Exposure to studio work convinced him that anyone could be an 'interesting character' photographically speaking, provided that they knew how to present themselves to the camera in a way that best suited their particular features: and as they learnt the knack of doing this, their confidence increased and they became more and more comfortable being the focus of attention. So with the advent of digital photography, Bob developed an Interactive Photo-Shoot in which he works with the client to discover which angles, body language, head positions and facial expressions make them look both individual and special.
Bob loves seeing that smile of recognition, when the client first realises that it is them, and not Bob or his camera, that is controlling the images being produced."
It's all about looking good on camera.
Providing amateur dramatic groups with a complimentary photographic service for things like "Front of House" photos gave Bob the opportunity to photograph some extrovert characters, who produced great facial expressions: but it also got him interested in photography for promotional material, which led into other branches of photography that posed different technical challenges. This broadened his visual outlook significantly, enabling him to tap into the skills and experience of photographers working in other fields, and shaping his approach to the whole essence of photography. He very much recognises how much other photographers have helped him, and enjoys sharing his experiences in turn. As he says, "When I stop learning about photography, that is the day I will put my camera down for the last time."