General Blog

On Workshops and Teaching

With only a month to go until the first of January’s photography workshops, I’ve received a few questions that I’m also going to answer here, and talk a little about workshops and photography tuition in general. We’ll get your questions answered first. Will you teach me to shoot like [insert photographer here]? Yes. No. Sort […]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

This year, we had the pleasure of spending Christmas my wife’s family in the USA.  There’s a saying in New Hampshire, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes”, and it didn’t disappoint.  In the space of a week, we went from a light dusting of snow, to wind and rain, to sunny and […]

On being a tourist…

Being a photographer, I have quite a few friends across the UK and abroad who also happen to be photographers and occasionally come to visit.  We hang out and go photograph the various historic and other attractions around Lancaster, or perhaps arrange a model and find some fancy location. I always find it interesting watching […]

The Virtues of Assisting – Part 1

I have to say from the outset, that while this article is “Part 1”, it is by no means a planned series.  I just know that at some point I will be writing more on this topic. During the first 8 or 9 years of my life with a camera, the type of subjects I […]

Things You See While Scouting

I’ve been out doing some final scouting over a location today for a shoot I have planned tomorrow, and I’d expected to put up a somewhat different blog post to that which I’m about to write. I live close to the River Lune, and it’s become one of my favourite places to photograph people over […]

The UK Falconry & Hawking Event 2011

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the first Kiezebrink UK Falconry & Hawking Event at the International Centre for Birds of Prey in Newent, Gloucestershire and, as with most of the fairs I go to, I was fortunate enough to be able to stay on site for the whole event with my […]

CLA Game Fair 2011, Blenheim Palace

This weekend I have been attending the wonderful, but exhausting, CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock near Oxford.  As usual at these events I came home battered and barely able to move.  Several days of being constantly on your feet in a rapidly changing mix of humid heat and heavy rains really takes […]