Photography tips and advice

How to take better pictures. That’s the question on every photographer’s lips, even those who have been doing it for years. We can all improve our skills, so I hope you find these blog posts extremely useful when you need some help.

Matthew James: The Prequel

I love prequels and backstories. So much, in fact, that my partner wants it adding to my gravestone when I finally go. I’m always banging on about Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Dark Tower series by Stephen King, and (just the other night) Downton Abbey! What great prequel stories they could create, I keep thinking […]

Re-editing Past Images

I can quite easily flick through all the pictures that I took prior to taking the NCTJ Photojournalism course, and not pay a single bit of attention to them. But as I take more and more images for other people and companies, I find myself returning to my own personal snaps more often. In June […]

Copenhagen Marathon 2014

Since 4:56am I’ve been scrolling through hundreds and hundreds of images from yesterday’s Copenhagen Marathon and the same faces keep showing up. The difference in each picture, however, are the looks on their faces, as things gradually go from jolly and exciting to nightmarishly strenuous. As I set off on my bike yesterday morning shortly […]

London’s G20 Riots

The crowd were all facing the same way but nobody was moving. I strained my neck to try and get a better view, but apart from the general chatter of the thousands of people around me and the police and news helicopters circling above, I was still none the wiser of what was going on. […]