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Sunset challenge

Longney sunsetStarting the Easter holidays blessed with glorious weather I decided to set myself a small photography challenge. The rules were simple, capture the changing light of a sunset from an inspiring location less than 10 minutes drive from home. I finished up with a series of shots to show the transition.

Having researched a suitable location near the River Severn earlier in the week, I set off to Longney to see how the evening light would pan out. Continue reading

A beginner’s guide to better photos

Person holding a camera photographing a snow sceneAs with most photographers I’m often asked the question “what camera and lenses do you use?”. Whilst admiring their capable point-and-shoot compact camera, the reply is an embarrassingly long list of expensive equipment that leads them to enquire whether I’ve recently won the lottery.

The assumption is that to achieve professional results you need a top of the range camera with a selection of expensive lenses that resemble tree trunks in size and weight. Continue reading

iTakeout redesign

Person holding a camera photographing a snow sceneiTakeout, the online takeout ordering service, has relaunched with a redesigned interface courtesy of myself. Based in Portsmouth, iTakeout have expanded rapidly in 2010 to provide online takeout ordering to major towns and cities across the UK. Continue reading


Launch buttonI’m not sure why but as a web designer it’s all too easy to become overly focused on your client work, neglecting the most important site in your possession.

With the Arctic weather sweeping across Gloucestershire I refocused my attention to finishing this personal site, a task I’ve been meaning to finish for several months. Continue reading