Fine Art Print Shop

Fine Art Print Shop Opened

It all started a few weeks ago when I decided that images on my office wall were long overdue an update. I hadn’t ever had any of my still life photographs printed and I was also curious to see how a picture taken with the Helios vintage lens would look in print. So I choose a […]

online photography courses, phone photograhy

Five Favourite Photography Apps

I’ve had quite a few requests recently for more blog posts about phone photography and photography apps, I’m far from an expert in phone photography but more than happy to share the knowledge that I do have! Generally my first choice photography tool will be my camera, its the tool that best helps me realise […]

Still life photo taken with helios 44-2 vintage lens

Still Life With The Vintage Lens

There’s been so much going on over the last couple of weeks that I’ve been absent from the blog for longer than I’d intended. Plans have been made for a beginners DSLR workshop in conjunction with a local photographer, two heads are better than one so they say! At the same time I’ve finally opened […]

Creativity, Inspiration, Motivation

On Standing Out…..

I spotted these beautiful tubs crammed full of colourful daisies whilst we were on holiday and I was drawn to this one flower that had grown above all the others. Now obviously flowers don’t have personalities but to me this one just seemed determined, as if it somehow knew it that even though it was just […]

The Question I’m Asked Most….

It’s time I made a confession…… I’m not very interested in cameras. Or lenses. Or flashes and other lighting gear. Actually I tell I a little lie, I am interested in certain lenses. I love my Lensbaby and all its different optics and you’ve probably noticed how much I’ve been raving over my lovely vintage lens. […]

Floral still life photography with textures

Playing With Textures

Isn’t it strange how things seem to appear at just the right time? I’ve been feeling drawn to experiment with textures more and more recently. I have a few already but I’ve never done much with them and when I have I’ve not been overjoyed with the results. Yesterday an email from 2 Lil’ Owls landed […]

Why It’s Good To Be Pointless, Sometimes!

  “Learning through play”. It’s a phrase that we hear all the time when talking about children and as adults we know how well play works as a learning mechanism. So why do we stop? When do we go through some form of transition that stops us playing, that makes everything we do need a […]

Still life photography, online courses and inspiration

52 Weeks Of Quiet, Catching Up!

Well we are halfway through the year already! Not quite sure how that happened to be honest but I’m rather impressed with myself at keeping going with my 52 Weeks Of Quiet project. I’m pretty sure I’ve missed the odd week, and probably shared more than one some weeks, but I’m still going strong. Still […]

still life photography, vintage camera and books

Those Vintage Books In Use

If you’ve been reading the blog recently you’ll know I’ve been on a what seemed like an impossible mission to find some lovely old books. Well as you may know I finally found them and here they are in action! I’ve been very quiet this last couple of weeks both on the blog and on […]

still life photography

When Dreams Come True

Have you ever taken steps to make a dream come true? Part way through this morning I remembered a dream I’d had last night – isn’t it strange how the mind works and dreams suddenly just pop into your head for no obvious reason? If you follow the blog you will know that I’ve been […]