Tips for better mobile photography.

8 Tips For Better Mobile Photography

SHARING THE LOVE OF MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY | Sharon Henry Confession time. I didn’t take my camera phone seriously until the batteries ran flat in the compact. This is the first time I’ve ever made this admission and Darrin, a stickler for topped-up batteries will not be impressed (sorry!) We were first timers in Chicago, USA…

The first airport runway dash on St Helena.

St Helena Airport’s First Runway Dash

The World’s Most Expensive Running Track | Sharon Henry St Helena Airport was shaken from its stupor this Bank Holiday Monday when the £285m runway was temporarily transformed into a running track – probably becoming one of the most expensive in the world. This was another ‘first’ the for the new St Helena airport when…

The Blue Hill photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next.
Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry

Blue Hill Gem of a Photoshoot

LIGHTING UP THE DANCE FLOOR | Darrin Henry Blue Hill community centre in one of the more remote districts of St Helena was the backdrop for our recent shoot with island stunner, Gemma Lawrence. Ironically we opted for a covered shoot after a week of grey and spitty weather, but no sooner had we humped…

Another stunning example of what's possible with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5. This is Longwood House on St Helena, with the last light of the day illuminating the red hot poker flowers.

How Good Is The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5

WHEN PHOTOGRAPHY GETS ROUGH | Darrin Henry Our fun camera when it comes to photography is the small, blue, boxy Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 compact which tags along wherever the ‘big camera’ goes. We’ve owned a few compacts over the years, but for a while now our ‘little’ camera has been this gleaming point and shoot.…

Welcome to the district of Longwood, St Helena.

Welcome To Texas, St Helena

MEET THE COMMUNITY OF LONGWOOD | Sharon Henry Longwood was once perceived as the black sheep of St Helena, perhaps because of a ‘bad boy’ image inherited from notorious resident/prisoner, Napoleon Bonaparte. These days the district’s reputation has completely turned around and they own bragging rights to not one or two, but three of the…

Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next
Model, Imogen Henry; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry

A St Helena Winter Weather Photoshoot with Imogen

SHIVER AND SHAKE ON DEADWOOD | Darrin Henry We avoid outdoor photoshoots during St Helena’s winter weather – normally. Dull, grey skies, low temperatures that feels worse with the blustery conditions and occasional spits and spots of rain. Plus, we have a fully kitted out studio at home with a kettle and coffee on hand…

Flowers of St Helena. 
'Brazilian vase plant' - billbergia pyramidalis
Photographed in March 2016 at Napoleon's Tomb.

The St Helena Flower Show Runs All Year

12 BLOOMING MARVELLOUS PICTURES | Darrin Henry Temperatures are dropping, long sleeve fleeces are everywhere and the wind is trying to take the roof off – it’s August on St Helena, need I say more? Tropical winter is here and it’s not much fun. Flowers Month By Month On St Helena We know what to…

How to make the tasty St Helena plo, start to finish in pictures.

How To Make St Helena Plo

The Quintessentially Saint, One Pot Feast | Sharon Henry When it comes to St Helena food, plo is one of the favourites, a spicy mix of curry and rice that hits the spot every time. Bursting with flavour this colourful, one pot concoction is a comfort food that dishes out contentment from the very first…