I Must Stop Worrying About High ISO Settings

Ever since I changed from film to digital photography (around 2003), I’ve always worried about using high ISO settings. Perhaps it’s because the early digital cameras had a lot of limitations. Highlight and shadow clipping looked terrible and as soon as you moved away from the base ISO, your shots would look like they were … Continue reading I Must Stop Worrying About High ISO Settings

A Walk in the Woods of Wales

Earlier this week I was over in Wales, staying at Portmeirion. For those of you who can remember the TV Series “The Prisoner”, Portmeirion was the setting. It was a great place to stay in spite of the weather being very poor. I left home in the snow but by the time I reached Wales … Continue reading A Walk in the Woods of Wales

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

Woodland Photography in Summer

Woodland in infrared.

When I think of woodland photography, I tend to think of soft pastel colours and trees shrouded in a thin veil of mist in Autumn. But having recently been bitten (I think this is the fourth time) by the infrared bug, I’m finding the recent sunny days we are enjoying perfect. Woodland in Saddleworth. Infrared … Continue reading Woodland Photography in Summer

PhotoLab 3 Launch and Review

Wyming Brook, Peak District.

This week’s been very busy. I’ve been out on location twice and have another shoot planned for tomorrow if the torrential rain stops. I also completed a review of the new PhotoLab 3 RAW converter from DxO ready for when it launched on Wednesday. Producing a video review to a deadline is always demanding, especially … Continue reading PhotoLab 3 Launch and Review

Instagram and Friday Image No.231

Whakarewarewa Forest Redwood Trees

Redwood trees in Whakarewarewa Forest near to Rotorua, New Zealand. Fuji X-T2, 18-135 lens, ISO1600, 1/8" @ f/7.1. I’ve had an Instagram account since early 2012 but never really bothered with it. In fact, the only reason I signed up was that I liked some of the filter effects. Recently though I’ve started sharing some … Continue reading Instagram and Friday Image No.231

Friday Image No.153

Last week I published a tree image that I had shot in the woods near to Harrogate. I also said I had another image that I would publish this week and I have failed miserably. I even forgot to post anything mid-week for which I apologise. This Friday post is therefore the missing tree image. … Continue reading Friday Image No.153