We Are The Virus

Littering has always been a problem but in the last 75 years or so products and things have become even more desirable and more disposable. People buy stuff and companies have made it more convenient […]

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The Excuse Me Project at the #WeAreOxford event in August 2021 for Oxford City Council and The Oxford Museum.

On the 15th of August 2021, Oxford City Council held an event, #WeAreOxford, in the ‘meadow’ installation in Broad Street, to celebrate the diversity of the population, resident and transient, of Oxford. Street art, poetry, […]

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There’s always something to photograph – try something new, test yourself.

On a recent trip to New Zealand I found myself exploring lots of different locations with lots (and lots!) of different photo opportunities. Having been a professional photographer for over 20 years I would like […]

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Recognise the Oportunity.

Sometimes successful people aren’t necessarily the best at what they do but a trait that is found in a lot of them, along with many others of course, is an ability to recognise when an […]

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How to photograph stained glass using real world examples and showing before and after post-production images.

A comprehensive guide on how to photograph stained glass using a recent shoot as an example.   All pictures shown in this article were taken for Balliol College, Oxford ( after stained glass removal, cleaning […]

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Camera, local knowledge and perfect weather doesn’t always lead to perfect pictures!

I often see articles about how a photographer should always have their camera with them just in case they come across a scene that is perfect timing for a perfect picture. Serendipity. However, realistically speaking […]

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Elderberry Syrup

Now that might be an unusual title for a photography blog but bear with me!   Every year my Christmas rush for school, pre-school and nursery pictures starts at the beginning of September. That’s a […]

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Dufay dioptichrome or Lumiere autochrome? World War 1 photography.

Towards the end of last year I took some pictures for a client of a rather unusual object. My client called and said she had in her possession a photograph of an ancestor and his […]

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Passport photographs

New rules for UK passport photographs.   For many years passport photos have been more ‘mug-shot’ than ‘portrait’. No smiling, straight on to camera, nothing covering the face, even lighting etc. This is to do […]

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Reproduction photography

Over the years I’ve done a lot of repro photography for various clients but mainly Colleges at Oxford University. This could be for record purposes, insurance purposes or simply to produce images of items that […]

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