Landscape Photography Advice from 4 Images

Higger Tor and Carl Wark from Burbage Edge in the Peak District.

When I posted last week’s photo, I mentioned that I had been out all day and only just arrived home. This week I want to share an image from last week’s trip. Higger Tor and Carl Wark from Burbage Edge in the Peak District. I often shoot from Higger Tor in the Peak District. It’s … Continue reading Landscape Photography Advice from 4 Images

When Small Changes Make Big Improvements

Silver birch at Surprise View, Peak District

Snow-covered Silver Brich at Surprise View, Peak District. Let me start by saying Happy New Year and welcome back and I hope 2020 proves to be a super successful year for your photography. I had intended to make this first post of the new year all about photography resolutions, but two things got in the … Continue reading When Small Changes Make Big Improvements

The Colour of Atmosphere

Padley Gorge trees in mist, The Peak District

Padley Gorge, the Peak District. Fuji X-T3, 16-80mm lens at 32mm. ISO160, 1.6" at f/13.0 In last weeks blog post I shared an image together with my thoughts about the direction of landscape photography. I liked the image I shared because it was very natural and could mark a new direction in my work. The … Continue reading The Colour of Atmosphere

Changing my Photo Editing Approach

Curbar Edge winter sunrise

Winter sunrise on Curbar Edge, Peak District. Fuji X-T3 with 10-24mm lens. Further details in the blog post. Over recent years I’ve become increasingly unhappy with my photography. Well it’s really my photo editing that I’m unhappy with. I feel that I’ve somehow become victim to the trend of colourful and overly saturated landscapes. But … Continue reading Changing my Photo Editing Approach

Photographic Principle – Less is More

New Zealand Mountain

New Zealand Mountain, Fuji X-T2, 135mm ISO200, 1/320" at f/11.0 This week, I didn’t just want to share an image. Instead, I wanted to talk briefly about one of my favourite photography principles; less is more. You can apply this principle in all sorts of ways. For example, you can apply it to composition by … Continue reading Photographic Principle – Less is More

Return of the Friday Image

Staircase inside St Paul's Cathedral in black and white

Inside St Paul's Cathedral. Fuji X-T3 with 18-135 lens. Processed using Nik Silver Efex 2. I’ll start with an apology. I haven’t posted a Friday image for the past two weeks. The first week I was away in the Lake District in an area with no phone or internet access. It was wonderful but scary … Continue reading Return of the Friday Image

I Almost Didn’t Shoot This

Derwentwater sunset at Keswick, the Lake District

Derwentwater near to sunset. Keswick, the Lake District. Fuji X-T3 and Fuji 16-80 lens. At the time I didn’t think this image would work. I was certain the conditions were too bright, and the dynamic range of the scene was too high. These were just a couple of the challenges that almost made me not … Continue reading I Almost Didn’t Shoot This

PhotoLab 3 Launch and Review

Wyming Brook, Peak District.

This week’s been very busy. I’ve been out on location twice and have another shoot planned for tomorrow if the torrential rain stops. I also completed a review of the new PhotoLab 3 RAW converter from DxO ready for when it launched on Wednesday. Producing a video review to a deadline is always demanding, especially … Continue reading PhotoLab 3 Launch and Review

Beware of the Mac

Ladybower reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir, The Peak District. Fuji X-T3, Fuji 16-80 lens. ISO160, 7.5 seconds at f/11.0. First, an apology that I didn’t post a Friday image last week. I ended up at my daughters in France. I thought I would be able to post the image from there, but technical problems got in the way of … Continue reading Beware of the Mac

Sunrise at Higger Tor

Rocks on Higger Tor at sunrise, The Peak District.

Rocks on Higger Tor at sunrise, The Peak District. Fuji X-T3. See text for technical details/settings. Yesterday morning I managed to drag myself out of bed at 05:00am and drove over to the Peak District. I had been watching the weather for weeks waiting for the right conditions. It had been warm during the day … Continue reading Sunrise at Higger Tor