including the Kodak Gold Award 17 times. His work has been acknowledged by the photographic industry who awarded him 4 Fellowships for his outstanding images, he has influenced photographers across the world setting new trends and techniques and was one of the first to fully embrace digital. Mark has written books on portrait and wedding photography as well as Digital and Lighting, he has judged photographers work all over the world and is still considered to be one of the major influences of style and technique in the wedding and portrait industry today but most importantly his portraits hang in thousands of homes around the world bringing a smile across generations and a memory of a time never to be forgotten."
Taken from Marks web site at http://www.markcleghorn.com
I've been a member of Marks web site now for almost a year, in that time I have trained at some very unsociable times of night and day, fitting it in around a busy family life, and often doing 'night shift' ! As well as escaping, when I can do do day work shops at other locations or training online with some of the most followed American Newborn Photographer's.
This is my second image to make the 'top 5', where members of Marks site enter images for constructive critique. Marks critique on composition, lighting, post production and all the other factors that go to make a good image better; are always great to listen to during his webinars and he shows how he might have cropped differently or processed differently to make it better. At the end of the evening, Mark then picks out his 5 favourite images.
I have my fingers crossed for this image, I think we'll be seeing more of this little guy's images soon ! Along with some sleepy newborn images, parents have taken some fab, and unusual props into the studio recently, it all makes their sessions so much more personal and meaningful to look back on in weeks, months and years ahead.