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I’m so loving A Color Story… a new photo editing app for the iPhone, from the ladies at A Beautiful Mess.

It’s making all my photos super vibrant and pop with life.

And making whites look bright and crisp.

It’s super easy to use and SO very colourful!

I’ve had A Color Story for a couple of weeks now. If you’d like to see how I’m using it so far… I’ve made a little rambling screencast sharing my process while I edit a few photos…


Let me know if you’re using the app too and which are your favourite filters…

Have a great day.

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February 10th, 2016 at 12:21 pm

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I LOVE yellow… so it wasn’t a surprise that this week made me very happy!

An abundance of YELLOW everywhere! even if I had to bring in a few props to help…

Flowers, fruit, cakes, cups and table tops!

Plenty of YELLOW found on the streets of Shoreditch this weekend.

Thank you YELLOW for brightening up my week! Next up is PINK!

You can follow along on Instagram… or at color//colour lovers HQ – where Andrea and I share the project.



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February 3rd, 2015 at 11:12 am


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This colour hunting for the color // colour lovers is rather fun…

Red week is in full flow.

Today was filled with flowers from Achillea Flowers and cakes from bake-a-boo… Totally splendid.



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January 24th, 2014 at 5:46 pm


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Sometimes you just need a creative break…

To escape the constant imagery online and just get inspired by the real world.

Today, I met up with my friend and fellow photographer Kirstin to mooch, catch up with news and shoot some photos…

and capture some colour naturally.

Imagine my excitement to find colourful balloons cascading down a building on Regent St. Yay!

It was a good day…

Taking part in Karen’s NaPhoPoMo this month – posting photos daily for the month of November.

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November 7th, 2013 at 5:21 pm


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SO, Susannah and I are hosting an instagram meet up in August… a photo walk, time to play around taking iPhone pictures and maybe tea/coffee and cake… everyone is welcome… come and play!

I was so inspired watching this film… and over the past couple of weeks I’ve been fortunate enough to explore my London, with some fabulous photographers/bloggers… Irene, Susannah, Kirstin & Carol… Taking photos walks, playing with cameras, eating & drinking and lots of chatting… I love it and want to do more… so an instagram meet up seems a good way to start… more details will be revealed closer to the date.

Here’s what I’ve seen on these recent photo adventures right here on my doorstep…


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July 5th, 2013 at 10:34 am

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So even though I felt I’d completed my project Making My Own Colour… it’s amazing how it’s become such a part of my everyday life now, after 30 days of intensively searching and creating it… Colour is still happening… I’m still searching & finding it in unlikely places, and making it happen!

Maybe this isn’t just a 30 day project? Maybe it’s calling to be something bigger… let’s see how it unfolds…

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February 25th, 2013 at 10:24 am


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I began this 30 day challenge back in the middle of January, for a couple of reasons…

It was a project that I was encouraging participants of my course - A JOURNEY to take on. If you practice something for 30 days in a row – like photography or video… you grow, you get better, you can see themes in your work, you have a chance to try new techiniques, you can JUST PLAY. Play and experiment, till you find out what works for you.

I also picked a theme to shoot towards… Colour… it’s cold and grey for most of Jan and Feb here in the UK, so I wanted to actively search for or intentionally make colour happen, to lift my spirits and bring a little brightness into our lives till Spring arrives.

It was magic… and this is what happened…

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February 21st, 2013 at 10:37 am


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I’ve completed my 30 day challenge of shooting everyday, with the theme of “Making My Own Colour” – a personal project as part of my A JOURNEY course and to get me through the winter blahs. I asked JOURNEY participants to take up the 30 day challenge, so it seemed only right that I took it on too, so I started a little before the course began in mid Jan, and so far I’ve shared colour sprinkled here and there. 

Here are some of my favourite photos and the film is coming later in the week, as I’m just putting the final touches to it, before I share it with those on my course.

This project and abundance through colour has helped SO much both creatively and emotionally (even got me through the dreadful cold that’s lasted for weeks!)… I’m bursting and so ready for spring and all the other colour I will be exploring this year… bring it on!

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February 18th, 2013 at 5:37 pm


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“Do you want to come and help me shoot some ribbons, in the wind, while the sun is still out?” I asked him hesitantly… it was windy and pretty chilly outside, I never thought he would agree.

Surprisingly he said “Yes” and then loved the magic made in the back of the camera almost as much as I did…

I have enough ‘ribbons and blue sky’ shots to last a lifetime now… these are some of my favourites…

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February 4th, 2013 at 1:57 pm


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Apart from the random blue sky and sunshine dotted in now and again, January & February are pretty grey, dull and cold around here… plenty of bare branches, muted tones, rain and bland skies pretty regularly.

I’ve been missing the regular vibrancy I typically love. So for the past couple of weeks, as part of a film I’d like to make for my course A JOURNEY, I’ve been making colour happen, wearing colour or capturing colour daily. It’s been fun, and certainly lifts the spirits and I hope to carry on capturing till spring arrives and colour resumes it’s happy place in abundance.

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February 1st, 2013 at 1:47 pm