Back in March 2018 I discovered PhotoBoards at The Photography Show in Birmingham. I initially purchased three of the boards but I can honestly say that I have quickly fallen in love with them. They are pretty hardwearing as long as you follow the manufacturers guidelines e.g don’t put any […]

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. […]

I am delighted to be taking part in the Leamington Studio Artists Annual Photography Exhibition. The LSA annual open Photography and Digital Image exhibition is taking place at East Lodge from Wednesday 8th February until Sunday 5th March. The exhibition will be open Wednesday to Sunday 10am ’til 4pm. I […]

I have been busy over the last couple of weeks creating a variety of photographs of coffee. My previous shots of an Irish Coffee have sold so well as stock images I thought I would try and improve on them. I actually managed to pour the cream first time without […]


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 […]



01Dec

Making Your Own Painted Backgrounds For Your Food Photography

It’s all too easy to get carried away thinking that you need to purchase expensive backdrops but sometimes the vision you have in your head doesn’t match the backgrounds that are available to purchase. More often than not I make my own backgrounds with plywood and some acrylic paints. Alternatively […]

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 […]

15Nov

Making the Most of Props & Backgrounds

I often get asked ‘What props do you use?’ or ‘How did you get that shot?’. As a photographer you kind of want to keep an air of mystery about what you do but if I did that then nobody would ever learn from what I do or improve on […]