I escaped the cold, grey, rainy British January for a few days to an even colder, greyer, rainier, but amazing and inspiring city, armed with brand new camera. Berlin is maybe my favourite city (apart from the fine city in which I live); it’s turbulent and significant history is apparent everywhere, but it’s also overflowing with [...]
Work is over for 2011, time to relax! I don’t have a Christmas tree, but the pagan tradition of decorating the house with greenery is one that I follow. I created a display for my fireplace with holly, yew, ivy and dried seed heads sprayed gold, all picked from inside the M25, from Epping Forest and my [...]
Hello from Norway! Actually I’m back now, I had an amazing time in and around Stavanger. Here are a few images from my trip.
I wanted the photography for to be special, so I enlisted the help of a couple of talented friends; model and actor Kathryn and photographer and studio lighting enthusiast Joseph Hughes. We headed for Hampstead Heath, which had been transformed by a blanket of powder into the most incredible winter-wonderland I’d ever seen. This was [...]
I love the way everything bursts into life in late spring. The garden is full of inspiring colours, textures and shapes.
In this post I'll look at how to address some common pitfalls with exposure, flash, zoom and close-ups using camera settings and low-cost equipment.
We knitters like to photograph our creations for lots of reasons; to share on blogs, to keep a record and of course to self-publish patterns. Photographing garments is tricky as the techniques involved fall somewhere between fashion, product and portrait photography. These are studio-based disciplines, and not suited to the point-and-shoot ethos.