Drone photography around the Trentham monument.

I took my drone with me on a snowy walk to Trentham monument in Staffordshire two weeks ago. The sun was low in the sky and the snow was beginning to thaw. I trudged up the hill to try and catch the diminishing light. I am trying to get used

Trying out portraits

At the start of this new year, I am attempting to do some portrait photography work. I attended two training workshops in the autumn, learning how to use lights and work with models. Theory and workshop tasks are all helpful, but trying it yourself is a bit more daunting. Thankfully

Black and white in London

I took my little pocket Ricoh GR on our day trip into London last weekend. I enjoyed taking some black and white shots of train & tube. Rode on the new Elizabeth line and very impressed with this 21st century take on the London underground. Explored Victoria and went to

Autumn aerial photos

I took my DJI drone out a couple of times this last month. I wanted to get some aerial shots of trees in autumn colour. The lakeside near our house is beautiful this time of year. There is a line of trees in between the canal and lake which looked

Photo project 22 update

I am just giving an update on my photo project this year ten months in. I gave myself four photography habits to try to bring some creativity into my hobby this year. Well some have worked out better than others. Anyway I am still having fun in my photo journey

New photography habits

I have enjoyed photography as a hobby for nearly twelve years now. Over the years, I have bought loads of camera gear, taken over 25,000 photos, created a ‘vigilant pilgrim’ blogging and portfolio website, made some cards and prints and experimented with lots of photo genres. This January I have

Some foggy morning photos

We had some amazing foggy mornings this last month. As I took the dogs for morning walks around our nearby lake, the mist and fog was often still hanging there, not sure if it wanted to cling to the day or be chased away by the wind or evaporate on

Lake District in the spring

We took a short break a few weeks ago, enjoying beautiful weather in the Lake District. Last time we were there, the government announced the November lockdown. We never thought it would be five months before we were allowed to be back and staying overnight. We enjoyed time out, some


Just posting a few dandelion clock photos from the grasses near our house today. So delicate and just waiting to catch the wind. Thanks for looking 🙂

IPHONe photography workshop

I had a very productive month for photography in February – I joined a photo workshop! I have been following a number of photography podcasts over the last few years, in particular one by Derrick Story from California USA. His chatty and informative podcast ‘The Digital Story’ has really informed

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