I'm by no means a macro photographer. But sometimes you just can't help yourself. I had a macro lens and a couple of flashguns handy and these leafcutter ants on the floor of a Peruvian rainforest made perfect practise subjects. After all there were millions of them - literally. But I knewRead More
Not all of my work is weddings. And not all of it is people. This week I've been doing a lot of commercial work and also shooting comp cards for a modelling agency. All a lot of fun, but I don't think you want to see empty industrial buildings andRead More
It was an August Bank Holiday. But not like any other. A quick couple of days away in Brighton sounds normal enough. But in the entire 3 days, I didn't encounter any traffic jams at all. No bank holiday snarlups at all. And it didn't even rain - well only forRead More
Sometimes my favourite images aren't the technically perfect ones. They are the ones that capture a moment, a feeling, a better version of reality. Like this - one of my favourite holiday snaps. I know exactly why you shouldn't fasten a cheap piece of plastic over a lens without a hoodRead More
The Reading Room is a rare treat - a building that could have been purpose designed for photographers. Sweeping curves, huge softlight window at the top and lovely honey coloured stone. All you need is for somebody to walk obligingly into the shot to complete it. Sometimes taking pictures is pretty easy.Read More
My niece Ema is over for a couple of days. She lives in Japan and studies in New York and has been visiting the UK since she was a few months old. Amazingly she had never visited London. "What do you want to see in London?" Changing of the Guard. "OK....".
Some people ask me “do you take pictures on holiday?”. The answer is that I almost always take a camera with me. Very occasionally I’ll decide I need a complete break from photography but that’s pretty rare ;) I usually take a camera and indulge myself by taking pictures thatRead More
So yes, you expect Venice to be pretty wet. But as well as being wet it floods about 20 times a year. So if you turn up for a week and it floods 5 times then you can count yourself as pretty unlucky. Especially when it means you spend New Year'sRead More