Stratford Upon Avon Butterfly Farm

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Locations, Photography | No Comments

The butterfly population of the UK has been in decline for many years now and photographing them out in the wild can be difficult. First you have to find them, then you have to make them sit still for long enough to capture that perfectly focused shot. It’s quite a challenge, and one that I […]

The Rutting Season

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Locations, Photography | No Comments

Autumn is the season to watch one of natures great spectacles … deer rutting. The first two weeks of October tend to be peak viewing with some of the UK’s largest mammals locking antlers in a head to head battle. The whole event is in pursue of females who often are only fertile for a […]

Macro Photography

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Camera School, Photography | No Comments

A few months ago I purchased a Nikon 105 macro lens but have been a little slow to use it. First time out I just couldn’t get the focus sharp but realised I needed to use a much higher aperture, and to take control myself, rather than relying on “auto” mode. ¬†Getting a half decent […]

Teaching Alex

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Camera School, Photography | No Comments

A couple of months ago a young lady I know got married and posted a number of honeymoon photos on Facebook. One in particular amused me … a really nice shot of her and her husband, set in an infinity pool, with the Gulf of Mexico in the background, and a palm tree growing out […]

Wedding Photography

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Camera School, Photography | No Comments

I’ve always said I would never photograph a wedding so it was with mixed emotions that I answered a phone call from a long standing friend of mine. Many years previous I captured some fabulous portraits of her young daughter and now she was asking if I would cover her wedding. My immediate response was […]

Lanzarote

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Travels | No Comments

I’ve always had a thing about volcanoes and have been lucky in visiting a number of countries where the activity is very evident. The Canary Islands¬†are a chain of volcanic ocean islands located off North Africa’s west coast. They are a good example of oceanic hot spot volcanoes above a slow-moving, thick oceanic plate. The […]

Twycross Zoo

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Locations, Photography | No Comments

Twycross Zoo sits just off the M42 in North West Leicestershire and is famous for its breeding program of monkeys. Over the past few years the zoo has expanded with a new visitor and a number of new attractions in particular Snow Leopards, Elephants and a new Butterfly enclosure. Like most zoo’s there will always […]

One Year On

Posted by on Dec 25, 2014 in Thoughts | No Comments

It was a little over 12 months ago that I relaunched “Dreams Can Be’ and with it a new stage in my photography. It’s been an interesting year for both me, and this website. Highlights include the milestone of half a million hits on Flickr and a massive 38,000 hits in just 24 hours for […]

Camera School – Running Water … Take 2

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Camera School, Photography | No Comments

I’ve always been a fan of Camera School as it a very cheap way to learn and with it give you a reason to o out and take photos. Having said that I dipped out on the last term due to work commitments and the fact the learning was somewhat similar to previous modules. This […]

Pops

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in Thoughts | No Comments

So so sad to write that my Pops passed away in October. He was a fabulous role model and introduced me to the wonderful world of photography as a young boy. I have no idea how/when he started himself but remember him blacking out the bathroom and disappearing for hours to develop his own negatives […]