Moments in Time x


There’s one New Years Resolution I’ve slam dunked..I’ve embraced growing younger gracefully by going back to school.


Each week I’ve been studiously at my desk at Putney School of Art learning properly about Photography…and I’ve loved it.


It’s not that I didn’t like the photos I was taking..I just didn’t really know how I was doing it and whether I could do it better. A bit like our brains or computers, we now have these incredible beasts of cameras that we rarely take out of first gear..


Thinking about short term, long term, quality, light, composition…it’s such a peaceful place away from the clamour of family life and I have thoroughly appreciated the time to think of nothing else other than the moment.


Some of these photos were taken on a field trip we did as a class around the streets of London, others are from my beautiful nieces christening last weekend.

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Watching for a photo is like waiting for little pockets of opportunity.  Often I think – if only they’d look up.  But then the sweet spot happens and it’s like the nectar of the Gods.

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Is the process getting something right? Or does it go beyond that? All I know is that to break the rules, you first have to know them..and that learning as an adult is the best drug ever.

Laters, Kate x


  1. coogeecat

    Love these pics. I love photography too and have often thought of doing a course. Instead this year I am studying health coaching and nutrition which is keeping me mighty busy!

  2. pernillelunde

    Congratulations to you on growing younger!!! Lovely photos and how cool that you are learning more about photography. I always find that you appreciate learning more when you are a little older than the average student because you choose to learn. Really pleased for you! Xxx

    • Maison Bentley Style

      The strange thing is, age will inevitably take it’s physical toll..but I still feel about twenty..just old enough to when something is good, it’s good! Hope all is well in your neck of the world xxx

  3. Cortneybre

    Wonderful images! Congrats on continuing your learning journey. Going back to school as an adult does give one such a different perspective and appreciation for the act of learning itself. I so enjoy following your world thru your pictures. 🙂 Cortneybre…

  4. mrsjamesbarry

    Beautiful photographs. The portraits are superb and I love the pigeon and light above the energy saving bulb and contemporary scene. Your posts are always put together so creatively. X

  5. jackiemallon

    Always enjoyed your photos and now they’re going to be even better?! Enjoy your experiments. I think it’s exciting to break out of the box and play. Being a mature student keeps you young! xo

  6. floramargaret

    hooray for you! i took a class with my son last year…but have not really done much photography since then. i feel slightly awkward pulling out my big camera…I feel like it puts people on alert…I must get better at that. I need to get back to it as I have forgotten half of what I learned. I need my son to remind me. your photos are lovely!

  7. KerryCan

    Your line about growing younger makes me think of the Bob Dylan song–“I was so much older then; I’m younger than that now.” I think it’s wonderful, and brave, what you’re doing! The portraits are my favorites of the photos so far–they all seem to really capture the spirit of the subject.

  8. Alexa Jean

    Great work & well done for going ‘back to school’. I have found photography so addictive, yes there’s the desire to improve and learn more about technique but sometimes it’s just so exciting to take a step back from a scene and observe – and then take a great photo you’re proud of!