Fish recipe for pan-fried halibut with savoy cabbage and almond sauce

Photo showing finished fish recipe dish

01. Make this tasty fish recipe.

Make this fish recipe with halibut, savoy cabbage and an almond sauce.

Over the last few months I have been photographing food dishes created by the very talented local chef Lee Rogers. All of the food dishes Lee creates are beautifully and artistically presented so they are not only a gastronomic delight but also a visual treat too.

One of the dishes I recently photographed for him was halibut served on a bed of savoy cabbage with an almond sauce. It looked stunning and I asked Lee if he would mind sharing his knowledge and his recipe so you could make this yourself.


Fairy Art Photography

Fairy art image of girl dressed as a fairy, blowing fairy dust

01. Magic fairy dust – fairy art by Paul Holland

Fairy art by Paul Holland

I thought I would start off the New Year by sharing some of the images from recent fairy art photo shoots. The images here are from shoots which all took place in the studio late last year. I do a lot of fairy art photography and it has an appeal that spans the generations. The minimum age for our fairy portraits is four years and there is no maximum age. We get as many bookings for teens and adults as we do for young children.

A fairy portrait studio shoot

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Heritage Railway Wedding

I had the pleasure of doing the wedding photography for Grant and Sarah’s wedding earlier this month. Shortly after their wedding I spent a day with them photographing them again at various heritage railway sites in Cumbria.

I hadn’t visited the locations until Grant and Sarah mentioned to me their ideas for having a second day of wedding photography with a heritage railway theme. I loved the idea and did some research and visits to check out the locations ahead of their shoot. More

Comic Con photos – models required

Models required - comic con photo and artwork by Paul Holland

Models required – here’s one of my images from last year’s display.

Models required for comic arts festival studio window display

Models required…Last year my studio took part in the International Comic Art festival that takes place annually in Kendal. I photographed some of you in comic con costume and created a window display showing the photos combined with digital art work. I was pleased with the result and this year I have been asked to take part again… but I want the display to be bigger and bolder. In short, I need your help to go one better than last year! I am looking for models, male or female, who are More

Celebrating the school prom

school prom photo

01. Check out our special offers on prom photos

Celebrating the prom

The school prom (short for promenade) originally began in American colleges and universities in the late 1800s and is becoming increasingly popular in the UK with most schools offering separate prom evenings for year 11 and year 13 students.

The word ‘Prom’ is likely to be on the lips of most students at this time of year, with lots of planning and preparation to get the perfect look, they also offer a break from the stress of exams. The glamour of the evening with it’s limousines, spectacular dresses and accessories, and guys in their suits all combine to create an evening to remember. While there will be lots of photos taken, it can be nice to have professional photographs to capture the look.

We have put together a special offer to celebrate the More

Heroes and Villains – fantasy art photography (Comic Art)

Heroes and Villains – my Comic Art window trail display

A selection of images for the comic art window trail

01. A selection of my images in the Comic Art display window trail

Every year, Kendal hosts the Lakes International Comic Art Festival with workshops, films, talks and demonstrations by some of the world’s leading comic artists and writers. One of the event’s attractions is the town’s comic art window trail where shop and office windows are decorated by schools and artists. My photography studio window is part of the comic art window trail in this year’s Festival. I have created a display featuring photographs of the characters from Marvel and DC Comics, entitled ‘Heroes and Villains’. It combines photography with digital art and so I thought I would share a few of the images with you. More

Review of Sleeklens Portrait Perfection

Sleeklens Portrait Perfection Photoshop Actions review by Paul Holland

Image showing a completed Sleeklens Portrait Perfection photo.

01. Just one example of using several Sleeklens Portrait Perfection actions

Sleeklens, a Danish company founded in 2015 by Daniel Chabert, makes workflow products for both Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.  They recently asked me to review the Sleeklens Portrait Perfection workflow action set for Photoshop and you can read my opinion on it here. More

How to create a photo picture wall

A photo picture wall - Black and white portrait photographs © Paul Holland

A photo picture wall using some of my portrait and wedding photographs

Creating a picture wall

There are lots of different ways of displaying pictures on a wall and some ways definitely give a better result than others. In this post I have tried to collate all of my ideas for you, to help you get the best picture wall layout to match your photos and your home. More

Fantasy Art Photography

Lifted - an original work of fantasy art photography by Paul Holland

‘Lifted’, an example of bespoke Fantasy Art Photography by Paul Holland

Fantasy Art Photography – unique digital art

Last year I was asked by an art gallery to exhibit some of my portrait photographs. I didn’t want to simply take images that were on the walls of my studio and use them in the exhibition so I did something a little different. More

Personalised Photo Jigsaw Puzzles

Personalised photo jigsaw puzzles 01

Our 300-piece personalised photo jigsaw puzzles. Use your own photo or one we’ve taken for you.

Personalised Photo Jigsaw Puzzles

We love Jigsaw Puzzles so offering personalised photo jigsaw puzzles seemed like a good idea! It doesn’t matter if you are new to jigsaw puzzles or if you are a seasoned puzzler we have a photo jigsaw size for everyone.

We can create your personalised jigsaw puzzle using More