Breacon Beacons: the joys of snow

28th March 2016

Hiking and photographing the big landscapes of hills and mountains have for me gone hand-in-hand for a long time. Travelling on foot that means you have plenty of thinking time: plenty of time to

Reading the weather: tips for landscape photographers

27th November 2015

Weather plays a huge role in the world of landscape photography. Outdoor photographers must be some of the keenest watchers of weather forecasts, hoping for that all important hint of what the light and conditions might be.

Keeping it local: landscape photography on your doorstep

17th July 2015

With limited time for landscape photography a lot of photographers flock to favoured iconic locations each year yet spend little time making pictures on their own doorstep. This is understandable as places such as Corfe Castle, Porth Nanven, Dunstanburgh, Kimmeridge etc offer many opportunities for making pictures in all

Da peerie trip to Shetland

11th June 2015

I’ve recently returned from a trip to Shetland, staying with my friends Marc and Rae. Marc’s working on his PhD titled “Shetland Boat: History; Folklore and construction” so he was a great source of information about the history of the islands and the part that fishing and boats have played. Shetland has over 1,600 miles of coastline

New website and logo

8th June 2015

If you’ve visited my website before you might notice a few changes – it’s been redesigned! This is a project that’s taken me a long time but it’s been well worth it. Everything’s bigger – the images, the ‘negative space’, the buttons, etc. The pictures are at the forefront, surrounded by neutral colours or white

Belstone Tor, Dartmoor – location guide

1st September 2014

Overlooking the northern flanks of Dartmoor, Belstone Tor shares a plateau with many rocks and the remains of an old wall. The surrounding undulating landscape is dotted with tors and rocky outcrops while the view to the north takes in miles of open countryside.

Velbon Ultra REXi L travel tripod review

14th October 2013

My first foray into travel photography was full of new considerations for someone like me who’s used to taking pictures mostly in fields in the quiet countryside and mostly with only cows, birds and trees for company. Lugging a carbon fibre Gitzo tripod, measuring at least 70cm in length, on a plane, through multiple train […]

Weather planning: tips for photographers

13th January 2013

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