Blog - Photography tips

I offer personal 1-2-1 photography courses, but I also write a lot of photography tips to help you improve your photography.
How to choose a family photographer
06th October 2017 - 0 comments

The 10 questions to consider when trying to choose a family photographer
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What's the best time of year for outdoor family portraits?
03rd July 2016 - 0 comments

What's the best time of year for outdoor family portraits? There are actually benefits to all the different seasons. I'll talk you through some of the options in this post, along with some accompanying photographs.
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8 Questions to ask your baby photographer before you hire them
22nd March 2016 - 0 comments

Here are 8 great questions to ask your baby photographer before you hire them so you don't end up choosing a 'wrongun!' and being disappointed with the results.
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Baby photography ideas for 3 month olds
02nd December 2015 - 2 comments

This post highlights a few of my favourite baby photography ideas for 3 month olds.
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Family portraits in your home and garden
07th October 2015 - 0 comments

Most photographers in Peterborough specialise in family portraits against a white background. However, I prefer to create your family portraits somewhere that you have an emotional connection with. Your home and garden is often the first place to consider.
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How to look stunning in your wedding photos
10th February 2014 - 0 comments

Here's some great tips I've picked up over the years on how to look stunning in your wedding photos. It covers everything from what to do with your hands, right through to what you need to consider when choosing a venue.
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The 9 psychological secrets of creating great portraits of children
10th May 2013 - 0 comments

When I first started out I used to see a lot of tears and tantrums – and that was just the parents…!!
As time went past I quickly realised I’d need to become an expert in child psychology if I was going to create the very finest portraits of children.
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How to photograph cats
09th July 2012 - 1 comment

I had this article about how to photograph cats published in Your Cat magazine last month.
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How to take portraits against the sunset
19th October 2011 - 1 comment

This post explains how to photograph people against a sunset. If you don't know what you're doing you'll end up with a silhouette of the people all a bleached out sky with no sunset.
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How to create composite photos
27th September 2011 - 0 comments

This video tutorial explains how to create a composite photo where you have the same person appear in a photo several times.
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Photography checklists
19th August 2011 - 0 comments
A series of photography checklists to help you take better photos and avoid a calamitous mistake when working for a client.
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Taking landscapes at night
30th December 2010 - 0 comments

You can still take stunning photos even once darkness has descended and you're left in almost total blackness. This post explains how to take stunning photos in darkness too black to see.
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16 travel portrait tips
20th December 2010 - 0 comments


There's a bit more to a travel portrait than shoving the camera in someone's face and taking the shot. Charm, humility and a plan of attack are just as important as you photographic knowledge. I need to work on my charm...!
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Photo tip - Should you light portraits from the back or front?
10th August 2010 - 0 comments

You read all the time about making sure you should have catchlights in a model's eyes. This article looks at when you should light portraits from the front or back.
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Photo tip - How to take better HDR photos
07th August 2010 - 0 comments


This tip explains how to improve your HDR photos.
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Photo tip - Travel photography in poor weather
16th March 2010 - 0 comments
When you're cursed with rain and thick, dull cloud when you're taking travel photos then use some of these tips to help you get the most from your trip.
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Photo tip - Travel photographer's equipment checklist
05th March 2010 - 0 comments
This is a checklist of equipment and useful / essential items that a travel photographer should take on a foreign assigment.
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Photo tip - How to learn photography
03rd February 2010 - 0 comments
Tips on the different methods of learning photography and their pros and cons. I have included some fantastic links to great photography websites.
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Photo tip - Metering modes
03rd January 2010 - 0 comments
Many amateur photographers treat camera metering modes like George Bush treated climate change - they pretend it doesn't exist, or that it's not important. Well they do exist and they are important, but they are easier to sort out than climate change.
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Photo tip - Basic camera functions
03rd January 2010 - 0 comments
If you have just bought a camera and need to get your head round some of the basic functions then here are a few tips to get you started.
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