It’s my favourite time of year again here in Dorset, the woods are carpeted with bluebells and the leaves on the trees are bursting from their buds. Bluebells are one of my favourite flowers to spend time with and to photograph so I thought I would write a post about how I go about photographing … More Photographing Bluebells
November finds us in another lockdown and the weather is wet and dull outside, so to cheer myself up I’ve been losing myself in photo editing. I’d taken a few images of water lilies in the last few weeks and they’ve formed the basis of this series. I love the shapes of the lily leaves, … More Water lilies
I’ve always loved wild orchids, and living in Dorset I’m able to visit many species all growing within a few miles of my home. During the spring and summer these flowers appear on the chalk downs, in woods and meadows, pastures, dunes, roadside verges, bogs and heaths and some in unmown gardens and brown field … More Wild orchids
As I sit here and the rain lashes against the window panes I am casting my mind back to the long hot days of the summer and the beauty of the foxgloves that greated me on walks on the downs and in the woods. So I thought I would create a post this week about … More Foxgloves
To celebrate having the image below shortlisted in the Plants and Fungi category of CUPOTY 02, I’ve put together this little collection of images of Greater stitchwort, Stellaria holostea, one of my favourite spring flowers. All of these images were taken on walks around the village. The flowers are common in the verges, woodland rides … More Greater stitchwort
I have often wondered what kind of imagery I would be able to create using a different camera, so I was really excited when Olympus sent me an OMD E-M10 III to try out and write about. In this post I’ll share with you how I got on with the camera and the lenses which … More Olympus OMD E-M10 III
The lockdown has meant spending a lot more time at home and as the sun has been shining I’ve spent the last few weeks experimenting more with wet cyanotype, lumens and anthotypes. So I thought I’d share some of the work I’ve created and a little bit about how each image is made. The chemicals … More Cameraless creativity.
This year I have produced a 2020 Calendar which is available from Love from the Artist for £12 plus postage and packaging. The Calendar is 210mm square with a 1 inch square for each day of the month. They are available individually or at wholesale. Love from the Artist is a not for profit, CIC … More 2020 Calendar
A few years ago I started playing with cyanotype as I was looking for affordable ways to print my images. By making digital negatives on transparencies I could create printed work from my digital photography, and this process added another dimension to the original image. My love for the process grew and I have shared … More Cyanotypes
I am really excited to share that I will be having a month long exhibition at Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe Center in May. It is part of the Get Dorset Buzzing campaign, which is raising awareness of the importance of wildlife gardening across Dorset to help wildlife and pollinators. I hope many of you … More Plants and Pollinators Exhibition.