I attended a street photography workshop in Norwich on Saturday, which was lead by Wex Photographic and a Photographer and Sony Ambassador, Robert Pugh. Despite it being a damp and miserable day, with very little lighting, I enjoyed the opportunity to wander around town with a group of other photographers and got a few shots … Continue reading Street Photography in Norwich
Following my recent success using Pastelmat for the first time, I thought I'd try another type of paper. This time I used velour pastel paper, which was a completely different experience! I started this in a workshop that was themed around landscapes - and I think the reference photo I chose to work from was … Continue reading Landscape Pastel Painting
Fireworks are one of my favourite photographic subjects! I shot the following photos at a fireworks display overlooking Norwich on Friday 3rd November: I then stuck around for a while after the display had finished, as there were a lot of people with sparklers and torches on the heath. I thought the light trails combined … Continue reading Fireworks!
I've been following #Inktober on Instagram and have been amazed at some of the work that has been shared throughout the month. Feeling inspired by this, and following completion of my 365-day photo project, I am ready for a new challenge! This year, once again commencing on the 1st November, I have decided to create … Continue reading 365 Days of Art!
Last year, on the 1st November, I started a 365-day Photography Project. The idea of this was to unlock some creative blocks and to get into the habit of taking photos again. Most of the photos were taken with a Sony smartphone, and I discovered so much more about the art of composition when taking … Continue reading A Year of Creative Photography…
Hallowe'en Pumpkin Carving (and pie!)... Following last year's owl carving (see: Hallowe’en Pumpkins and Pyrography…) I thought I'd have a go at creating a 'scaredy cat' silhouette...there were supposed to be a few more trees around it, but I got a bit carried away with the knife - oops! My housemate opted for a more … Continue reading A Trick and a Treat!
I was invited by a friend on Facebook to participate in the Seven Days…Seven Black and White Photos Challenge. This challenge is to post seven black and white photos of your life over a period of seven days. No people, no explanation, and to challenge someone new each day. I wasn't sure at first whether … Continue reading Seven Days, Seven B&W Photos Challenge
Felt randomly inspired after sorting through my photos from Banham Zoo (See: Leopard Cubs at Banham Zoo), so I did a little sketch of a leopard cub with a ball point pen! I do enjoy sketching in Biro - sometimes the simplest tools are the best!
I visited Banham Zoo in Norfolk at the weekend, hoping to be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of their latest arrivals: a pair of Sri Lankan Leopard cubs that were born at the zoo earlier this month (information at: http://www.banhamzoo.co.uk/endangered-leopards-born-at-banham-zoo/). As they were so tiny, they have mostly been staying indoors in the warm, … Continue reading Leopard Cubs at Banham Zoo
I've taken numerous photos of this particular owl at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary over the past couple of years - he is such a character! One of these photos, taken earlier this year, is the reference for my latest pastel drawing that I started last weekend at a workshop, and finished last night. I used a … Continue reading Birkett the Great Horned Owl in Pastels