Heather in the Peak District

This is one of my favourite times of year for landscape photography in the Peak District, because the heather is in flower. On Tuesday evening I made it over to Surprise View to meet a friend with the intention of checking how the heather was doing. As it turned out all the recent sun and … Continue reading Heather in the Peak District

Panasonic Lumix G9 Images

After my month spent shooting with the Panasonic Lumix G9 I felt quite positive about the experience. Now that I’ve spent more time editing some of the RAW files I shot whilst in Cornwall, I’m feeling even more positive. Previously I’d reported that I didn’t like the colour of the images and couldn’t seem to … Continue reading Panasonic Lumix G9 Images

More Panasonic G9 Photography

It was a bit last minute, but I met up with a friend last night in the Peak District. I took along the Panasonic G9 to continue my re-immersion into the world of micro 43. As usual, it didn’t go entirely to plan but there was a brief period of 5-10 minutes where the clouds … Continue reading More Panasonic G9 Photography

Update on my Micro 43 Challenge

Last week I spoke about my overlooked Panasonic G9 micro 43 kit and how I was challenging myself to shoot with it through June. Well, I may have failed depending on how pure you view my challenge. You see the weather here has been hot, dry, and sunny for the past week. This has caused … Continue reading Update on my Micro 43 Challenge

My Overlooked Landscape Photography Kit

Last weekend I drove to the Lake District to meet a friend and shoot around some of the peaks around Borrowdale. Our first climb wasn’t a long one. The entire circuit was only 3.5 miles, but it was steep both up and back down. At the end of the day, I think we had clocked … Continue reading My Overlooked Landscape Photography Kit

Skills Playing Catchup

Have you ever felt like one element of your photography runs away from the rest? This seems to be a constant problem for me, and this image is a great example. New Brighton Lighthouse, Wallasy. I shot this image in 2014 with my Olympus EM5 micro 43 camera and the Olympus 12-40 lens at 12mm. … Continue reading Skills Playing Catchup

It’s Only Taken me 20 Years

This week I did something that I’ve never done before and which I’ve been meaning to do for 20 years. I photographed the sunset on Standedge near where I live. It took me all of 5 minutes to drive to the parking to meet a friend. Despite this location being so close, and that I … Continue reading It’s Only Taken me 20 Years

My Infrared Photography Secret

Holme Fell, Lake District. Fuji XT2 converted to Infrared

Last week I shared an image I shot coming off Holme Fell in the Lake District at the end of a long day. This week I want to share a second image which I also shot on Holme Fell. View from Holme Fell. Fuji XT2 with 18-135 lens. I shot this using a Fuji XT2 … Continue reading My Infrared Photography Secret

I’m Pleased I Saved My RAW Files

Limestone pavement on the slopes of Whernside.

I bought my first digital camera around 2004. It was a Canon 300D which came with a basic kit lens and cost £899. At the time I agonised for a few months between buying this camera and the slightly more expensive Hasselblad Xpan II and 45mm lens. I sold the 300D in 2006 as soon … Continue reading I’m Pleased I Saved My RAW Files

Missing Manchester and City Photography

Manchester City Centre at Night. Canon 400D with Sigma 10-20 lens

Before taking up photography full time I usually worked for large organisations. Sometimes I was a paid employee and other times freelance. I’ve been lucky to work in some wonderful locations around the world, but my favourite is probably Manchester where I started and finished my career. But even though I’ve left the corporate world … Continue reading Missing Manchester and City Photography