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My Favourite Images of the Year!

Narrowing it down to my absolute favourites is really quite difficult, and I worry that its a little disappointing for clients if they don't see their images included. Its hard to say what makes a favourite image. A lot of it I will admit comes down to technical qualities. Where many people wouldn't care about this aspect as its my job I'm always aware of it. Working with children sometimes makes it difficult to get technical perfection as they can move so easily taking them out of the light I've placed so carefully.

I do love images from all of my sessions but I can't post them all so here are a just a few where everything seemed to come together perfectly.










I actually have a couple more but one I don't have permission to use here and a couple others are from my last portrait session of the year but I can't share them just yet. I've not yet asked permission and I always let my clients see everything before I share anything as I think thats only fair. N…

The Best Photographic Conference of the Year is Nearly Here!!!

The Societies Convention in London is being held from January 20th to the 24th this year. As always I am so looking forward to it. Not only is a great opportunity to receive formal training from some of the best in the industry but its also a chance to learn and gain immense knowledge from so many people from all over the world while enjoying a drink (or 3) at the bar. I always come away from this trip feeling as though I've just attended a family reunion. I've made so many wonderful friends who so often are there for me through the year. It is such a worth while event and for anyone not sure whether to make the trip I can assure you its made a load of difference to me. 

Anyway, I am posting this to tell you that I am again running two classes this year, The first is software related and is a 2 hour masterclass.  The second is a hands on lighting 4 hour superclass. 
Masterclass: You Don't Know What You Don't Know When: Thursday January 21st from 1:00 to 3:00pm
This clas…

I Finally Offered Christmas Mini Sessions, After All These Years of Thinking About it.

I have for years wanted to do something Christmas related, only not in a cheesy way. And each year I thought about it but I just couldn't come up with the ideas. It didn't help that when I needed to be thinking about it, like in July, Christmas was the last thing on my mind.  Not to mention finding the props is somewhat difficult that time of year.


So this year I allowed no excuses to get in the way. I was doing them no matter what. And I am glad I did. I forced myself to sit down and create the scene that would work for me.


Finding the props was still difficult as I was working on this in October. Despite what I had expected, the garden centres hadn't yet put up their displays and the online shops had only just started listing their Christmas products. So in the end I had to make my tree, which I love even though its rather heavy and a little unstable. Not sure it will survive another season to be honest. But I plan to make another with slightly smaller branches that I w…