Cucumber splash commercial photography

From an early age I think most parents have told their children not to play with their food… I’m glad I’m old enough to break the rules..

Setting the home studio up I had a ‘play’ day where I was testing the limits of my flash duration on my studio lights for future projects.  Throwing objects into a tank of water was a great way of testing the flashes to see if i could freeze the motion of both the falling object and the splashes that they created.  It was lots of fun but not without its’ problems.

If anybody wants to know how to shoot these type of images please drop me a line.

Heres one of my favourites.

…i now just need to find out where I put the goldfish…

Canon 5D Mk3 with Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II. 1/160s @ f10 at ISO640.


087/365 Oak tree and acorn

Todays image is a bit different from my usual photography.  This is a concept I’ve had in my head for some while now and have finally just finished it.  This image is manipulated from 6 other images and blended together in photoshop.  I have taken all of the images needed at my studio.  I wanted to show the symbolic meaning of how an acorn can grow into a mighty oak. 

Canon 1D MkIV with Canon 17-40mm f/4 L lens (for tree) and Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro lens (for acorn). 

This image can be viewed larger by clicking on the image or can be viewed at istock here:

First Newsletter!

Hi all

Just to let everyone know I have produced my first company newsletter.  Woohoo! It outlines what I have been photographing in the past few weeks and also what I am up to at present and what I’m planning for the coming weeks.  If anybody wants to be placed on the mailing list or know any friends or colleagues who would like to receive the newsletter then please contact me or send them my details.



Facemediagroup business cards

A shameless plug to Facemediagroup for the fantastic printing and service from their company.  I’ve used this company twice now and they have never failed to impress me with their level of service and quality of the end product.  I have just received a batch of business cards (see attached pic) that come in boxes of 50.  Perfect for keeping them in your bag or in the car to save them getting dirty or creased and therefore easy to give to potential clients too.  I would definately recommend Facemedia without hesitating and cant wait to use them again! Their website is and the business cards can be found at