Eight (8/25)


Advent Calendar Pic-A-Day 8/25


The youth of today… (7/25)

The youth of today..
The youth of today...

My young friend Jemima, ‘socialising’ in the pub.

Advent Calendar Pic-A-Day 7/25
50mm 1.4, natural (phone) light :)



Advent Calendar Pic-A-Day 6/25
An experiment in deliberate defocussing..
Handheld, 100mm Macro + 25mm Extension Tube



Bit of a frustrating day of not a lot of time/inspiration today but I was sorting out my gear box and thought I’d dig out the Macro lens and find something on my desk. As it’s the 5th this seemed appropriate

100mm Macro, plus a 25mm extension tube. LED ring-light. Hand-held

Share the Love (4/25)

Advent Calendar Pic-A-Day #4/25

Share the Love...

iPhone 4S with Camera+

A Miracle on Silver St… (3/25)

A Miracle on Silver St…

Advent Calendar Pic-a-Day, Day 3/25

A Miracle on Silver St...

One of the exquisite decorations my lovely friend Charlie has on a tree in her Christmas Shop ‘A Miracle on Silver St’ in Dursley..


Advent Calendar, 2nd Dec

‘Blossom’, aka how to keep your model happy during a cold afternoon shoot in the forest..


Dope Awards… I won!

A couple of weeks ago I received a mail to say that one of my photos had been nominated for an award, it was this photo of Arleta Andreasik.
I accepted the nomination and sent them a few technical details about the shot etc. and thought nothing more of it until this morning, when I received another mail to say we’d won, so yay!

Advent Calendar, 1st December


To keep in the spirit of ‘The best camera is the one you have with you’ I thought I’d start with an iPhone shot.

I did actually take it yesterday at Westonbirt, but I did so specifically for this project.

Taken on my iPhone 4S and processed on the phone in Camera+
No external editing other than adding my watermark on export from Lightroom to Flickr.

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Paris in the Summertime…

I spent the last week in August in the beautiful city of Paris, where I was very busy with some interesting photographic projects!

The main purpose of the trip was to visit my friend Ian who lives there and to help him run a workshop on portrait photography. One of his specialties is engagement/celebration shoots for couples. They’re mostly visiting tourists who want a tour of Paris to see some of the most picturesque parts of the city and obviously to get some memorable photos of them along the way. Ian had a couple of shoots planned while I was there, so I was happy to tag along and help out..

Here’s one of Anna and Larry:

The workshop itself went really well, with four photographers attending, Beata and Kasia were two Polish girls from Hull, my friend Gareth came down from Dundee and then the very talented Buffy who’d flown in from the United States. We had two excellent models for the day, Kevin and Céline who were very professional and an absolute pleasure to work with.

Hopefully Ian will be running a similar workshop next year, so watch this space for news of that and a potential Parisian photographic trip I’ll be organising in the springtime too.