I Need a Photo Project

I’ll start by saying sorry for not publishing in April. There was simply too much happening in my life, and something had to give. Interestingly, now that I’ve caught up a little, I realise that I haven’t been out with a camera since mid-March. More worrying is that I haven’t really missed it. I think … Continue reading I Need a Photo Project

DxO PhotoLab 5 is a Fuji Game-Changer

I was up and out this morning at 6:00am, heading over to Higger Tor in the Peak District. The weather forecast looked promising, but as I headed into the Peaks the fog thickened. Unfortunately, by the time the fog had lifted the sun was well up. Even then, when I thought that the sky was … Continue reading DxO PhotoLab 5 is a Fuji Game-Changer

The Unexpected Image

I’ll start with an apology, as I haven’t posted anything for the past two Friday’s. Unfortunately, commitments got the better of me and I was away both days and didn’t have time to schedule a post in advance. Last Friday I was in the Lake District, filming clips for YouTube videos. Whilst there, I had … Continue reading The Unexpected Image

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

More Forgotten Images

One of the great things about having a large back catalogue of images is that you can always find something new. This week I spent some time looking back at some images I shot in Cornwall 2015. Previously I’ve only processed a couple of these, but now that I’m looking at them, I can see … Continue reading More Forgotten Images

What Great Photography Conditions

Snow on the farm. Saddleworth

This week it’s finally stopped raining and the weather has turned cold. Instead, it’s been snowing with temperatures dropping sharply overnight. I love these conditions for photography. Early morning frost and a covering of snow can transform even a dull landscape. But you can get even better light for photography when you venture out in … Continue reading What Great Photography Conditions

We’ve Passed a Tipping Point

Higger Tor Sunrise in Winter

I’ll start this week’s post with a thought that popped into my head earlier today and refuses to be ignored. At some time in the past few years I think we’ve passed a tipping point.  Photo editing skills have now become more important than your skill with a camera. I do think the camera and … Continue reading We’ve Passed a Tipping Point

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

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

Photographing the Heather in the Peak District

Bamford Edge, The Peak District, England

It’s Friday again and I’ve managed two days photography this week. The reason, besides the weather not being too bad, is that the heather is out. Both shoots were in the afternoon and both in the Peak District. The first was Bamford Edge where I captured this shot. The other was near to Surprise View, … Continue reading Photographing the Heather in the Peak District