August Portrait

In the wild this time. A photographer friend of mine with his daughter. Some people will hate the processing here. I had spend the day shooing a wedding on Portra on Medium Format. I felt like being daft with colours


Just back from a trip to Wales. Lovely scenery and of course the chance to shoot some falling water.   10sec exposure  @  f11 –  25mm wide setting on the Tamron SP 17-50

July Portrait: Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye

July’s portrait was a tough one. Work has been hard and the thought of rigging up for a portrait shoot has been daunting. However while out and about I have been playing with longer focal lengths on my cheap telephoto. 135mm on the d7000, 55-200mm nikkor, iso 100, 1/125. I should have the Wales trip […]

Sheerness Steps

Summer seems to be starting here in London, my wife and I decided to take our son to the seaside . The trip gave me an opportunity to take the Ensign Ranger out with a slower film. Last time out I had an ISO 400 film loaded and I was hampered by a lack of […]

The cult of faux film

I shoot film for three reasons: firstly  – I like the look of it, secondly –  I like the zen aspect of working with manual cameras. Thirdly – old tech is cool, I play guitar through a two knob valve amp for the same reason. However film is long-winded, expensive and there are times when it’s […]

Snow stopper

I promise that this will be the last of the fed2 snow photographs. There is a new camera on it’s way to the lodge, it’s medium format and older than anything I have tried before. Fed2b with Industar26m, Kodak BWcn400 -> Lightroom4 -> Topaz B&W Effects (for a bit of a contrast hike and a […]

Waiting for the Summer

The lake in Danson Park is a favourite spot for local walkers and we often take Dylan up there for a stroll in the fresh air. The grounds are quite pleasant, laid out by Nathaniel Richmond, assistant to Capability Brown. The tea rooms are fantastic and offer the best Darjeeling i have tasted in a long time. […]

Feb Portrait: Dylan again

It’s only month two of my 12 portraits in 12 months project  and I have already come close to failure. People seem happy enough to let me snap away at social gatherings but finding a victim to sit in front of me for an hour is a touch more troublesome. This months model is a […]


I may rely on B&W conversions too much but I love the tonal aspect of monochrome. It may be because I am partially colour blind or maybe  it is because I am of an age where reportage was in broadsheets and they were black and white. LR 4 for exposure adjustments & Framing / straighten […]