Wednesday, 3 February 2016

121 with Steve and Alice

Steve invested in a day of 121 lighting training, and Alice modelled for us. It was her first 121 at the studio and despite the gale force winds outside absolutely rocked it. We looked at use of natural light and the Elinchrom Quadra's both outside and in the studio. I love rimlight using flash but these were taken using doorway light. Many more to come from the session. Over to Ireland next week with The Societies, join us if you can.

Sunday, 31 January 2016


As people who have been a rock of my life seem to be falling like autumn leaves it makes me realise what a fortunate position I'm in. I've always had Terry Wogan on my radio since I was born. He took me to nursery, school, college, university and work. He played me the music of David Bowie, Freddie Mercury and many, many more artists. His playlists were the backing tracks of my life. His passing is sad but also reinforces my goal that when the day finally comes to put my camera down I will do so knowing I did as many of the things that I wanted to as I could. I found value in every day lived and looked for the best things in every person met. This approach has guided me to some fantastic places and adventures, here's to many more and I think, like Terry when that final minute comes I can look back on a life lived. Thanks all who've shared the adventure so far and if you're not living your life the way you want, change something.

Friday, 29 January 2016

More from Alice's debut shoot

Generally on a test shoot I know it's going to work or not before I pick up a camera. That was certainly the case with Alice's shoot but it was good to get confirmation and shoot images. Good job she was good as the next day we were doing a 121 workshop and then it was off to London for The Societies Convention. Loved this black dress look.

Crazy start to 2016

It's been a full on start to 2016. Ill health forced Devon to stand aside from her modelling. She's still working with us but taken a behind the scenes role rather than in front of camera. That gave an opportunity for someone else to move into the team. Alice was that woman and has taken the opportunity with both hands.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Societies Convention and General Madness

It's been a crazy start to the year and looks to continue through 2016. Started wonderfully welcoming Alice to the studio for a shoot and then hitting the Societies Convention with her. Loads more to come from these shoots and you can join us on upcoming workshops. More details on Here's one of our images from the Location Workshop last week on the Thames.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015


It's a heck of a responsibility but one we take incredibly seriously here. Mentoring and guiding photographers as they develop their craft and business. If you'd like to join the gang in 2016 then get in touch for details. This weekend it was fantastic to be in Whitchurch for the opening of DLB Photography Studio. It's the culmination of an intense year of development for Lee and Diane Broders. Inside a year they've built and established their business and opening the studio was just wonderful. Here's a little video from the weekend.

Opening day DLB Photography from John Denton on Vimeo.

Get in touch if you'd like to be considered to join our mentoring programme in 2016.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

What we do

Here's a little look at what we get up to on a 121 at JD Training. We have fun, take fab pics and train our delegates to do the same. If you want to join the party in 2016 give me a call.

Behind the Scenes at JD Training from John Denton on Vimeo.

Thursday, 3 December 2015