Photography

Post-40 Bloggers - Malmesbury, image credit Tim Holyoake

Digital has robbed us of the end of the roll photograph

One of the lost arts of the digital age is the end of the roll photograph. These were the pictures taken, almost at random,...
Stylish Instagram home

Photographing your home like those Instagram pros

Instagram in particular is supposed to be a repository of your most beautiful photographs. Juxtaposed with this fundamental truth is another: life is messy. Recently,...
flowers by Lara Slater

A Plucky Heroine and a year with her camera

One of the things I wanted to concentrate on this year is improving my photography. I am taking part in Emma Davies "A Year with...
DSLR camera

Read before buying a DSLR

What camera should I buy? “What camera should I buy to shoot flowers?” “I want a DSLR, what should I get?” “I need a new camera for...
Camera and laptop

FREE photography workshop – A Year With My Camera 2016

I'm delighted to announce the launch of my new, free, year-long photography workshop for 2016: "A Year With My Camera". Join now, and get an...
Guitar player

Photographing live performances

Photographing any sort of live performance, either indoor or outdoor, can be incredibly challenging. Not only will you have to be aware of the...
Christmas lights

How to take photographs of Christmas lights

Holiday lights brighten the mood no matter where they are. They might be in a downtown area, at a mall, or even at your...
Apples, photo credit Annie Spratt

Develop your blog’s photographic style

I spoke at a blogging conference in Winchester about developing your own photography style. By this I mean a style that people can relate...
John Lennon and Che Guevara, photo credit Factually

86 viral images from last year that were fake

We debunked a lot of fake viral photos this year. Eighty-six, to be exact. And that doesn't even include all those fake toilet photos...
Photographer and lens flare

10 photography techniques we’re probably overusing

It’s human nature to find something new and novel, then run it into the ground. We do it as kids with our toys and...
Camera film roll

Digital photography, the purists and future of blogging

In the year 2000 I took my life savings to a tiny camera shop under the arches at London Bridge station and bought the...
Halloween masks and lanterns

Halloween photography tricks

There are plenty of subjects around to photograph at Halloween ranging from the traditional jack-o-lantern through to people in costume, to trick or treat...