If you go down to the woods today…

Scarlett Jane, photo by Richard Olpin, taken at CoCo studios in Nottingham.

Number One.

Not only was this photo I took of Scarlett one of my favourite photos so far this year, this was the #1 most loved image on PurplePort yesterday. That’s the second time in the past couple of weeks I’ve been #1 – I’m pretty happy about that!

A bit of perspective for those of you who don’t frequent the model networking sites, PurplePort is the most popular modelling site in the UK now, with around 25,000 active members, upwards of 2500 images added per day, nearly 2 million images online, with 20,000+ images ‘loved’ each day it’s a big thing to even get on the ‘popular’ list, let alone #1.

I’m not going to lie, to do that twice in a week feels pretty flipping awesome..

Purple Port

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Model: Scarlett Jane

Portrait Editing in Photoshop – #2 Skin

Portrait Editing in Lightroom – #1 Eyes

Turn the Paige…

Autumn Elegance with Amelia

Decision made, time to put myself on the spot again..

About five years ago I submitted a panel of images to the Royal Photographic Society to be assessed for a ‘distinction’ from the Society.  I was successful in my submission, and that entitled me to use the letters ‘LRPS’ after my name as a ‘Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society’.

For the past few years my students and colleagues in the society have been asking when I was going to submit for another (higher) distinction, and as I’ve successfully mentored a number of my students through the LRPS it seems only right that I should consider the next level myself. Therefore, I have decided to apply for an Associate level distinction, the ARPS.

The assessment panel for these only sit twice per year, in April and September, so realistically my next opportunity to have my work assessed will be next April, so that’s my plan.  In the meantime I’m going to observe the next assessment  in a couple of weeks to see what the current standard is like, and crack on with my conceptual project aimed specifically for this.

More details on this page, which I’ll update as I go along..

Anna Quinn by Richard Olpin - Zoo Magazine Advert - London International Tattoo Convention 2015


Coming soon to a newsagents near you…

One of my favourite images I took of the very lovely Anna Quinn will be full page in Zoo magazine next month to promote the London International Tattoo Convention..