As a female photographer south London based; I have always had a passion for imagery and composition. After spending 14 years on photographic and film sets; I have paid attention on how to deal with the sitter. Further more, this means I can get the most out them to create the desired shot.

This fundamental understanding entails me being able understand lighting, and the elements of what makes an eye catching image. I decided that I wanted the opportunity to be in charge of my own shoots.


Further more, I undertook two BTEC photography courses-Levels one and two where I scored merits and distinctions throughout. Photographer south London based Fiona gained the opportunity to understand camera settings in detail, lighting and photo-shop. Hence, I have an understanding to an intermediate to professional level now.

Photographer South London Fiona Tanner with hair, makeup and styling
Photographer South London Fiona Tanner with hair, makeup
Photographer South London F Tanner with hair, makeup and styling
Creative family portraits black and white by F Tanner Makeup London
Creative photographers shoots for musicians by FTMakeup London 2
Fine Artist-Surreal Rain Scene in Canary Wharf 2014
Creative family portraits with makeup by Fiona T Makeup London
Dating profile photography retouching with hair by FTMakeup London
Creative photographers photo orchids with colored gels by FT
creative photographers shoot fashion and beauty for Poets
Creative family portraits for mother and daughter by Fiona T Makeup London
Creative family portraits for brother and sister by Fiona T Makeup London
Creative family portraits for couples by Fiona T Makeup London
creative photographers shoot fashion and beauty for Jewellery Designers
creative photographers shoot fashion for Poets by FT
Dating profile photography retouching with hair by FTMakeup London
Actress headshots & Creatives at FTMakeup London
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Since leaving colleague photographer South London based Fiona has built up a portfolio of images. Consequently, this comprises of a wide range of categories; from family photographs, acting and creative shoots for musicians. Especially relevant, I also do corporate website head shots.

Within my photographic packages I aim to be value for money. As a perfectionist; I take my time to find the best possible shot. I won't stop shooting until I know I have the required shot to make a quality image.


Most noteworthy, hair, makeup, styling and location advice is provided as standard. In addition; when shooting men I would suggest basic grooming and airbrush foundation which assists the speed in which I can retouch an image. Consequently, this provides a balanced complexion for an image that you will be proud of!


Finally, you will be provided with a contact sheet of images with basic retouches from which to choose final images.

To contact Fiona for a unique photographer south London based service call 07985 179 315/ [email protected]

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photographer south London based Fiona Tanner for social media, head shots, family, boudoir

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History of photography, method of recording the image of an object through the action of light, or related radiation, on a light-sensitive material. The word, derived from the Greek photos (“light”) and graphein (“to draw”), was first used in the 1830s.

As a means of visual communication and expression, photography has distinct aesthetic capabilities. In order to understand them, one must first understand the characteristics of the process itself. One of the most important characteristics is immediacy.


The forerunner of the camera was the camera obscura, a dark chamber or room with a hole (later a lens) in one wall, through which images of objects outside the room were projected on the opposite wall. The principle was probably known to the Chinese and to ancient Greeks such as Aristotle more than 2,000 years ago.

Late in the 16th century, the Italian scientist and writer Giambattista della Porta demonstrated and described in detail the use of a camera obscura with a lens. While artists in subsequent centuries commonly used variations on the camera obscura to create images they could trace, the results from these devices depended on the artist’s drawing skills, and so scientists continued to search for a method to reproduce images completely mechanically.

It appears that by 1835, three years after Niépce’s death, Daguerre had discovered that a latent image forms on a plate of iodized silver and that it can be “developed” and made visible by exposure to mercury vapour, which settles on the exposed parts of the image. Exposure times could thus be reduced from eight hours to 30 minutes.

The results were not permanent, however; when the developed picture was exposed to light, the unexposed areas of silver darkened until the image was no longer visible. By 1837 Daguerre was able to fix the image permanently by using a solution of table salt to dissolve the unexposed silver iodide.

That year he produced a photograph of his studio on a silvered copper plate, a photograph that was remarkable for its fidelity and detail. Also that year, Niépce’s son Isidore signed an agreement with Daguerre affirming Daguerre as the inventor of a new process, “the daguerreotype.” The brith of photography was formed.