My last photo of 2014.

It’s been a year of ups and downs, most notably my son being born in March and my mother being diagnosed with terminal cancer. There’s no doubt that 2015 will hold similar peaks and troughs with Finlay’s 1st birthday and the unknown future of my mother. 

But I am strong. My wife is the most amazing woman I’ve met and with her support we are going to make 2015 the year we set our life goals in motion. I WILL make photography pay and I WILL spend more quality time  making memories with my family. 

I would like to thank everyone who’s shown me support over the last year. I really am so very grateful for every visit to my site and any feedback and communication I have with people. You help keep me going. 

A huge HAPPY NEW YEAR! To you all. May 2015 bring you closer to your dreams. 


If you weren’t aware I was fortunate enough to get a Canon 5D for Christmas this year. I’ve been eyeing them up for a while now and have now finally got one. Needless to say it’s very early days with it as I haven’t used a DSLR for a couple of years since I had a Nikon D300 in early 2012. 

The 5D feels so good and intuitive to use and I haven’t had to fumble with the controls at all. Unlike my X100 which despite having used it exclusively for almost 3 years I still fumble with the controls. 

I only have the 50mm 1.8 at the moment as I managed to pick one up for just £40! It’s a cracking little lens as you can see from the examples, especially the last shot where Finlay’s eyelashes look so sharp (no further sharpening other than default Lightroom settings applied). I will get a wider lens at some point possibly the 28mm 1.8 but we will see. 

At the moment I’m just so happy that I have the 5D and cannot wait to shoot with it. It’s invigorated me again! 

PS my wife took that awesome photo of me! Thanks hun!