Mom and I had planned the shoot for weeks, there was a bit of a scare when Miss B broke out in a weird looking rash just before the session, luckily for us, it cleared up. We were hoping for a glorious sunset all orange and pink for the perfect backdrop to this sweet family's… Continue reading Overcast Light | Family Beach Session | Cola Beach Sedgefield
vantage point noun :a position or place that allows one a wide or favourable overall view of a scene or situation - Collins English Dictionary Custard Cottage is a great vantage point from which to view the circle of bird life and we feel so privileged to be able to witness the comings and… Continue reading VANTAGE POINT
What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”― Karl Lagerfeld Some time ago, I wrote part I of a blog post on How To Take a Great Self Portrait which was well received but some wise guys (there's always at least one isn't there?) gave me smart aleck comments like,… Continue reading HOW TO TAKE A GREAT SELF PORTRAIT Part II – The Why
Whenever my Mother would complain that she looked awful in photographs my Father would answer, "The camera doesn't lie", yeah he was a keeper all right, exactly the kind of husband someone with low self esteem didn't need, poor Mom. Dad was only partly right. Whilst the camera doesn't lie, it can be manipulated; the correct… Continue reading HOW TO TAKE A GREAT SELF PORTRAIT THAT GETS ATTENTION Part I – The How
“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love - that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one's very footsteps may not disturb the… Continue reading Custard Cottage Chronicles – Well now. That’s the end of that!
"Aargh! Stop! No more please..." this was my typical response whenever someone tried, for the umpteenth time, to explain depth of field to me. I don't think I'm particularly stupid but I just could not for the life of me get my head around what aperture to use for shallow depth of field, what deep depth… Continue reading SO WHAT IS DEPTH OF FIELD?
"I don't understand it! They looked so great on the LCD screen at the back of my camera!" Don't you just hate it when you get home from a photo shoot, where you were totally convinced you had some fantastic photographs, and in feverish excitement, trembling fingers and all, you download the images only to find that… Continue reading 7 Fabulous Tips To Sharper Photos
Good morning friends I am delighted to announce that today is LAUNCH day! Remember I have limited the class to only 10 students in order to give each participant my individual attention but once the seats are gone, they're gone. If you're keen to join the class, I encourage you to jump in right away and… Continue reading EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
There are 3 things that matter in property: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION The above phrase is said to have been coined by Lord Harold Samuel, a British property tycoon. Now, while a good location is not the be-all and end-all of a photo shoot, throw in some beautiful light and it can help to add that extra… Continue reading DOG PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS – OUTDOOR LOCATIONS