Additional Information

  • Hobbyist Photographer
  • More than 10 years experience
  • I work for either pay or trade depending on assignment
  • I can travel for shoots
  • See message reply rate [?]

Shoots styles

Beauty, Commercial, Dance, Fashion, Fitness, Lifestyle, Portrait, Remote and Swimwear


External links


About Me

  • Purpleport - I joined Purpleport in July 2016 and am a very enthusiastic (hobby) photographer.   I like creating 'unusual' photos but until recently have not had time to create many. 
  • Photography - I have been a member of a local Camera Club for quite a few years and have taken part in quite a few club organised model shoots over the years as well as a few shoots for friends with very good results.  I found I enjoy photographing models - the challenge of directing them as to what I want to achieve in the photo and getting the desired results is a real pleasure.
  • Equipment - As well as several cameras, a variety of lenses and flashguns, I have my own studio lights and general accessories, and can create a small (but limited) studio in suitable rooms.
  • Mike, the person - I am retired so have plenty of time and now starting to find more time for photography (at last!).  I generally aim for at least one shoot per month (pre-Covid!).  I have a GSOH (Good Sense Of Humour), always look on the bright side, believe in punctuality, am a happy, chatty, and friendly guy who has worked with charity volunteers for many years so am polite and diplomatic and hence (hopefully!) easy to get on with :-)

My general Portfolio

I only display between 50 to 100 photos here on the front page of my Portfolio with the rest in Albums further down the page!  If interested in a particular aspect (model, studio) etc, then look at the folders further down.  I have also been using flickr since 2011 and have ~500 images there so if wanting to see more of my work, take a look at my My Flickr site.

I have today (7th March 2021) re-arranged my Albums so the most recently added to are shown as the first and then followed by my 'older' albums

Post processing

I use both Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for post-processing of any photos taken and am learning all the time how to get more from those packages.


This has to be the "Elephant in the room" for model photography and has been a real issue (for everybody in the world) and while I moved to Cornwall from Cheshire in December 2019 (to be nearer the rest of my family I hasten to add - I was born and grew up in Cornwall), I have done only two PP shoot since the Covid restrictions were introduced in March 2020 totally in accordance with the various (and constantly changing) lockdown rules but have also done a couple of Remote Shoot in February and March 2021 and might well do more.  It's not worth the risk to me or to the model to do anything different.  If a model would like to work with me in accordance with the rules in force at the time of any planned photoshoot, then please consider getting in touch and we can explore the possibilities.

Note: ALL preliminary Bookings/Correspondence must be through this Purpleport website - I've read a lot of the Purpleport Articles and understand the reasons!  ;-)  You know it makes sense.  The reasoning is explained very well in this Purpleport Article.

Thanks for reading and I hope we can work together at some time.  ;-)




Mike Lyne has 68 references; 68 recommended, 0 not recommended, 0 late cancellations, and 0 no-shows.


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