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Behind the scenes – Cut flowers

Behind the scenes – Cut flowers

The asters are lasting well as cut flowers, which makes them good photography models – and better than the dahlias and calendulas, which are starting to fade in the vase. Through the year the multi-tasking allotment provides food, flowers and photos, which become stock images […]

Behind the scenes – Broccoli still life

Behind the scenes – Broccoli still life

The bargain bin at the supermarket is always worth checking for photography props and this week it included several heads of broccoli, rapidly approaching their sell by date. I raked through for the best looking pack and took it home to model for me, gradually […]

Behind the scenes – Allotment photo shoot

Behind the scenes – Allotment photo shoot

It was a swelteringly hot summer’s day and so while the props were being rearranged during a photo shoot in the allotment, the camera got to wear both sun shades for protection: my delightfully romantic floppy hat and the cheap white umbrella I bought online […]

Photos: Exploring Helsinki and Suomenlinna

Photos: Exploring Helsinki and Suomenlinna

It takes just two hours on the ferry, to cross the Finnish Gulf from Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki, capital of Finland. It is a much more modern city compared to Tallinn and though our hotel seemed a little detached from a discernible city centre, it […]

Photos: Travel to Tallinn, Estonia

Photos: Travel to Tallinn, Estonia

A weekend in Tallinn, capital of Estonia, is perfect for wandering around the Old Town, which is surrounded by the ancient city wall and numerous defensive military towers. A trip in May revealed that the Baltic spring was a few weeks behind the British season […]

Photos: Stem ginger

Photos: Stem ginger

Sticky, sticky stem ginger goes into our favourite ginger cake. It has to be grated first, which is a bit of a perilous job, as you push the squishy round balls of ginger down the grater, trying to save your own fingers at the same […]

Photos: DIY tools and fasteners

Photos: DIY tools and fasteners

DIY and home improvement is the concept behind this stock photo collection. Borders of nails, bolts and tools on a wood grain background have copy space for the designer’s own text and graphics. Screws, nuts and rawl plugs, washers and pop rivets are among the […]

Photos: Abstract painted backgrounds

Photos: Abstract painted backgrounds

Abstract paintings with smears, daubs and erratic spatters of acrylic paint form this set of stock photo backgrounds. Freehand painted borders have plenty of copy space in the centre for your own design. Or you can place text over the full-frame abstract coloured backgrounds, with […]

Photos: Chocolate chip cookies

Photos: Chocolate chip cookies

Peanut butter isn’t just good for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, it’s also a great ingredient for baking. In this case, it’s a key element of chocolate chip cookies. This stock photo set doesn’t just look at the process of making the homemade cookies, it […]

Photos: Painting

Photos: Painting

This set holds some of my most popular photos, as the concept of a paintbrush loaded with paint, halfway through covering a surface, can be used in so many different ways. The copy space can be filled with the designer’s own text, making it the […]