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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...

My first hand made book from John Blakemore’s workshop

My first hand made book from John Blakemore’s...

Posted on 26th November, 2015

​A few days ago I completed my first hand made book! If I tell you that I started making this book in late June, you’ll realise it’s been a bit of a labour of love… Hand made book with leaf relief printed cover To be fair, the main reason it took quite so long...

Misty trees and other photographic clichés…

Misty trees and other photographic clichés…

Posted on 8th November, 2015

​Who’d have thought something as beautiful and innocuous as trees, surrounded by mist, could be such a contentious subject? For those of you blissfully unaware of the latest storm to hit the photographic world on twitter, it seems that misty trees have become the latest...

Winner of the Living the View category of LPOTY 2015

Winner of the Living the View category of LPOTY 2015

Posted on 28th October, 2015

​It’s taken me a while to find the time to add this to my site, but I was thrilled to discover the weekend before last that I had won the Living the View category of LPOTY 2015 - Landscape Photographer of the Year - with my snowy image from Wensleydale: Zigzag. I spoke in my...

Speaker at Moorsview landscape photography seminar, 31st October

Speaker at Moorsview landscape photography seminar,...

Posted on 13th October, 2015

I’m delighted to be one of the speakers at Moorsview on 31st October - a one day landscape photography seminar at Kirk Theatre in Pickering, North Yorkshire. Getting in closer : photographing the North York Moors (and shores…) The event has been organised by John Clifton...

Photographing reproduction and restored furniture on location

Photographing reproduction and restored furniture on...

Posted on 14th September, 2015

​I was recently commissioned to photograph some very beautiful pieces of furniture for a local company who specialise in creating reproduction furniture and restoring antique furniture. Although I have often photographed interiors, this was the first time I’d been asked to...

Useful resources, links and apps for photographers

Useful resources, links and apps for photographers

Posted on 16th June, 2015

I thought it would be beneficial to put together a list of some of the resources that might be useful to photographers. For those that have attended my workshops, I know I’ve been promising this list for a while but, better late than never! The list is by no means exhaustive - please...

North Yorkshire Open Studios this weekend - 13th & 14th June 2015

North Yorkshire Open Studios this weekend - 13th &...

Posted on 1st June, 2015

​I’m delighted to be taking part in the annual North Yorkshire Open Studios event this year. It’s something I’ve long wanted to do but, only now have I had opportunity to convert an outbuilding into a lovely little studio cum gallery for exhibiting my work. The first...

Does sex matter? Landscape photography and the gender bias…

Does sex matter? Landscape photography and the gender...

Posted on 25th May, 2015

​I’ll hold my hand up. It’s a deliberately provocative title! Although my intention is only to provoke some good natured discussion and my interest is purely to find out just what do people think? It’s a well known fact there are far more male than female landscape...

For whom the bells toll - at what price, photographing bluebells?

For whom the bells toll - at what price, photographing...

Posted on 1st May, 2015

​My apologies for the slightly dubious title of this blog but, on those rare days when a little title gets into my head, there it stays! ;0) The subject of this blog is quite a serious one though. Yesterday evening I paid a little visit to some beautiful woodland between Leeds and...

Guest speaker at Connected 2015 exhibition at Patchings

Guest speaker at Connected 2015 exhibition at Patchings

Posted on 2nd April, 2015

​I’m delighted to be speaking at the launch of the Connected 2015 exhibition launch at Patchings Art Centre near Nottingham on Saturday 25th April. This annual exhibition has become increasingly popular with photographers from all over the country and the quality of work on...

A year on - cross country skiing with the Fuji X-E2 in Abisko

A year on - cross country skiing with the Fuji X-E2 in...

Posted on 25th March, 2015

​Last year I wrote about my experiences cross country skiing in Norway using a Fujifilm compact camera system - at that time I was using the X-E1 and X-M1. You can read the full article and see the pictures here. A year on, I again found myself enjoying a fabulous few days cross...