May 10

It’s good to be square

5:4, 6:4, 7:5, 16:9. I’ve tried, I have, but there’s something about 1:1, the square format, that speaks to my heart when it comes to creating images. With its sides of equal length, the dependable square appeals to my sense of order, balance and harmony. Perhaps, as this blog’s title suggests, it’s also a little conventional […]

February 14

The right ingredients

If you think creating Michelin-star dishes has little in common with creating great photographs, think again. During the final week BBC Masterchef 2016, the finalists were challenged with producing dishes devised by chef, Daniel Humm.

October 23

More than an image

Amongst the endless Twitter campaigns and hash tags, there are two that struck me, as much because each one answers the question that the other posses.

August 21

Publish and be damned!

It’s estimated that over 2 billion people have active social media accounts. For many of us, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have become an integral part of our lives, even for those old enough to remember life before mobile phones and tablets. Social media is being used to forge connections, empower people, and give a voice […]

July 27

In good company

I returned recently from a photography tour to the Li River in China led by Ocean Capture owner, Jonathan Chritchley, but if I’d listen to the comments of another photographer, I might never have gone. With specialist photography holidays more popular than ever, it pays to choose not by destination but by photographer.

May 31

Getting organised

How restructuring your photography website could spark new ideas and improve your photography.

May 22

Feeling inspired

Photographers learn and take inspiration from many sources, an important one of which is the work of other photographers.