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Landscape Photography | Exploring France | Sarthe

Central France has some gorgeous scenery that just doesn’t get photographed very often at all. The department of Sarthe is one of those areas that doesn’t get a huge influx of tourists which is nice as it means you’re not jostling for the best spots to take photos. As well as the landscape, there are also a number of historic buildings that are worth visiting such as the abbey at Solesmes and the Beaux Villages de France of Sainte Suzanne. […]

How to IMPROVE your DRONE Landscape Photography

Learn how to improve your drone landscape photography in this latest tutorial. Drone photography has become ever more popular over the last few years and with the continuing improvement in the sensors of consumer drones such a the DJI Mavic 2 pro it’s not hard to see why. But taking photos with a drone isn’t about just sending it up high into the air and taking a snap. Sure, we can do this but drones are more verstaile than this […]

Mongolia Landscapes and Eagle Hunters

From the 13th to the 23rd March 2019 I spent my time in the vast landscapes of Mongolia. One of the most sparsely populated countries on the planet. Due to unforeseen weather conditions the group I was in spent a night in Hustai National Park with a local family. But it was definitely a beautiful place to visit and it’s where the vlog starts. One night later and we took our flight to Ulgii in Western Mongolia. More Kazakhstan than […]

How I Photographed Osaka and Tokyo

For the early part of February 2019 I spent 12 days between two Japanese cities. Osaka had already been visited in November of 2018 but Tokyo was a new one for me. Both cities offer many observation points both open and closed and its these which attracted me as I wanted to time lapse them as best I could. As always though the weather was a challenge but that is what you have to put up with at times. In […]

How to Choose the Correct ND filter for your DJI Mavic 2 drone

If you want to know how you choose a ND filter for your DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone then take a look here. The latest DJI Mavic 2 Pro does give us an adjustable aperture but once you get past f5.6 then then the image and footage quality gets kind of sketchy. But this is where ND and polarizer filters can help us to slow down the shutter speed so that our footage retains that nice motion blur needed at […]

How to Blend Exposures in Photoshop for Landscape and Travel Photographers

Learning how to blend exposures easily in Adobe Photoshop needn’t be a challenge. From simple exposure blending using the gradient tool to more advanced exposure blending techniques, Adobe Photoshop provides us with a variety of ways and means to blend two images together. This week’s vlog isn’t just a case of following along but I also explain some of the workings of the techniques so you understand the techniques in full.

Gloves for Winter photography – Vallerret Photography Gloves Review

What’s the best gloves for winter photography? I don’t know how many pairs of gloves that I’ve gone through. Nice expensive gloves from outdoor shops to a cheapish pair of gloves from a garden store where I could remove part of the glove to access my fingers. But in every case they just didn’t do the job in hand. The job that I need to do as a landscape and travel photographer means that I need the use of my […]

How to edit LANDSCAPE photos with Adobe Lightroom & Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop form the backbone of any landscape or travel photographer’s work. The majority of use either or them or both in conjunction with one another. In this week’s vlog I wanted to show some of the processing techniques that I do in order to create a finished file. And I say some as there just wasn’t enough time to show everything that you “could” do to an image. Post processing is a personal thing. Everyone has […]

January 2019 newsletter

If you haven’t already signed up for my newsletter then give it a shot! You’ll find a link to the mailing list in the menu. In any case, January’s newsletter has been sent out to subscribers as well as being posted on my Facebook page. But if you’re not subscribed and you aren’t following me over on Facebook then this is how it reads. January 2019 Newsletter Welcome to the January 2019 newsletter. First all, Happy New Year! With 2018 […]

Landscape Photography – Wild weather in Dorset

On the 10th December 2018 I had a day spare during a brief visit to the UK. Never one to miss an opportunity I thought I’d go out and about in Dorset. But of course the British weather likes to have a say too and the forecast was wrong. High winds that were supposed to subside during the day only got worse. Although mentioned in the vlog about visiting Portland Bill to see the waves it wasn’t worth it. The […]