I’ve been a pro photographer since 2007 and it’s fair to say it’s had its ups and downs. The important thing is to learn from mistakes and successes and move forward. In this podcast I reflect on the things I believe have made me a better photographer.
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In this inaugural podcast I take you through the pros and cons of moving to a mirrorless camera from a DSLR. Also a great listen for people considering buying their first ‘proper’ camera with lenses.
My Facebook photography group Love Your Lens have done themselves proud again with their images for the January photography challenge #WEATHERED. 75 different people posted hundreds of images and I’ve selected some of them (in the collage above) to critique and to pick out my overall favourite. Watch and listen to the critique on the […]
A product photography workshop could do this for you too! I want to praise a little welsh ceramics business and shop to the skies today. I’m talking about Glosters of Porthmadog in North Wales. I’ve been admirers of theirs for a few years now, as I have a troubling addiction to artisan jugs, bowls, plates, […]
A few years ago I wouldn’t even have tried to take photographs like this with my phone. It was simply too hard to get a sharp, non-grainy, well-exposed image. A D-SLR produced much better results and also created such lovely soft focus backgrounds. Fast forward to today and I now consider my smartphone to be […]
All the ingredients for a fabulous food photography workshop. Autumn is my favourite season for lots of reasons: it’s my birthday and that means we get to go out for a few nice meals; the light becomes super gorgeous; nature produces the most glorious colours; cuddly jumpers come out of drawers; fires and candles are […]
I think the photos from this recent food styling workshop speak for themselves and I don’t need to say too much about it! Christmas garland making with Fiona, food styling, food photography, yummy grub by Nikki and lots of laughs. With carols playing in the background and mulled wine heating on the stove, it felt very festive […]
There comes a point when you’ve mastered the technical stuff enough to get exposure right and you understand what makes a shot feel well composed. But you know that’s not really enough to satisfy your own aspirations and it’s not going to make your images stand out. You want to know how to take your […]
And do you know where you want to get to? People take up photography for different reasons and not everyone is on any kind of path with it. The camera can be just a tool to record moments so that they aren’t forgotten. But for others it’s a passion that drives them to seek continuous […]
I’m taking a slightly different approach with this post and not taking you through all the classic composition rules for landscapes. I’d like to concentrate on WHY you are taking the photograph and what you should CONSIDER before you press the shutter. I’m a huge advocate for slowing down and thinking before you click away and end up with […]