Blog - How to choose a portrait and wedding photographer in Peterborough

This blog includes news, my latest projects, photography tips and my musing on life.
January 2012 - Photo of the month
27th January 2012 - 0 comments
In: News

I like this photo because the soft focus effect I've created adds to the romance and makes it feel like a bright spring day despite being flippin' freezing, raining, cloudy and the middle of winter!
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Helping my local care home.
19th January 2012 - 0 comments
In: News

I'm looking forward to going down to my local care home next month to start photographing some of the resident's families so I can give the residents a free photo of their loved ones.
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I've joined the Rotary Club - can I help you too?
13th January 2012 - 0 comments
In: News
I've just joined the new Rotary Club in Yaxley because I want to do as many things as possible to give back to the community.
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FREE Trash the dress (rock the frock) wedding photography hits Peterborough
10th January 2012 - 0 comments
In: News

I'm offering FREE 'Trash the dress' wedding photography with every wedding package for the next 3 daring couples. Call me on 0792 358 3658 now while it's still free.
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See photos in your home before you buy
06th November 2011 - 0 comments
In: News
I have just bought some amazing specialist portraiture software that shows you how your photos will actually look in your home, before you invest in them. You can instantly choose between different frame styles and sizes and see them superimposed, to scale, inside your home. This makes it easy for you to choose the perfect wall portraits for your décor and wall space. Check out the video...
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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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Use Actions to resize for the web
03rd August 2011 - 0 comments
I've found a handy Photoshop action that will resize and sharpen your photos for you so they're ready for the web. Plus, it's FREE!
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How to resize lots of photos in Photoshop
29th July 2011 - 0 comments
This video explains how to resize your photos for the internet. Best of all it takes a few seconds and will automatically resize hundreds of photos automatically.
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How I took this photo: Model and Mustang
09th July 2011 - 0 comments

This Photoshop tutorial shows how I edited this photo of a model posing with a Ford Mustang.
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My interview on BBC Radio Cambridge
01st July 2011 - 0 comments
In: News
This is my radio interview on BBC radio Cambridgeshire from back in December 2010. The photo shown in the video was used for a Christmas card on the BBC website.
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Hollywood's Dirty Secret
26th June 2011 - 0 comments
In: News

California is cleverly marketed as a dazzling playground of excess and desire to enhance the glamour of celebrity. You know what, it’s actually much better than that!
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Timing and targeting your travel photos
11th May 2011 - 2 comments

You need to time and target your travel photography, just like any other good marketing campaign. Go to the same place at the same time as everyone else then you're up against it. Especially if you send those photos to the same editor as everyone else.
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How to merge two exposures in Photoshop
04th May 2011 - 0 comments

What do you do it you have a bright sky and a dark landscape? One option is two put the camera on a tripod and take two exposures. Then merge them together in Photoshop using this video tutorial.
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How to create extra colour and contrast in landscape photos
21st April 2011 - 0 comments

This Photoshop video tutorial explains how to create extra contrast and colour to your landscape photos.
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Tint your black and white photos
27th March 2011 - 0 comments

This Photoshop video tutorial explains a very quick and easy way to give your black and white photos a nice tint to make them more interesting.
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Family portraits with white backgrounds
20th March 2011 - 0 comments

This Photoshop tutorial explains how to create beautiful family portraits against a white background.
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Photographing Drifters
07th March 2011 - 3 comments
In: News

I've finished my portfolio for Steve King from The R&B Legends 'The Drifters. Check out the results.
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How to add contrast and punch to your photos
16th February 2011 - 0 comments

This Photoshop video tutorial explain the various techniques for adding contrast into a photo to give it that extra punch.
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