Thursday, 22 July 2010


I'm afraid I won't be adding many photos for a while because my camera seems to be broken :-( Unsure how or why as there's no exterior evidence of damage, so will be taking it to the shop to be looked at and hopefully repaired.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010


Another shot from Edinburgh. I really wish I'd had more time to wander the city and take photos.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Hair dressers

Aunty Leah is a very versatile Aunty, she can make clothes, toys, cut hair and do various other exciting things, to find out more go here.

Taking shots of a young child having their hair cut is more difficult than you'd think because of all the movement but I thought these two were reasonable, and the second one is rather amusing too!

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Strawberry Shoot

Our second punnet of home grown strawberries and there's more to be had :-)

Freshly baked scones, jam, clotted cream and strawberries straight from the garden - yum!

As I'm sure you've worked out by now, being a child in the Rae household can sometimes get quite tiresome, especially where cameras are involved.

"Hold that there for a second Matix."

"Don't bite just yet."

It's not enough to be cute and say cheese for the camera, you have to follow directions, hold a pose and even disrupt your meal times for the sake of your parents' arty whims. I thought that our little strawberry pickings photo shoot would be a good demonstration of this....

"Right take another bite but slowly."


Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Family memories

When I was in Edinburgh I had a look through some old family photos and decided that because I couldn't take them all and scanning takes forever it'd be fun to take photos of the photos. I realised that if composed well and in the right lighting they could become quite interesting and a new photo in themselves. Most of them were quite rushed but a few worked out. I may take some time to do the same with my own photos from when I was a teen and see what I come up with.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Edinburgh Old Town

I went to Edinburgh this weekend for a little break. I visited family went out with some girl friends and wandered the city centre shopping and taking photographs.

These two shots are my favourite. I have decided that I'm getting to the point where I'm going to have to start taking my tripod out with me and setting up shots more intentionally if I want to improve at all.