Welcome to my photo blog where you can read about a variety of photography topics from reviews to tips and tricks and features. I have a long history of writing about the photographic industry and I hope you enjoy the articles you read here. I sometimes spend weeks researching topics before I write them and I don’t get paid or sponsored for what I do here. All my opinions are my own, based on my experiences of using the products I buy and use myself. If you want to support my work please consider using some of the ad links on my pages when shopping for products. That way a few pennies go towards keeping the blog going.


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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A collection of my best Still Life shots of Food are now available to buy as prints. [pydsmugmugslider albumid=”74360942″ albumkey=”sZ6r3v” albumtype=”tab” imagesize=”MediumURL” imagelink=”LightboxURL” ]



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 […]