In this month’s issue of Somerset Life magazine, which you can read online here, I meet four very different green businesses who are each making a positive environmental impact.
The South West Angels of Terror (SWAT) Roller Derby Team is based in both Somerset and Devon is putting the South West on the map for all the right reasons. The sport hails from America with it’s roots in roller skating endurance races dating back to 1884. These days it is played by around 1,250 amateur leagues worldwide, with nearly half of these now outside of America. Dominated by all-female amateur teams, Roller Derby is now so popular that it was under consideration for the 2020 Olympics! In this feature for Somerset Life magazine I meet the team and even try my luck on skates…
Tony Howell is a professional landscape photographer, based in Somerset, with over thirty years experience in the field. His love of the natural world is evident in his uncluttered compositions and the feeling of peace they convey. This month I was lucky enough to go on a photoshoot with him, to find out what being a pro landscape photographer is really like and how Tony creates his tranquil images. This feature has been published in the March issue of Photography Monthly.
I’ve kicked off the New Year with a brand new monthly series in Photography Monthly magazine. Each month I’ll spend a day shadowing a professional photographer at work to gain an insight into their unique vision and how they translate that into an image. This month I hit central London with street photographer David Solomons, who has the enviable ability to see the unusual in the everyday and to capture those fleeting moments that make memorable pictures.
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Whether you are shooting a Formula 1 racing car or a ballerina, getting creative with shutter speed will give your shots an edge. For this feature, commissioned by Photography Monthly magazine, I spoke to five high-profile pro photographers – Lara Jade, Matt Howell, Mark Gray, Michael Bosanko and Mark Pain – who all embrace the creative possibilities offered by shutter speed.
Whether it’s landscapes, wildlife or something else entirely that gets you going, let’s face it: family is our most frequent subject. For this feature, published in the October edition of Photography Monthly, I spoke to leading portrait and lifestyle photographer Brett Harkness to get his secrets for perfectly posed family photos at home and on location.
For the September issue of Photography Monthly magazine, I contributed a 10 page feature on low-light photography, covering everything from gear and settings to split-lighting and dressing your models in white. I spoke to four low-light-loving pro photographers: Danny Payne, Miss Aniela, Jason Swain and Kristopher Grunert and discovered their secrets…
Undertaking photography projects is a great way to make sure you always have something to shoot and concentrate on, so you’re constantly developing your skills, rather than editing old pictures and feeling uninspired. Projects make you a better photographer because they force you to get out there with your camera, come rain or shine, which can only be a good thing. Some projects can last for years, while others will take only a week, or even a day; choose a few which appeal to you and see your creativity and inspiration levels soar. Don’t be afraid to quit a project if you’re not enjoying it, though; they’re supposed to be fun, not a hardship to endure – you’re better off starting something more suitable than becoming disenchanted. In this feature for Photography Monthly magazine I compiled 30 tried and tested projects, one for every day of September, which should see readers occupied for quite some time…
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In this interview for Turning Pro magazine I talk to one of the world’s leading underwater photographers, Stephen Frink, about his journey from a landlocked upbringing in Illinois to the Florida Keys, his lucky break, making a living and the secrets behind his underwater shots.
Kevin Mullins is a photographer with vision. He has worked as a full-time wedding photographer since 2009 and has 45 weddings booked for this year. He used to do a lot of portrait work, although not professionally, but had always thought of this as a way to expand his business. He knew that doing so would mean getting himself a studio – something which has been a long journey to fruition… Published in Archant’s Turning Pro magazine.