A guide to using external camera flashes

I am a lover of natural light and feel much more comfortable controlling the exposure on my camera when outdoors where there is loads of available light, but there are occasions when this is not always possible. An external camera flash is a powerful piece of equipment that opens up a lot of opportunities to improve photos particularly when there … Continue reading A guide to using external camera flashes

Photography project – The garden edition

I have come across quite a few garden blog posts recently and they all seem to be full of bountiful blooms, immaculate lawns and ornate décor. Then I look out of my window and just see a mess of overgrown bushes, withered flowers and a dilapidated shed. A few years ago I decided to give my shed a … Continue reading Photography project – The garden edition

Photography project – #vantagepoint

There is something quite magical about the fairground carousel, the old Victorian style gives them an eloquence that other rides just don't have. I wouldn't really associate Paris with the carousel but while I was there recently I saw loads of them and they are so pretty that you just cant help taking photos of … Continue reading Photography project – #vantagepoint

Photography project – Postcards from the elephant

As part of one of our university modules we were required to make a photobook. This involved researching the photobook industry, including looking into the history of the photobook coming up with a concept taking photos using Adobe Indesign to create the template for the book sourcing the right paper that would work with our images … Continue reading Photography project – Postcards from the elephant

Photography project – Architecture

The reason I first started a blog is because I thought it would be a great outlet and a place that I could regularly share my photography. I also love getting out and exploring places and the two work perfectly together to make Oh Pretty City. I do obviously post photos of the places I have … Continue reading Photography project – Architecture

Wolfgang Tillmans at the Tate

Wolfgang Tillmans is a contemporary artist creating photographic images that range from still life to political activism. I went with my class to the Tate modern along the Southbank to specifically see the Tillmans exhibition. Upon arrival we were told that Tilmans is very hands on when it comes to how his work is displayed … Continue reading Wolfgang Tillmans at the Tate

Victoria & Albert museum

Described as the worlds leading museum of Art and Design, the Victoria and Albert is definitely one of my favourites. I decided to go and visit to see if there were any new exhibitions within the photography and theatre and performance rooms plus it was also on my list of 10 places I wanted to visit and … Continue reading Victoria & Albert museum

Somerset House

I managed to make the Malick Sadibe exhibition at Somerset house before it closed, which was lucky as it was on the 10 places I want to visit in London list. The building itself is really impressive and I imagine there are loads of interesting things housed inside but I didn't have time to explore … Continue reading Somerset House

Arts and crafts at The Paxton Centre

The Paxton centre based in Crystal Palace is a community hub, gallery and shop that supports local artists, designers and makers. The centre is run by Beth who is very friendly and welcoming. I came across a post on the Facebook page that was asking for volunteers to help in the afternoons and I thought … Continue reading Arts and crafts at The Paxton Centre

The Magical Lantern Festival

On Wednesday I was invited, as a TimeOut tastemaker, to the opening of the magical lantern festival held in the grounds of Chiswick house in West London. The festival is to celebrate the upcoming Chinese new year, which this year is the year of the rooster. The theme for the festival is 'Explore the silk road' … Continue reading The Magical Lantern Festival