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Printed in the Royal Academy of Music 2018 diary!

I am thrilled to have one of my images printed on a double page spread in the 2018 diary/calendar of the Royal Academy of Music London! Felicity from the Royal Academy of Music contacted me out of the blue saying they had used one of my CC0 images in their 2018 diary and wanted to know if it was possible to have my home address to post me a copy as a thank you. Of course I jumped at the […]

Pastel Painting by Julie Hazlewood

A pastel painting of one of my images by Julie Hazlewood

What a nice surprise when Julie Hazlewood (hazlewoodjulie at yahoo .com) messaged me on Pixabay saying she had just done a pastel painting of one of my images and did I want to see it. I was so flattered that Julie liked my image enough to inspire her to use it as the subject of her painting, who wouldn’t be! Julie has recently got back into painting and pastels are very new to her but she is really enjoying it. […]

Amazon Basics Backpack for SLR Cameras and Accessories Review

This Amazon Basics backpack was the first dedicated camera backpack I bought when I first took up DSLR photography back in 2013, so the bag has been thoroughly and literally tested to destruction by me out in the field. For £28 ($28) you get a very well designed, sturdy and practical camera bag, perfect for those just starting out in photography. The tripod straps aren’t particularly robust and the bag is not as sturdy as top money professional bags, but […]

Yorkshire Photographer Tim Hill

Focus Stacking, Stock Photos & Paper Images

Focus stacking is something I had not thought about since starting photography in 2013. I have never felt the need or remembered to shack images while out shooting.  That was until photographing at Spurn Point last weekend. I was photographing old wooden sea defences in the immediate foreground and a lighthouse in the background. Even at f/16 something would have to give and would not have been sharp, then I remembered focus stacking. I took a two-shot stack, one with […]