The definition of lifestyle photography is “the art of everyday life”. In every image that a photographer takes they decide what they will show and what they leave out. Some photos are blatantly honest and candid (documentary photography), while others are a little idealistic – they show the beautiful side of things. These photos are often positive and uplifting, although they still show reality. They tell … Continue reading Lifestyle Photography
I don’t normally specialise in wedding photography, but this year I have already been asked to photograph two weddings, for two very special people. For one of them I am being flown out to Germany for the event – very exciting! The other was my sister’s wedding last month. After collecting information and pictures on the ideal wedding for years, my sister and her fiance … Continue reading A small wedding
It’s such a happy colour isn’t it? Yellow was where I actually started this entire blog, but that’s not where I’m heading today.
Last year I was commissioned to create a series of images, as fine art prints for a kitchen. Very interesting! My brief was wonderfully vague : 5-6 images that would bring the accent colour yellow into a kitchen, using kitchen appropriate subjects. I decided to go for a slightly vintage feel, but it was important to keep the yellow vivid. There was lots of experimenting and faffing. Continue reading Yellow Kitchen
Creativity flourishes when you take time out to play. No specific goal, just grab what you have at hand and let things develop instinctively. See where you end up. I needed a break from food and I have some very vague ideas in my head, which refuse to be pinned down. So this morning I saw my hydrangea outside and decided, it would do. I … Continue reading simply flowers
I’ve had some challenges this week, and for some of the decisions I made, I had to to listen to my basic gut. I had to strip away all my surrounding influences, until I could see the basic values that I have been raised with. And the thing is, it wasn’t a choice between black and white – that would’ve been simple. No, these were … Continue reading Back to Basics – B+W
(Note: I speak Canon, but you might find, with a little fiddling, that you’re able to translate this to your own camera language.) So you want to shoot directly in Black and White? It is such good training for the eye! For the entire first year of my photography studies we were only allowed to shoot in black and white. It’s … Continue reading BEYOND AUTO: PICTURE STYLE
Can you believe it’s already June? We’ve had a lot of visitors recently and we’ve been busy busy busy. Time’s flying and it’s not always easy keeping up. When it gets like this, I find the best way to cope is to simplify everything. Find the essentials and just let go of the rest. So I’m on this mission to go back to basics. In photography, the best … Continue reading Back to basics – 2 simple steps to improve your photography