Food Portraits – Past Their Best

I’ve recently developed a bit of a passion for food photography, I say recently but if I’m honest its more that I’ve started to actually do it myself recently whereas previously I’ve just been admiring and drooling over other people’s food images rather than creating my own. After a few recent shoots for clients I […]

Afternoon Light – Celebrating the Ordinary

There’s a new love in my life, a whole new world has opened up to me !! I’ve just treated myself to the Lensbaby Mobile and now I can combine two loves, the creativity of the Lensbaby and the convenience of the iPhone. The LBM10 only arrived yesterday and I’m already infatuated with it, it […]

Gypsophilia

I’m continuing with my celebration of the ordinary and the everyday with a few more flower images, I’d bought a spray of gypsophilia to sit a glass bottle I have on a windowsill and couldn’t help thinking that their simplicity would make them perfect for my little challenge. Here are a few of my favourites […]

Tranquility

Continuing with my mission to photograph the ordinary & everyday, I found myself in Morecambe this week and was drawn to the light over the sea and the empty nothingness. Its an unusual bit of coast in that its the sea but it’s not open sea and it has a slightly surreal calmness about it, […]

In Celebration Of The Ordinary

I’m sure I’m not in alone in this but when I first became interested in photography I used to photograph everything I set eyes on, and I mean everything, no matter how boring or mundane that thing was. I even used to think that quite a lot of those pictures were OK, and I suppose […]

Something different

I’m very much a natural light photographer, partly because I just love to be outdoors as much as possible and partly because I prefer the more natural look. However I also think its great to try new things & learn new skills so at the weekend I went on a lighting course. Not only did […]

Blackpool through a Lensbaby

My last post was about my week in places beginning with B and I shared some of my phone pictures from the week. It’s been such a busy time since that it’s only today that I copied the pictures off my main camera – I say main camera because I was actually using three different […]

In places beginning with B

I got a surprise last weekend when I did my usual checking of the diary to see where I needed to be, my week ahead was busy with photography related happenings but I was only going to spend the week in places beginning with B. Buxton, Blackpool, three days in Birmingham and inbetween at home, […]

Emptiness

Yesterday the weather was horrible and the forecast even worse, Salford Quays was the place of choice because you don’t need to venture outdoors. The end of the world weather didn’t arrive so we got to wander a little and I took just a couple of pictures on my iphone (with my still favourite image […]

More Small Things & Creativity

Isn’t it funny how it only takes something small to kick start a rush of creativity ? I recently discovered the VSCOCAM app for the iphone and turned into an avid phone photographer all over again ! I love the challenge of shooting with the limitations of a phone and I really enjoy trying to […]

Inspired by Art

A couple of weeks ago I declared Monday a weekend (because that’s allowed when you work for yourself, and to be fair I’d worked all weekend) and took myself off to Salford Quays to have a wander around, taking pictures on my phone and looking at the exhibitions. I’ve recently discovered the VSCO iPhone app […]

On small things & creativity

I’d found myself feeling a little creatively stifled recently in my personal photography. Or maybe I should say lack of personal photography, maybe that was the problem that I just wasn’t making time for any “me” photography, I’d got myself a little stuck in a rut where if it wasn’t for a client I just […]

Little Bits of Buddhism

I’m just back home after spending a gloriously sunny weekend in Scotland – while we were there we spent a lovely relaxing afternoon at a Tibetan Buddhist centre in Eskdalemuir¬†a lovely place to spend a calming hour or two. Of course I took the camera but I always find myself drawn to the small details […]