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 […]

Taking Flight

This is something I’d originally intended to blog about a while ago, but then something surprising happened.  We got a summer, a real summer, the kind of summer that you wouldn’t want to miss due to spending the majority of it in a studio, and while animal studio sessions are available throughout the year, I […]

July’s Location Lighting Workshop

After several days of non-stop disasters, leading up to Wednesday’s workshop, starting with the originally booked model having to back out only 3 days before the event, and culminating in waking up on Wednesday morning to a washer/dryer that had “crashed” in the middle of the night (containing a drum full of wet clothes I’d […]

On Location, Location, Location!

For me, when it comes to photographing people, nothing beats getting out on location for a photo shoot, and last Wednesday’s shoot was a prime example.  I’ve written about location scouting on here before, and it’s something I love to do whenever time and opportunity presents itself. When a client contacts me, often with very little […]

Lighten Up and Shoot Film

First, I would like to thank Mikey for inviting me to tag along, assist and record some behind the scenes footage.  I would also like to thank Bruce for providing me with a couch to crash on while I was in Liverpool, and I want to thank both of them for the great company, conversations, […]

Doggy Heaven

Since word got out that I photograph dogs too, not just reptiles and crazy stuff, I seem to have been getting swamped with them!  Not that it’s a bad thing.  I’ve met some absolute sweethearts over the last few weeks, and one or two little horrors (but we love them too, and we won’t name […]

On The Wild Side

Like many of you reading this, animals have been a long time passion of mine.  Growing up around birds of prey, many breeds of working dogs, and later in life, reptiles of all different shapes and sizes; Reptiles being what got me into photography in the first place so many years ago. Over the course […]

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 […]

2012 Fireworks in Lancaster!

After last year’s quite successful image of Lancaster’s 2011 fireworks display, I decided to give it another go again this year. While I do shoot the entire event each year (no matter how cold it might get!), I only look to create one final image for the night.  There’s no point flooding the web with […]