FIAP World Cup 2019

The results are out for the latest photographic World Cup. The competition was won by Taipei of Taiwan, but British clubs otherwise dominated the placings at the top of the leaderboard. Chorley Photographic Society finished a very creditable 5th place and I had a couple of entries in there, one of which was ‘accepted’. Other…

Creating an ‘Arty’ Look

I gave a talk at a camera club recently and I was asked how I created the look of some images that I shared. I explained how simple it was to do this with a couple of textures and the original image; a process using just four layers in Photoshop. A downloadable factsheet is available…

Natural History Museum

I have wanted to visit this museum for quite a while now (it’s on the bucket list!) and wasn’t going to miss the opportunity when I had to travel to London recently. The NHM is simply huge, from the outside it looks both imposing and attractive in it’s coloured brick design but you have to…

Fitzrovia Doorways

I had a few hours to kill whilst in London and took little Izzy for a walk in her pram but I needed something to do myself as we wandered around. Walking past a rather extravagant door I thought “why not create a mini photo project?” – so I did and here are some of…

Ballet Themed Shoot

I am without doubt the most reluctant dancer on this planet, however, I do seem to have a liking for photographing dance and have done for a while now. Having attended a dance photography workshop with Nicola Selby several years ago to learn the technicalities of capturing this genre of images, it dawned on me…

Workshops, Set-Ups & Warriors

There has been a lot online over the last week or so regarding photographic workshops, set-up images and of course this attracts the keyboard warriors with their overbearing sense of righteousness – the modern day puritans maybe!As a photographer, I have attended workshops, visited hides and created my own ‘set-up’ shots under controlled conditions. I…

Woolton Hall Shoot

Whilst on holiday recently I was thinking that I hadn’t been out with the camera of late so started researching some possibilities. I can’t remember quite how, but I stumbled upon a shoot being planned at Woolton Hall in Liverpool organised by John Ayliffe. Woolton Hall is a Grade I listed building, originally built in…