And My Decision Is…

View across Holm Fell in the Lake District. Fuji XT3 with 55-200 lens.

Last week I shared my desire for a new camera. At that time, I had two choices in mind. A Panasonic G9 micro 43 camera and a Sony A7R MkII full frame. If you’re wondering why I came up with this short list and didn’t include the latest full frame offerings or DSLRs, please see … Continue reading And My Decision Is…

Why I’m Changing my Approach to Landscape Photography

Formby Beach at Sunrise

A couple of weeks back I shared an image of Higger Tor viewed from Carl Wark in the Peak District. I won’t publish it again, but you can use the link if you want to see it. The reason I’ve brought it up again is that it’s convinced me I need to change my approach … Continue reading Why I’m Changing my Approach to Landscape Photography

And this Weeks Image is…

Livemstone Pavement above Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales

Limestone Pavement above Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales (shot 2011) This week I wanted to share a black and white image that I’ve just processed. I shot the original image back in 2011 using a Canon 5D MKII with 17-40 L series lens. I had the camera mounted on a tripod with a 2 stop … Continue reading And this Weeks Image is…

I’m Missing Landscape Photography

Views across the Sound of Sleat from Ardvasar, Skye

Now that the COVID lockdown in the UK has been relaxed somewhat, I thought I would be out in the landscape much more. But two things have stopped me: I’ve focussed on finishing my Lightroom Photo editing course “Simply Lightroom Develop” (more on that in a moment).The weather here has been terrible. Because of this, … Continue reading I’m Missing Landscape Photography

Yorkshire Dales in Black and White

Limestone pavement in the Yorkshite Dales near Malham.

As we’re still indoors I’m working through my huge archive of past images rather than shooting new material. Whilst it’s frustrating in one sense, it’s great in another. I’m spotting lots of images that I really like and I’m posting them to my Instagram page. Limestone pavement in the Yorkshire Dales near Malham. Today though, … Continue reading Yorkshire Dales in Black and White

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

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