A classic British bluebell wood, in the early evening, with green leaves on the beech trees and purple bluebell flowers.

The 16:9 Aspect Ratio for Photography

28 Sep 2016

Aspect ratio defines the shape of a photo. Specifically the relative measurement of each aspect (horizontal and vertical). Traditionally, film cameras (and most digital SLR's) shoot in the 3:2 aspect ratio. That means that for every 3 units wide, the image is 2 units high. As...

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Mist over Fjallsarlon Glacier, which appears blue on a cloudy day in Iceland.

Putting the ‘Ice’ in Iceland

24 Aug 2016

It's almost a year since I visited Iceland for the second time, so I figured it was about time I put some photos together for a blog post. On our first visit, we had amazing blue skies and unseasonably warm weather. That makes the travel,...

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The granite cliffs and pine forest of Skuleskogen National Park, on the Swedish High Coast.

Photos from Skuleskogen National Park, on the Swedish High Coast

30 May 2016

Skuleskogen National Park is situated in Sweden's "High Coast" region, about halfway the East Coast, beside the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea. It's famed for its granite peaks, rising straight up from the coastline, and forest-covered hillsides and valleys.As you might expect if you follow...

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A birch tree woodland, on a misty morning in Aspley woods, Bedfordshire.

A Walk In the Woods

19 Apr 2016

(Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Nifty Fifty)I started, like most people, thinking that wide angles are the best lenses for landscapes. It's what we're taught, and there's a simple explanation for that; They capture more of the scene, and help the...

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A Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), back-lit by the low sun which illuminates it's outline and tail fur.

Returning to the Red Squirrels at Forest How

18 Mar 2016

I first visited Forest How in 2014, and I wrote a blog post about that trip here. That contains an introduction to the place, and some tips for getting the best out of your visit. To briefly summarise; Forest How Guest House is a B&B in Eskdale,...

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A herd of red deer (Cervus elaphus) approaches in the snow on a cold winter day

Snow Deer 2016

10 Feb 2016

For the first time since 2013, we had snow in Bedfordshire this winter. So I took the opportunity to get out in it, and take some photos of the deer at my local deer park at Woburn Abbey.When deer roam between the various areas of the...

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A wide aspect photo of the Wye Valley trees in winter.

2015 Review, and Thoughts For 2016

01 Jan 2016

For the last few years, I've tried to write a blog post about how my experiences matched my hopes for the year, and what my goals might be for the next year. 2015 was a good year, with a more project-based focus than previous years, rather than...

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A red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) stops to eat on a treestump, surrounded by the dark forest.

Black and White Nature Photography

07 Dec 2015

At the end of last year, I was thinking about what I'd like to do more of this year, and one big one was to produce more black and white nature photography - both wildlife and landscapes. I've been enjoying learning more about the nature of...

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Silhouette of a red deer (Cervus elaphus) beneath the rising sun, on a foggy autumn morning in Woburn, Bedfordshire.

2016 Calendar Available

29 Nov 2015

It's that time of year again, and once again I've made a 2016 calendar featuring my favourite photos taken over the last 12 months.It's a great way to get a a whole set of photos for pretty much the price of one fine art print, and a nice...

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A very large red deer (Cervus elaphus) roars to attract a female during the annual rut. Woburn, Bedfordshire.

Red Deer Rut Photos – Woburn 2015

31 Oct 2015

I've written a few blog posts about deer before:8 Tips For Photographing Deer Deer Photography In Snowfall Red Deer Photography at Woburn Deer ParkBut this time around I thought I'd follow the progress of photos throughout the deer rut season. As usual, I was visiting...

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