Lessons from a lifestyle change

May 18, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
One of the most common questions I get asked when I am in the middle of a photoshoot is, "how did you get into this?" I usually get the feeling that the questioner is not quite happy with their own lot, maybe envious of what I am doing or just intrigued about the lifestyle choices people make. When I explain that I decided to switch careers after s...
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Is it Worth Persevering with a Boring Book?

April 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
If you have a short attention span or if you think this post is going to be boring here is the quick answer - If it is recommended to you by someone who's opinion you value. Personally I don't like to give up on something I've started, but occasionally when I get bogged down in book, I put it away and move on to something more inspiring. Recently...
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What Can you Learn from Cheap Chocolate?

March 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I recently bought a book simply titled "Chocolate". I am not a chocaholic. I am an aspiring food photographer and I bought the book because I was blown away by the stunning photography. The book was a collaboration between Pierre Hermé and Sergio Coimbra. For those of you who don't know, Pierre Hermé is one of the world's best pastry chef's and Ser...
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Gin and Juice

February 23, 2017  •  1 Comment
It's not often you spend a night drinking eleven gins and are still able to remember the evening, but that was my first experience of a Gin Society Festival. In truth I had four gin and tonics and a small sip of the other seven. Gin is not my usual tipple, but I do enjoy one now and again, usually before a meal or on a summers evening relaxing outs...
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How to Take Great Photos of Food with your Smart Phone

February 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
If you are a chef, an avid food blogger, or just someone who likes to share pictures of delicious food on your social media channels then you will most probably be taking lots of pictures on your smart phone. If you would like some tips on how to do it better then read on. Lighting Ask any photographer and they will tell you that lighting is the m...
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