Following a failure in my website's primary picture archive, many blogs have lost their images. I am endeavouring to re-instate these from back-ups. Bear with me please while I undergo this labourious and very sweary process...

November 27, 2015

As a general guideline, broad daylight and blue skies make for some pretty boring landscape pictures…

The best photos are very often acquired in the sort of conditions that many wouldn’t associate with photography.

Patch of light in small clearing, K...

November 24, 2015

This has to be the most significant thing I ever say to people looking to improve their landscape skills:- It is seldom about what you shoot... It is, almost invariably, about when and how you shoot it. To demonstrate my point, please consider t...

November 22, 2015

That old chestnut.

I was recently in a discussion with a friend about some images we had been viewing in an on-line gallery. Clearly we were not going to agree about them. I felt that, in terms of framing, point of view or composition, they mostly had...

November 20, 2015

In the previous post: Before and after dawn - mood swings,I touched briefly on why, even if conditions are not ideal, we should use our time on location productively, to experiment with technique and to work the scene. I suggested a number of things...

November 18, 2015

Together with all the primary technical stuff: the exposure, the focus, the field and point of view, the balance, the composition, the textural and tonal relationships and so on, the successful conveyance of mood or emotion, in other words - the way...

November 13, 2015

What a lovely part of the cosmos we inhabit for our photography. With soft light and cerulean tones, there is a magical moment in the clear-skied, pre-dawn blue hour when the light from our local star, in our tiny solar system's share of the universe...

November 11, 2015

I was blown away to read the news today that six of my images were on the initial short-list for the Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition 2015. I am honoured and humbled to be in the company of so many talented and creative photographers. Muc...

November 6, 2015

Some of the challenges we face when producing landscapes is how we manage the representation or interpretation of...

  • the movement in a scene

  • the 3D depth of the topography that our eyes perceive and our brains routinely construct fo...

November 3, 2015

Fog is an addictive weather condition for photographers. Once we've experimented with it, we all fall in love with it: the way it softens and adds a glow to the ambient or artificial lighting, the bursts of light rays it causes when the sun breaks th...

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