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.

Project22 Bolton Preview

Project 22 - the end? As of the 22nd of June 2017, the photographic aspect of Project 22 came to a close. For those who have met John, or have read or heard anything about Project 22, you will know that the number 22 has cropped up at various points in his life and...
Actor headshot

corporate portraits – Headshots and why we need them

Corporate Portraits and why we need them   Every business owner or creative/artist needs to be putting themselves in front of a camera. Whether it’s for your Website, Business card, Promotional materials, LinkedIn account, Facebook or Twitter profiles, and even...

Gillian Mellor – social media guru

Today was a great day to work with a person that admitted they used their own photograph in social media instead of a professional headshot that will get her noticed. Gillian is a social media advisor in the process of building her followers and skills in the...

Monochrome Portraits by John Bentley Bolton

Monochrome Portraits Classic styling with classic lighting. These are monochrome portraits. The style is generally one light up close and personal, but seriously, this is not a bad thing. The light is placed close to the subject and controlled in a way that the light...
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...

Coffee and a declutter

How many times do we awake with our minds working overtime? If you're anything like me then that will be every waking day! well not no more!! Today was possibly one of the first days in a long, long time that I awoke with an empty head. Obviously not completely empty...
#WhiteShirt Kia

Invest in yourself

    Having professional photographs taken can be a huge confidence boost. And I should know! Since meeting John on Project 22, we’ve become good friends and I've become his social media monkey! But he has also used me as a (completely and utterly...

Mal Firth Customer Satisfaction

Last month you may recall I had a photoshoot with a wise gentleman and his three dogs. Read the post here. Mal, Sam, Brett and Molly. Well yesterday Mal came into the studios to collect the purchased fine art prints from that shoot. He was absolutely over the moon...
Young lady with bald head and royal python around her neck

Pet Portraits pawTwographs

What a great and unusual request   We are often asked about or Pet Portraits here at fourTwographs. The other week we was asked if we would be interested in photographing a couple of snakes...

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....

Makeover Portrait

Last weekend at the studios we had a ladies day - Fizz, chocolates and a mini make-over. The day started with a glass of fizz on arrival at the photography studio. Followed by a brief chat about what was going to be happening. We always, on these...