“Beginnings”

Food photography, coffee beans

It somehow seems a little ironic that I’m late to share a post regarding this months photo challenge which is aptly titled “Beginnings”! Over in the Facebook community that runs alongside Beyond Snapshots I set a monthly photo theme for anyone that feels like a challenge. This month it seemed appropriate to have a theme […]

Monotone Monday – Equine Photography

equine_lifestyle_photographer_manchester

If you’ve only started to follow my work since I officially launched Definitely Dreaming then this week’s Monotone Monday image might come as a bit of a surprise. I don’t think I’ve shared, or even mentioned, my equine lifestyle photography before now although if you follow my portrait site you will know that it’s one […]

Monotone Mondays – A Touch Of Frost

black and white photography

Having a change this week and sharing something new for Monotone Monday rather than raiding the archives. I’m just back home after two weeks on holiday, in the whole two weeks there was only one day where the weather inspired me to go out and play with the camera! Its been so warm, grey and […]

Monotone Mondays – Portrait of Erin

Award winning children's portrait photographer

Monday again! This week has just flown by and I’d actually forgotten it was Monday and almost didn’t post! I’m still struggling with a very poor internet signal, hence the lack of posts since last Monday. I’m sure everyone is busy with Christmas though so I probably wont be missed πŸ˜‰ This week I thought […]

Monotone Monday – Three Pears

Food photography in black and white

This week’s post will be short and sweet since I’ve unexpectedly found myself wifiless! Normally I’d be happily semi disconnected from the world but this week I’d planned to start writing my food photography course so I’m feeling a little thrown off track. Under the circumstances I thought some black & white food would be […]

“Red” – December’s Photo Theme

Still life photography, vintage teacups and hydrangea flowers

Have you joined Beyond Snapshots yet? It’s a great free five week photography course to help you take better pictures plus over in the Facebook group we have monthly photo theme too – if you’d like to join in with December’s theme of “Red” just click here and fill in your details. This month’s theme […]

Monotone Monday – An Often Forgotten Lens

I often find myself drawn to images that aren’t perfectly sharp and love the look of some of the modern “toy” cameras such as the Holga. But much as I’m drawn to the images produced by these cameras I love the fact that digital is instant, I’m really not sure that I could be patient […]

Monotone Monday – Portrait Number 2

This week’s Monotone Monday is a portrait of Andrew,Β a rather fascinating gentleman that I met in the very early days of my Fifty Portraits project. So early in fact that Andrew was portrait number two. It’s highly likely that you haven’t yet discovered Fifty Portraits, I’ll post more about it at some point but for […]

Take Ten – Exercising that Creative Muscle

Creativity, it’s a funny old thing isn’t it? As creatives we often sit and wait for inspiration to strike before we do our thing. Drawing, making, knitting, writing, painting, photographing, whatever it is that our creative thing may be, we sit around not doing it, waiting for inspiration. But the truth is that the more […]