Beach at Marea, Sicily with The Thinking Traveler

Sicily – with The Thinking Traveller

A week in Sicily over the Easter holidays was the perfect remedy. This year so far has been a little intense to say the least… for many reasons, personal and professional. I was more than ready to up sticks and spend some days in…

April 25, 2019
With influence comes responsibility - little boys in lavender field

On Influence and Responsibility

Everybody knows things can get pretty daft on Instagram and I’m sure we all see images which are… shall we say a little ‘fantastical”? There is a great parody account called @youdidnotsleepthere – “celebrating Instagram’s most illogical campsites”. It’s very funny, and most of…

September 18, 2017
Using scaffolding planks to make a character backdrop

Photography Backdrops

I used to scroll Instagram admiring people’s beautiful breakfast scenes, and thinking how fortunate they were to happen to have a rustic wooden table or marble worktops in their home. I used to try to and create my own pictures by dragging old chests…

July 5, 2017
basket of peonies and lilacs. Hannah Argyle mobile photography editing

5 Editing Apps to Create Beautiful Mobile Photography

Many of my favourite Instagram photographers use mainly an iPhone to capture and edit their images. I find it fascinating that so many people can be given exactly the same tools, and produce such varying results and individual styles. Of course we all have…

June 22, 2017
Peonies and coffee Instagram clichés

Photographing Clichés

I often see Instagram criticised for being saturated with the same old clichés. I’m sure we’ve all heard the stories of people lined up in the street to take a picture of a certain blossom tree or a house with wisteria. People can be…

June 15, 2017
Tips for photographing children

Photographing Children

Most of you probably know that my greatest passion is photographing children, mostly my own children. They are the sole reason I picked up a camera three and a half years ago and learnt how to use it. In Marrakesh (you can see our…

March 10, 2017
Sugarhouse studios self portrait with tripod and timer

A guide to self-portraits

You may well notice many feeds on Instagram feature a lot of images of the owner of that feed. The reality is, behind many successful Instagram feeds there are actually two great photographers. @helloemilie works together with @jasoncharleshill, and he takes many of the pictures…

August 16, 2016