New Book and Free Book


I'm usually really excited to be announcing a new book launch but recent events have somewhat dulled my enthusiasm. I received the final edit over the weekend and as always my editor has done a great job. I thought about delaying this but then decided I wanted to try to regain some normality. I also [...]

Thank You


I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for the kind messages of support you have given me, both through the blog and by email. I really appreciate it. Normal service will resume very shortly.

A Sad Time


This is the most difficult blog post I have ever made and I have agonised over whether to publish this or not. Yesterday my mother lost her battle with long term illness and I lost a wonder mother. As I write this I can barely see the keyboard so I hope you will forgive me [...]

Another Drought


I had intended to get out yesterday for a long walk (about 20 miles) as I find it helps to clear my mind. In the end the 24 hours of torrential rain and quite severe thunder storms put an end to my hopes. Today was much better though and despite not having the time for [...]

Friday image No.027


This week has just run away with me again. I think the problem (besides too much work and my mum still being ill) is that I love to experiment. I have just spent the last hour developing some Lightroom film-like presets. So I decided to save some time and share a recent image processed with [...]

Free Lightroom Profile – Faded Summer Colour


I promised I would do it if anyone asked, and you have. You can now download my Faded Summer Colour Lightroom preset for free. The preset was used to create the image above and the one in my previous post. You can download it from a new Presets and Textures page on my Lenscraft website. [...]

Yet More Emotional Impact


Yes, I know that I keep going on about using emotional triggers in photography but it’s a fascinating subject. It’s also a great way to make ordinary images more interesting. And if you want to consider yourself as more of a visual artist than a photographer, I would say it’s pretty much essential. Today’s example [...]