Posts by Catherine Gil

Your family photography session – a step by step guide

A young girl peeking out from her garden shed and laughing at the camera

Booking your family photography session Before your photography session I offer advice around the best timings for your shoot to give optimal light conditions. I will also provide information around clothing to compliment the colours of the season – with the aim of enhancing the impact of the final images. I discuss in advance the…

Read More

Pembrokeshire Coast – a photographers dream landscape

Black and white documentary photography on the beach in Wales

Things I did know before going: It was nearing the end of the summer and we were going to South West Wales. We needed a holiday. There would be more blue flag beaches in Pembrokeshire alone than candles on my son’s birthday cake (he would be turning 10). I would relish the opportunity to get…

Read More

Teaching manual photography to children

child using manual photography to take a photograph of a flower

Why teach your child to master the art of manual photography? Teaching manual photography to children is a great way to combine mastering technology with the great outdoors. The process of learning photography outside will not only immerse your children in nature; but foster an independence and confidence that comes through creativity and artistic ownership.…

Read More

Dog photography – my top technical tips

I love photographing dogs on their own, with other dogs, and within family shoots. Dog photography involves being ready to capture the action (as well as the quieter moments) as and when it happens. The element of a totally spontaneous creature with boundless energy takes creativity to a new level – and when shooting in…

Read More

A journey into conscious parenting

Black and white family photograph of two siblings and their pet Viszla

The thing is, it doesn’t matter how much you try to shield your kids from divorce, they will feel the fallout. Unless as parents, you are able to work together during this volatile period, the reality is an uphill struggle for the primary caregiver to remain the constant in the midst of the storm. Worse…

Read More