Where to Find Great Light

Formby Beach at sunset

Formby Beach at Sunset. Fuji X-T3 with Fuji 16-80 lens. If there’s one location that seems to always deliver great light, it’s the coast. There’s something almost magical about the quality of light there. If the weather is good and the time of day right, you’re likely to get great light. This image I shot … Continue reading Where to Find Great Light

Being a Successful Photographer

Yesterday I published an article on my Lenscraft website titled “How to become a Successful Photographer”. If you have 5 minutes to spare I would encourage you to head over to Lenscraft to read it. In writing the article, something occurred to me which is obvious and yet we often lose sight of. What do … Continue reading Being a Successful Photographer

Friday Image No. 105

I love this waterfall. It’s called Scalber Force and is just outside of Settle in the Yorkshire Dales. I actually shot this image back in April and in colour it doesn’t look good. But converted to Blakc and White it seems to work ok. It seems though as if I were there just yesterday. I … Continue reading Friday Image No. 105

The White Goods Index

Back in the 1990’s I recall reading an article about something called the white goods index. It was intended to measure how much better we are all as a result of white goods becoming cheaper in relation to how much we are all earning. On Saturday I took delivery of a new freezer. Our old … Continue reading The White Goods Index

Help Me to Help You

I have been reading some books about blogging recently and apparently I need a mission statement – okay, let’s go with this for a moment. When I started The Lightweight Photographer blog it was my intention to share information about lightweight cameras as well as information about achieving fast results when editing images. Four years … Continue reading Help Me to Help You

Road Trip America

Back at the start of May you might recall I wrote a short piece about the equipment I would pack for a trip I was planning to make. Unfortunately, (for me at least) the trip is now over and I'm back in the UK. Whilst I have been trying to write and reply using a … Continue reading Road Trip America

Friday Image No.87

I keep having this odd feeling that I am running out of images (I haven’t been able to shoot much recently). I have this feeling that I don’t really like too much of my recent work and that it won’t endure. But when I go back about a year that I start to find images … Continue reading Friday Image No.87

Friday Image No. 84

Last weekend we had snow and a reasonable amount at that. So I did what I usually like to do in the snow and went for a long walk in the hills. With my new found project of moorland views I headed up onto the moors to join the Pennine Way. Now to reach the … Continue reading Friday Image No. 84

Hidden Gems

Yesterday I finally decided to sell my Panasonic GX1 that’s been converted to shoot infrared. The cameras been sat in a bag since I had the EM5 converted and whilst I thought it would be a good backup, I need the money for a new project (more on that in the future). Whilst advertising it … Continue reading Hidden Gems

Friday Image No. 83

For this week’s Friday image, I thought that I would share another scene from my recently adopted moorland project. I think I’m going to title the project “Views from the moors”. I realise this image might not appeal to many people but I like it for a very specific reason. When you are walking on … Continue reading Friday Image No. 83