The Magical Land of Cornwall

Since going to the butterfly park and using it as an opportunity to shake the dust from the camera I’m afraid the camera went straight back in the bag again. Fortunately this time it wasn’t through another crisis of confidence or deluge of doubt but for a much happier reason – I was married to […]


It’s been a while since I was on here. Truth be told, its been a while since I’ve felt I’ve taken any photos worth your time. There are many boring reasons for this, but the most prevalentĀ is that I don’t feel I’m getting anywhere with photography. I can take photos, edit and then I send […]

Green Man Festival August 2013

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to go to the Green Man Festival at Glanusk, nr the Black Mountains in South Wales. It was my first festival and to be honest I was very unsure as to what to expect. I had a look at the line up and bar Caitlin Moran (who’s […]

Gems from the past

Hidden in my Nan’s attic there was a leather suitcase, as there are in many attics. In this one was a jumble of old cameras. And I mean old cameras! There are ones with bellows, ones with clockwork and ones that I have absolutely no idea what they are or how they work. For the […]

Self validation

As an amateur photographer do you know how well you are doing? We post photographs on the social media website of choice, friends say they like them and of course, so does your mum. You try Instagram and gain a couple of followers, but nothing like the numbers your ego was hoping for. Is this […]

A heck of a lot can happen in a year.

As we start a new year, many people choose to look back at the 12 months past. Personally, 2012 was a very mixed year but in photography terms – it was a fantastic one. In June 2012 I undertook my Christmas present from my parents, a 10 week Open University Photography course. I cannot understate […]

It’s this time of year again…

Currently I have a few spare moments – which this close to Christmas I’m feeling pretty smug about -and I thought I would share some of the most recent photos I’ve been taking. Every year a managed forest called Westonbirt Arboretum located between Bath and Cirencester puts on a fantastic winter wonderland. After the typical […]


I don’t do much sports photography. The idea of spending hours and hours waiting by the sidelines with your fingers turning so blue and numb that you can’t tell if you hit the shutter button or not doesn’t exactly appeal. But a beach in the sunshine? Now that sounds like my kind of sport. To […]

Breaking the rules.

I have a habit of not doing things the proper way. I tend to trial my own path, and learn from my mistakes. This is especially true with my photography. I take landscape photos in the middle of the day, when the pro’s in books and articles state that there is rarely a point shooting […]

Creating Opportunities.

I spend a fair bit of my free time looking at photographs by other pro and amateur photographers. And when I see a great photograph, there’s a question that keeps bugging me. Given the same opportunity, would I have the talent to get the same shot? Obviously there are some variables – the gear used, […]