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 […]

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 […]

Oaty Lockdown Loaf

I’ve been unable to get hold of any wholemeal bread flour so far during the lockdown, so when I found my local Sainsbury’s had strong while bread flour last week I grabbed a bag and thought I’d try out a version of Delia Smith’s Oatmeal Bread recipe (as oats seem to be in good supply […]

April Food Shoots Roundup

As I said in my Food Images and Galleries post at the start of the month, I’ve been turning my hand to adding to my collection of food images on Alamy during the lockdown.  Rather than post a Last Week’s Shoot blog for each shoot, I thought I’d just have a summary of some of […]

Food Images and Galleries

There’s only so much re-visiting of keywording on Alamy that one can do during the lockdown and I wanted to keep producing new imagery every week, so my kitchen has become my studio and I’ve been concentrating on adding more food images to my small collection. I’m concentrating mainly on food ingredients, trying to make […]

Knaresborough Castle at Sunset

Last Week’s Shoot – Knaresborough in Spring

As I rely on public transport for most of my photo shoots I’ve obviously had to rip up my shoot plan for the immediate future, so in lieu of a full shoot last week, here are a few spring images captured on my exercise walks to Conyngham Hall and back last week and a sunset […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Ripon and Harrogate

I had a trip up to Ripon last week – not specifically for a shoot, but I popped my little E-M10 Olympus in my bag (it doesn’t take up much room) just in case!  The weather was a bit overcast, but it was quite nice for spring flowers, so I had a look at the […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Leeds South Bank

This is actually a shoot from two weeks ago as I was catching up on processing my Scotland images last week!  I was going to an FSB networking meeting in Leeds in the evening and, as it was a sunny afternoon, I went along a bit earlier and explored the South Bank area a bit […]