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Autumn Nature Photography

September 06, 2020 - I woke up the other day, and it felt chilly for the first time since winter. Instinctively I felt quite excited. When I...
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Grey Seal Pups

December 23, 2019 - A visit to a seal colony is one of the highlights of the British wildlife calendar, and having missed the last couple of...
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Red Deer Photography 2019

October 27, 2019 - There's no doubt about it; autumn is the best time of year to photograph deer in the UK. The crisp mornings and misty su...
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10 Years of Photography

July 21, 2019 - It occurred to me recently that having bought my first proper camera in the summer of 2009, it had now been ten years si...
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Red Deer Rut 2018

October 28, 2018 - Ah, lovely autumn. Chilly mornings, dew on the grass, golden leaves, and roaring stags. It's my favourite time of year,...
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Highland Cattle Portraits

July 02, 2018 - Earlier in the year I was considering which animals I'd like to photograph as part of my On Black / On White projects, a...
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Pines in Snow

April 22, 2018 - When we had snow last month, I posted some photos of the black swan on the icy lake, which I photographed during the aft...
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Black Swan on Ice

March 18, 2018 - I recently found a lone black swan on a local lake, coinciding with the period of snowfall we had here earlier this mont...
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Puffin Photos 2017

August 16, 2017 - This was my third trip to Skomer Island, off the Pembrokeshire coast, for a few days of puffin photography (Here's a lin...
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Woodland Bluebells 2017

June 09, 2017 - In 2015 I made numerous visits to photograph our nearby bluebell woodland, and I wrote this blog post to share my favour...
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2017 Calendar

November 10, 2016 - This year's calendar features some of my favourite nature and landscape images from the last 12 months, including some r...
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Red Deer Rut Photos - Woburn 2016

October 31, 2016 - It’s no secret that deer are my favourite subject for local wildlife photography. I’ve accumulated a decent portfolio of...
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A Walk In the Woods

April 18, 2016 - (OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE NIFTY FIFTY) I started, like most people, thinking that wide angles are...
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Returning to the Red Squirrels at Forest How

March 17, 2016 - I first visited Forest How in 2014, and I wrote a blog post about that trip here. That contains an introduction to the p...
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Snow Deer 2016

February 09, 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...
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Black and White Nature Photography

December 07, 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...
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Red Deer Rut Photos – Woburn 2015

October 31, 2015 - I’ve written a few blog posts about deer before: 8 Tips For Photographing Deer Deer Photography In Snowfall Red Deer...
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Low Key Wildlife Portraits – Some Of My Favourites

August 24, 2015 - INTRODUCTION For four or five years now, in between more conventional photography, I’ve been working on a sideline proje...
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Bluebell Wood Photography Project

June 05, 2015 - For most of my life, I didn’t realise that bluebell woods are actually quite a British thing. Bluebells are something we...
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Captive Animal Photography – Yorkshire Wildlife Park

May 08, 2015 - This post is a review of Yorkshire Wildlife Park, from the perspective of a photography day-trip, and is part of a serie...
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New Prints For The Walls

April 07, 2015 - We’ve recently been decorating at home, and having finished the walls, it was nice to be able to put up some new prints...
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Captive Animal Photography – Marwell Zoo

March 30, 2015 - This post is a review of Marwell Zoo, from the perspective of a photography day-trip, and is part of a series about natu...
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Captive Animal Photography – The British Wildlife Centre

February 27, 2015 - This post is a review of the British Wildlife Centre, from the perspective of a photography day-trip, and is part of a s...
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Puffin Photography on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire

October 16, 2014 - This summer I finally got around to visiting Skomer Island. It’s famous for its seabird colonies, and mostly for its puf...
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Marwell Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Award 2014

October 13, 2014 - I’m totally thrilled say that I’ve won the Marwell Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Award 2014, with the photo below;...
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8 Tips For Photographing Deer

September 01, 2014 - NOTE: This “ 8 Tips For Photographing Deer ” article was originally published in Wildlife Photographic Magazine, Novembe...
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First Hedgehog Photos

May 23, 2014 - Three years ago, I built a hedgehog house, and (more importantly) dug a gap under our garden fence, in the hope of attra...
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Ladybird Macro Photoshoot

May 08, 2014 - A couple of years ago, I took some ladybird photos in our garden, placing them in a red plant pot for an abstract surrou...
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Feature in Photo Technique Magazine

May 03, 2014 - Earlier in the year, Amateur photographer featured an interview with me, about my approach to nature photography. If you...
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Red Squirrel Photography at Forest How Guest House, Cumbria

April 21, 2014 - When we decided we had time to squeeze in a weekend away somewhere this spring, we thought it would be nice to see some...
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Bedfordshire Woodland Photos

