UK Landscape Seascape, Architecture and Commercial Photography Blog & News

NuOla Flag Football Tournament Sports Photography
05th September 2013 - 0 comments
Last Sunday was the inaugural NuOla Flag Football Tournament held at Calederdale College in Halifax, I was asked by the event organisers to take some sports photographs of the action. Flag Football is quite different to most sports photography that I have done before. You can see the full set of images from the day in my Facebook Album >
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Off Camera Flash for Sports Photography
02nd September 2013 - 0 comments
I’ve done a lot of sports photography in the past few years working with events companies, but not always had the opportunity to explore techniques within the sports genre. One of the things I’ve always wanted to try was sports photography using off camera flash, I had the opportunity to try this in one of my basketball teams training sessions with some great results.
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The delights of Landscape Photography during the autumn months
01st September 2013 - 1 comment
What a fantastic summer! The weather has been very un-British during past few months with warm temperatures and lots of sunshine, there has been little moaning in the office about the weather perhaps only a few verses of ‘it’s too hot!’ which can’t be a bad thing. Autumn is my favourite time of year for photography (along with many other photographers). The more sociable sunrise times fit better with everyday working life, mixed with the incredible freshness that comes with early autumn mornings make for improved enthusiasm to get out there and chase the light.
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Photos of Sheffield City Centre - Winter Garden and Tudor Square
28th August 2013 - 0 comments
Now becoming one of the most visited locations in Sheffield, the Sheffield Winter Garden is a city centre is a large temperate greenhouse which was opened by the Queen in 2003. The Sheffield Winter Garden was built as part of the Sheffield City Centre Heart of the City regeneration project which included the nearby Peace Gardens and development of the Sheffield Millennium Galleries.
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A few days in Paris - travel photography from my recent trip
25th August 2013 - 0 comments
I recently had the opportunity to spend a few days in Paris as part of a weeks holiday to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. I managed to get by with my little Panasonic TZ8 and a handy Gorilla pod bendy tripod and managed to get a few shots in among the thousand of other tourists and photographers all aiming for similar spots. The buildings in Paris are beautiful, the architecture and history is truly amazing.
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Two images in the latest South West Coastal Path Walking Guide Books
23rd August 2013 - 0 comments
I had a nice surprise in the post the other morning, a hot off the press copy of one of the new South West Coastal Path guide books which includes two of my seascape photographs from Cornwall. The photographs that were used are both from Crantock Beach just around the headland from the popular Cornwall holiday destination of Newquay.
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2014 UK Landscape Calendar - now in stock!
21st August 2013 - 0 comments
I’m pleased to say that my 2014 British Landscape Calendars are now back from the printers and ready for dispatch! This years UK landscape photography calendar is also available for the first time on Amazon.co.uk and will be available through eBay, Folksy and nationwide through the outdoor retailer Towsure.
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Comparing Digital Film Scanners
20th August 2013 - 0 comments
For photographers both at the amateur and professional level (and in between), everything is digital these days. To some extent, this fact is the source of a great deal of convenience and simplicity for photographers. Many photographers still like the idea of experimenting with "old school" film photography, the idea of being able to experience Film Landscape Photography whilst still enabling the use of the latest technology is particularly appealing.
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Photography at Padley Gorge - the Peak Districts best intimate landscape, waterfalls and woodland
15th August 2013 - 0 comments
Padley Gorge is a firm favourite with photographers visiting the Peak District National Park on a photography holiday or photo trip. The Peak District is quite different to other national parks when it comes to waterfalls or should I say the relatively small number of waterfalls.
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Eilean Donan Castle - The Scottish Icon Photographs and Viewpoints
10th August 2013 - 0 comments
The Scottish icon viewed and photographed by many on the road to the Isle of Skye, Eilean Donan Castle is one of the classic famous castles which is instantly recognisable. The castle sits on a small island near to the village of Dornie on the road to the Kyle of Lochalsh, as you drive past the castle looms on the horizon and does feel like it has been put there by a film crew as the setting is just perfect.
