Basic Portrait Photography

A short guide to Basic Portrait Photography. Where to get started when starting a portrait shoot. Basic Portrait Photography Before I even begin, what are the main questions I am asked about portrait photography?: What makes a good portrait? How to achieve this: It’s pretty daunting to go into portrait photography with little to noContinue reading “Basic Portrait Photography”

The Exposure Triangle

As a photographer, I am often asked about photography and how to take photos. So, accordingly, I thought I would write an easy summary guide to the basics of how to take a photo. Including, the things to consider, the exposure triangle, and basic settings. Check out other photography tips here: Things to Consider WhatContinue reading “The Exposure Triangle”

The Importance of Colour Harmony

Elegance, style and balance. When looking at a well designed piece, whether it is a logo, a website or a painting, we are absorbed by the colours. In designing, picking colours for a piece is not necessarily just about what the designer thinks looks good. Countless amounts of research have shown that people can beContinue reading “The Importance of Colour Harmony”

Photography Tips #16: 7 Easy Rules of Composition

It’s been a while since I’ve written about photography and it is still one of the biggest parts of my life… so here are some of the things I have learnt over the past 8 years. *** Photography composition takes a beautiful photo and makes it great. It also makes you slow down the snappingContinue reading “Photography Tips #16: 7 Easy Rules of Composition”

Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #3

And so the saga continues. After being introduced to various aspects of coffee in Europe, see back to my Café and the Continent Post, I thought it may be good to share my thoughts on the Canada Coffee culture as its certainly…. different. *** Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #3 Canadian Coffee Culture Ordering CoffeeContinue reading “Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #3”

Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #2

After getting positive feedback on my potty post, I thought I would continue my series of awkward britishness abroad and bring you the second of the series….. *** Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #2 Precipitants So I found a definition of precipitants on the Met Office website and now am slightly alarmed:  The definitionContinue reading “Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #2”

Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #1

Seriously been struggling with a writing block currently so forgive the ranty quality of the post! ***** It’s now approaching the 6 months of living in Ottawa and I’ve started to get used to the vocabulary and the way things go but there are still things that continuously catch me off guard. I was initiallyContinue reading “Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #1”

Snapshots #15: Toronto in Blue

Over the weekend I went to Toronto for the weekend. Being a short 4ish hour drive form Ottawa, what’s not to lose?   I’ve been trying to stylise my pictures for a unique look and the G7 lets me play with colour so much more than my Canon 6d. All the edits are made inContinue reading “Snapshots #15: Toronto in Blue”

2 Months of Canadiana Living

To be truthful it’s been very hard to put into words the transition of Europe to North America, so apologies for the delay, and enjoy this rambling read… As a Brit moving to Canada didn’t seem that much of a move from the U.K. Oh how I was proven wrong. Of course the normal things ofContinue reading “2 Months of Canadiana Living”

Snapshots #14: Ottawa awattO

I haven’t been driven enough to write loads recently, and being back in an education that seems almost full time (except the strike) means that I haven’t had a spare moment to create a post that gives justice to my absence… So here are some photos instead of Ottawa just before the dark sets in.Continue reading “Snapshots #14: Ottawa awattO”

Live for the Weekend

-Short Read- Its been a month or so now and I haven’t exactly been on the blog hype train or had any ambition to sit down and splurge some words out online. I guess this is what is known as a writers block. My first wall of not being able to articulate what I wantContinue reading “Live for the Weekend”

Snapshots #13: Framing a Day

London How do you frame what is important in a day, a week, a month? I’ve challenged myself with an a5 frame to focus on the things that need to be in focus rather than focusing on the frame. Dancing round London in barefeet after acquiring blisters on blisters gave a new sense of freedomContinue reading “Snapshots #13: Framing a Day”