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Casting Call 2 – SS18Brian

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 17:42:50 +0000

This Spring/Summer (2018) I’m looking to create some fashion-style portraits with an industrial/urban feel. See my ‘Industrial/Urban’ Pinterest board above for some examples of the sort of image I want to make. In order to make it happen, I need models who are based in Glasgow, Scotland, or are prepared to travel there for an evening shoot. […]

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Portraits with the Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L USM lensBrian

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 07:19:00 +0000

I recently took my new Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L USM lens out to the lovely setting of Sizergh Castle, a National Trust property in Cumbria. The intention was to do some test portraits, but I ended up creating a little story which I’m calling ‘In Search of Snowdrops’. The lens performed brilliantly, and I absolutely love […]

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Trying out the Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L USM lensBrian

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:18:53 +0000

I treated myself to a new lens this week, and have been itching to try it out. At lunchtime today I finally got the opportunity to grab a few shots with it, and I’m seriously impressed with the performance. First of all, I should say that this isn’t a lens for the faint-hearted. It’s heavy […]

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Casting Call – SS18Brian

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:10:31 +0000

This Spring/Summer (2018) I’m looking to create some romantic and emotive portraits of people with horses. See my ‘Portraits with Horses’ Pinterest board above for some wonderful examples of the sort of image I want to make. In order to make it happen, I need volunteers who would like to have a go at being a model […]

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Sat, 10 Feb 2018 06:31:10 +0000

My last couple of posts have featured carefully arranged and nicely presented food and drink, I wanted to see if I could carefully arrange the opposite. I’m quite pleased with the result, but I think they are still a bit ‘reserved’. As an experiment, I posted these to the same hashtags that I posted the […]

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Why we all love #flatlays and #coffeeBrian21432952_10156736517213677_700158719609546436_n21740679_10156749526218677_5093357933339844224_n

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 13:00:40 +0000

Whenever I have a random browse through Instagram, one of the things I notice is the prevalence of flat lays and coffee – usually flat lays of coffee, tea, or matcha. Why are these so popular? What is it about the subject and format that appeals? I’ve done it myself a few times. Above is […]

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Do Food Photographers get to eat their work?Brian

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:00:52 +0000

I’ve never really done much food photography, and snaps of my food have mostly been limited to quick Instagrams of meals in restaurants. I’m never happy with the result – mine always seem badly lit, grainy, and because they are taken with the iPhone’s built-in wide-angle lens, everything on the table ends up looking a […]

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Often overdressedBrianMe 8x10IMG_4918

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:00:36 +0000

Having a keen interested in people photography means I’m bound to be a stickler when it comes to having the right profile and header pictures on my social media. Sorry, but I’m just not the type to turn on the front facing camera of my iPhone and take a snap. This is my most recent […]

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Spicy Breakfast BiscuitsBrianBreakfastBiscuits

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 15:16:42 +0000

I should perhaps add the word ‘Christmas’ to this title, because this is a ‘biscuit’ recipe containing mincemeat and various other spices that never fail to bring the spirit of Christmas to the tastebuds. Firstly, let me say I’m absolutely not a baker. This is only my third ever attempt at cooking something sweet, so […]

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A Short Break in Windsor & EtonBrian

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 19:32:36 +0000

Nearly twenty years ago, I worked in Slough for around six months. I wasn’t immediately impressed with the town back then, and followed some advice to stay in nearby Windsor instead. I found myself a B&B where I settled for the duration, and since then I have been a regular visitor back to Windsor and […]

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