I started working on this drawing in a local workshop. I worked from one of my own reference photos, that I'd taken earlier this year in Suffolk.
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
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!
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
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
I started this portrait of a red panda at a workshop in North Walsham. I enjoy attending workshops where I can, as it's a lovely way to meet other artists and socialise with a coffee while being creative! I worked from my own reference photo, that I'd taken at Colchester Zoo earlier this year. … Continue reading Red Panda, Pastels
Since upgrading my camera, I have looked more at learning how to get the best from my kit and learning some of the more technical specifications and functions that are involved in photography... As part of this I attended a 'Getting Started With Your DSLR' workshop at my local camera showroom. As someone who loves … Continue reading Back to Basics…getting to know my camera…