Tag : equipment

Learn ND graduated filters

Learn how to use and choose the correct neutral density or ND grad/ graduated filter. Very often this type of tutorial appears in the photography magazines but they’re not giving you all of the information you need to choose the correct density. When I first started learning photography I found it extremely irritating when I asked others “how do I choose the correct grad” and get various responses that led to nothing. Hopefully what I’ve done with this tutorial is […]

Mini location guide – Dorset

On 15th March 2017 I decided to film a mini location guide to a small area of Dorset which is close to where I used to live. Of course, things don’t always go as planned as you’ll see at the end. Dorset is home to the famous Jurassic coast World Heritage Site but there are also numerous other places you can go to in the county. Presented here are three of my favourites as well as an abandoned shoot at […]

Gloucester Cathedral

  Gloucester is home to a beautiful Gothic cathedral and luckily for me they let me both film and photograph inside the building. If you’re a fan of Harry Potter you should recognize the cloisters from the 1st, 2nd and 6th films. First thing in the morning I stopped off at Burford as I wanted to do a recce of the water meadows for a future date. Join me as I try to capture in the best way that I […]

A failed shoot in Langeais

Langeais is very close to my home in the Loire Valley being just a short 15 minute drive away. I had two targets in mind. The first was a dawn shoot overlooking the city to the château and the second was to capture the suspension bridge that crosses the Loire. Unfortunately, the predicted weather didn’t happen and I was left having to pack up my things and head back home. As a travel photographer, weather is something that I rely […]

Loire Valley châteaux around Anjou – Montsoreau addendum

  On Friday 24th February 2017 my photography took me to the Beaux Village de France of Montsoreau in the Pays de la Loire. This mini vlog is an addendum to Vlog 07 where I visited the banks of the Loire to shoot the village but the light was too harsh. Dawn was in the vineyards above the village but what looked to be promising light just afterwards was soon to be gone thanks to a bank of cloud. Although […]

Loire Valley châteaux around Anjou

On Sunday 19th February 2017 my photography took me to the Pays de la Loire and Indre-et-Loire in central France. I had two targets in mind. The first was a dawn shoot at Saumur to capture the château reflecting in the river Loire. The second target was to capture the château at Chinon at sunset. In the middle of the day I do a number of recce shoots for the future when the light will be at its optimum. Join […]

Discovering the Sarthe and beyond

On Thursday 9th February 2017 my photography took me to the Pays de la Loire in central France. The best known place in the area is Le Mans but outside of here there is some beautiful countryside to be found. Join me as I shoot dawn; get up above the Alpes Mancelles and discover two beautiful villages during my day.  

Loire Valley châteaux and basilica

On Thursday 2nd February 2017 my photography took me to the being of the Loire Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site at Sully-sur-Loire which is famous for its beautiful chateau. But the weather closes in before the end of the day forcing me inside the amazing basilica at Clery Saint André, resting place of King Louis XI. You’ll see some of the gear that I use in this vlog as well as some of the thinking behind the composition of the […]

Local Area

Note: When I made this latest vlog this morning tiredness was setting in after a night of bad sleep. Forgetting my keys on the way out of the door and having to go back home to get them didn’t help either. So apologies if I don’t come across as being as enthusiastic as I should. I am, after all, only human and like everyone have those days when it just doesn’t seem to gel. Around 6 and a half years […]

London

A glimpse of a view that I was given access to recently in London, UK. Although I’m British I now live in France so it’s not that easy to just turn up when th light is good. I have to make plans in advance. It’s not always ideal as illustrated here. You’ll some of the gear that I use for my travel and landscape photography as well as the end result of the time lapse work that I was doing […]