Makelight Photography Update – My Family Ties


My progress so far

It’s been a while since I posted about my progress with my photography and the fabulous and helpful makelight photography course that I did with Emily Quinton, and I wanted to post an update with what I have put into practice with a few recent photo’s.

I try to take photo’s every day and I always have either my Canon or my iPhone on me wherever I go, it has been so satisfying to see my photo’s evolve and I feel so much more in control of my camera now. I have been using my tripod a lot more and finding that just this simple change has helped me to work on my composition and help me to feel more in control of my shoot’s.

So top of my Christmas list is a new tripod as the one I have doesn’t allow for the chance to shoot from overhead, and as I do a lot of food photography I really want to get those lovely food shot’s from above. A lot of the tripods you can buy aren’t set up for overhead shooting without a special attachment, quite often called a ‘side arm’, and this would make overhead shots so much easier for me as teetering on my footstool isn’t doing the job well enough for me right now!

A lot of the professional tripods are sold separately to the head (the bit that holds the camera to the tripod) so it is essential to find the right one. You can also buy an extension arm for your tripod, although some tripods don’t support them so make sure you do some research first. 

Once I have the right tripod the next step for me is to move on and start ‘Shooting Tethered’, I have been reading a lot about it’s merit’s and the fact you can connect to your camera to your PC and see the photo seconds after you take it would be fantastic and save so much time during a shoot. The beauty of this method is that you can edit as you go, and quite often you can’t see the flaws of the photo until it is up on the PC, so ‘Shooting Tethered’ can help you to discard any unwanted shot’s and keep the ones you need. 

The Makelight photography course that I have been following has given me even more of a passion for photography, and so much more confidence in my ability so if you are searching for that push to help you through your journey in photography I highly recommend you get in touch with Emily.

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Thank you for reading, I hope you have enjoyed reading about my progress, I will be posting more about my photography journey in the new year, until then have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!


  1. January 3, 2015 / 2:22 pm

    lovely pics wish i could take photos

    • January 11, 2015 / 3:12 pm

      Thank you so much Caroline, It's a work in progress for me! 🙂

  2. January 4, 2015 / 9:26 pm

    Amazing photos – well done 🙂

  3. October 17, 2015 / 9:21 am

    beautiful photographs well done x