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 […]

25Nov

Persimmon & Plasticine

The other day a Persimmon caught my photographers eye in the supermarket. These days I think I am more interested in what food looks like rather than whether or not I might like to eat it, so at this rate I might lose some weight! So I have to confess […]

23Nov

Marketing Your Button Mirrors

So now you have made your Button Mirrors your mind should be buzzing with ideas of where to sell them. But lets not forget a few important steps before making those sales. How you present and promote your mirrors is going to be really important if you want to generate […]

22Nov

Making Button Badge Mirrors with your Photography

I know that some of my most popular blog posts are about making products from your photography, so I thought I would follow up on previous posts with this one about making Button Mirrors from your images. If you are already selling greetings cards of your images then this is […]

15Nov

Making the Most of Props & Backgrounds

I often get asked ‘What props do you use?’ or ‘How did you get that shot?’. As a photographer you kind of want to keep an air of mystery about what you do but if I did that then nobody would ever learn from what I do or improve on […]

There is an increasing trend for food photography images that use very dark props and backgrounds rather than bouncing a lot of white light around. White boards and reflectors create a very fresh look that makes the most of the available daylight whilst for darker images you need to use […]