Last Wednesday I went out on the water with my local sailing group for the first time this season, and brought my camera along to get a few photos. After a dismal and overcast start to the evening, the skies cleared for a beautiful sunset over the Broads. I took the opportunity to dust off … Continue reading Oulton Broad, Wayfarer Sailing
Following my recent visits to Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, I have a variety of great photos and sketches of birds and mammals - lots of inspiration! When I first started photography, my aim was simply to take my own art reference photos to work from. This means that, as well as focussing on high quality images … Continue reading Raven
Towards the end of 2017 I was surprised and happy to find I'd won first prize in a local owl sanctuary's annual photography competition (Blog Post: Photo Competition Success). I was even happier when I found that the prize was a place on one of their 'Photo Day Experiences'! I opted to attend one of … Continue reading ‘Photo Day Experience’ at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary
Looking for inspiration on a chilled out Easter Sunday, I went for walk around Banham Zoo with my camera and sketchbook. The zoo was pretty busy, and rain showers kept me ducking for cover for most of the day. Despite this, I got some great photos of some of their newest arrivals (the zoo had … Continue reading Sleepy Sunday Sketching
Earlier this month most of the UK was treated to a late winter snow fall. Nicknamed the 'Beast from the East', the icy winds and thick blanket of snow caused havoc on Britain’s roads. I braved the freezing temperatures for a walk up to Mousehold Heath in Norwich, which looked very picturesque in the late … Continue reading Snow!
I recently had my first bash at some studio based portrait photography, after seeing an advert on my local Camera Club's Facebook page for an afternoon session in a photography studio with a model. As someone who much prefers taking natural photos, and 'street photography' I surprised myself by really enjoying experimenting with the effects … Continue reading Studio Time!
After a chilled out Sturday afternoon driving round North Norfolk, I happened to glance and see a couple of hares in a field. Fortunately I had my camera with me, so I parked up, and after a bit of a walk around the field, I was able to get close enough to get a couple … Continue reading Hares in February
This has taken me a few days, as I kept picking it up and putting it down again, but I finished my line drawing of a bear that I started earlier this week... I do love drawing with pen, though it does take some getting used to, as the lines can sometimes appear very harsh … Continue reading Bear, Pen Drawing
Fox, Derwent Graphik Line Maker 1.0 on unbranded cartridge paper. This started as a doodle, but I got carried away and really quite like the finished picture! Reference photo my own, taken in 2016.