Winter in Manchester – Doorstep Surprises

Is there anybody that doesn’t love a pleasant surprise? An early morning start in the winter landscape of suburban Manchester recently provided some unexpectedly pleasing photographic surprises. The forecast had been for extremely low temperatures and a morning ground frost so an early visit to the local woods seemed a worthwhile prospect. The parked cars in the street showed initial …

Postcards from Faces in a Crowd – Portrait Photography tips

Taking portraits of the characters that I meet on my travels is my favourite kind of photography, landscapes, buildings and food can be fun but every face tells a story. Capturing that story can be difficult, it usually requires getting up close, trying to build some rapport and trust with the person so that they can be accurately portrayed. False …