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Embracing the Blur – Shooting Wide Open with the Lensbaby Velvet 85 (or 56)

September 01, 2020 - If you are connected with me on any of my social media you probably know how much I love my Lensbaby Velvet 85. But I ha...
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How To Find A Missing Mojo

August 12, 2019 - From time to time we all find ourselves struggling to work up enthusiasm for our photography. Part of us thinks we reall...
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Making Life Simple – An Ikea Hack for Still Life Photography

April 20, 2018 - This year I’ve found myself shooting less and less indoor still life, not because I’ve lost interest or feel uninspired...
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Garden Photography – What to Shoot in Early Spring

March 26, 2018 - If you are anything like me once the first signs of spring arrive you can’t wait to get out with the camera and visit so...
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Start Where You Are

October 05, 2017 - Start Where you are…… It’s a rather well known phrase and I seem to keep stumbling across it recently. I usually see it...
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Lensbaby Comparison Part 2 – Velvet 85 vs Velvet 56

August 15, 2017 - A couple of weeks ago I posted my first comparison of the two Lensbaby Velvet lenses, I covered the more obvious differe...
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Lensbaby Comparison – Velvet 56 vs Velvet 85

August 02, 2017 - This week saw the arrival of a new Lensbaby, the Velvet 56! I’ve been sharing a lot of Velvet 85 images recently and so...
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The Question I’m Asked Most….

August 25, 2016 - It’s time I made a confession…… I’m not very interested in cameras. Or lenses. Or flashes and other lighting gear. Act...
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Behind The Scenes – Figs & Blackberries (No More Excuses)

June 14, 2016 - Do you ever find yourself making excuses? And then using those excuses not to take photos at all (or draw or write or ma...
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Don’t Wait For The Sun To Shine – More Product Photography Tips

February 15, 2016 - Over in Facebookland I’m in a couple of groups of crafters and makers, people that are selling on sites such as Etsy or...
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Product Photography Tips For Crafters, Makers, Bloggers and Creators

January 31, 2016 - Are you a crafter selling on Etsy, Folksy, Not On The High Street or on your own website? Or a blogger, a designer, a cr...
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Christmas Photography Tips

December 20, 2015 - Christmas is almost upon us and although its a time of year I love you will rarely see me sharing Christmassy images. It...
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Take Ten – Exercising that Creative Muscle

November 19, 2015 - Creativity, it’s a funny old thing isn’t it? As creatives we often sit and wait for inspiration to strike before we do...
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This Month’s Magazine Column – Photographing Your Children

November 15, 2015 - I was very excited once again to pick up a copy of this month’s Lancashire Magazine and see my monthly column of photogr...
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It’s Behind You!

November 03, 2015 - Photography tip of the week…. Look behind you!! Seriously, make sure you glance over your shoulder now and again. I a...
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An Autumn Walk & Photography Tips

November 02, 2015 - I’ve probably mentioned this already, in fact I may well have mentioned it more than once, but I absolutely love autumn.
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Beyond Snapshots & My First Magazine Article

October 09, 2015 - Well what a wonderful week this has been! After a lot of hard work on Wednesday evening I launched my free online photog...
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My Defining Moment – If I Could Give Just One Tip

June 18, 2015 - People often ask how I got interested in photography and I tell them about a series of chance happenings that lead to me...
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