daily photo project

Daily Photo Prompts ~ July 2017

  Time for a new set of daily photo prompts already!! If you haven’t joined in before just dive right in and get shooting, you can use a camera or a phone and it really doesn’t matter how good your photography is. As they say, its the taking part that counts!  It couldn’t be easier […]

Lensbaby Velvet 85 test shots

Lensbaby Velvet 85 – First Impressions

First of all I have to say I’m massively grateful to the lovely Lensbaby people for giving me the opportunity to try this lens out before it launched. But’s it’s been sooooo frustrating not being able to share any images!! I will confess that I’ve never been quite sure about the Velvet 56, it’s one […]

lensbaby twist 60 still life photography

On Making Time To Create

I’m sure that every creative business owner sets off on their business journey thinking they will spend much of their days happily creating or hanging around coffee shops with other creative people. It doesn’t take long before reality strikes and you realise that the time spent creating is much, much less than you ever imagined and […]

Equine lifestyle photography Lancashire and Cheshire

In Pine Forests and Barley Fields

I very rarely share any of my shoots for portrait clients, in fact it’s so rare that lots of people who follow the blog may not even know that I’m also a lifestyle portrait photographer! Every so often a shoot comes along that’s so different that the images just have to be shared and this […]

lensbaby sweet 50

Why Lensbaby?

2017 is my “Year of Unconventional Lenses” and it’s turned out to be the year that I’ve fallen back in love with my Lensbaby. Not that I ever really fell out of love with it, it’s just that I fell out of the habit of using it. In fact for a long while I fell […]

Photo A Day challenge

Daily Photo Prompts ~ June 2017

I really can’t believe that we are almost in June already, this last month has absolutely flown by! It’s time for a new set of daily photo prompts and if you haven’t joined in before why not start in June. It couldn’t be easier to join in, simply take a photo inspired by the prompt […]

Lensbaby flower photo

A Time Between…

It feels a strange time of year, spring has gone but summer hasn’t yet landed. Like a pause between the seasons. I’m trying to photograph gardens as part of my Year Of Unconventional Lenses but the daffodils have died, the tulips are past their best and the summer blooms haven’t started yet. Although the bluebells are […]

Photo a Day Challenge

Daily Photo Prompts ~ May 2017

And another month almost gone! I do hope it’s been a good month for you. April has been a productive and exciting month for me, I’m so pleased to have launched Afternoon Light after such a long time preparing and that it’s been so well received. How have you been getting along with the daily prompts? […]

online photography learning

Spring Garden Photography

I’m a little shocked to realise that I haven’t blogged for over three weeks! In my defence it’s been a very busy month, alongside writing websites for clients I finally managed to launch my online photography club, Afternoon Light. It’s been a dream of mine for a very long time now but it’s taken me such […]

painterly garden photography

Its Definitely Spring When…..

There are three things that happen in my garden each yet that let me know spring has well and truly landed. The pieris shrub sprouts beautiful red leaves alongside tiny white flowers, it looks really spectacular at the moment. The bleeding heart plant that was just the tiniest shoot is suddenly two foot tall and full […]

#dailydreaming photo a day challenge April 2017

Daily Photo Prompts ~ April 2017

And another month gone already! Sharing these daily prompts has really made me realise just how quickly the months are flying by. March has been a busy month for me, full of lovely happenings and productive at the same time, it’s not often I feel like I manage to combine loveliness and productiveness! I’ve been […]

still life photography with lensbaby and sweet 50 optic

Making Pictures While The Rain Falls

Last weekend saw yet another dreary, damp, grey, miserable, drizzly weekend here in the north of England. One of those weekends where any inclination to venture out and do something disappears as soon as you look out of the window. Perfect weather for playing with flowers and bottles and experimenting with some new textures! All […]

Lensbaby Edge 50 Landscape photography

Lensbaby Edge 50 ~ This Is Not A Review

Before I bought the Edge 50 optic earlier this year I did a bit of online searching to find out how people were using it, what their thoughts were and what sort of images they were creating with it. I found a few “proper” reviews but struggled to find any “this is what I’m doing and […]

still life photography, vintage books and floral teacup, for world book day

Happy World Book Day!

I have to confess at being a little confused by World Book Day. My own daughter has long since left school and I don’t think World Book Day was a thing when she was still in school, or if it was a thing it was all about books. And here’s where my confusion comes in, my […]