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Photoshop Manipulation by Tim Hill

Has a broken rib improved my images?

OK, maybe a silly title with a little bit of click bait in there but let me explain how breaking a rib could very much help my finished images in the future. I have not been able to work for the past couple of weeks due to breaking a rib while working in blizzard conditions, when we really should not have been out and in a situation where I could break a rib to start with, but that’s another story. […]

Car Wreck

Photoshop Manipulation – Car Wreck

Photoshop manipulation is never easy but wow, that took hours! Having finished, I am so proud of myself. The large full resolution version of Car Wreck looks cool, one to keep and frame. I am sure somebody more used to photoshop manipulations could do the above image in half the time, I was in no rush and paid attention to detail, I wanted to get this one right and I am pleased to say came bloody close, eventually! All credit […]

Ferrybridge Power Station Tim Hill

Leading Lines a fundamental part of photography

Along with the rule of thirds, leading lines is one of those common sense rules in photography that, once understood and used, can transform your images overnight, from dull to interesting. Leading lines come in many forms from picture to picture but all are designed to take the eye of the viewer through the image and keep the viewer looking longer, so adding interest. You can use leading lines to draw a viewer’s attention to a specific part of the […]

Rule of thirds photography tutorial

Rule of Thirds

When I bought my first DSLR camera and took up photography seriously, in a pleasurable sort of way of course, back in 2013, two tutorials on YouTube/basic rules of photography helped me the most and once understood instantly took my images from snapshots to images people liked and commented on. This post covers one of them – “THE RULE OF THIRDS“, in my next post I will cover the other one “LEADING LINES“. Some photographers online will attack the rule […]

Brimham Rocks Yorkshire

Photography in Brimham Rocks

A great afternoon with the camera walking amongst an amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations. Brimham Rocks are balancing rock formations on Brimham Moor in North Yorkshire, England. The rocks stand at a height of nearly 30 feet in an area owned by the National Trust which is part of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Geologists have dated the rocks at around 320 million years old. A large river originating in Norway, and passing through the […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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… […]

Scarborough North Yorkshire Tim Hill Photography

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 […]

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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