Photographer ~ Writer

Hello, and welcome to my website. I’m very glad to have you join me here to see what I’ve been doing these past months.

Black Cake

Black Cake

When estranged siblings, Byron and Benny, sit down to hear the reading of their mother's will, they learn a story of her life much different from the one they know

Hannibal

Hannibal

Watching a serial killer live a normal life, while murdering and eating his victims is quite disturbing, but Mads Mikkleson embroils you in an intricate and strange relationship that you know you shouldn't indulge but you can't help yourself

Land of the Pharaohs

Land of the Pharaohs

When we were kids, our parents and other grown-ups we knew were always going on trips to the Holy Land. Sometimes, these trips would include visits to Egypt, often called the cradle of civilisation. It’s a country that we learned about in school, the Nile flooding every year (making the area around it the most fertile land), irrigation techniques, hieroglyphics, great pharaohs and mummies.

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To Be Productive, Leave Space for Creativity

Work’s busy, but have you ever thought about reducing the level of work so that you have a couple of hours free for creative thought? If you’re on the go for the whole day, you don’t have time to think through your decisions and let those decisions sit for a while to ferment.

How I Used CDKTF to Host a SPA Using S3 and Cloudfront

How I Used CDKTF to Host a SPA Using S3 and Cloudfront

Everyone wants to host their web application on a reliable host, and you don’t get much more reliable than AWS. As well as their generous free tier, it’s possible to host a single-page application (SPA) using their architecture for very little money. A few years ago, I started using AWS’s own Cloud Development Kit (CDK) to deploy Hugo websites like this to Amazon S3.

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

I did it, finished, completed the challenge, and couldn’t be more chuffed. Completing 50,000 words in 30 days is a feat I’ve been trying to accomplish for over ten years. I decided this year to not only reach the end of the challenge but collect all of the badges you can over the month-long global event.

Demystifying Image Metadata - a Guide to Exif and IPTC

Demystifying Image Metadata - a Guide to Exif and IPTC

Discover the power of image metadata for your photography workflow. In this guide, I delve into the world of EXIF data, unveil IPTC metadata's role in media, and explore the versatility of XMP. Learn how understanding and managing metadata can revolutionize your photography workflow and enhance media organization. Take control of your digital assets today!

The Positive Effects of Landscape Photography On Your Mental Wellbeing

The Positive Effects of Landscape Photography On Your Mental Wellbeing

It's no secret that COVID-19 affected our mental wellbeing. We are more stressed, anxious and battling depression. In this post, I explore how getting back to nature through the lens of Landscape photography can positively impact your wellbeing.

Hugo Markdown Render Hooks are a Revelation

Hugo Markdown Render Hooks are a Revelation

Since writing the how-to article on using nextgen formats for images in Hugo, I’ve been investigating Hugo’s markdown render hooks and found that they are much simpler to implement. There is less of a faff passing lots of parameters into a shortcode. In this tutorial, I will show you how to get the same result using much less code.

Margaret Soraya Being a Creative Introvert

Margaret Soraya Being a Creative Introvert

Scottish photographer Margaret Soraya speaks to Sean Tucker about her introverted nature and her life living and photographing on the Isle of Harris. In this film we learn a bit about her history and process.