UK Landscape Seascape, Architecture and Commercial Photography Blog & News

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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Product Photography Services for updated eCommerce Image Specifications
05th May 2013 - 0 comments
Amazon, eBay and Google have all recently announced upgrades to their image requirements and specifications that, in some cases, could block your products from being listed on these popular eCommerce business channels. The updated image specifications will come into force late summer/autumn 2013 and are designed to increase the conversions on product listings.
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Entries to Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013
27th April 2013 - 4 comments
After my near success in last years Take a View landscape photographer of the year competition with 5 short-listed entries, I have decided again (against my better judgement) to put some entries in this year’s competition in the Classic View and Your View categories. The task of choosing images for this competition is always difficult, looking through past winners and inclusions in the Landscape Photographer of the Year book always leaves me a little puzzled as to the kind of image that may do well in the competition.
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Castles and Seascapes | Photography trip to Bamburgh Castle on the Northumberland Coastline
08th April 2013 - 1 comment
Over the Easter bank holiday weekend I had the opportunity to stay with friends right by the coastline in Bamburgh on the Northumberland Coast. Whilst this wasn’t a dedicated photography trip I managed to squeeze in a few trips down to the areas around Bamburgh Castle to capture it in a variety of lighting conditions, the photographs that I came back with were very pleasing and a good achievement in the limited time.
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Peak District Photography Guide Part 3 - Mam Tor, Castleton and the Great Ridge of Edale
06th April 2013 - 1 comment
The third part of my Peak District landscape photography location guide takes us to the well visited area around Castleton, including the ever popular locations of the Great Ridge of Edale which includes Mam Tor, Hollins Cross, Back Tor and Lose Hill. The Great Ridge is a huge ridge which separates the vales of Edale and Castleton and runs for approximately 2 miles.
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Curbar and Baslow Edge - Part 2 of my Peak District Photography Guide
27th March 2013 - 3 comments
Following on from my first part of my guide to photography locations in the Peak Disitrct National Park, part two features another favourite area of mine Curbar Edge and Baslow Edge in the Peak District which are both classic viewpoints in the Peak District and a firm favourite with landscape photographers.
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Alamy stock photography collection updated for 2013
25th March 2013 - 0 comments
For the past couple of years I have been a member of the Alamy stock photography site, my photos from the Alamy site have been licensed for use in a whole range of media ranging from the Telegraph website to a worldwide travel magazine. I have now reached the milestone of close to 1,500 photographs on the site which has taken a large amount of my time over the past 2 years.
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New Outlet and Photo Installation at the Basecamp Cafe is Sheffield
18th March 2013 - 0 comments
I’ve managed to secure a large wall space in a popular local cafe the Basecamp Cafe in Sheffield to display a few framed prints, large canvas prints and also a range of loose mounted prints and greetings cards.
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Landscape Photography in the Cairngorms National Park
11th March 2013 - 1 comment
At the start of January I headed for my first trip to the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland for a joint ski and walking holiday, a six and a half hour drive from home in Sheffield. During the week I managed to get out for sunrise everyday and enjoyed plenty of walking in the ancient forests.
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Peak District Snow - a walk around Surprise View and Over Owler Tor
03rd March 2013 - 0 comments
The recent heavy snow brought with it the usual disruption and traffic problems; we had snow most weeks during January and early February and only now are temperatures beginning to rise again as spring approaches. During the last period of heavy snow I managed to get out into the Peak District on the snowy roads for a thoroughly enjoyable full day walk.
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Lake District Waterfalls - A Photographic Guide
28th February 2013 - 6 comments
One of the biggest attractions of the Lake District for me is the number of impressive waterfalls throughout the Lakes. The waterfalls of the Lake District really come to life after a period of rain when the hillsides become alive with tumbling water which is quite a sight if you are used to the normal rolling hills of the English landscape.
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Peak District Photography Guide - Surprise View, Owler Tor, Padley Gorge & Higger Tor
21st February 2013 - 8 comments
I receive quite a few emails asking about the locations of photographs in my galleries, particularly for photography locations in the Peak District and Derbyshire. I have decided to write a small series of guides to pinpoint and give more information for some of the images in my galleries.
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Sheffield Riverside Action Plan and Architecture Photography
14th February 2013 - 0 comments
As part of my long running project to build up a collection of photographs of Sheffield City Centre at various times of the day I have spent a few mornings recently on the banks of the River Don around the Riverside area.
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2013 Calendar update
12th February 2013 - 0 comments
It’s now February and we have moved on from the snowy January image in the 2013 calendar of the Salt Cellar on Derwent Edge to an equally chilly photo from a cold & frost morning on the banks of the River Coupall in the heart of the Glencoe valley.
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Last order date for 2013 Calendar orders for Christmas delivery
10th December 2012 - 0 comments
The last order date for 2013 Calendars for guaranteed Christmas delivery is Monday 17th December.
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