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September 17, 2019

So the shot below is a composite of 12 individual photographs. It is a view that I have photographed several times, but even with a 15mm lens its very hard to get the whole thing in one shot. I wanted to also set myself a little bit of a challenge and so here we are! I...

August 26, 2019

A while ago I wrote a blog post about dealing with burnout called "Getting out of a Rut", you can read it HERE. In that post I talked a lot about feeling like i was not progressing with my work, and that I was not producing the standard of material that I should be. 

Th...

May 5, 2019

Im sure that wildlife purists would say that photos taken at a Zoo don't really cound as "true" wildlife photography. There is something about having all the animals placed there in front of you that makes it seem a bit like cheating. The thing is though that the Zoo i...

March 10, 2019

Just got back from a lovely walk today with Emily, doing in introduction to photography walk. This one was a first, teaching in Windsor but it turns out to be a great spot to explore. The Thames walk from Windsor Visitor Center up to the Lock, is a lovely one with narr...

February 21, 2019

Stock photography, or "microstock" as it is sometimes referred to is a potentially highly lucrative revenue stream and method for photographers to earn a little extra money on the side, but is it worth it for the casual budget photographer? I have been selling stock ph...

December 27, 2018

2018 has been a pretty awesome year all in all. I have now a bit of a tradition of writing a blog post that wraps up my year of photography and here is my 2018 offering. If you are curious you can find 2017 and 2016 posts by following the hyperlinks. Anyway, I have tri...

October 3, 2018

I have been toying for a while now with the idea of using US army MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) rations for overnight camping/ hiking. I have always up until now used the tried and tested combo of gas cooker + dehydrated food, but the idea of having a complete meal, with sid...

September 2, 2018

It's so rewarding when you wake up early and go out with your camera and have a glorious morning of soft sunshine. The three of us had a great 2 hours walking around Saville Gardens learning the absolute basics of photography!!!

Another great walk completed and I'm look...

July 20, 2018

Wild Camping or Free Camping, is where you pitch up your tent.....


The exact rules regarding where you can and can't free camp differ country to country, but there are a couple of very hard rules that everyone should follow!

- Leave your campsite exactly how you found...

July 6, 2018

Packing for a long walk, hike of free camp is an art in itself. Almost any seasoned walker will tell you that one of the most important things you can do is to keep your pack weight down to a minimum, and a big part of this comes down to being smart about what food you...

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