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Notebooks and 2012 Agendas are here!

Notebooks and 2012 Agendas are here!

First off, let me say, I’ve been thrilled with the response to the Beautiful Belgium photography book. I’ve sold out of my first batch of books and I have more on the way. If you live near Brussels, you can order a copy from me directly and I will sign it for you. Contact me … more

Beautiful Belgium - A Photography Book

Beautiful Belgium – A Photography Book

Beautiful Belgium by Alison Cornford-Matheson | Make Your Own Book After the success of the Forgotten Postcards book, I am thrilled to announce the launch of another book. This time, I am focusing on this small country I call home now – Belgium. In Beautiful Belgium you will find a combination of my travel photography … more

How I Fell in Love with PhotoShelter in 30 Days.

How I Fell in Love with PhotoShelter in 30 Days.

The stock photography industry has had many significant changes over the past few years. These changes have necessitated modifications to my stock photo business, as well as the ACM Photography website. The most recent modification has been integrating ACMPhotography.com with PhotoShelter and, after 30 days, I am in love. Back in the day, being a … more


Forgotten Postcards Exhibition

Forgotten Postcards Exhibition

I am very excited to announce the first exhibition of the Forgotten Postcards series. After our success at 3 Accessible Art Fair events, we are now showing at the beautiful Aspria Lifestyle event building in Brussels. I hope you can join us for the vernissage on December 2nd and have a glass of champagne while … more

Announcing Forgotten Postcards - The Book!

Announcing Forgotten Postcards – The Book!

There are two things I’ve been wanting to do with the Forgotten Postcards, for some time now. The first was to create a beautiful portfolio to show to clients and galleries. The second was to publish a book of all of the postcards thus far. Thanks to the advice of a photographer friend here in … more

Forgotten Postcards Available in Three Options

Forgotten Postcards Available in Three Options

While working with clients on a custom Forgotten Postcard of The Sainte Catherine/Sint Katelijne Square and church, I was asked what options I could offer. As with many of my clients, they were worried how the colours of the art would match the decor of their home. As a commercial photographer first and foremost, I’ve never been … more


Forgotten Postcard, Taj Mahal, Agra, India - Contest Winner Announced

Forgotten Postcard, Taj Mahal, Agra, India – Contest Winner Announced

A few weeks ago I ran a contest to promote the Forgotten Postcard Series. Typically, I work with my own images to create the Forgotten Postcards, however the idea was born from an image I created from a friend’s photo.  Because I enjoy being inspired by other people’s travel photos, as well as my own, … more

Win a Custom Forgotten Postcard from YOUR photo!

Win a Custom Forgotten Postcard from YOUR photo!

I’ve been wanting to run a contest for my faithful followers here on ACM Photography and CheeseWeb for some time now. With the Accessible Art Fair quickly approaching, I thought now would be the perfect time. I will be featuring my Forgotten Postcard Series and I’d like to give you the chance to win your … more

The Advantages of Travelling with another Photographer

The Advantages of Travelling with another Photographer

Tomorrow I am off on a trip to Sardinia, Italy with a photographer friend. It’s the first trip I’ve done in a long time with a fellow photographer and I’m looking forward to it. Travelling with another photographer has a lot of advantages, particularly when it’s one who shares an interest in similar photography subjects. … more


Lessons from my First Art Fair

Lessons from my First Art Fair

After a whirlwind weekend of meeting people, answering questions and selling my work, things are finally starting to settle down after the Brussels Accessible Art Fair. Overall, my experience selling at my first art fair was very positive, but I did learn a few lessons for my next event.

My Stylish and Practical Camera Bag

My Stylish and Practical Camera Bag

I am now the proud owner of the coolest camera bag on the block. I’ve been hunting for a new camera bag for a while now. My current bag, the Lowpro Mini Trekker backpack, has served me well for over 10 years and will continue to be my ‘long-haul’ camera bag. It holds all of my … more

In Defence of Photoshop

In Defence of Photoshop

I have a complaint. When did Photoshop become a dirty word? Lately it seems that everywhere I look people are hating on Photoshop. I see groups on Flikr and Redbubble that proclaim “No Photoshop allowed.” I notice people boasting in their comments – “I didn’t touch this image in Photoshop.” I have to ask… Why … more


Transform - Zack Arias, Photographer

Transform – Zack Arias, Photographer

I just finished watching a truly inspirational video by photographer Zack Arias over on Scott Kelby’s blog. Riding on the coattails of my last inspiration post, this one is much more uplifting. Not only does Zack remind us that we are not alone when we question our abilities, and confront our fears, but he even addresses the … more

Inspiration and Fear

Inspiration and Fear

I wanted to post one of the most inspirational (and terrifying) articles I’ve read on photography recently. It’s inspirational because it cuts to the heart of what we all want to do as artists – follow our inner voice and create what that voice dictates, not what outside forces tell us we need to do.

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Alison Cornford-Matheson is a Canadian photographer living and working in Brussels, Belgium. She specialises in garden and travel lifestyle stock photography. In addition, she is a Photoshop professional and produces digital artwork as fine art prints. Alison is available for assignment work and commissions on request.

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