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As Google’s Nik Collection no longer works with the latest iOS updates from Apple and there is no sign of the new owners updating the collection for Macs any time soon, I have been experimenting with the filters created by software company Topaz. The Dying Anemone featured above on the […]

I am delighted to be taking part in the Leamington Studio Artists Annual Photography Exhibition. The LSA annual open Photography and Digital Image exhibition is taking place at East Lodge from Wednesday 8th February until Sunday 5th March. The exhibition will be open Wednesday to Sunday 10am ’til 4pm. I […]


Stock Image Trends 2018

I have been a bit quiet on here of late. Apologies but it’s January and everyone in my house has been poorly. It’s been a time for resting a little and I have taken some time to sit and research the up and coming image trends for this year. I […]

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 […]


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 […]

“ Blue Anemone Mirror… Available £4.99 GBP Red Tulip Centre 77mm Mir… Available £4.99 GBP Poppy Pocket Mirror 77mm … Available £4.99 GBP Purple Allium Pocket Mirr… Available £4.99 GBP Blue Hydrangea Mirror… Available £4.99 GBP Sweet pea Mirror Available £4.99 GBP ”


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 […]