March 27, 2014 - A couple of weeks ago, I finally made the time to get out to the woods on a misty morning. We have a few pockets of wood...
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2013 Round-Up & Planning for 2014

January 01, 2014 - This time last year, I wrote about my goals for 2013. So today I’m going to take a look back at them, and see how I thin...
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How To Build An Insect Hotel In 10 Seconds

September 22, 2013 - Still buoyed with the success of our hedgehog house, and having watched hogs pottering around the garden most evenings t...
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Low-Key Wildlife Portraits – Part 2

August 23, 2013 - INTRODUCTION A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about the concept behind my low key, “on-black” photography project....
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Our Hedgehog House Is In Use!

July 18, 2013 - Almost two years ago, I posted a blog about building a hedgehog house for the garden. It’s a really worthwhile thing to...
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Low-Key Wildlife Portraits – Part 1

June 26, 2013 - BACKGROUND When I bought my first dSLR camera I got completely sucked into wildlife photography – specifically the natur...
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Photography at The View From The Shard

May 03, 2013 - I wanted to go up The Shard since I first heard about it. Now it’s finally open (well it opened a few weeks ago now), I...
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Woburn Abbey Cover Photo

April 12, 2013 - I’m thrilled to say that Woburn Abbey are using one of my photos on the cover of their new 2013 visitor leaflet: I was...
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Street Photography in York

February 07, 2013 - I haven’t done much city street photography, but as I said at the start of the year, I want to try to work on my landsca...
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Deer Photography In Snowfall

January 31, 2013 - I’ve photographed red deer in the snow before, but I’ve never been out with my camera as the snow is actually falling. N...
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New for 2013 – Introducing Framed Prints

January 01, 2013 - Up until now I’ve only offered standard prints on their own, meaning that you need to arrange the framing yourself. But...
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Looking forward to 2013 & more landscape photography

December 30, 2012 - I recently wrote about my enjoyable 2012, and my favourite photos from the year. This time I’m looking forward to 2013,...
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2012 Photography Review

December 27, 2012 - It’s the time of year when everyone is writing reviews of the past 12 months. I’ve been particularly busy this year, so...
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Red Deer Photography at Woburn Deer Park

December 21, 2012 - I live pretty close to Woburn Abbey, and the surrounding Woburn Deer Park is my favourite local spot to spend time outsi...
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Gastown Night Shoot

December 05, 2012 - This post is part of a series about our trip to British Columbia & Alberta, Canada. I usually stick to wildlife and...
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Grizzly Bear Photography, in Bella Coola Valley, British Columbia

November 29, 2012 - This post is part of a series about our trip to British Columbia & Alberta, Canada. It's an understatement to say tha...
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Raccoons of Stanley Park, Vanvcouver

November 04, 2012 - This post is part of a series about our trip to British Columbia & Alberta, Canada. Stanley Park is home to a variety o...
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Beavers in Stanley Park

October 20, 2012 - This post is part of a series about our trip to British Columbia & Alberta, Canada. I really didn’t expect to get to se...
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Canadian Road Trip – 2012: British Columbia & Alberta

October 17, 2012 - BRITISH COLUMBIA & ALBERTA This post is part of a series about our trip to British Columbia & Alberta, Canada. My key g...
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Bedford Swan Photography

September 06, 2012 - A couple of weeks ago I took another visit to Priory Country Park, in Bedford. I went looking for some more Common Terns...
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Hello Autumn 2012

September 01, 2012 - Well the year is flying by, and already we’re getting into Autumn 2012. I’m looking forward to a packed schedule of wil...
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Common Tern – A Wildlife Photography Challenge

August 20, 2012 - I first noticed the Common Terns in June 2011. I’d never visited Priory Country Park before, and I was just there to see...
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Black And White Nature Photography

July 13, 2012 - Just thought I'd post about one of my favourite subjects; Black & White Nature Photography. On the surface of it, sho...
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Creative Ladybird Photography

May 22, 2012 - I finally made the time to photograph some ladybirds from our garden, and I'm so glad I did. I didn't want the "bug on a...
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Wildlife Photography in The Scottish Highlands

May 02, 2012 - This is a quick review of the photo opportunities I managed to find in during my first trip to Scotland, in April 2012....
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A weekend in Norfolk - Horsey Seals and Hickling Broad Nature Reserve

March 12, 2012 - This is a trip review of a weekend spent in Norfolk, looking for grey seals and other wildlife around the Norfolk coastl...
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Goodbye Autumn 2011

December 01, 2011 - Since December is here, it’s now officially winter. So I thought I’d take a look back at some favourite photos from a bu...
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