Home Photography Tips # 7 - Quirky Spaces

April 07, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Just a quick one today for you to try at home. This one was taken by putting my phone inside our cupboard to show us looking inside as we hunt for treats! I used the sensor my camera has when you wave at it to set the timer off but if you have a 2 or 10 second delay your camera, or a shutter cable release that will do the job too. It will probably...
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Home Photography Tips #6 - Flowers

April 06, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Moving away from people and portraits, today as we're going to have a look at flowers seeing as we're all making the most of the nice weather. If you're fotunate enough to have a garden then head outside and explore. Not to worry if you don't have any fancy plants growing, most lawns will have daisies and they can still make for great shots. If you...
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Home Photography Tips #5 - Silhoettes

April 05, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
This simple but effective shot can be easily done by placing someone between you and the sun. Just position yourself in their shadow. The brighter the sun i.e less cloud, then the better the effect will look. The best times to do it are sunrise and sunset but you can do it in the middle of the day when the sun is higher but you'll need to shoot fr...
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Home Photography Tips #4 - Posing

April 04, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Here's some posing tips that can be applied to everyone of all ages. Remember, you don't need a fancy camera to do this, you can do it with your phone and still get great results by just positioning someone in the right way that is best for them. Quick tips Language and tone are important to set the mood. Use your voice to control the shot. Spea...
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Home Photography Tips #3 - Background

April 03, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Sometimes we can be too preoccupied with what's in the foreground that we forget to take notice of what is in the background. If you take a photo of someone head to toe they will only take up around 20% of the frame, even close ups will only be 50-60%. The background can either add to the story of the image or be a distraction so you need to choos...
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Home Photography Tips #2 - Black & White

April 01, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Following on from yesterday's tips on Light and carrying them into today's, this one is about black & white photography. Black and white photos have a timeless quality and can transform your images into something else entirely. It forces the viewer to observe the basics elements of the image in limited tones as it has been stripped of colour. You f...
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Home Photography Tips #1 - Light

April 01, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Since the lockdown caused by the Coronavirus many of us are stuck at home wondering what to do with all this time suddenly available to us. All my work has been cancelled/postponed so I am making the most of my time by taking lots of photos of my family, well, mostly of my daughter, Imogen. She is a huge poser (don't know where she gets it from...!...
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City break to Vienna and Bratislava

March 03, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Last month I had a long weekend in Vienna and Bratislava to see my good friend Alex and wanted to share a few photos and experiences of my time there. I had my 'travel photographer' cap on, intent on getting some decent pictures this time. I was last in Vienna in 2008 on a double trip to Prague and still quite early in my photography career and loo...
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Landscape Photography Workshop at Tyntesfield House for Queen Elizabeth Hospital

February 03, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
I was recently contacted by Queen Elizabeth Hospital 's Head of Art Department, Nicola Dyer, to hold a landscape photography workshop for their students. Having been teaching photography for nearly a year now with The Photo Academy it is nice to expand it with new students of a different age range, these being 11-18 year olds rather than all adults...
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2019 Review and Favourite Photos

January 01, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Wow, it's been a while since my last blog! November 2018!?! What have I been doing all this time? Well, glad I asked. Lots as it goes but I just never seem to get round to blogging about it for numerous reasons but hey, here we are and that's what New Year resolutions are for and I do have lots to update you on, but for this blog I just want to foc...
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Mantra Indian Restaurant, Bath opening night

November 25, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Last week saw the opening of Mantra, a new Indian restaurant on Lansdown Road, and I was there to capture the occasion. Prasad and Sheetal welcomed family, friends, colleagues and business partners to help celebrate the opening which was done officially with the lighting of candles displayed in the restaurant window. The interior has been beautif...
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Photographing a big fat gypsy wedding

April 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
A few weeks ago I unknowingly covered a gypsy wedding which was booked through a company I work for sometimes. As I only get emailed the details of the bride and groom I don't get to meet them personally until the wedding day itself. I'm unable to share the photos from that wedding due to copyright but I can tell you a bit about it and the first gy...
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2018 update

March 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Normally when my social media accounts take on a baron spell it's usually one of two things - busyness or laziness! Fortunately it's the former this time as January and February have been filled with a wide variety of work, and luckily some precious family time with big birthday celebrations for the good lady teacher/mother her indoors (Hello to Ja...
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Laura & Sam's Wedding at Botleigh Grange Hotel

January 24, 2018  •  1 Comment
After shooting a wedding at the Botleigh Grange Hotel in Southampton back in August 2015 for Kat & Sean it was nice to be recommended by the hotel to Laura & Sam to go on to shoot theirs almost 2 years to the day. Despite knowing the layout of the hotel I still travelled down from Bath to meet Laura & Sam prior to the wedding day as every couple ha...
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Stephie & Mark's Wedding: From Church to Nightclub

November 19, 2017  •  1 Comment
It's not often I start the day in church and end it in a nightclub (more just the latter) but this was the case for Bristol's Basement 45 owner Mark Davies and wife Stephie. When we met at Clifton Suspension Bridge for their engagement shoot and spent some time together I saw that they were a really fun, easy going couple and so relaxed with each o...
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