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Lessons Learned – Photographing Churches

Sometimes you have to wait and watch for the perfect opportunities when dealing with photography….Including photographing churches or other religious structures. It can be disheartening at times, I know, when there are obstacles standing in your way such as other buildings, street furniture or even people. Keep on reading….



Somerset – Relaxation and scrumptiousness

A couple of months ago my husband and I were feeling to get out of the rat race of London and have a few days in the English countryside. Our destination compass lead us to the South West of England, Somerset.  What we both really wanted (and needed) was to relax and kick-back. Mission accomplished – tick!

A few of our friends and family had already visited Somerset, and hearing such great reviews we decided to follow suit too. Think of rolling hills, patchwork of green and yellow looking meadows…that’s what greeted us as we explored our way around the ever so charming countryside. The fresh crisp air and the fabulous scenery inspired the both of us to want to be out each day leaving no stone unturned…well, sort of. Keep on reading….


Somerset – Photo Spot

Somerset is a huge county full to bursting with places to explore, visit and capture.

When you think of Somerset, picture a dramatic countryside that will leave you wanting to explore more and more. For photographing that picturesque, rural landscape scene, you will be able to capitalise on shooting either early in the morning or late in the afternoon (when the sun is low) to ensure that subtle colour palette. No worries though as if you are not an early riser there will be ample opportunity to capture the stunning natural magnificence that is this English countryside.  Keep on reading….


Lessons Learned – Cloudy day photography

The typical British cloudy sky does not mean having fun with photography has to stop… or so I kept telling myself when I was out and about this week trying to practice. I put on a brave face and was determined that the weather was not going to derail my photography plans that day.

To tell you the truth I struggled slightly with the camera settings so the exposure for each image was appropriate. I learnt the hard way that playing around with the ISO settings between 400, 800 or even more to let in enough light coupled with perhaps increasing the aperture and shutter speed or even to use a tripod could lead you on the right track. Exposure compensation for overriding what the camera thinks is the best exposure is also another element that can be controlled when dealing with getting the settings for a photo just right. Keep on reading….


Leake Street Tunnel – British local flavour

I’ve decided to make the first blog post on my recent venture to one of the most coolest places in London town. Would you believe the Leake Street Tunnel, hidden under Waterloo train station is an authorised area where you can watch street artists plying their graffiti trade with maximum effect.  Keep on reading….

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Lessons Learned – Take your time

After recently quitting my 9 to 5 job and immersing myself into pursuing a career in photography full time, as a beginner I know that carving my way on this journey is going to take some time. I guess to some it may be seen as being easy in becoming a photographer, but not so easy in becoming a great one.  Keep on reading….