Do Photographs have to be In Focus?

Yes, I know. I’m shamelessly borrowing the title of the book I wrote about a few days ago. But I wanted to talk a bit more about art photography and why it doesn’t have to subscribe to ideals of technical precision. There is, of course, a time and a place …

Books for Beginner Fine Art Photographers

Yesterday I wrote about how to get started with fine art photography. I thought I’d continue that theme today with a couple of my favourite books for beginner fine art photographers. Why It Does Not Have To Be In Focus: Modern Photography Explained This book is a great and easy …

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Customising your WordPress Portfolio

I’ve always thought that WordPress websites were the best way to get your photography portfolio online without relying on other peoples services. WordPress is a free download, and you can purchase your own domain and hosting. Just like a mailing list, it’s one of the only times you’ll completely own …

How to Start Shooting Fine Art Photography

Fine art photography always seems to be a somewhat mythical beast. Many photographers want to shoot fine art, some photographers label their work fine art, and others thing that the whole “fine art thing” is a load of rubbish. The whole thing often seems confusing and intimidating for newer (and …

Free Online Photography Classes for the Pandemic

Hey friends! Some good news during an otherwise dreary time. As well as the sun shining in my back garden this morning, Bluprint has also made all of their classes available for free! Yup, for the next two weeks their online classes will be completely free while everyone is stuck …

Still Life on a Budget

As I’ve said before, I used to work full time as a product photographer, and still life photography has always been something that I’ve been keen on. My current setup is a camping table in the window of my studio. Don’t believe me? I photographed it earlier this week for …

Photography Competitions Newsletter, February 2020

What can I say? I’m genuinely blown away by the messages I’ve had in response to this latest newsletter. You see, I wanted my newsletter to not only be a space where I shared competitions, grants, and other opportunities, but also where I could share my thoughts and feelings about …

Behind the Image #15 – Lord Byron is my Spirit Animal

Self-portraits have become a major part of my photographic practice over the past eighteen months or so. What started as a way to test and develop ideas has become something that stands alone on its own merit. Recently I’ve been inspired by images that I see on my PhD research …