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10 steps to know whether you’re ready to go professional

How’s about 10 steps to know whether you’re ready to go professional? Do you know how often I get asked what is needed to be a professional photographer. That the dream of traveling around the world and living it up far outweighs the 9 to 5? But is it all its cracked up to be? Of course the answer is no as like anything else at the end of the day it is a job. But it’s not just one […]

The Val d'Orcia in Tuscany.

Tuscany Photography Tour and Workshop – October 2018

Tuscany Landscape Photography Tour | 6 – 12 October 2018 A seven day photography tour of the incredible landscape of Tuscany, with fabulous four star accommodation The Tuscan landscape and the mere mention of it invokes images of rolling hills dotted with lone cypress trees. Countless artists have painted it through the centuries and now it’s out turn in the 21st century to capture it with our cameras. Based in the model city of Pienza, we will have seven days […]

Landscape Photography – Winter in Glencoe

In the early part of January 2018 I was due to arrive in Scotland to run a photography workshop in the Glencoe area. The workshop itself was due to start on the 15th January but I needed some time beforehand to reacquaint myself with the area. Glencoe and Rannoch Moor offer up numerous views that you can capture by the side of the road but I wanted something different for the workshop. Roadside is all very well but I really […]

Landscape Photography – How to Get A Good White Balance

As soon as we click the shutter on our cameras white balance will always be applied. Digital cameras give us the edge over film cameras as we can immediately see the effect it is having on our images. In the days of film, landscape photographers gravitated towards the rich colours of Fuji Velvia but unless they used warm-up or cooling down filters then they were stuck with a daylight balance of around 5500K. The raw images from our digital cameras […]

Landscape Photography – How to Process a Landscape Photo in Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom has become one of the go to raw editors for photographers of all levels from amateurs to professionals. And like it’s stablemate Adobe Photoshop the actual process of polishing our photos can be done in a number of ways. With my latest vlog I share how I am currently processing my images. And note that I say currently as I am always looking at how my workflow is done to see if it can be improved. As with […]

How To Use A Big Stopper (10 stop ND filter) for Landscape Photography

The 10 stop Neutral Density filter or also known as the Big Stopper is one of those filters that gives a love or hate final image. Becoming ever more popular over the last 8 or 9 years you’d be hard pushed to find a landscape photographer that hasn’t used one. This extremely dense filter will elongate the final exposure from seconds into minutes giving a surreal look to the resulting photograph. Blurred water and misty seas along with streaky clouds […]

Woodland Photography – A beginner’s guide

Woodland photography is one of the hardest niches of landscape photography that beginner’s struggle with. A tangle of branches; trunks and leaves has many wondering where to actually point their camera. Do they even take an mage at all. In my latest vlog I give some guidance on how you can approach woodland. The first part starts in a managed woodland near to home. Managed in the sense that the trees are planted in symmetrical rows thus making it easier […]

Landscape Photography – Italian Dolomites Part 2

On Sunday 29th October 2017 my wife and I said goodbye to the first part of our recce trip to the Italian Dolomites and drove to the next part. Our base for part two was in the small town of Dobbiaco which is ideal if you want to nip over into Austria for cheaper petrol/ diesel but also convenient for some of the iconic locations such as Lago di Braies. The first evening’s weather led a lot to desire as […]

Landscape Photography – Italian Dolomites

Landscape Photography – Italian Dolomites The 25th October to 2nd November 2017 saw myself accompanied by my wife to the Italian Dolomites in South Tyrol. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site the 18 peaks which go to make up this extraordinary landscape are a must for any landscape photographer who loves mountain scenery. The trip itself was split into two parts. This was done due to the huge area that the Dolomites cover. I did wonder whether it should be […]

Mist over the landscape of the Lake District

New landscape photography workshops for 2018

New landscape photography workshops for 2018 New for 2018 are some landscape photography workshops that I am organizing in Glencoe and also the newly appointed UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Lake District national park. Each workshop will concentrate on getting the best out of your camera and from you too. It is after all the person behind the lens that first imagines and then takes the final image. I want to be able to pass on the knowledge that […]