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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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Wonky Cherries – Lensbaby Blog Circle

January 31, 2020 - I must confess I’ve been feeling a little stuck in a rut with my photography recently. Every time I think of getting out...
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Serenity Blog Circle – Blueberries

November 20, 2019 - Recently I’ve been struggling for motivation with my photography. I sometimes feel like I’m shooting purely to feed my s...
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Halloween Still Life – Lensbaby Blog Circle

October 31, 2019 - For some reason I’ve managed to be away from home at the last two month ends so I’ve missed out on the Lensbaby Blog Cir...
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Guild Of Photographers Qualification Panel

November 27, 2018 - I did it! I’m really pleased to have finally submitted my Qualification Panel and passed! I’ve been a member of The Gui...
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Lensbaby Blog Circle – October

October 31, 2018 - Despite being determined not to miss another month’s blog circle September somehow disappeared without me managing a pos...
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Supermarket Inspiration ~ Lensbaby Blog Circle (May)

May 30, 2018 - I would love to be able to say that I’m super organised and have ideas planned well in advance for the Lensbaby blog cir...
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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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Lensbaby Burnside 35 – First Impressions, Still Life

February 14, 2018 - If you’ve read this post you will already know that the guys at Lensbaby sent me a Lensbaby Burnside 35 to try out ahead...
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2018 – Embracing The Blur

January 18, 2018 - If you follow my blog you’ll know that each year I like to set myself a theme. I’m not good at sticking to projects that...
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Portrait Of A Man I Never Met

November 21, 2017 - I never met Ian but I know I would have really liked him. Ian was a gentleman and a wonderful eccentric with a warm per...
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My Year With Unconventional Lenses – An Update

October 24, 2017 - It’s rather ironic that having a creative business sometimes means that we have so little time to follow that creative p...
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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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On Making Time To Create

June 15, 2017 - I’m sure that every creative business owner sets off on their business journey thinking they will spend much of their da...
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Making Pictures While The Rain Falls

March 21, 2017 - Last weekend saw yet another dreary, damp, grey, miserable, drizzly weekend here in the north of England. One of those w...
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Happy World Book Day!

March 01, 2017 - I have to confess at being a little confused by World Book Day. My own daughter has long since left school and I don’t...
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Vintage Lens Still Life Photography

February 07, 2017 - Well the last few weeks have turned out much busier than expected with lots of copy writing work for lovely photographer...
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Autumn, Where Did It Go?

December 01, 2016 - Well here in the UK winter suddenly landed a few days ago, we had the first real frosts and some really cold weather. I’...
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Still Life With The Vintage Lens

October 05, 2016 - There’s been so much going on over the last couple of weeks that I’ve been absent from the blog for longer than I’d inte...
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Playing With Textures

August 04, 2016 - Isn’t it strange how things seem to appear at just the right time? I’ve been feeling drawn to experiment with textures...
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Why It’s Good To Be Pointless, Sometimes!

July 19, 2016 - “Learning through play”. It’s a phrase that we hear all the time when talking about children and as adults we know how...
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52 Weeks Of Quiet, Catching Up!

July 05, 2016 - Well we are halfway through the year already! Not quite sure how that happened to be honest but I’m rather impressed wit...
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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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Those Vintage Books In Use

May 26, 2016 - If you’ve been reading the blog recently you’ll know I’ve been on a what seemed like an impossible mission to find some...
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Finding Mozart

May 02, 2016 - I’m currently on a mission to find some beautiful old books to use in my still life and product photography. You really...
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52 Weeks Of Quiet ~ Still Going Strong!

April 12, 2016 - It’s almost the middle of April and I’m quietly pleased with myself. I set myself a project a the beginning of the year...
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The Year In Books

March 08, 2016 - If you’ve been following the blog for a while you’ve probably realised that I’m a big fan of creative challenges or proj...
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52 Weeks + Past Their Best

February 07, 2016 - Fifty Two Weeks of Quiet, Week Five I was rather pleased with myself this week, I managed to combine two photography pr...
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“Beginnings”

January 12, 2016 - It somehow seems a little ironic that I’m late to share a post regarding this months photo challenge which is aptly titl...
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52 Weeks Of Quiet

January 05, 2016 - 52 Weeks Of Quiet, Week One A couple of posts ago I mentioned that I was sitting on an idea for a year long personal ph...
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“Red” – December’s Photo Theme

November 30, 2015 - This month’s theme is “Red”, a simple one for December and one that could be festive or not. It could be a single image...
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The Revival Of Hydrangeas

November 26, 2015 - Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that hydrangeas seem to have become a little trendy recently? Or perhaps they’v...
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Blackberries – Past Their Best

November 11, 2015 - It’s International Food Photography Day today, or so I’ve been reliably informed, and it seemed the perfect day to conti...
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In The Beginning, A Sourdough Loaf

October 25, 2015 - A few days ago I was pleasantly surprised when someone tweeted to tell me how much they liked my “Past Their Best” serie...
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A Ball Of String and An Enamel Plate

September 28, 2015 - There’s times when I’m shopping alone that I’m really, really glad that I don’t have anyone with me. Like yesterday. I w...
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Past Their Best – Birds Eye Chillies

July 16, 2015 - I’m continuing in my little mini project to photograph out of date food with some simple portraits. All the food photogr...
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In Search of the Perfectly Imperfect

July 08, 2015 - Recently I’ve found myself constantly on the look out for photography props. In the very early days of my business my pr...
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Bringing Back Memories – And They Aren’t All Good !!

June 24, 2015 - Isn’t strange how the smallest of things can trigger a whole load of forgotten memories? Photographs are the obvious mem...
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Food Portraits – Past Their Best

June 03, 2015 - I’ve recently developed a bit of a passion for food photography, I say recently but if I’m honest its more that I’ve sta...
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