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Which focus point in food photography Hi everyone, I’m back with another food photography tips post and this time on how to use and choose all those focus points in your food photography. I’ll talk about autofocus points, single focus po...

My Initial Thoughts On The New Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera Hello everyone and Happy Birthday to me ūüôā Yesterday I attended the Manchester Canon Full Frame Roadshow event where Canon was demonstrating most of their full frame cameras....

What is the best camera mode for food photography? Hi guys, I thought I’d continue with some food photography tips, which comes under the best camera settings for food photography kind of heading.¬† This is mostly for beginners so if you...

The New Popup Vintage Background From Lastolite Hey folks, I hope you’re all well and making the most of the end of summer, or looking forward to the beginning of Spring on the other side of this wonderful planet. I’m very much looking f...

Friday’s Popup At Chester Zoo The sun had been master of our skies all week, baking the ground, turning Brits lobster pink and¬†dogs walk around with lolling tongues.¬†This has been a summer to remember. As Friday arrived there was a cha...

How using your¬†body helps in the creative process Hi everyone. I recently read Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon. You need to read this¬†great little book. There’s a¬†part of the book that struck a cord for me at that moment. Here’s ...

The Lastolite Ezybox Octa

13 February, 2017

Beautiful light comes in octagonal form with the Lastolite Ezybox Octa Hi gang, I want to share with you my recent discovery for creating beautiful light, anywhere you like, with the Lastolite Ezybox Octa. I’ve been able to create very p...

Day 9 of tales from behind the lens when Lastolite came to visit After my buddy Brian Worley photographed the entire new line of Lastolite photographic kit, they were wanting to show their equipment used in food photography. Brian very k...

Day 7 of 12 tales from behind the lens with the Habibi inner circle I met Karmin Meckael over two years ago at the Les Brown weekend conference, which I’ve mentioned before. I remember the first time we actually met. It was in the lobby ...

It’s day 5 of 12 tales from behind the lens at The Ledbury I was very excited to be working with a beautiful publication, Art Culinaire Magazine from California. One of the chefs they were showcasing for issue #119 was Brett Graham, owne...

Day 2 of tales from behind the lens Welcome back to tales from behind the lens. It’s day 2 and this time it’s head shots with the lovely Talisha.¬†I’m sure you’re aware of my love of dance and capturing those magical moments, only dancer...

Dealing with hard outdoor light with your food photography   Hello again. Since it’s actually sunny in the UK right now I thought I’d show you one approach to shooting your food outdoors in the sun. I’ll share with you why it doesn’t alw...

It’s a joy to be¬†published in Art Culinaire Magazine, issue #119     Back in January this year I was heading to London for three days of shooting for Art Culinaire Magazine. I was going to meet up with the owners Carol Newman and Lars R...

Two Loves Studio: Textured Food Photography Backgrounds with Baking Trays Hi guys, I’ll be super quick today, but I just wanted to let you know I’ve been asked by the lovely and talented Rachel Korinek, over at Two Loves Studio, to guest...

Best butcher shop of the year In 2015 my local butcher, Ernest.W.Edges & Son, and his team won the UK’s best butcher in Northern England. In fact they came runners up in the whole of the UK. Pretty cool when you learn that Bruce is the t...

Why I choose¬†small flash for my food and restaurant photography Howdy Doodly Doo folks. Today I’ll share with you what kind of flash I use and my general thoughts behind my choice. What the benefits and drawbacks are as well as how I us...

Depth of field, how it applies in food photography Hi everyone. Today we’re going to talk about depth of field and how it effects your food photography. How to change your depth of field and what factors have greatest impact on your dept...

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