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Graduated Filters for Landscape Photography
07th August 2013 - 0 comments
I often get asked how I manage to capture such a range of brightness values in my photographs, most people assume that they have been ‘photoshopped’ or fed through a HDR program such as Photomatix. People tell me that they have tried landscape photography at sunset and dawn and have always found that they either have blown out skies and detail in the foreground or a well exposed sky and a foreground deep in the shadows.
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Chesterton Windmill - Photographs and History of this Warwickshire Landmark
02nd August 2013 - 0 comments
Landscape photograph in Warwickshire can be difficult and requires a different approach to landscape photography in other areas of the UK. Whilst living in Warwick I visited Chesterton Windmill on a few occasions at different times of the year to capture the windmill in a number of different conditions.
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Landscape Photography Print Discount - Prices Reduced Throughout August!
01st August 2013 - 0 comments
I have decided it is time to have a clear out of some of my current stock in order to refresh this with some more of my recent work. The stock comes from a number of craft fairs that I have attended in the past few years with varying success. The sales promotion will run for a month throughout August 2013 and includes huge discounts on mounted prints.
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Newcastle Quayside Night Photography and my Photographic Beginnings
26th July 2013 - 0 comments
One of the reasons I originally started gaining an interest photography was after looking through some of the photographs from around the Newcastle Quayside from both during the day and at when lit up at night, in particular shots from Greame Peacock who at the time had shots in nearly every Tourism and University brochure showing the area. Another photographer who had a great portfolio of images from Newcastle is Steve Mayes, I remember seeing his black and white prints at the Biscuit Factory and thinking this is something that I would like to get involved with.
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Glencoe Photos, photography locations map, famous viewpoints and Glen Coe trip advice
18th July 2013 - 15 comments
The Glen Coe area of the Scottish Highlands is my favourite spot for landscape photography in the whole of the UK, the possibilities within a relatively small area are numerous and the ease of access with A82 running straight through the middle down to Glencoe village make this a great spot for a trip and can be done in a day, a few days or if you have time a full week long photography holiday will keep you busy all week. In the area you have the famous Buachaille Etive Mor, locations around Rannoch Moor and the beautiful road down Glen Etive.
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Isle of Skye - a guide to locations and viewpoints on this photographers paradise
15th July 2013 - 7 comments
For landscape photographers a trip to the Isle of Skye is an absolute must and is a trip many photographers make each years. The 9 hour journey from Sheffield seems a little daunting but once you arrive on Skye over the new road bridge link at the Kyle of Lochalsh the long journey seems very worthwhile. The landscape of the Isle of Skye is incredible and has a huge range of different rock types and features, the sheer variety of terrain on offer makes planning a trip all that more difficult as there are so many places to go and see.
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Sheffield Peace Gardens - Sheffield City Urban Night Photography
08th July 2013 - 0 comments
The Sheffield Peace Gardens were redeveloped at the same time as the Winter Garden and Sheffield Millennium Galleries as part of the 140 million pound inner city Heart of the City project. The first architecture photograph took a little while to set up, I used a Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens in order to fit as much of the view.
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Lands End Cornwall landscape photography trip - A week of mixed weather and amazing seascapes
23rd June 2013 - 1 comment
I’ve just got back from a week long photography & walking trip to Cornwall, spending most of my time in and around Lands End on various parts of the South West Coastal Path. Throughout the week I managed to capture shots of the coastline in various weather conditions with my favourite spots being the cliffs around Porthcurno, Nanjizal Beach and Porth Curno.
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Yorkshire Dales Waterfall Guide - Photo Guide to some of the Best Forces in the Dales
21st June 2013 - 0 comments
A short guide to some of the best waterfalls in the Yorkshire Dales National Park including Goredale Scar, Janets Foss, Scalebar Force and Stainforth Force.
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2014 Calendar – A4 British Landscape Photo Calendar
10th May 2013 - 0 comments
Building on the success of my 2013 calendar, I have started the time consuming task of beginning to put together the artwork for my 2014 Calendar. This years British landscape photography calendar will be similar in design to last years, being A4 in size when closed and opening up to A3 when hung on the wall.
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