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The Big Feastival

Living in the Cotswolds means endless picturesque events to photograph at, but The Big Feastival has to be one of my favourite events to shoot. It’s one of the only major music festivals in the area, and it pushes your skill as a photographer to the limit. The site is rather large, so there is a lot of walking involved, however this year (2017) they have a new PR agency, FRANK.it, and have also changed the layout of the site, […]

I don’t trust words. I trust pictures. — Gilles Peress

Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire

Situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, this monumental house in The Cotswolds is the principal residence of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. Opened in 1722, Blenheim Palace is the only non-royal non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace. You can book tours of the palace to learn about it’s rich history (fun fact, it is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill). However for me, my love for this location comes with it’s endless photo opportunities. whether capturing wonderful […]

The little USSR lens that could

(Main image taken with Helios 58mm f2 with Canon 1Dx) A friend of mine handed me a lens to play with, it’s a strange little thing that looks ridiculous on a large DSLR camera body, but I quite like it. I’m a bit of an unnecessary gear junky. I definitely have GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) I’m forever buying more photography equipment ‘because I will definitely need it’ and then selling it, because I really didn’t need it. Not only this, but it’s […]

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. — Aaron Siskind

Bluebells – My Little Nightmare

I enjoy photographing nature, it’s relaxing. Usually you are alone in the middle of nowhere, purely focussed on looking for something that you find to be beautiful, therefore your mind is set trying to see the best in everything you look at. Without trying to sound like a hippie, life doesn’t get more therapeutic and peaceful than this. Which brings me straight to the bane of my nature shooting life, the loveable sign of Spring …Bluebells. I like Bluebells, they […]

Equestrian Centres

As I was driving by the lovely Summerhouse Equestrian Centre yesterday, I suddenly realised that a good couple of years have flown past since photographing there. Because of other commitments I haven’t been able to visit, which is a shame, I must get there soon. There is something special about photographing people with their horses, which is why I enjoy having a relaxing day photographing at equestrian centres. As an individual who adores animals, naturally this was one of the first things that […]

The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do. — Andy Warhol

Starting with a property

I received a phone call from a property client of mine, who had a beautiful one bedroom apartment that was in need of photographing. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to get out for the first time since surgery and I’m pleased that I did. It wasn’t easy, but just as enjoyable as ever. Finding nice angles and playing with the camera light settings was nice after five weeks. The property was actually very nice, situated along a desirable road in […]

Under the weather

I’ve been receiving lots of messages asking where I’ve vanished to, so I thought I’d make a post just to let everyone know that I’m ok, it’s only temporary disappearance, I’ll be back in May! As a few of you know, I’ve been a little under the weather recently. The reason why turned out to be a little more sever than expected, so I had to have some unexpected surgery in March. This means that I shouldn’t be lifting a camera bag until […]