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The important rules of taking a #headshot picture. 1 Lighting I’m using the window light to my left and turning my head slowly into it to ensure enough light is across my face. 2. Set your camera light meter to the dark side of the eye. 3. Subject interaction: back straight, lean neck towards camera (to kill double chin), point forehead down slightly, think happy thoughts (to smile naturally) & finally look ABOVE the camera lens! Job done #selfie #iphone4s #theabstractphotographer

Switch on my computer and every morning at work and the Defence intranet homage loads up. Nothing usual there but it’s either cuts to pensions or jobs on the screen. Until today. This familiar figure pops up. #imam Asim Hafiz gets a #obe . I’ve heard of him during my tour of #iraq in #2005 the #britisharmy had informed me that they’ve hired a #Muslim #chaplain . As a direct feedback I left a year before. So not only is he Army’s 1st #islamic imam now he’s the country’s 1st #obe well done fella

Today I the opportunity to mix spending time with my nephew and testing my latest lens. #canon #70-200 #f2.8 #nonis . Having only privately brought this lens for a lot less then advertised. I was keen to test it’s ability to do #portraits #indoors under #naturallighting. My only light source was the window. So #inversesquarelaw meant I would move my subject away from the light to soften it. Then engage from an angle to draw attention. Bingo #moneyshot . #theabstractphotographer #babyportraits #cute #family #commercial #photographer #professional

This week… I took time off work and decided to head back to my home city. Where I rarely spend time with my family… This something I don’t often post about but… It’s just a reminder to me that sometimes a whole year can pass you by & your excuses to the those who love you about when you’ll see them next. Anyways my #nephew #eesah today he accidentally ate some #hot #spicy #chicken and got it the sauce in his eye… Did he cry? Hell No. Winced little and my sister washed it out. #hardestkidonearth #supercute #heaintapubliccryer

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