2010-2020: The Decade of Change

It seems traditional for people to post looking back on the last decade, and with good reason! It’s a great opportunity to take stock of what you’ve done and where you’re going. Nowhere is this truer than in the creative professions where in order to keep moving forward we have …

Robots for Product Photography

Is this the future? Will robots help us with product photography in our studios before too long? Perhaps even with other kinds of photography too. Maybe eventually we’ll have robotic studio assistants who do a multitude of different tasks for us. I’ve never got that excited about the prospect of …

The 5 Best Gifts for Photographers

It’s coming up to Christmas now so I’ve got no doubt that many of you will start to think about either buying gifts for the photographers in your life, or making wishlists for other people to buy you things! Now, I’ll let you into a little secret. No photographer wants …

Photography Competition Mailing List

After a few people requested it, I’m opening up a mailing list to keep photographers in the loop when it comes to photography competitions and prizes. There are loads of opportunities out there for photographers, you just need to know about them in order to take them! It’s my goal …

Behind the Image #14 – Automotive Photography

Cars have always been one of my favourite things to photograph. I don’t really know where my love for cars came from. I guess probably from the fact I used to watch the F1 with my Dad as a child. We also had a friend who would exhibit his classic …

Behind The Image #13 – Still Life with Lens & Film

I needed to shoot a header image for an upcoming article that I’ve written for Digital Photography School. It’s an article about gear – which is unusual for me – but don’t judge by a book by its cover because I promise it’s not a techie one! So anyway, I …

Behind The Image #12 – Cotswold Street Photography

This year I’ve been dedicating more time to exploring the Cotswolds. I don’t really know why it took me so long to do this considering I have been living in Banbury for five years now, but anyway I’m having a great time getting out and about to all the beautiful …

What’s In A Photography Degree?

I often hear it said (mostly in photography forums, but occasionally to my face) that photography degrees are not worth the money and you would be better to either just buy some gear and practice, or do a business degree. Now I’ll confess up front that I didn’t do a …

Behind The Image #11 – Tulip Portrait

I don’t often shoot black and white images, but I’ve been more interested in them recently. I tend to go through phases with the way I post-process photographs and at the moment I think I’m chasing a “fine art” aesthetic inspired by the still life images I saw at the …