Animal Photography…

So as you saw on my last post I have experimented in doing portraiture photography by one of my favourite photographers, Lee Jeffries. But portraiture photography isn’t the only subject area I am interested in, but have also taken photographs of my pets.

I have two dogs and two guinea pigs, who definitely aren’t camera shy. I have used my studio at home and my studio lights to be able to take interesting, yet professional looking shots of the animals. The reason why I decided to do something a bit different is because I want to be able to experiment in different areas to add to my portfolio, plus, the photos have turned out a result!

Like I do with my portraiture photography, I also edit these photographs in photoshop CS5. They don’t need much editing, but I do like to have my work up to a certain standard. Please browse through the examples of my work I have in this post and be sure to check out next weeks post to see what other types of photography I do, stayed tuned!

The photographs are in a gallery, so please click to see them!

Hummingbird – big changes to Google search reward indepth content

Originally posted on Online Research and Content Generation 2013:


Hummingbird (Photo credit: Marie Carter)

How very timely for the middle of our blogging course . . . a Google algorithm change that Social Media Today is calling “the biggest thing to happen to search in a long time”.

Wired magazine is so excited it’s misquoting Star Trek – Google Hummingbird: Where No Search Has Gone Before (or do I mean Star Wars?)

Hummingbird is a completely new search algorithm that affects 90 percent of all searches, and we’ve all been using it for a month without even noticing.  That’s exactly the intention. Discrete timely, relevant delivery of the content with legacy.  That’s what evergreen content provides, and Google is now prioritising search to find and display it.

“the biggest thing to happen to search in a long time”.

One of my go-to blogs has also got it covered: Mashable on Hummingbird, as has B2C – with a good explanation…

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Lee Jeffries related photography work

I mentioned in my first blog post I produced that at A level I took a look into ‘generation photography’ which I then took further to develop my own work. The key photographer I actually looked at was called Lee Jeffries. While doing my research into portraiture and generations I came across his work and found it amazing.

What Lee Jeffries main work consists of is a project called ‘Homeless’. The majority of his photographs are dark, black and white and use a small depth of field to capture every detail. His work really inspired me and what I found the most interesting part was he looked at an older generation, which I hadn’t seen much photography on before.

an example of Lee Jeffries' work.

an example of Lee Jeffries’ work.

After more research I decided to do some shots myself but used a younger person in the photographs. I really enjoyed doing this shoot and here is an example of the outcome of my work:


Here is my example. I took lots of time in editing the photographs I took and tried to keep them similar to what Lee Jeffries had done with his work, as his work was so inspiring. I really reccommend you take a look at Lee Jeffries work which can be found on his website at:

Thanks for reading!

My first post!

Hello! And welcome to my blog. My blog is about my interest in photography and how I use photoshop CS5 to manipulate my work. I’ve been interested in photography since I was about sixteen and took my interest further to study it at A level. I did four units at A level all consisting of different projects such as environment, encounters, outside and so forth.

I also did some research on a photographer called Lee Jeffries. I really enjoyed his work and also did some of my own which I will be doing a sperate post on.

Here is a link to his site:

I learnt how to use photoshop which I enjoyed and am still developing my skills futher. I shall be uploading my work shortly, enjoy!