Capturing Canterbury

One of my aims this year is to see as much of the UK as possible. I’m aiming to explore somewhere new every month. First up was Canterbury, Kent. I chose Canterbury as a lot of my friends who live in Kent spend a lot of time here so I decided to see what all…

Suburban Sunday Snaps

Last weekend I headed out with my trusty Pentax K1000 and some Portra film. I set out to capture what its like to spend a weekend filling your time when you live in the suburbs. I’m now getting used to my fully-manual Pentax and adapting to low light conditions.  The camera is currently holding black and white…

Black and White Bikes of Europe

As a big fan of cycling I often find myself subconsciously photographing cycling culture as I travel. I love taking time out of travelling to rent a bike and see the country from the road, it allows you to go off the beaten track and in some cities it can be a great money saver. Here are a selection of my favourite cycling…

24 hours in London

Spending the night at Juna’s student house with fellow school-friend Fran we planned how we would spend the next 24 hours; visiting Whitechapel Gallery and see as much of the new Tate Modern extension as possible, before inevitably hitting a wall of tiredness and consuming  way too much fast food. To get to the Whitechapel gallery we had…

The best capital cities I’ve visited

Copenhagen The starting place of my inter-railing adventure from Denmark to Switzerland, Copenhagen set the tone for what turned out to be a brilliant European journey. As most of my friends will tell you I will cycle or walk whenever its an option, especially in a busy city. Using public transport is a great way to save…

360° Views Of London

I am currently writing up ’24 Hours in London’ discussing my time in London visiting Whitechapel Gallery and the Tate Modern.  But in the meantime here are the incredible views across central London provided by the free viewing platform at the top of  Tate Modern’s newly built extension. IG:@madisonbeachphotos

Shooting South Coast Landscapes//35mm

Still getting used to my new Pentax K1000 I put it to the test shooting English landscapes using Portra 160 film.  These newly developed shots are from my new years day walk in Arundel and exploring the south coast beaches as the tide went out IG:@Madisonbeachphotos

Pentax Snapshots//Testing Depth of Field

Since featuring my new Pentax K1000 on my post Automatic Vs Manual  I have received lots of messages asking about the cameras performance. So I decided to shoot a roll of Portra film, testing out the 50mm f/2.8 fixed lens depth of field capabilties. I am still adapting to the nature of a fully manual Pentax  but i’m…

Getting Lost in a Forest & Finding a Flood Plain

Forests are always a great place to explore and more often-than-not get lost. Friston forest is no exception. Located on the south coast of England I visited it many times during my childhood but theres always something new to see. After climbing a hill we came to a look-out point giving us panoramic views of the South…

Automatic Vs Manual//35mm Pentax

I’m often asked what film camera I would recommend someone starting out in film photography.  So i’ve created a quick comparison piece focusing on the common conundrum of ‘shall I get a manual or automatic’.  Here I am comparing two cameras I own and know well, a Pentax K1000 (manual) and a Pentax Espio 160 (automatic).  Both can be found…

January Jaunt

Planning on spending the day running errands I woke up to beautiful sunshine. So I ditched Plan A and drove down to Saltdean, a  South Coast village, and walked the 5km under cliff to the Brighton Marina. We enjoyed lunch at one of the Marina’s many restaurants and then headed back as the sun began…

New Year’s Day Photography Walk

To celebrate the start of a new year, Arundel, in West Sussex, was chosen as the location for the traditional New Year’s Day walk. The sun shone down for brief moments casting beautiful shadows across the South Downs National Park. There were hundreds of families braving the rain and fellow photographers enjoying the slowly-extending winter light. I chose to…