My Blog

My blog is a place of idle ramblings that may help other photographers, and act as a diary for myself. Nothing too serious and maybe, occasionally, helpful.
  • Darkroom prints of The Shard and Central London captured on Ilford Delta 400

The “London By Night” Series – Ilford Delta 400

By |February 10th, 2020|Categories: Film Types and Reviews|

My Increasing Use of Ilford Technology for photography, development and printing Previous readers might recall previous posts 1, 2 and 3 over the last couple of years where I describe that I have used my downtime when working in London to capture nighttime cityscapes of central London as part of an ongoing project called "The London Series" (or "London by Night"). Mostly these are

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Ensuring your website delivers relevant content for SEO | Business_shine.co.uk

By |January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Industry News|

Introduction In recent times, I have started to pay more attention as to where, and in what way, my website is featured in search engine results. Many of us will know the importance of SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) which is the process of ensuring our posts and pages contain titles and metadata that helps search engines like Google understand what the content is about,

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Inspiring Professional Wedding Photographers | Virgil Bunao

By |January 19th, 2020|Categories: Industry News|

The 4th member in this series of inspiring wedding photographers is Virgil Bunao over in the USA. This chap is a hybrid shooter, combining both digital photography and film photography together in the same event. This is not all that uncommon these days, though I would struggle with it personally...just too much to think about! But he seems to be doing a great job

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Inspiring Professional Wedding Photographers | Kristin Sautter | Fine Art Destination Wedding Photographer in Europe

By |January 19th, 2020|Categories: Industry News|

Kristin Sautter | Fine Art Destination Wedding Photographer in Europe I stumbled across Kristin's website and details whilst searching for other fine art wedding photographers. Her images immediately captured my attention, having that fresh bright and pastel look that I really like myself. And she has a great branding and tag line which is "IMAGERY FOR THOSE WITH WANDERLUST". She makes a point of

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Inspiring Professional Wedding Photographers – Julie Michaelsen Photography

By |January 17th, 2020|Categories: Industry News|

As frequent readers will know, I have been "a photographer" for long time. And by that title, I mean a generic "jack of all photography" who photographed anything I liked the look of; just someone who loves capturing moments on film forever; landscapes, sunsets, waterfalls, people, streets, and also weddings when I can. When I was a kid, while most of my friends were

  • Photograph of main road in Spondon at night

Photographing….the main road, of all things, at night with Kodak TMAX 100

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: Film Types and Reviews|

OK, so it sounds weird. Who on Earth photographs their main road near their house? Well, I do. I live on a road that is quite busy in Spondon. It's a through road to several significant storage facilities and larger towns about 5 miles north east. So in the day, it gets heavy vehicles passing through and lots of cars. However, by night, it

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An Equine Photography Shoot of Shetland and Miniature Ponies

By |October 28th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

I have recently ventured into the terrain of equine photography; aka "horse photography". A friend of mine has several ponies located at a nearby rural spot. He was kind enough to let me have a go at photographing his horses. It's nearly November, here in the UK. Which generally means cold and wet. On this particular weekend day the sun was, however, shining....after it