We’ve moved!!

My blog has a new home…

I have recently launched my shiny new site at www.sallycrane.co.uk  and the blog is now part of the site.

Pop over and see my latest blog Kiwi Adventures – Day 1


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‘Pretty Pastel Style’ Book Launch with Selina Lake

My blog has moved to my website – you’ll now find ‘Pretty Pastel Style’ Book Launch with Selina Lake  here!


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More {Adventures with my Lensbaby} – In the Studio

A little more Lensbaby love to share with you.   Some portrait shots from a studio session with the wonderful Emilie Walt, a model you will have seen before on my blog.   I’m loving the versatility of this great lens combo.   It’s not just for landscapes!






A selection of other images taken at the same photo shoot (with a ‘normal’ lens) can be seen on my Facebook page

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Some MAD encounters at the museum with Stratford Clicks

Last year an idea I had been nurturing for some time was finally realised when, following some conversations with a couple of lovely photographer friends, we decided to start up a local photography group.

After just a few months we have a core of regular attendees at monthly meetings with numbers ever increasing and a very lively Facebook group where members can share photos and information.

Some great alliances and friendships have quickly formed in ‘Stratford Clicks’ and we’re proud to have been a source of encouragement for some very talented people.

For our meeting this month we arranged an evening photographing in a brilliant local attraction who kindly gave us access for a few hours in the evening. The MAD Museum, full of weird and wonderful Mechanical Art & Design exhibits – some of them are frankly a bit ‘mad’! – was an absolute photographer’s paradise.

A few of my ‘MAD’ images:

Stratford Photography MAD Museum 1

Stratford Photography MAD Museum 2

Stratford Photography MAD Museum 3

Stratford Photography MAD Museum 4

Stratford Photography MAD Museum 5

Stratford Photography MAD Museum 6

Stratford Photography MAD Museum 7

Stratford Photography MAD Museum 8

Stratford Photography MAD Museum 9

Stratford Photography MAD Museum 10

Stratford Photography MAD Museum 11

Stratford Photography MAD Museum 12

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Vintage china product shoot on location

I discovered a gorgeous wedding location this week tucked away in the Warwickshire countryside.   Gorcott Hall, close to the village of Mappleborough Green between Henley in Arden & Redditch.  It is absolutely stunning and I’d love to shoot a wedding there sometime.   If you know anyone thinking of getting married there I’d love to have a chat with them…

But back to the matter in hand.  I was there to do a product photography shoot for a new vintage china hire business, Touch of Vintage.  The first outing for their china and a perfect opportunity to capture some images ‘on location’ so to speak, for their new website.   It’s no secret that I love a bit of vintage china so this was a real treat to work on.  And there was cake!

Sally Crane Warwickshire product photographer
Sally Crane Photography Vintage 1
Sally Crane Product Photography
Sally Crane Photography Vintage 2
Sally Crane Photography Warwickshire

Vintage China Hire – Touch of Vintage
Cakes – Wonderfully Wicked Cakes
Venue – Gorcott Hall

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Winter in a Seaside Town {Adventures with my Lensbaby}

I was lucky enough to have a few lovely days break in North Devon between Christmas & New Year.    A perfect opportunity to properly get to grips with my new Lensbaby.    I’m just a little bit in love with the ‘fake’ tilt shift look!

Sally Crane Photography Lensbaby 1
Sally Crane Photography Lensbaby 2
Sally Crane Photography Lensbaby 3
Sally Crane Photography Lensbaby 4
Sally Crane Photography Lensbaby 5
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Sally Crane Photography Lensbaby 11
Sally Crane Photography Lensbaby 12

Ilfracombe was an interesting town to visit ‘out of season’.  I have to admit to being a little shocked by Damien Hirst’s 66Ft bronze statue, Verity, facing out to sea.  For me it just doesn’t sit well with the image of the classic picture postcard seaside town & fishing port.  But I guess that’s what this kind of art is all about.  It challenges our thinking.

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2012 in Pictures

I had in my mind that this blog would be some images that summed up my year in 2012.   When I looked back at the (many, many) folders of images, I realised it was going to be difficult to pick out just a handful.

So, that prompted the first upload to my YouTube channel!    I have exciting plans for 2013 so I hope this is the first of many.   But more on that later…

Many thanks to some lovely people who helped make 2012 a very exciting year.  

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