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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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Warwickshire Focus Magazine Front Cover
06th November 2014 - 0 comments
The November edition of the Warwickshire Focus magazine features one of my long standing favourite images from Warwickshire taken on the banks of the River Avon on a frosty winter morning. The Stratford Swan image has always been a popular image on my website and was previously awarded a top prize in a landscape photography competition.
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Limited Edition Sheffield Architecture 2015 Calendars
01st November 2014 - 0 comments
My new range of 2015 calendars includes a calendar featuring photographs of the architecture of the City of Sheffield including the Winter Garden, Park Hill, the Sheffield Botanical Gardens and the Jessop West Building. My Sheffield architecture calendar is available for £8 on a limited edition basis.
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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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Waterfall Photography - dealing with exposure and filters to capture waterfalls
17th March 2014 - 0 comments
Waterfall photography can be tricky but extremely rewarding once you have learnt the unique way in which waterfalls react to natural light. Waterfalls can and do react very differently to natural light and at different times of the day, they will also appear differently in different areas of the country due to the type of water and the amount of silt, the Lake District normally has crystal clear waters which are falling from the surrounding fells, the Peak District will often have thick brown water full of peat from the surrounding moorland.
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Architecture Photography from around Sheffield City Centre
06th March 2014 - 0 comments
Having a rare day off last week I decided to have a good walk around the centre of Sheffield to shoot some of the architecture and have a look for new locations and viewpoints for some upcoming night shoots, the weather on the day was pretty good for photography with some lovely side lighting illuminating the buildings. Here is a collection of some of favourite photographs from the day.
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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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Sharpening photographs for display on the web with actions- my workflow
18th February 2014 - 0 comments
There is a common debate as to the best way to make sure your images are presented on the web in their best possible form. There are many ways to do this using a variety of editing software, what you need to remember when resizing for the web is that it will always be a compromise in some form - this blog post details my Photoshop work flow which I hope will be useful for others.
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What's in the camera bag?
09th February 2014 - 0 comments
Compared with many landscape photographers I use a relatively small collection of camera equipment, aiming to work with a range of lightweight gear that is capable of recording high quality images with a limited kit bag. Here is a short article which I have written for a new photography website aimed at exploring some of the gear that photographers around the world have in their kit bag.
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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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