Category Archives: Photoshop

Summer food photography course with Roger Stowell and Olia Hercules…

The sun pouring in through my office window this morning makes me think of summer and reminds me that in June, in partnership with Big in France, I’ll be running a food photography course together with one the brightest of the burgeoning stars … Continue reading

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NEW Food Photography Course with Olia Hercules 2017

 In June 2017, together with Olia Hercules, I will be running a food photography course at the Villa Le Mazeau in West France. This wonderful location. which is one of Big in France’s holiday homes, is set in the heart of … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, BBQ, clay oven, Cookery School in France, Cookery Writers, Cooking, Digital photography, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, Olia Hercules, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Photoshop, pizza oven, summer, swimming pool, Uncategorized, Vendee, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A life in photography….

As a preamble, that I’ve been inspired, after seeing an article about Light, a brand new technology camera company, to write a piece about my career and how it evolved through traditional analogue cameras to current digital technology to which I am in thrall. I don’t have many clear … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Art photography, Digital photography, Dreams, fashion, Film, Food photographer, France, Memory, Photography, Photoshop, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 38 Comments

a little peach on peach action…..

Pêche de Vigne, as a name, would not be out of place on a burlesque billboard.The annual appearance of the flat peach is an event to which I look forward and by which I have never been disappointed. Before moving … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Digital photography, Excellence, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Fruit, peaches, peches de vigne, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Photoshop, Retouching, Still life, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

Black hood…..trying to see no evil

The ironic combination of telephone and camera diametrically opposes the powerful principle of seeing, speaking and hearing no evil…indeed, it facilitates seeing, speaking and hearing evil. That all three of these transgressions can be done anonymously has not gone unnoticed by … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Digital photography, France, French countryside, Humour, Landscapes, Photography, photography course, Photoshop, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 39 Comments

As I like it…

The warmth of the sun on my neck at this early hour together with the deep, dark shadows of my hand on the writing pad augurs well for hopes that my new blind date, July, is going to offer more … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Art photography, Digital photography, Emotion, Expectation, France, French countryside, harmony, Illusion, Landscapes, Memory, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Photoshop, Reality, summer, Uncategorized, Vendee, Virtual, Weather, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Failing to get the point ..

It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like the first pencils are pushing through. Sharpening the trunks to reveal the graphite core has not been easy and has been, in many ways, a disappointment. Ideally the “lead” would … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Bad luck, Digital photography, Excellence, Expectation, French countryside, Humour, Illusion, Luck, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Photoshop, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

It’s not summer so it must be Autumn….

Time waits for no man but makes the exception for Photoshop. The season is ineluctably changing even though the band has not yet struck up for the dance of death. Peaches are still  ripening in nearby trees whilst other species … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Dance of Death, Digital photography, Expectation, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Fruit, harmony, Landscapes, Landscapes, peaches, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Photoshop, Seasons, Uncategorized, Weather, Writing | 32 Comments