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All my latest news and views, forthcoming events, workshop reports and any other photography related articles.

Brimham Rocks revisited

Brimham Rocks revisited

Posted on 24th August, 2017

It's been a while since I spent some proper time with the camera at Brimham Rocks - but a foggy dawn earlier this week saw the perfect excuse for a return. Some of you may have read a blog from last year, when I finally felt I'd found a way to do justice to this very special...

Art in the Pen 2017

Art in the Pen 2017

Posted on 8th August, 2017

I'm delighted to be exhibiting at the very popular art show, Art in the Pen, this weekend in Skipton. You will find me at pen number 142! The schedule is as follows: Friday 11th August 7.00pm - 9.00pm Private View (please let me know if you'd like a ticket) Saturday...

Iceland: land of the pylon

Iceland: land of the pylon

Posted on 1st August, 2017

Pylons! Love 'em or hate 'em? It's true that, in this country, I spend most of my time trying to exclude pylons from my landscape photographs. However, after 6 visits to Iceland over the last 9 months, I've come to see the humble pylon in a somewhat different light....

Finding Bruarfoss

Finding Bruarfoss

Posted on 7th July, 2017

Even before I first visited Iceland, last Autumn, Bruarfoss was very high on the list of the places I wanted to visit. So I was very excited when I realised the Wild Photography Holidays summer workshop included a stay at Gulfoss, less than half an hour's drive from Bruarfoss. Jan and I...

Saal Digital acrylic print review

Saal Digital acrylic print review

Posted on 29th May, 2017

I was recently invited by Saal Digital to try out and review one of their new 'wall decor' products. I only recently discovered the company after seeing them promoted on Instagram, although I understand they were at the Photography Show this year so I'm sure a number of you will...

New website launched!

New website launched!

Posted on 13th May, 2017

In February 2013, I launched this, my first bespoke website - I'm not sure where the 4+ years have gone, but I'm delighted to have gone live today with the latest incarnation. Once again Chris Davies has been an absolute pleasure to work with - he really is a complete star and...

Creating a drop shadow frame in photoshop

Creating a drop shadow frame in photoshop

Posted on 5th December, 2016

​Several people have asked how I create the drop shadow frames for the photos I show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There are many ways of doing this but I thought it would be helpful to illustrate the steps I go through to create these. I use Photoshop CC for this. Resize...

Multiple exposure photography - in camera or in photoshop?

Multiple exposure photography - in camera or in...

Posted on 3rd September, 2016

Multiple exposure photography has been around for many years, in one guise or another, but in more recent times, it has become increasingly popular. It’s something a fair percentage of my workshop customers are keen to explore, although by no means all of them have a camera capable of...

Going back to my roots, and the Guildford Arts Festival

Going back to my roots, and the Guildford Arts Festival

Posted on 25th July, 2016

​I’m never quite sure what to say when people ask where I’m from. Yorkshire has been my home now for 17 years - I’ve never lived anywhere else for longer, but I know better than to say I’m ‘from’ Yorkshire! The rest of my adult life was spent in...

Speaking at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show

Speaking at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure &...

Posted on 11th February, 2016

​I’m off to London tomorrow and am really looking forward to speaking for Outdoor Photography Magazine at Excel London. I’ve been writing on and off for Outdoor Photography since 2004 (gulp) and it was a huge honour to be invited to speak. Given the emphasis on travel...

Coming to terms with Brimham Rocks - a photographic awakening

Coming to terms with Brimham Rocks - a photographic...

Posted on 27th January, 2016

​I’d been to Brimham Rocks many times, always loved walking there, always impressed with it as a place, even had the odd pleasant enough photograph to show for it. Yet I’d never really worked out what I wanted from the place, photographically speaking that is. Some places...

Four seasons and my favourite photographs from 2015

Four seasons and my favourite photographs from 2015

Posted on 2nd January, 2016

​I almost decided against doing a review this year - for a variety of reasons, not least of which is the fact that they can be incredibly time consuming. In the past two years, I’ve chosen one picture from each month - twelve pictures take a little while to choose and to talk...