2020 Review

Gosh, what a year... One I'm sure many of us will be glad to see the back of for so many reasons.. Photographically, it's been very tricky - with so many restrictions placed on travel, plans have changed and adapted, creativity has been pushed and challenged, and it's been tricky to find the motivation to get the camera out of it's bag at times...

Shortlisted for LPOTY 2020

I'm absolutely delighted to annouce that five of my images reached the shortlist for Landscape Photographer of the Year 2020..

Inspiration, Ideas & Planning

We live in a world flooded with imagery, photography has never been more accesible to the masses, so what sets apart a photographer from somebody who takes photos? One thing comes to mind - planning. In my opinion the planning phase is the most important phase of any photograph..

Practical Photography Q&A

There are some moments in history that stick in your mind forever, and the moment I received an email from the Features Editor at Practical Photography magazine will surely be something I remember for a very long time.

An afternoon with Charlie Waite (kinda)

Back in November I attended an evening with Charlie Waite at the Stourton Memorial Hall, if you've never been to one of Charlie's club talks before I implore you to find one near you and sign up! Anyway, at the talk I was fortunate enough to win a Skype appraisal of my work, something which - I've got to be totally honest here - seemed a little strange at first given the completely subjective nature of photography but I went into it with an open mind...

2018 Review

I find myself at this time of year always saying the same thing, along the lines of 'blimey, where did the year go?!', but looking back over my photos of 2018 I feel I've taken a rather large collection of images which I'm happy with. Though there's always a pressure to 'perform' in the photographic world, to produce an image every week is actually not an easy task and I always aim to take a photo each month (on average) that I'm happy to display in my gallery. So, looking back at 2018 here's my top 12 images..

Shortlisted for LPOTY 2018

I'm absolutely delighted to annouce that my image of Moor Crichel reached the shortlist for Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018 - though it didn't get any further than the shortlist stage, I am humbled to have an image shortlisted in my first year of entering the prestigious competition.

Debunking the myth about kit

It’s all too easy to fall into a trap of thinking that more expensive gear will automatically produce better images, or to think that you must have the most expensive camera & lens on the market if you want to be a “professional”. It’s a trap I fell into hook line ‘n’ sinker when I got started a few years ago, and I recently got asked by a friend for advice re a lens upgrade, which got me thinking.

Photoshop, how far is too far?

Living in the digital age has given us so many opportunities to express ourselves, with the advancement of digital imaging techniques almost everybody on the planet can now take an image and share it online, and the power of digital editing tools makes it incredibly easy for things to be altered in an image. I think we're now at a point where we can't always take an image at face value and make any assumptions as to it's integrity, is that a good or bad thing?

Who, What, Where, When... Why?

I recently listened to a brilliant podcast from the guys over at The Togcast where Charlie Waite interviewed Paul Sanders and threw him straight in at the deep end with the fantastic question "Why do you need to photograph?". It got me thinking...

Stop chasing colour & start chasing light.

Firstly, thank you for dropping by - I've been tempted to start a photography blog for some time now, but was a little worried about the size of the audience that would be interested in reading my ramblings (i.e. nobody ha!), but I figure that if even one person reads one of my posts and goes on to create something great as a result I would have succeeded.

Shortlisted for HPOTY 2017!

The Historic Photographer of the Year calls on photographers from around the globe to explore and capture the very best historic places and cultural sites that the world has to offer. Whether it’s a ruined English castle, an underground Roman villa or the haunting beauty of a long-forgotten battlefield, historical sites are among the most picturesque places to photograph on Earth.