This year I’ve been working with Chiedza Dawn Ziyambe, founder of Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase (ZFS) who has her annual fashion show running from 28-30 July in London and Birmingham. Back in February I took some promotional images for Dawn and last week I was at the fitting and catwalk training session she had
Following on from last weeks post on my updated approach to Lightroom catalogues here is my updated guide to Lightroom and Photoshop workflow. I do all of this on a 13″ Macbook Pro so if you’re using a Windows machine there will be a few minor differences when talking about files and directories.
It’s been around 18 months since I switched to using Lightroom and Photoshop for my workflow and editing. In January 2015 I wrote a post about how I intended to organise my catalogue in Lightroom and in December documented my workflow. Having worked with both of these tools for over a year
Last week the American photographer Bill Cunningham died at the age of 87. Cunningham was a street and fashion photographer and was famous for both his unassuming character and his bicycle which he used to get from his Manhattan apartment to the various fashion events that he photographed around the city. He was
This weekend was the City of Colours festival in Birmingham marking another great event in our city following on from the previous weekends TEDx Brum. City of Colours takes place in and around the Custard Factory in the “creative quarter” of Birmingham. It’s aim is to to promote unity, diversity and
The Affordable Garden Art Exhibition at Showborough House near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire is becoming a bit of an annual event (see 2015 and 2014) for me. This year I visited earlier than usual but was still lucky enough to get a lovely sunny day which made both the sculptures and the house look their best.
It’s been three months since I started using the Fujifilm X100T as an addition to my Olympus, micro four thirds cameras. I thought I’d take this opportunity to write a short review based on real-life usage over that time and share a few images in the various genres I shoot
This weekend I visited Down House which was the home of Charles Darwin between 1842 and 1882 and is now owned by English Heritage. Darwin was one of the most influential scientists whose theory of evolution, supported with compelling scientific evidence built up over years of painstaking research, pretty much debunked
Three years ago today I posted my first entry onto this blog celebrating the renewal of my interest in photography with the purchase of my first serious micro four-thirds camera, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 (which we should now call the Mark I given there is now an E-M5 Mark II).
Having recently acquired the Nik Collection from Google at the remarkable price of $0 (though with a slightly uneasy feeling attached) I thought I would have a go with one of the modules, Silver Efex Pro, on some recent images from a photowalk around Birmingham. Here are the results. All