New Year's Resolutions

January 17, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Every year it's the same.....my New Year Resolution is that I'll drink more water and run 5 miles a day. Well, we all know that's not going to happen but I like to think it's the thought that counts!! What I will be doing this year though is taking more photos of my dogs Betty and Hector and I really do urge you to do the same with your pets. The...
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Running off into the sunset....

February 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
SILHOUETTE SHOTS ______________________________ Those of you who follow me on Facebook will know that I LOVE taking silhouette shots! In fact, the shot above was featured by the Kennel Club only yesterday on their Instagram account for Dog Photographer of the Year - eek!! So, with that in mind, I thought now would be the perfect time to let you i...
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Year of The Dog

February 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Did you know that the Chinese New Year begins on January 16th and as 2018 is Year of the Dog I thought I'd tell you all a little bit more about some of the myths and legends. T he Dog is the eleventh of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Monke...
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Background blur. How to get it!

October 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
So often I am asked how I get that lovely soft, dreamy, blurry background in my portrait shots. "Do you use an app? Is it photoshopped? Is it because you've got a fancy camera?" Well, the answer is yes you can do all of those things but actually, anyone can achieve background blur to a greater or lesser degree and so in this blog I'm going to show...
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How to photograph black dogs.

September 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
One of the things I get asked about most often is how to photograph a black dog and not have it look like a black smudge! It can be a challenge for sure, but with a bit of thought and preparation you can nail these type of shots every time. I'm guessing, if you're the owner of a black dog you probably think that what they need is lots of bright...
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