Happy High Performance

Do watch this brilliant video by Will and Oli from Firewood Pictures. It gives a flavour of the upcoming Happy High Performance learning day for businesses who want to stretch, embrace new ways of thinking, of collaborating, and of looking to the future.  The video even contains a clip of my beardy face, at the … Read more

Stratford Business Forum ‘Big Breakfast’ at the gorgeous Billesley Manor Hotel

What a venue for an early breakfast, even the weather played ball with a glorious June morning. Gallons of fresh coffee and a good cooked breakfast gave the 60 attendees a good kick start. And I got a nice surprise as a charity video I’d made with film maker Ben Atkinson got played too! More … Read more

Leamington and Stratford Business Forum Big Breakfast

You might think that a 7am meeting of yet-to-be-caffeinated business people would be sluggish and dull. Think again. Jonathan Smith has created a network of interesting and interested, energetic and eager business folk from an incredibly diverse range of industries and business sizes. Location, Location, Location This meeting was held at the recently refurbished Leamington … Read more

A Whimsey with Wistman’s Wood

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a good woodland photography session – and Wistman’s Wood was perfect to get back in the woodland and impressionist photography flow. I helped My Darling Jules set up her Sew Me Something stand at a textiles fair near Exeter. Whilst she was womanning her stand for a … Read more

Bowls Business Networking

Bowls Networking Leamington by Charlie Budd The Tall Photographer-26

Sometimes someone comes up with an idea that seems so left-field, but it’s so well thought out, it just works – and bowls business networking is just that.

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Craig Saxton and Kelly Ann Grimes enjoying some light-hearted competitiveness at Bowls Business Networking Leamington.

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Impressionist Flower Photography

Impressionist Photography of Flowers - Confetti Fields Heart of the Ballet by Charlie Budd The Tall Photographer

As I’ve become older, and beardier, I’ve become more entranced by the potential of impressionist flower photography. Maybe it’s because I’m starting to look like Monet. A Visit to the Confetti Fields On a recent excursion to the remarkable confetti flower fields with my friend, the photographer Charlotte Doran Davies, my love for blurring reality … Read more

Business Biscotti in Stratford upon Avon

Business Biscotti at the Crowne Plaze Hotel in Straford upon Avon by Charlie Budd The Tall Photographer

To promote my photography and video production services, I’m trying different ways to meet business owners who might need what I do – and Business Biscotti in Stratford upon Avon seemed ideal.

I’d already met a few of the people who said they were going, at the brilliant monthly Donut Time networking sessions at Venture House.

Yes, I know, I seem to be attracted to events with biscuits, doughnuts or cake in the title.

Amy Widman from Everyone Active at Stratford Leisure Centre at the Business Biscotti at the Crowne Plaza in Stratford upon Avon by Charlie Budd The Tall Photographer
Amy Widman from Everyone Active at Stratford Leisure Centre talking about how networking can be a useful part of marketing with Anne Solomon of Venture House and and Blake Newbold of Everyone Active.

I asked the wonderfully warm-hearted June Irani whether I could attend and take photos, and she generously agreed.

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How to make the best hummus recipe

How to make the best hummus video

There are lots of variations out there, but this is a simple no-fuss way of how to make the best hummus.

This version makes very tasty, moreish hummus, rather garlicky, with little salt and lots of lemon juice.

It’s very adaptable, and at the bottom I give alternatives – but to my mind they’re not quite as good as The Original.

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Working with Wharton Natural Infrastructure Consultants

Sometimes you really gel with the people you work with, and this is the case with the team at Wharton Natural Infrastructure Consultants.

I was just thinking about getting back to work as a photographer (recovering from a broken back) when I was contacted by the company director Pete Wharton.


Pete explained that the company was rebranding, had taken on new people due to expansion, and so needed a range of fresh staff photographs for a new website.

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