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12 Days of Christmas, Day 12 Here we are at the end of my look back at 2018. Thank you for coming along for my reminiscing ramblings. My final post in this series has to be about the most magical creature I have ever known. Tundra, our b...

12 Days of Christmas, Day 10 Happy New Year!!! I would like to wish you all the most magnificent 2019 and may it bring you all the very best life can give. One of my goals for this year is to do more personal projects which really go t...

12 Days of Christmas, Day 9 We’re back on the booze in Whitchurch today at Docket No.33. I’d been wanting to get back to Docket No.33 for a while and we were due for a menu update shoot. My buddy Brian was also taking the new Canon EOS R...

12 Days of Christmas, Day 8 It’s New Year’s Eve and nearly time for your goals for the coming year to kick in. One of mine is to take on more personal projects, like this one I shot. We took a trip down to Ludlow in Shropshire and one of...

12 Days Of Christmas, Day 6 Hi everyone. How are the Christmas holidays for you? It’s that waistline recovery time before we head into 2019. I really hope you’ve been having a delicious time. Today I’m trundling back to Old Windsor and ...

12 Days Of Christmas, Day 5 How are you all doing over this holiday season? Christmas is behind us and the New Year beckons. This time last year I got chatting to my good friend Brian Worley about going on a photo adventure. Everyone see...

12 Days Of Christmas, Day 3 Welcome back to my 12 Days of looking back on 2018 and today I’m revisiting the Whitchurch restaurant, Docket No.33. Fine Dining Comes To Whitchurch A beautiful new bistro restaurant opened in Whitchurch, Shr...

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 🙂 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 a very...

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...

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