John and Jane Carey’s Wedding

On the 23rd of July 2014 I photographed the wedding of John and Jane Carey (nee Crocker) at Yeldersley Hall in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. I haven’t photographed a wedding for years, but John and Jane are tutors at my old college and it was an honour to document their big day. It was gloriously sunny and I couldn’t have hoped to shoot in a more beautiful location. This made documenting the day and absolute pleasure, despite being strapped to two cameras bearing my two heaviest lenses for the bulk of what may well have been the hottest day of the year. Click any of the images below to view them full screen. In full-screen mode you can navigate using the arrow keys on your keyboard, […]

More Burt Swan

A couple more of Burt, following on from the recent photo post.

Burt Swan

Heathcliffe Swan

I had the pleasure of photographing the Swan family a couple of weeks ago. Specifically, their newest member: Heathcliffe. It’s been literally years since I’ve photographed a baby – or taken any traditional family portraits at all, for that matter – so I had a lot of fun photographing baby Heathcliffe. I also photographed the Swan beagle, Bert – look out for photographs of him in the next couple of days.

I don’t print very often, but when I do, I always end up telling myself that I should print more. So I treated myself to some gratuitously huge 45×30″ prints. For an idea of scale, the photos pictured are on a double bed, and are a little taller (in their shortest dimension) than our doors are wide. Photobox have fairly regular sales for credits for their various services. This is great, because it means you can cash in on the time-limited sales without having to commit to which images you want there and then. I bought the credits for these prints 3 months ago, with only a vague idea what I wanted to print. I ended up printing the following […]

Yesterday was a day that I’ve been dreading for weeks. On 1st June 2013, Google Reader was officially retired. Google Reader was a syndication service for the web. It allowed you to subscribe to websites, receiving updates in a similar fashion to receiving emails. I’ve been using Google Reader since around 2007, and am very sad to see it go. Discovering feed-reading services such as Google Reader is something of a Eureka! moment, like when you finally ‘get’ how shutter speed, aperture, and film speed work together, or when you realise your Mac’s missing ‘delete’ key was just the backspace key all along. Suddenly, rather than trawling the internet, the internet comes to you. The internet will miss it. It’s […]

Kat’s first guitar lesson, June 2013

Rabbit, May 2013

Reconstructed shredded passport photo, May 2013 (original c. 2010)

Today is the 10th birthday of WordPress, the platform that powers danfoy dot com, Creative Nottingham, and the majority of other web projects that I’ve worked on over the past 8 years. WordPress began on 27 May 2003, as a fork of b2 (aka cafelog), and is now by far the most popular blogging platform in the world. It’s a mature and versatile platform, and has its own elegance, despite not being something that I’d describe as ‘lightweight’. ‘Blogging platform’ might be something of a misnomer – it’s grown massively in scale since I started using it around 2005, and can comfortably be used as a whole-site content management system (or CMS). It can be installed on any server that supports […]