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Peak District Calendar – 2015 Scenic Calendars
15th November 2014 - 0 comments
New for 2015 is my Peak District Calendar which features a selection of my favourite landscape photography images taken within the Peaks District National Park. Sales have been good so far and stock is already running low as of mid November. My Peak District 2015 contains images taken on numerous trips to the Derbyshire countryside within the past couple of years.
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Lake District Calendar – 2015 Scenic Calendars
14th November 2014 - 0 comments
New for 2015 is my Lake District Calendar which features a selection of my favourite images taken within the Lake District National Park. This is the first time I have produced a dedicated calendar with scenes from around Cumbria and the initial feedback has been incredibly positive.
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Newquay Seascapes - Coastal Photography Trip to Cornwall
10th November 2014 - 0 comments
At the beginning of September I had a great week’s holiday on the Cornish coastline staying at the popular town of Newquay. I managed to fit in a couple of photography trips around the beaches of Newquay and a little further down the coast at Holywell Bay. This blog features many photographs from the trip.
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2015 Landscape Wall Art Photography Calendars
15th August 2014 - 0 comments
Now in its fifth year, I’m pleased to announce the launch of my range of 2015 landscape photography calendars. This year I have decided to create 4 different calendars, with the additional calendars covering the Scottish Highlands, the Peak District and the Lake District National Park.
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Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014 - Take a view LPOTY entries
13th July 2014 - 0 comments
The search for the 8th British Landscape Photographer of the Year is now entering the next stages now that entries have closed. The 2014 LPOTY competition follows the same theme as previous years and so photographers across the country have been sifting through hard drives looking for 'the' shot to claim the £10,000 top prize.
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A week in Pembrokshire - Landscape Photography in Pembroke | Wales
28th June 2014 - 0 comments
I have just got back from a brilliant week spent in Pembrokeshire. It was my first trip to Pembroke so I was a little unsure what to expect although I had heard the scenery compared to Cornwall many times. In Pembrokeshire South Wales you are you for choice for beautiful beaches, coastal walks, good pubs and castles!
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Photographic Prints from ProAm Lab in Bradford
26th April 2014 - 0 comments
Having tired a number of photo printing companies previously I think I may finally have found one that I can stick with. I sent a test batch of images to Pro-Am in Bradford to see if what I had read on a few internet forums were true and the services they offered lived up to the claims, the prints I received back were outstanding.
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Are your images Photoshopped?
03rd March 2014 - 0 comments
I often get asked whether my photos have been ‘Photoshopped’ or ‘is that real’? This question normally relates to the strong colours in my images and the even lighting, I try to emulate in my photos the same brightness range that the human eye can distinguish rather than the dynamic range that modern cameras are capable of capturing something that isn’t possible without the correct equipment and technique so people simply put this down to the use of Photoshop.
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Tour de France Grand Départ in Yorkshire – Photographs from Route
27th February 2014 - 0 comments
The excitement for the visit of the Tour de France is brewing around Sheffield, Holmfirth and around Yorkshire, the second stage of the Grand Départ runs from York to Sheffield and passes through an area which I have photographed extensively during the past few years and I’d like to share some of the landscapes from this beautiful region - here is a group of 10 of my favourite photographs which fall on or very close to the Yorkshire Tour de France stage 2 route.
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New Year Photography Trip to Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands
10th January 2014 - 0 comments
Over the new year period I was lucky enough to spend the week in the Scottish Highlands
staying in Glencoe giving me easy access to a number of excellent photography locations. The weather wasn't great for most of the week but I did manage a couple of trips out to take photos of Glencoe, Glen Etive, Glen Orchy and the surrounding area when the weather permitted concentrating on some of the amazing waterfalls in the area.
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River Coupall - from RAW file to finished image
03rd January 2014 - 0 comments
It is always an interesting discussion with another photographers regarding the differences in the digital RAW file which comes straight from the camera and the final processed, re-sized and polished version which will ultimately end up in the public domain on websites and in print. The discussion often centers around how touchy many photographers can be about their processing techniques and the amount of processing that has gone into the image to make the final presented image file.
