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Photos: Around London

Photos: Around London

London, capital city of the United Kingdom, can be reached easily by train from Kent. Barely an hour on the train and you’re walking along South Bank, with a view of the busy River Thames and the impressive architecture of buildings such as The Shard 

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 

Photos: Scenes from the Garden of England

Photos: Scenes from the Garden of England

The Garden of England, Kent in southeast England, is a beautiful place and the county I’ve called home since I was born. This stock photo collection includes many rural scenes, from farm fields through the seasons, to tranquil lakes. There are also details from the 

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: Baking banana loaf

Photos: Baking banana loaf

One delicious use for the mashed banana that I’ve photographed is banana loaf. Ours a tiny bit boozy, because we soak the raisins in rum, which plumps up the fruit nicely. Banana bread is a popular recipe on both sides of the Atlantic, so it’s 

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: Cork noticeboard and reminders

Photos: Cork noticeboard and reminders

These noticeboard designs are useful backgrounds to which you can add your own graphics and copy. A blank cork pinboard, which has its own attractive texture is left blank for any ideas. You can add your own text and images to the Post-it notes and 

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. More variations will be added to this set over time. The various colours of freehand-painted borders have plenty of white copy space in the centre for your 

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