Photographer and designer from London, living in Manchester.
The Best Camera is the One That You Have with You
Expensive equipment, and the seeming "need" for it, is something that is rife throughout the photography community. We don't tend to award the artistic merit of a painting based on the price of the materials used but, in photography, we often believe that we must have the most expensive equipment in order to create worthy artwork.
The Ultimate Gift Guide for Photographers
It's almost that wonderful time of the year already. How December has come around so quickly, I'm not sure. It feels as though it was just yesterday that we were welcoming in the new year, unsure of what 2021 would bring and whether or not it would be any different to what the anomaly we had hoped 2020 was. Maybe that's a topic for another day.
Lomography's Lomochrome Metropolis: A Review
I've expressed previously that I don't tend to be very adventurous in my choice of film stock. I like to work with what I know, what I think I can control, and I don't tend to stray too far from that. That being said, every time I do push myself to explore new techniques, film stocks and ideas that are beyond the realm of what I'm comfortable with, I grow more fond of the experience.
The Lucky Ones
Your teenage years can often feel like you’re living in limbo. Or, at least, that’s how I remember them. It’s a strange paradox of feeling like an adult and starting to take on adult responsibilities, but not quite being an adult or having any of the freedoms that come with adulthood. You’re too old to be a child but not old enough to be an adult. I think that, at times like this, where you’re living in that in-between, finding a purpose can be difficult.
How to Shoot Portraits in Natural Light
Shooting in natural light can be a daunting experience when you begin with photography. The most obvious thing that people struggle with when it comes to natural light is its lack of predictability. From the unpredictable nature of weather, cloud coverage and sun positioning, there's a lot that can happen when shooting in natural light which can feel beyond your control.
A Photographer's Guide to Editing with Adobe Lightroom
As a photographer by trade, photo editing is a big part of what I do. Generally, I spend more time editing my photos than I do actually taking them. Thankfully, an evening spent in front of my laptop, editing my photos from the day and listening to a good playlist (top tip: a good editing playlist is key!) is something that I enjoy and so it doesn't feel too much like work.
How to Shoot Fashion Content for Instagram
Living in a city such as Manchester, I'm no stranger to shooting with fashion influencers. Shooting with fashion bloggers, influencers and content creators can be a great source of income as a photographer, and, generally speaking, it's a brilliant way of creating a regular and consistent source of income as a freelance photographer.
How to Make Money as a Photographer
The question of how to make money as a photographer is something that I'm asked frequently, and I understand why. Photography can seem like an oversaturated market, especially in more recent times, and understanding how you can earn a living off of something you love always seems to be a question people dream for the answer of but can never find.
The Circle: If Big Brother was an episode of Catfish, made by the Black Mirror creators
Big Brother, the sensation that spanned almost two decades from the turn of the millennium, was the British version of the Dutch reality television franchise of the same name. If you're an adult Briton, the chances are that you've known and loved the show in all of its intrusive glory. Alas, all good things have to sadly come to an end.