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Christmas Day Seascape Photography at Filey Bay - Yorkshire
01st January 2015 - 0 comments
I spent this Christmas with my family in Filey on the Yorkshire Coastline. On Christmas morning I made my way down to beach with grey skies and expecting not many opportunities for seascape photographs but the sky soon turned and the sunrise was spectacular with lovely direct light and colour int he sky. Below is a sideshow of the best images from the morning.
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Looking back at 2014 – A yearly review of photography trips and favourite photographs
25th December 2014 - 0 comments
Trip reports and updates from 2014, I have also chosen my favourite 15 images taken during 2014 that I am particularly happy with and a set of images which I hope together sum up the past year. May I take this opportunity to pass on my best wishes for a happy and successful 2015 and to thank you all for your continued support through visits to this site and interaction and sharing on my social media channels.
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2015 Calendar update - last few remaining!
11th December 2014 - 0 comments
A big thank you to everybody of has purchased the calendars this year, I hope you enjoy the colourful landscape pictures on your wall as we progress through the year. At the time of writing I have 6 British Landscape calendars & 3 Lake District calendars remaining, if you want a copy of either of these please purchase as soon as possible as these are likely to sell out by the end of the week.
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Autumn Landscape Trip - Lake District National Park
25th November 2014 - 0 comments
I've recently returned from a few days away photographing the Lake District National Park, concentrating on capturing some of the autumn foliage as the landscape moves through the autumn season. The Lake District in autumn is a magical place, the roads are quieter, parking is much easier and you often have the hillside and photography locations to yourself.
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Cornwall Coastal Landscape Photography Locations Map
20th November 2014 - 1 comment
If you are a landscape photographer looking for the most dramatic coastal scenery there is a good chance that Cornwall will be high up on the list of places to visit. I’ve created a map with some of the best spots for photography around this part of Cornwall built up from knowledge from my trips including car parks and access points to the Cornwall coastal path and beaches.
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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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