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When is it time for a new profile picture?

“When is it time for a new profile picture Martin?”  I was asked this very question last week when chatting with a client.  Of course, I missed a trick.  I should have said, “now” shouldn’t I?  It’s for reasons like this that my bank manager despairs of me. But, flippancy aside, what’s the answer?  As…
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Smartphone photography | Three easy tips for better photos

Smartphone photography has simplified a practice that used to be quite complicated – taking a great photo.  Years ago, you needed a serious knowledge of the rules of photography, and be able to find your way round a set of camera dials and buttons, to make a photo.  Now, you can just pull your phone…
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Working under Covid-19 restrictions

I get a lot of people asking me whether I can work at the moment, under current Covid-19 restrictions.  Because the vast majority of the work I’ve done for the past few years centres around people, they assume that I can’t.  However, they’re mistaken.  The simple answer is … yes, I can work at present,…
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The headshot photo | Always different, always the same

I had to change my car recently, and it’s been an interesting exercise choosing a new one.  All cars are basically the same aren’t they?  They all have a steering wheel, seats, a dashboard.  You turn the key, put it in gear and drive off.  They do the same job – get you from A…
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Want to learn to take better photos? Read this.

The most important thing to learn to take better photos is this.  Learn to see light. Now, that sounds a bit strange on first reading doesn’t it?  We see light all the time.  Every day.  All around us.  Without it, we wouldn’t see anything! But do we really see light?  In a photography sense, not…
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