Author Archives: Geoff

Photographer & Learning Consultant

Getting the Eyes Right – Squinching

Peter Hurley is a New York headshot photographer who I think is great.  I’ve previously posted about his talk and video on getting the jawline right – i.e. losing all those chins.

He has now released another noisy YouTube video about getting the eyes right – he calls the technique ‘squinching’ – it’s a cross between squinting and pinching.

So when a camera is pointed at you – don’t look like the deer in the headlights – start squinching!

My wedding clients may wish to start practicing!



Posted in Photography, Wedding Photography

(Another) New Camera

I’ve just bought a new camera; it’s a GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition…


As you can see, it’s tiny, versatile, and can go where other cameras can’t go. It takes photos, shoots video, time-lapse, and photo bursts. It even shoots underwater! Here’s a video shot in my fishpond…



It has wi-fi built in, and it can even be controlled remotely from my iPhone.

Here’s a video from the manufacturer:


I can’t wait to use it at a wedding to capture some great photos, and at football for some interesting images.

Posted in Football, Photography, Sport, Wedding Photography

Advice for Guests at a Wedding

Here’s one of the problems that a Wedding Photographer can face when photographing at a wedding….


Posted in iPad / iPhone / iOS, Photography, Wedding Photography

Brighton – Then and Now.

Here’s an overlay of an old map of Brighton onto a more modern map.

I wonder what it would feel like to be back there then, knowing what I know now!


Brighton - Now and then.

Brighton – Now and then.

Posted in Photography

Learning Live 2013

I was asked by the Learning and Performance Institute to take photographs at the annual Learning Live Conference, held at 200 Aldersgate, London, 11-12 September ’13.

The after dinner keynote speaker was Andy Cope, while the main session keynoter was BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly.

Here are a few of the photos:


The Venue is ready for the delegatesAndy Cope talks about Being BrilliantThe BBCs Spencer Kelly talks technologyExhibitors discuss their productLighting in the coffee areaLPI Chairman Don Taylor and Spencer Kelly share a jokeWater, Glasses and NotebooksAn exhibitor demonstratesDelegates talk over coffeeIn a hurry



Posted in Corporate, Photography