I have been busy over the last couple of weeks creating a variety of photographs of coffee. My previous shots of an Irish Coffee have sold so well as stock images I thought I would try and improve on them. I actually managed to pour the cream first time without […]

I don’t often enter photographic competitions. In fact this is only my second competition entry in a decade. But sometimes you get a sense that your work fits with the award category. In this case my portraits about Carers seemed like an appropriate entry for a competition being run by […]




10Jul

Using An Oasis With Flowers

For just a couple of pounds you can transform your photographs of flowers.  Oasis comes in various shapes and sizes and is regularly used by florists to design floral arrangements. A pack of three cylindrical shapes like the one I use in the video costs just £1.50 from retailers such […]

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05Apr

Continuous LED Lighting On A Budget – A Review

If you were at the Photography Show in Birmingham back in March you would have seen lots of stands selling LED lighting. While I didn’t make any purchases on the day I did come home and do my research in to this type of continuous lighting. I have always preferred […]



It’s Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentines Day after the Christian Martyr ‘Valentinus’. February 14th only became associated with declaring ones love during the 18th Century. The practice of exchanging cards and confectionery became a familiar expression of love that has continued through to today. It’s estimated that just […]

09Dec

Submitting To Stock Libraries – An Update

Back in August 2016 I posted a blog review about my experiences of submitting photography to Stock Libraries as a way to create a secondary income. It’s been a few months since I first dipped my toe in the water, in fact it’s been about 9 months. You may remember […]

01Dec

Making Your Own Painted Backgrounds For Your Food Photography

It’s all too easy to get carried away thinking that you need to purchase expensive backdrops but sometimes the vision you have in your head doesn’t match the backgrounds that are available to purchase. More often than not I make my own backgrounds with plywood and some acrylic paints. Alternatively […]