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.

The Gothmother

  It was the day of my booked Mother and Son photo shoot with John and everything was great from the start. Before I even got into the room it was very easy to get there with my son’s big pram. When I got there my son was asleep so John offered me a beverage while we...

Clothing at shoots

What to wear for a portrait. My advice and many other photographers - but not all - would be to wear what you completely feel comfortable in. If you feel comfortable then the chances are we will get a great shot. The logic is, if you're happy...
Bolton family portrait photography

How We Photograph Children

We want to get the best portraits possible of your children, so we have to make it worth their while! Making photo shoots fun and enjoyable means that your kids will want to do it time and time again. We like to let them get involved and take some pictures of us occasionally

Festive Shoots

ASSIGNMENT: Chew the fat festive sessions are just that. You and your family/friends will spend 20 minutes within the studio set and be your natural selves. The photographer will capture up to 40 images that he considers to be the key moments. You will be given a...

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...

Fine Art Portraiture

Fine art portraiture Here at fourTwographs we try to give as mush as we can without breaking the bank. Some of these times can be in helping models to create a quality portfolio to showcase the potential...

Time Spent With Malcolm Firth

Below are a small collection of images taken by myself John Bentley, of the late GREAT Malcolm Samuel Firth who on the 24th April 2014 decided he needed to take a long rest in preparation for the afterlife. If anyone out there is wanting to have a pictorial memory of...

Portfolio Building – Model Days – Part Two

Sunday past and so Wednesday is a new day   Every so often we have ( casting calls )model days here at the Studios. Continuing from Sunday, Zanthy and myself had arranged that if the weather was looking good on a Wednesday then we would attempt to finish the portfolio...
Little boy on suitcase

Sam and the teddies

Everything here at fourTwographs starts with either a email or phone call. We always try to answer any questions about the cost and process of the portrait creations, but all concrete leads start after the phone call to a relaxed meet in either the clients home or venue of choice. I generally suggest a local coffee shop – Local to the client that is. The case study here for example was for the mother, Karen to contact myself via email and then also …

What to wear for a shoot

A common question asked when people are booking a family portrait with us at fourTwographs Fine Art Studio During our family portraits you can bring a change of clothes and colours, we are happy to discuss this with you before your day. Below we have come up with a...

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...