The blog

After 13 years as a local news staff photographer, with a healthy little freelance business on the side, I have now launched into the world of the full-time freelancer. This blog will document the highs and lows of my photographic way of life as I talk about work, cameras, lunch, and anything else that I encounter along the way to capturing that ‘decisive moment’. Watch out for posts on my personal projects as well,with pinhole cameras, photograms, infrared photography, and the wonders of 1950’s era cameras.

Digital pinhole photograph of ceramic bowl
Dave & Jenny Walker Inland Steerage sign on narrowboat
Maiden voyage on Shadow V
Photograph of Tara, our greyhound
Nikon 50mm f1.4 lens on D800

Nikon 50mm f1.4 lens gives good bokeh

In the process of going freelance full time I have bought a few bits and bobs, from a D800 to a pair of Cactus RF60 flash guns to a Manfrotto light stand. The one stand out object in my camera bag right now though is a Nikon 50mm f1.4 lens.

Toby's Thoughts

Well that ends a jolly couple of days shooting news again. Roll on my next week end shift…

A narrow boat cruising down the grand union, canal

There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes. Abraham Lincoln

Film photography billora bella plants