Ramblings & Reviews

Tim Hill on Social Media

Social Media – Friend or Demon?

When you have the rug pulled from under you like many photographers and I just have after the crushing announcement that G+ is to close for good next year, you can be forgiven for thinking of all social media platforms as a bit of a demon, I certainly did and I was ready to leave the lot for good a few weeks ago. How dare Google delete all those friendships forged over the years and all the days of your […]

Camera Choice

Buying a new camera – a hard choice!

I remember a few years back when buying a new camera was an easier choice, it mostly depended on what brand glass and mount you had as to which new DSLR body you purchased. Then along camera mirrorless and those days were gone, choosing a new camera or system became a lot trickier! Since taking up landscape photography back in 2013, I have owned just 2 camera bodies, my first one was a Nikon D3200 which I sold to make […]

Crystal Ball Photography

Crystal Ball Photography – my latest toy and project

Crystal Ball Photography or Glass Orb Photography is certainly nothing new and has been done to good and bad effect by many photographers before. That said it’s something I have never done before and a challenge I am really looking forward to experimenting with in all weathers and locations. Here is an affiliate link to the crystal ball that I have purchased https://amzn.to/2wEiNZ5 if you use the link it costs you no more but I get a few pennies to […]

Admiral Von Tromp shipwreck Saltwick Bay

Admiral Von Tromp shipwreck Saltwick Bay

Admiral Von Tromp Photography, a 3am start to catch the sunrise! For those who don’t know the place and the story, this is the shipwreck of Admiral Von Tromp which lies in Saltwick Bay near Whitby, North Yorkshire. Admiral Von Tromp was a Scarborough, England based fishing trawler that ran aground on 30/09/1976. The exact circumstance of the accident remains a mystery as the boat was on completely the wrong course and a senior nautical surveyor at the inquest stated […]

Manfrotto 322RC2 Review

Manfrotto 322RC2 heavy duty grip ball head review

In my book, the less fiddling with kit I do while on location shooting images, the better. I have owned and tried a few different tripod heads now which all did the job well but were fiddly and a little time consuming when it came to composing the shot, especially on those occasions when light and the scene is changing by the second and a fast recompose is needed, enter the Manfrotto 322RC2. I had watched videos on YouTube demonstrating […]

Spurn Point

Seascape photography tips – Golden Hour

Seascape Photography From a very early age, the beach and sea have both fascinated and excited me. Thinking back I remember not being able to sleep for many hours before going on a family holiday or day out to the coast, I was far too excited. Then there is the first glimpse of the sea from the car window as you approach the coast, magic and very exciting, I am sure this will sound true with many reading this who […]