B & W Portrait Photography

I started the summer off with a title ‘Expressive energy’ my GCSE art topic. Which lead onto facial expressions. Now painting and drawing stunning portraits I find a little tricky so I tend to go along the path of abstract paintings or photography which I love.

So I grabbed my brother (the poser in the photographs) and hauled him into our sitting room where I set about controlling the light with barn doors, and I used a  reflective background on the photographs which I wanted to express his whole face.

I used my beginners EOS Digital camera, on manual setting with a shutter speed of 100 matched with IOS 800 and F5.6. I loved this combination as I found it blocked out the background allowing myself to effectively be able to put my camera on a Black & White setting, enhancing the colour grading and shadows even more dramatically.

I hope you liked my my photography portrait examples any enquires please feel free to email myself via dotwiz@outlook.com

Keep an eye out for more of my photographs and my Light room experiences X.


b+w messy bun headBad hair day, running late for work or school ? messy buns are perfect at getting that relaxed fashion look with little effort. This elegant messy bun works with any outfit from casual to smart, weddings to weekends.

These artfully messy buns have been a huge success with celebrities such as Emma Watson; Kim Kardashian, Rihanna  and Courtney Cox.

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Messy buns work with any hair type from brown curls to straight blonds, it give you a relaxed simple and fashionable look, that is very popular with the Hollywood stars.

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For a messy bun tutorial click HERE.


Black and white shades for summer…Fendi collection this year are gorgeous, going with a similar look for the collection ‘by the way, tricolour sunglasses’.  Pulling off  that edgy glam glasses whitelook. I’m totally loving this photo by J.Crew and Kate Spade, showing a similar style of glasses, with a delicate design that is a must have for this summer.


Click HERE for the Fendi collection.