"So now is come our joyful feast, Let every man be jolly; Each room with ivy leaves is dressed, And every post with holly. Though some churls at our mirth repine, Round your foreheads garlands twine, Drown sorrow in a cup of wine, And let us all be merry. Now all our neighbors' chimneys smoke,… Continue reading FROM OUR HEARTS TO YOURS…
“Hospital waits are bad ones. The fact that they happen to pretty much all of us, sooner or later, doesn't make them any less hideous.” Jim Butcher, Small Favor It's been a rare old rollercoaster ride of a fortnight here at Custard Cottage and we have had our fill of urologists, oncologists, radiologists, anesthetists, nurses,… Continue reading Doctor Who?
BIGGER IS BETTER – CANVAS WALL ART ROCKS!
Too often we settle for small sizes when printing digital images, don't get me wrong, those 4x6" prints certainly work well as gifts or in a cute little frame on your desk but they are way too small for a wall portrait. I ordered some canvasses recently (a pair of 500 x 500mm square canvasses… Continue reading BIGGER IS BETTER – CANVAS WALL ART ROCKS!
SCARAB VILLAGE, SEDGEFIELD – PET PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION – MARLEY & LESLEY
Every bride is beautiful. It's like newborn babies or puppies. They can't help it." Emme Rollins What with Mr T having toodled off to Australia for 7 weeks I've been kind of busy, doing my chores plus his chores (I'm clocking up brownie points by the minute and expecting a nice pressie when he gets… Continue reading SCARAB VILLAGE, SEDGEFIELD – PET PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION – MARLEY & LESLEY
DOG PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS – OUTDOOR LOCATIONS
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
PET PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS – PLAYING, RUNNING, TUGGING, OOPS!
I've been practising my action pet photography lately, instead of sweet images of pets sitting quietly and looking angelic, I've been trying out a bit of running, jumping and playing shots. If you'd like to try this with your own pets, use their favorite toy or initiate their favorite game to get some fun images.… Continue reading PET PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS – PLAYING, RUNNING, TUGGING, OOPS!
BEST MOMENT AWARD FOR moi du toi photography
Many thanks to the delightful blog - Ruby the Black Labrador for nominating moi du toi photography for the Best Moment Award (I know! Can you believe there is another Ruby the black labrador besides my Ruby? And she lives in a place called Paddington in Australia, true story, really!) The Best Moment Award is… Continue reading BEST MOMENT AWARD FOR moi du toi photography
5 IMPORTANT TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING A BLACK DOG
Photographing a black dog can be a frustrating experience, when I began taking photographs of my black Labrador, Ruby, it was a nightmare! None of my images had detail, Ruby looked like a black blob with no definition. These are the tips I learned to help me obtain gorgeous images of my black dog, I'm… Continue reading 5 IMPORTANT TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING A BLACK DOG
Celebrate Life & Capture the Memories
I have owned many dogs in my life and loved all of them without exception however there have been only two with whom I have had that extra special soulmate connection. The first dog was a childhood pet named Patches who has long since crossed over, more than 40 years ago now and the second… Continue reading Celebrate Life & Capture the Memories