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Looking back at 2013 – A review of photography trips and favorite photographs
29th December 2013 - 0 comments
It seems to be a theme these days to do a review of the previous year once we have entered the new year. 2014 is looking to be a busy year with lots of trips planned including a 2 week tour of Iceland along with trips to Ireland and back to the Scottish Highlands. 2014 will also be the year that I take on more freelance work (both landscape and digital imaging/marketing work) so plan to dedicate more time to the business side of my photography and continue on the growth within 2013.
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North Tyneside Coastal Photographs and Viewpoints
15th December 2013 - 0 comments
During my time in Newcastle I made many early morning trips to the glorious North Tyneside coastline, the beaches are some of the best so close to any city in the UK. Running from the mouth of the Tyne up to Whitley bay the coastline forms a photographers playground with rocky outcrops, man made harbors and piers, the historic Tynemouth priory, glorious sandy beaches and to top it off the famous St Mary’s Lighthouse just north of the beaches at Whitley Bay.
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Photographs of the River Avon in and around Stratford in Warwickshire
10th December 2013 - 0 comments
A few years ago my daily commute involved driving from Warwick to Stratford through some of the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. Working flexi time meant that I could combine the drive with some photography at various times in the morning so I was able to take the camera in the car and stop and shoot when the conditions were favourable. Here is a pick of my favourite photographs featuring the River Avon at various places in Warwickshire.
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Photographing Christmas Lights and Festive Outdoor Christmas Scenes
22nd November 2013 - 1 comment
With the nights getting dark so early during December the opportunities for photography can be limited, especially if you are at work during the week. However December offers a few different chances to capture photographs of places that you would not normally think about shooting. With the Christmas light switch on seemingly happening earlier each year there is normally a good 6 week window to get out into the town or city centre and capture the beauty of the Christmas season in its full glory.
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Photographs of Historic Warwick Castle
19th November 2013 - 0 comments
Warwick Castle is one of the best preserved and most visit castles in the country. The castle was developed from a wooden castle built by William the Conqueror around 1068, I have taken a few photographs of Warwick Castle but being a commercial venture access to the actual grounds and other viewpoints is much more difficult than with other castles in the UK particularly at times when the conditions are best for photography.
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North Landing at Flamborough Head - Yorkshire Coast Seascape Photography
11th November 2013 - 0 comments
On Saturday I headed out in a rain storm to try and capture the seascapes around Flamborough Head on the Yorkshire Coast. The weather conditions were very dramatic with lovely cloud and some beautiful light but typically this was not anywhere near where I was so I had to contend with the reflections from the sunset and moody skies over the beaches at Flamborough. The tide had just turned when I arrived and was about as far out as it will go, so had to contend with an incoming tide and slippery rocks.
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Star Photography in the Peak District
09th November 2013 - 0 comments
On Thursday last week the weather forecast was looking positive showing clear skies and cool temperatures, I made the decision to head out into the Peak District after dark to try and capture the night sky. Star photography is not something I have tried many times in the past, I have captured a few longer exposure star trail shots but have not tried to capture a clear view of the sky with much shorter exposures.
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A morning photographing Padley Gorge and Higger Tor in the Peaks - October 2013
28th October 2013 - 1 comment
A relatively free weekend meant that I was able to plan to be out in the Peak District for Sunrise on Saturday morning, the weather forecast kept changing throughout the week but would seem to look dry if a little cloudy. The alarm went off bright and early and we were out on location well before sunrise hoping to catch the early morning light around Carl Wark. For the second time in recent weeks we've driven out of Sheffield with clear skies only to arrive on location to be greeted with thick cloud and zero opportunities for photography. We took one look at conditions and decided to descend down into the valley to try and get out of the low cloud and shoot some details in the woodland at Gridleford as the wide views would not be possible.
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Sheffield Street Art and Mural Photography
16th October 2013 - 1 comment
After a failed sunrise trip to Higger Tor due to zero visibility in the low autumn cloud with AMP Photography, we headed back down the hill into the centre of Sheffield to be greeted with some beautiful early morning light hitting the architecture of the City. We concentrated on the area around Sheffield Hallam University and made our way down from the Cheesegrater Q-Park down past the SHU union teapot building. Alongside more traditional architecture photography we were on a mission to capture some of the relatively new wall Murals which feature David Attenborough, Charles Darwin and Harry Brearley.
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