12Mar

Starting Out As A Stock Image Photographer – My Experiences So Far.

Since June 2016 I have been experimenting with submitting my work to Stock Image Libraries. There has been some ups and downs and I have learnt a lot along the way. In this post I am sharing with you everything I have learnt in the hope it helps you with […]

11Jan

Stock Image Trends For 2019

It’s January 2019 and the start of a whole new year in photography. For me January is always my time for researching and buying in props and making painted backgrounds to use later in the year. The planning now really pays off later in the year when I start to […]

23May

Reflectors & Flowers

If you don’t really know much about reflectors or how to use them or you are not sure what kind to buy, this simple short video will give you a brief answer. Why Use a reflector? With flowers it is simply to lighten the areas that are deep in shadow. […]

26Jan

Stock Image Trends 2018

I have been a bit quiet on here of late. Apologies but it’s January and everyone in my house has been poorly. It’s been a time for resting a little and I have taken some time to sit and research the up and coming image trends for this year. I […]


10Jul

Using An Oasis With Flowers

For just a couple of pounds you can transform your photographs of flowers.  Oasis comes in various shapes and sizes and is regularly used by florists to design floral arrangements. A pack of three cylindrical shapes like the one I use in the video costs just £1.50 from retailers such […]



05Apr

Continuous LED Lighting On A Budget – A Review

If you were at the Photography Show in Birmingham back in March you would have seen lots of stands selling LED lighting. While I didn’t make any purchases on the day I did come home and do my research in to this type of continuous lighting. I have always preferred […]

09Dec

Submitting To Stock Libraries – An Update

Back in August 2016 I posted a blog review about my experiences of submitting photography to Stock Libraries as a way to create a secondary income. It’s been a few months since I first dipped my toe in the water, in fact it’s been about 9 months. You may remember […]

25Nov

Persimmon & Plasticine

The other day a Persimmon caught my photographers eye in the supermarket. These days I think I am more interested in what food looks like rather than whether or not I might like to eat it, so at this rate I might lose some weight! So I have to confess […]

23Nov

Marketing Your Button Mirrors

So now you have made your Button Mirrors your mind should be buzzing with ideas of where to sell them. But lets not forget a few important steps before making those sales. How you present and promote your mirrors is going to be really important if you want to generate […]

22Nov

Making Button Badge Mirrors with your Photography

I know that some of my most popular blog posts are about making products from your photography, so I thought I would follow up on previous posts with this one about making Button Mirrors from your images. If you are already selling greetings cards of your images then this is […]