Still No Photography but Plenty of Photos

As I mentioned last week, I haven’t been out with a camera since mid-March. That hasn’t changed this week, and I doubt it will change in the next few weeks; I have too many immediate deadlines to meet. I have though promised myself that when the deadlines are met, I’m going to take a short … Continue reading Still No Photography but Plenty of Photos

Dramatic Light in the Peak District

Despite struggling to work up any enthusiasm for photography (as mentioned last week), I did get out on Saturday, meeting up with another photographer. It was great to get out and clear my head, and we ended up at Carhead Rocks in the Peak District. Looking back at my images now, I’m very pleased that … Continue reading Dramatic Light in the Peak District

Atmosphere is Vital in Landscape Photography

There was a time, not too long ago, when I was obsessed with the need to prevent highlight clipping when processing my photos. I tried hard not to clip the shadows or highlights when capturing the shot. Then when processing the RAW file, I tried to display a full tonal range, but avoid clipping. The … Continue reading Atmosphere is Vital in Landscape Photography

There Was Amazing Light (for 10 Minutes)

I’ll start by apologising for last week when I didn’t post an image. It was a demanding week which ended in a computer problem where I’m locked out completely. It’s a long story that I won’t bore you with but it’s going to be at least another week before I can recover the system. In … Continue reading There Was Amazing Light (for 10 Minutes)

Abstract Landscape Photography and a Formby Beach Sunset

This week’s photo post is out a day early. Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I want to take some time off over the festive season. I’m also recovering from the dreaded virus, despite having been double jabbed. Fortunately, it was very mild and I’m now out of isolation in time for Christmas. Before I succumbed … Continue reading Abstract Landscape Photography and a Formby Beach Sunset

Winter Light at Formby

Something I have learned over the years is that the winter light on the UK coast can be magical. Nowhere else is this truer than at Formby. Sefton, only a couple of miles up the beach, is the location Antony Gormley chose for his famous sculptures “Another Place”. His reason for choosing this location? You … Continue reading Winter Light at Formby

Wet Woodland Photography

I’ve made a couple of outings recently to photograph the landscape, but the weather typically hasn’t played its part. Usually, the conditions have been dull, grey, and overcast. Eventually, I decided I’d had enough and would use the weather to my advantage by shooting a YouTube video about photography in dull conditions. Last week I … Continue reading Wet Woodland Photography

A Wet Day in the Woods

Last weekend I headed over to the Roaches in Leek to film a YouTube video about photography in dull weather. Whilst the day started very grey and overcast, it deteriorated into heavy, driving rain and high winds. You can never trust the UK weather forecast. Anyway, I’ll be publishing that video later next week, but … Continue reading A Wet Day in the Woods

Creating a New Angle in Your Photography

Recently I met a friend in the Lake District for some photography. After a good start the light became too harsh, so we waited it out whilst drinking coffee and eating cake. We did though have a plan. We wanted to be on top of a hill called Tom Heights at the end of the … Continue reading Creating a New Angle in Your Photography

Chasing Storm Light

After spending last week indoors isolating because my wife was due to go for an operation (which was cancelled when she got there), I was hoping to do some photography this week. Unfortunately, it’s been dull and overcast every day. I did get out a couple of times but didn’t take any shots because the … Continue reading Chasing Storm Light