Freestyle Photo Editing

Padley Gorge

My usual approach to photo editing is to have a clear finished image in my mind before I start. I like to focus on this finished image to get it as clear as possible in order to plan out the change I’m going to make. Although the plans only jotted bullet points it helps reinforce … Continue reading Freestyle Photo Editing

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

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

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

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