Category Archives: lifestyle

Returning to the darkroom

Returning to the darkroom & my mini reviews of workshops by Photofusion & The Gate Darkroom As a film photographer, the reason I am so drawn to this medium is that I love the process. The process of making photographs: loading film, reading the light and getting that perfect exposure in camera. And then the developing. Sitting in the pitch black and trying to wind on those pesky negatives onto the reels (this is a great test of patience sometimes!) The measuring and diluting ofView full post »

Head shots outdoors close up portraits London Richmond

London Creative Head Shots | Jeannie

London Creative Head Shots | Jeannie Richmond, London Shot on Pentax 645N Kodak Portra 400 Developed & Scanned by Carmencita Film Lab So, I’ve been venturing into the world of head shots. I am finding more and more people want personal and creative pictures of themselves for business. Not just the usual, white background, glasses and serious stare, but a honest and positive approach where you can let you personality shine through. Especially if your business is about yourView full post »

Banana Bread recipe with dates no added sugar

Banana bread recipe with walnuts & dates (and no refined sugar!)

A Healthier Banana Bread Recipe Shot on Nikon F100 Kodak Portra 400 So, I’m no baker. I really enjoy baking and the results are usually pretty decent but rarely out of this world incredible. There is one exception. Banana Bread. And, not to blow my own trumpet too much, buuuuttttt my banana bread is pretty awesome. Especially since it’s free from refined sugar and all the sweetness comes from the bananas and dates. So a slice or two feels totally guilt free, a great quickView full post »

Peckam, London, Lerryns Cafe by Fiona Caroline Photography

Lerryns Cafe | London

Lerryns Cafe Peckham, London Shot on Nikon F100 Kodak Portra 400 A bit of a throwback today, as I have just rediscovered these shots I took at Lerryns – a great little independent cafe in Peckham – a year or so ago. Back when I lived South of the river. I actually love these shots and think they rightfully deserve their own blog post! London is absolutely jam packed with alternative and independent shops, but Lerryns really stands out. It’s not just interesting and quirky (IView full post »

Why I Shoot Film

I sometimes get asked, why film? Surely you’re making it harder for yourself? Why not digital? So let me just start with this – I shoot exclusively on film. I will turn up to your shoot with rolls and rolls, my gorgeous, old cameras and a light meter! But it is worth it, I promise you! In this post I discuss why I shoot film. This is not a film v digital post, or me trying to persuade you to give it a try. Rather this is just about me, why I do it and what it means for those thatView full post »

Fiona Caroline Photography sloe gin recipe

Sloe Gin Recipe

Sloe Gin Recipe Shot on Nikon f100 Kodak Portra Developed & Scanned by UK Film Lab I love gin. My sister loves gin. Sloes were in season, clearly we had to make sloe gin. Now, it turns out sloe gin is probably the easiest thing to make in the world. It’s hardly even a recipe! But it’s SO nice, and so rewarding, at the end of winter, to have a drink of you’re very own handpicked sloe gin! It’s now getting pretty close to sloe picking season (October & NovemberView full post »

Shoreditch Couple Photography with Travel Bloggers: HDYTI

Business/Couple Photoshoot Shoreditch, East London, July 2015 Shot on Nikon f100 & Pentax 645 Kodak Portra Developed & Scanned by Carmencita Film Lab This shoot was something a little bit different than my usual couple shoots. It was a blend of couple meets business, as Eulanda & Omo are the brains and creativity behind travel blog: HDYTI (Hey Dip Your Toes In!) And, oh my, they are amazing. Total couple crush on these two! Together we explored trendy East London, walking throughView full post »

Fancy florals

A floral wedding inspiration shoot in London Shot on Pentax 645 & Nikon F100 Kodak Portra Developed & Scanned by Carmencita Film Lab Flowers by: Pip Lowe Stationary by: Oh Squirrel Cakes & Treats by: My Little Cake Tin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)View full post »