Last Week’s Shoot – Whixley and Allerton Mauleverer

As I mentioned in my September Shoots post most of my shoots recently have been on foot, but I did make one train trip in September (my first since February!) all the way to Cattal – one stop down the line towards York… Although the station is called Cattal, it is halfway between Cattal and […]

September Shoots and an Alamy Milestone!

I’ve added quite a few more local images during September with most of my shoots taking place on foot from here in Knaresborough… Although the days are getting shorter and colder, I’m looking forward to the autumn here as the trees in the Nidd Gorge reach their colourful best. There are already hints of autumn […]

Rudding Gates in Follifoot near Harrogate

Follifoot and Spofforth

Since starting up my outdoor shoots again I’ve been concentrating on local subjects (generally where I can walk to!) with finishing off the selection of images for my 2022 calendar range in mind. One such local walk took me to Follifoot and, as it was a lovely day, on to Spofforth and back to Knaresborough […]

Conyngham Hall from the sunken garden Knaresborough North Yorkshire England

Last Week’s Shoot – Knaresborough

After four months shooting stock images indoors it was great to get out again with a camera last week – though I didn’t go very far, picking a sunny morning for a short walk around Knaresborough to get some local shots for my 2022 calendar range… The castle ruins looked great in the morning sunshine […]

Three white eggs in a bowl offset on a white background with copy space

July Food Shoots Roundup

At the start of the lockdown I set about increasing my stock of fresh, simple food ingredients images on Alamy as a way to continue shooting stock imagery from the relative comfort of my own kitchen and set myself a target of 1000 food images on Alamy (I had just over 300 at the time). […]

June Food Shoots Roundup

I’ve added quite a few new food images in June, again looking mainly at fresh food ingredients that I’ve had delivered from local suppliers. The arrival of summer fruits has introduced a bit of variety and made the after-shoot clear up in the kitchen especially enjoyable (and tasty!). I’ve added a few more fresh, clean […]

Jigsaws Arrived!

The jigsaws have now arrived from The Calendar Company and I’ll be shipping out all of the Crowdfunder jigsaw rewards this week! I’ve chosen the Knaresborough Waterside design to try myself. I’ve not started it yet but I’ve had a look in the box and am really pleased with the cut so I’m looking forward […]

Jigsaw Designs

I now have the jigsaw designs back from The Calendar Company so here’s a first look at what the finished boxes might look like! The artwork will be printed next and then the jigsaws need to go off to another manufacturer for cutting and should be back at The Calendar Company for shipping towards the […]

May Food Shoots Roundup

I’ve been continuing with regular food ingredients shoots this month, concentrating mainly on my weekly fruit and veg box deliveries! I’ve been sticking to simple fresh food ideas on plain backgrounds, mainly with high key lighting. Many of the images have been a flat lay style with options including plenty of copy space. This week […]

Oaty Spelt Soda Bread

I’ve made my Oaty Lockdown Loaf quite a few times now, but it’s generally a job for the weekend as it takes quite a few hours from start to finish, so I was looking for a quicker recipe to try for a midweek loaf. I like Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Seedy Rye Soda Bread from his River […]