5 Golden Rules

Being a Manfrotto Ambassador, they sometimes ask me to write bits for their School of Xcellence. They recently asked me about my 5 Golden Rules of Photography and it took me a while to actually figure out what to write.
I have never liked ‘rules’ and that will become clear once you read what I wrote for Manfrotto

You can find it here: Manfrotto School of Xcellence

I’d love to know what your favourite ‘rule’ is, or any opinions you have on them

Monopods are in Fashion!

Recently, Manfrotto asked me to write an article on the use of monopods in Fashion Photography.
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Even though I am a Manfrotto ambassador, I have considered this such a great honour, and I have received some great feedback from it!

You can read it at the following link: Manfrotto School of Xcellence

It would be great to hear what you think about it also πŸ™‚

The amount of exposure has been amazing. My own article has even come up as a sponsored, and suggested, ad on my own personal facebook. That was a treat to see on my timeline!

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Ryvita Treats!

As most people should know, I’m never one to turn down a treat and I adore everything fashion.

So when Wildcard PR got in contact about a limited edition Ryvita tin, well I wanted to know more! (Ryvita is almost a staple in my diet also).

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I love it when brands now collaborate with fashion designers and everybody breaks out of their comfort zone. It’s so exciting and invigorating to see, and with this tin being designed by Ben de Lisi I immediately wanted it. I have fond memories of watching Ben de Lisi on Project Catwalk before I started to pursue fashion photography officially.

Ryvita first collaborated with Kelly Hoppen last year and that flew off of the shelves, so this one is much anticipated!

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It already looks great on my dining room table, and now I don’t have to keep my Ryvita crispbreads in a competitor tin. My whole family is wanting to steal it from me it’s gone down that well.

I am essentially a fashion photographer, rather than an FBlogger, so i tried to give my product images the kind of feel I put on my Instagram pictures. I have also uploaded these to my Instagram yes. If you have Instagram search for me and follow me. I’m “Fordtography”.

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I think every kitchen needs this as an addition. I probably won’t use this in my kitchen however. I might keep batteries and memory cards in it. Things photographers always lose track of, but the tin is so eye catching and with enough space, that I’ll never lose a thing again!

This tin will be available from the Ryvita website and costs Β£7.49. A bit of a bargain for something designer! And we know I love Designer.

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Teaching Photography

It is now time to flip everything around and look at me on the other side of the camera now.
The reasoning for this however is because I have been teaching my other half (slowly) about photography, and how to use my different cameras. This time I have been teaching him how to use my digital Canon EOS.
These are some of the shots he took when we went away to Ireland and I wanted to share it all with you as I feel like a proud teacher.
Let me know what you think!






Pretty in Punk

I haven’t posted on here since LFW! I have been doing work, trust me. Just some of it I am not allowed to publish yet until the images themselves have been used

However, one thing I can post is a little test shoot I did inspired by Vivienne Westwood herself. I love the punk age/punk era/punk music, so for me, this test shoot idea seemed a natural fit

I worked with an amazing team of stylists!

Audrey Thomas and Dasha Stylist. Thank you ever so much for including me within this test shoot. The outfits were lush!
Here are a few images:


Amanda Furness Lookbook

It is always nice to see what gets done with my images, and here is an example! The designer of a lookbook I photographed sent me through some images of her finalised lookbook. And here are some sneak peeks of it.
I think it looks gorgeous!



IAMAFTERIT Lookbook Behind The Scenes

Last week, I shot a jewellery lookbook for British company IAMAFTERIT.
During shooting, we also filmed our escapades and you can now watch a video of “Behind The Scenes” and you can hear a little interview from me also at the end. How exciting!
My first video with me in!
Check it out and enjoy seeing a fashion shoot happen!

Uniqlo Shoot

I have recently purchased a new camera! A Canon EOS 5D MK2. And I know I haven’t blogged for a while but it is because I haven’t really used my new camera yet. But today I did a shoot!

I did a shoot for Hannah Townsend who is doing a degree in Fashion Styling. Most of the clothing is from high street brand Uniqlo and Hannah has modelled, as well as done the makeup, and we also got our friend Steve to model also.
I’m happy Hannah chose me to be the photographer for her project, and I just hope her AND Uniqlo like my images.

Here are some examples:

Elle: Edited by the Interns


So, Elle UK are holding a major competition where interns can edit an issue.

One of the options is to shoot an editorial for this issue.

I NEED TO DO THIS.

So could you all please check out my entry at Kaye Ford, Intern 2012 and ‘like’ it via Facebook, or tweet it please, or ‘pin’ it if you have pinterest.
It would mean so much to me if I had the chance to photograph for Elle UK.
It is a magazine I subscribe to and I just adore it so.

I have already achieved my dream of photographing LFW. I need to achieve this dream now.

Thank you for your time and if you do help me out please feel free to comment below also πŸ˜€