After The Holiday

Ted and Chimp are back to their usual happy selves after pining for John ( the portrait artist ) whilst he and Julia had a well earned holiday on the beautiful Isle of Skye.

They did a pretty good job of clearing up after the party’s too, don’t think anyone noticed guys 😉

We had a photoshoot in the studio with a lovely lady by the name of Carole on Tuesday. Read more about her charity here pawsforkids

Lots of catching up of the usual necessaries. Paperwork, cleaning, emailing etc. Luckily to break the monotony of said chores John and Julia are off on location to Cheshire on Monday 15/10/2018 to do a photoshoot.

Investing in photography – why should I choose a professional photographer?

When you look around the walls of your home, what would you like to see? Many people choose to decorate their homes with portraiture of their family and loved ones and it is this that can help to turn a house into a home, giving you a place that you want to spend...

Making a connection

Before I connect with the shutter I connect with the CLIENT What this means is, you come to me with the knowledge that you are in control of the sitting. What this means is you turn up at the studios or we arrange a meet over some beverage. We sit and chat with our...
Gentleman with three collies

Thowd Ramblers Passing …

You may recall last year - almost 12 month to be honest - a wonderful gentleman and his dogs approached me to create a great family portrait of him and his dogs. SEE HERE Well today I write of his passing. Malcolm Samuel Firth 1938 - 2014 One of best men I ever walk a...

Cake Smash

Three Part Portrait Cake Smash Mother and Son came to the studio with friend who had made the cake, especially for the little boy, Elliott. Shannon was really excited when she saw the set up. Elliott looked adorable, had dungarees on with ‘I am One’ printed all over....

Project 22 – The Great Reveal

On Thursday 6th July, the first half of the Project 22 exhibition went on display to the public in The Gallery at St. Georges House as part of the Manifest Arts Festival. Over 14 hours, John and exhibition curator Emma displayed 270 images, with 211 hung...
Mother and Children

Family Portraits

People often want portraits done in their own homes, not the highkey studios offer today. Here at fourTwographs we offer you the portrait of choice, by showing the client what it is that can be achieved by using your own home. Often the place where you and the...

Art In The Pen

Carlisle 2014 As many of you will know, this weekend was spent exhibiting our Landscapes over at the Carlisle Art in the pen  We ( myself & Julia ) did the Art In The Pen 2013 over in Skipton and was so impressed with the organisation and footfall of the venue we...

Become connected with your camera

Do you own a lovely DSLR camera that you mostly use in Auto Mode? Are you confused by all the settings and a little disappointed with your pictures? Why not join us ( John bentley & Janet Broughton ) on one of our Photography Workshops for DSLR beginners at here...
Lady wearing spectacles

Headshot V’s Portrait

Often I am asked by people ' what is the difference between a Headshot and a Portrait. The straight answer would be ' Headshots are for business and your promotional material. Portraits are for hanging on the wall in your home or office' The difference between...

Please Print Your Pictures

Be honest. They are not really much use on a disk are they? If you really care about your pictures of friends, family, places that you visit or that beautiful piece of art you just created, or even became passionate about, then please, please, please consider having...
Bolton Photographer

Visual artist

Stooped over the computer editing, marketing or just taking time out, is the place you will often find me. Don't get me wrong, I like a good day out in the countryside or at the local networking events, but running a business is not to forgiving at...