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Travel Photography – Martinique

For 11 nights at the end of May 2018 I headed over to the island of Martinique which lies between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. A French overseas department it is perhaps more known amongst the francophone world rather than the anglophone. However this shouldn’t take anything away from the beautiful island and its beaches. Late May is an ideal time to visit as the school holidays are over in France and the hurricane season is still a few […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Elizabeth Tower and The Shard, London.

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017

On Friday I was notified that an image I took in London last year was commended in the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017. Said image will be in the forthcoming exhibition as well as the printed book. The competition is one that causes much controversy each year due not just to the overall winner but also those images that get rejected. It can be a guaranteed event to see it all fought out over social media platforms as to […]

Ireland workshop recce

From the 15th September to 22nd September 2017 I went on a week’s recce to the Emerald Isle of Ireland. Specifically to the county of Donegal in the north-west of the country. Accompanying me was fellow landscape photographer David Speight as we were searching out locations to do a joint photography tour and workshop. Donegal is known for it’s coastline as well as other many other locations that we hunted down in order to piece together a tour. We visited […]

Vlog update

It’s been a while since I posted a vlog so I thought that I’d do a video on what I’ve been up to as well as what’s coming up. The summer holidays are always difficult as family time will always come before work in the majority of cases. During the latter half of the year there are a number of things coming up such as Ireland; editorial photography in the form of the Paris Tours cycle race and the Dolomites.

Provence Lavender Fields

From the 28th June to the 5th July I spent some time around the Plateau de Valensole in Provence. The area is widely known as one of the most beautiful places to see the lavender and it certainly disappoint. My time there was divided personal time and also time needed to recce the area as I was to be meeting up with fellow photographer David Clapp who was running a tour. David needs no introduction to UK landscape photographers as […]

Chambord and Sologne

From the 26th and 28th May 2017 I spent some time in the Sologne area of France. To most people this won’t mean much but if you were to mention the château of Chambord then they will know where you mean. This vlog is more of a mini location guide to three difference places that are worth visiting for their picturesque nature. Sologne in central France is the old name for the majority of the Loir-et-Cher region. It is heavily […]