I Won’t Mention the ‘C’ Word

Cannon Beach, Oregon.

If your email in box is anything like mine it’s been completely overrun this week. Every business imaginable seems to be emailing to tell me what they are doing about this virus. Quite a few of these I haven’t heard from for years and some I’ve never heard of. This may sound callous, but I’m … Continue reading I Won’t Mention the ‘C’ Word

Three Images from One

Storm over the sea at Dawlish, Devon

Storm over the sea at Dawlish, Devon. Last week I was down in Dawlish, Devon for the first time in many years. Whilst I was there, I caught up with an old friend and we managed a visit to Wistmans Wood. I’d wanted to visit the woods for a long time and even thought about … Continue reading Three Images from One

Finding Hidden Gems

The Andes at sunset from Isle de Sol on Lake Titicaca, Bolivia.

The Andes at sunset from Isle de Sol on Lake Titicaca, Bolivia. Olympus EM5 with Panasonic 45-150 lens. See text for further details. I’ve often written about finding hidden gems in my back catalogue of shots. This week’s image is another good example. It’s of the Andes mountains in Bolivia at sunset. Taken from Isle … Continue reading Finding Hidden Gems

Nik Collection 2.5 Launched

Formby Beach at Sunset. Image processed using Nik Collection 2.5 and Color Efex Pro with the new film simulations.

Pools of light on Formby Beach at Sunset. Processed using the new film simulations in the Nik Collection 2.5 Have you seen the news? There’s a new release of the Nik Collection. Much of the chatter is around the new film simulations in Color Efex Pro. In fact, I used one of these to process … Continue reading Nik Collection 2.5 Launched

The Dreadful Weather Continues

Frost morning on Higger Tor, Peak District

Frosty morning view from Higger Tor in the Peak District. See post for settings. I don’t know what the weather is where you are, but I hope it’s better than it is here. It’s been raining almost continuously for a couple of weeks now, and the forecast is for more next week. I haven’t been … Continue reading The Dreadful Weather Continues

New Book Launch

Higger Tor sunrise, Peak District

This week I have a sense of relief with the launch of my latest book “Landscape Photography: Shoot Like a Pro”. It’s currently available on Lenscraft, Amazon and Google with Apple and others following in a few days. I’ve invested so much time in writing and then rewriting it, that to have it finished feels … Continue reading New Book Launch

Cold Snap in The Peak District

Higger Tor, Peak District

Frosty conditions on Higger Tor, The Peak District. Fuji X-T3 with Fuji 10-24mm lens at 11mm. ISO160, 1.4" at f/13.0 tripod mounted and 0.9 Soft ND Grad on the sky. This winter the weather hasn’t been very wintery here. In fact, I think I can count on one hand the number of days that we’ve … Continue reading Cold Snap in The Peak District

The Benefits of RAW Format Photography

Whitby Pier at sunrise, Sony RX100, ISO80, f/5.0, 1/30".

Whitby Pier at sunrise, Sony RX100, ISO80, f/5.0, 1/30". I know that most if not every photographer reading this post will be aware of the benefits of shooting in RAW format. Despite this, I still wanted to emphasise one point by sharing this image. The image is from April 2013 which is a long time … Continue reading The Benefits of RAW Format Photography

Where to Find Great Light

Formby Beach at sunset

Formby Beach at Sunset. Fuji X-T3 with Fuji 16-80 lens. If there’s one location that seems to always deliver great light, it’s the coast. There’s something almost magical about the quality of light there. If the weather is good and the time of day right, you’re likely to get great light. This image I shot … Continue reading Where to Find Great Light

Better Panorama Stitching

Higger Tor Panorama at sunrise, Peak District

Higger Tor sunrise in the Peak District National Park. Fuji XT3 with 16-80 lens. See below for full details. It’s Friday again and I want to share another image from a recent trip. Last week I shared a shot from Burbage Edge in the Peak District, looking back to Higger Tor. I shot the image … Continue reading Better Panorama Stitching