Training with Denton Photography

In my last blog post portrait photography with Nikki (part 1) I told you about the excellent few days I had spent training with John and Liz Denton at their studios near Beverley in East Yorkshire. Well, Nikki was our model for the first day, on the second day we photographed Caroline Spalding, a wee Scottish lass with a lovely Scottish accent.

The training was focused on lighting and posing two extremely important elements in creating exciting, impactive, quality photographs, indeed without light there would be no photograph at all.

John certainly has a keen eye for seeing the light and for teaching others to see and use it creatively. We worked on a number of different set ups throughout the day, using pockets of light in open doorways, using portable lighting and blending it with the ambient light in outdoor scenarios and working with a number of different lighting set ups in a studio environment, all the time posing Caroline sympathetically with her outfit and the particular lighting style.

To finish the day off we took a trip in to Hull (Ooo er! exciting! never been there before!) and again created some fascinating images making creative use of lighting from the power station and from the city lights.

As before I got so many great shots that I have decided to divide them up over a number of blog posts. These are a selection of photos of Caroline, there will be more to follow.

I love the photo’s in the red and white spotted dress, taken with ring flash in the studio.

Special thanks to John Denton and Caroline Spalding

portrait of a pretty woman Follow Me on Pinterest


Dynamic portrait Follow Me on Pinterest

Dramatic portrait Follow Me on Pinterest


Dramatic portrait Follow Me on Pinterest


Dark and moody portrait Follow Me on Pinterest


Dramatic & moody portrait of Caroline Follow Me on Pinterest


Fashion portrait Follow Me on Pinterest


Fashion portrait Follow Me on Pinterest


Stylish fashion Follow Me on Pinterest


Red dress fashion photo Follow Me on Pinterest


Gorgeous woman posing in a red dress Follow Me on Pinterest


Photo of a stunning woman in a red dress Follow Me on Pinterest


Close up portrait Follow Me on Pinterest


Modern arty style portrait Follow Me on Pinterest

Thank you for viewing this post, if you enjoyed it please consider leaving a comment in the box below.
It would also be great if you could Tweet, or +1 it, You may also like to subscribe to my You Tube channel.

Subscribe to me on YouTube

Tony is the owner of Tony Sale Photography a much sought after wedding and portrait photographer based in Essex. He is known for his particular style of putting couples at ease and of mixing traditional, documentary and artistic genres to ensure the perfect capture of your special day.
He is also a great lover of coffee so if you fancy discussing your wedding or portrait photography over an Americano, Flat White, Skinny Latte or whatever else is going do get in touch – phone 01787 474923 or email

 Leave a Reply

* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>