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The Lucy Spraggan Effect

For those that don’t know, Lucy Spraggan is a singer songwriter who was first on the radar (for me at least) after being on X Factor in 2012…

The Brits List

Because the Brits is long here’s a bullet points on what you ‘missed’ out on. Little Mix can’t dance nor sing. Emeli Sande wins best female but hasn’t…

The three basic camera settings you need to know!

There are three basic camera settings you need to know when starting out, ISO, shutter speed and aperture. So lets start at ISO, ISO is how sensitive the…

Mystery holiday to somewhere in the world…

My brother works for a travel company so can get some good deals. He decided to take me on a mystery holiday to somewhere in the world… He…

Some Time Today music video

In September I was approached by the band Some Time Today about making their music video for their single Another Way. The song is about the bombed out…

New year, new stuff.

It’s this time of year everyone makes new year resolutions and then smoothly forgets over the next few weeks/months. So here’s what I want to start/continue this year!…

How to Photograph Fireworks

The British Musical Fireworks Championship in Southport are this weekend! Three nights of great firework displays done to music by the top companies in the UK. Always attracts…

I’m angry.

I woke up this morning to the news Christina Grimmie had been shot at a post-show meet and greet. The Orlando police later announced Christina had died, she…

Why Millennials are going to be the best generation

So 2016 sucks, right? Celebrity after celebrity, legend after legend, icon after icon’s are dying. The likes of David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Paul Daniels, Sir Terry Wogan, Ronnie…

Know Your Photography Rights and Laws

There is often a misunderstanding of the rights and laws for photographers so here’s a quick breakdown for you. 1. In the UK you automatically have copyright of…

One contract you shouldn’t sign

I’ve never really spoken publicly about contracts for photographers before but I feel now is the time to speak out. In early 2014 I contacted Boyce Avenue’s management…

Lucy Spraggan

Last night I went to photograph an artist where I only knew a couple of their songs. I came across Lucy Spraggan due to Spotify, where I selected…

Stop looking bored on stage!

I’ve photographed many punk, rock, metal and what ever else bands. You know the kind of bands who say how they are so excited for their latest gig…

Why You Should Take More Photos

There are two train of thoughts when it comes to documenting your life with images. Either you take photos of everything from your lunch to a selfie while…

The Fratellis

When you hear that the Fratelli trio are heading out on their ‘Eyes wide, tongue tied’ UK tour you can’t help but start to hum to “Chelsea Chelsea…

Amber Run are on a… run

I’m not sure how you’d describe Amber Run, like who do you compare them to? You don’t, that’s the point. You will start comparing other bands to them…

How to stay focused

As I travel to a festival called Momentum I started to think about how I focus on the job at hand, which for me is to take awesome…

The Selfie: The good, the bad and the perceived ugly

I have recently started using Snapchat loads but one reason I didn’t like it to begin with was you are expected to snap interesting photos, funny photos, or…

Taylor Swift’s bold move away from Spotify

In the last couple of days there has been many reports about Taylor Swift taking all her music off streaming services such as Spotify. Now as a fan…

Tom’s Top 5 Tips Not Making a Fool Out of Yourself

I was speaking to my mum about the time she met her idol Donny Osmond this year. She burst out crying just as she said hello to him…

Tom’s Top 5 Tips for Gig Goers

So you want to go see your favourite band and they are playing near you. Now what? Here are my top 5 tips that you may not of…

‘Wires’

Last night I was at a gig and yeh I got a bit emotional but first let me start with what happened a few weeks to put it…

Why Photography?

When ever I speak to a photographer I always ask what got them into photography. Often it’s the enjoyment of it or the sense of achievement when they…