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Lowepro Customer Service is Excellent!

Thank you very much Lowepro!!

I would like to say a really big THANKYOU to Lowepro UK for some of the best customer service I have ever known. Like many of you, when it came time to upgrade my photography bag, I did loads of research, read many reviews and shopped around for the best price. I eventually found a bag that was perfect for my photography needs and the amount of gear I like to carry with me one any given photography outing. The […]

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Camera Image Sensor Cleaning Advice

As I was learning photography, the author of every tutorial I watched on YouTube had a different view when it came to camera sensor cleaning, but most tended to fall into two different camps. One camp is telling you never try cleaning your own image sensor, you can do damage and make your pride and joy DSLR or mirror-less camera into junk. The other camp was screaming at you through the computer and TV screen to save your money and do the job of sensor cleaning yourself. Proving you are careful and sensible, the job is easy and over years will save you a fortune.

Ferrybridge Power Station

Ferrybridge Power Station

Ferrybridge Power Station is hardly the most glamorous subject to photograph but the footbridge I took this image from is superbly located for some cool light trails. Talking about cool, I set up and framed my shot, then took around 12 shots as sunset turned to night. By the time I had taken the last shot I was bloody freezing from standing in a cold wind for almost an hour. On the way home in the car a had hot […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Valley of Desolation

The Valley of Desolation was so-called after the great storm of 1826 which whipped across North Yorkshire, felling trees and taking out much of the area’s plant life. However, Yorkshire’s flora and fauna are made of stern stuff and while it took a while, the natural foliage did eventually return. Read more at: yorkshirepost.co.uk This tranquil valley links the River Wharfe corridor to Barden Fell and part of one of the quieter walks, thanks to terrain and mud, from Bolton […]

Thomas Heaton, photographers who inspire me

Like many other photographers and channel subscribers around the net at the moment, I am glued to Thomas Heaton’s superb YouTube Channel. I genuinely believe with Thomas, what you see is what you get. We all love how Thomas is the cheeky chappy next door (I bet he’d love me saying that) as well as a bloody good photographer and presenter. The standard and pure quality of Thomas’s YouTube video production raises the bar for all other photographers on YouTube […]

Photographs and a video taken in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

In my last blog post, I waffled on about looking forward to and arriving at Scarborough, North Yorkshire for a family weekend away and some AM & PM me time with the camera while the family were in bed. The weekend came and went all too fast but the video footage and photographs remain. That’s one of the great things about photography. Be wise when it comes to backing up your images and footage and it will last a lifetime… […]

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Mild Autumn Weather for photography in Scarborough …

I am with the family at Scarborough, North Yorkshire this evening. The family and me arrived here on Friday even via Bridlington and the coastal road past Filey to avoid the crazy A64 in rush hour. The gamble worked and the trip here was a real pleasure.The sunset on Friday evening did not happen, well it did but not so you would notice. This was fine, we had been working all day and ready for a rest and something to […]

Download my images directly from Pixabay

As some of you have already discovered, the link to download my images now points to my page on Pixabay instead of hosting the images myself on here. The main reason for doing this is to avoid the 8meg upload restriction that WordPress allows and I had to stick to when I hosted image uploads myself. To be honest, Pixabay makes a far better job of hosting images than I ever could. You can download images in a choice of […]

Elite Filter Holder Review – SRB Photographic

After falling while out photographing and snapping my previous plastic filter holder (I’m very clumsy), one of the main features of the new replacement filter holder had to be build quality and durability as well as price. A large amount of my photography is Landscape/Seascapes so the new filter holder had to be able to accommodate more than one filter at a time and a polarising filter, which put me in Lee and Nisi territory and the cost of the […]

Photography motivation slowly returning, roll on Autumn!

To ask if any of you go through a time of year when photography motivation is flat and just not there would be pointless, myself and many of my friends go through it every year. For some, it happens just before Spring, this year for me it has happened in Summer. Sunrises and sunsets are too early and late and the landscape is one big sea of green. Don’t get me wrong, I love Summer, I am talking purely from […]

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