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A Discussion of Photography Competitions

January 25, 2021 - An email drops into my inbox, from a company that used to run a photography competition, to tell me about the exciting n...
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Autumn Leaf Photos

November 15, 2020 - So here we are in autumn. It's Lockdown 2.0, and I'm back to photographing leaves. Only this time I started before lockd...
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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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Farmyard Photography

August 17, 2020 - I really enjoy photographing farmyard animals and livestock, which tend to be overlooked by most nature photographers, a...
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Artist Reference Photos

July 19, 2020 - One of the fantastic things about putting photos out to the world is seeing other people's interpretations of them. It's...
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Low-Key Nature Photography: Parrot Portraits

April 26, 2020 - Back in January, I was on the train one morning, wondering where to take my series of On Black nature portraits next. Th...
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Wall Art: Bringing The Outside In

March 29, 2020 - This is a subject I started mulling over last summer, and I made some notes at the time. But now feels a more appropriat...
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Landscape Photography from The Dolomites

February 08, 2020 - Finally, I'm getting around to sharing my images of The Dolomite mountains. Also known as the 'Italian Alps', the Dolomi...
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Gift Vouchers Now Available

November 03, 2019 - Introducing my new range of Gift Vouchers, available now! Do you know someone who would love a new print on their wall?...
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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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Blackface Sheep Profile

June 23, 2019 - I have a new photo to share! This is a profile shot of a Blackface sheep. Blackface sheep, usually Scottish Blackface...
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A Brief Elephant Encounter

May 12, 2019 - Elephants are one of my favourite animals. I love the sense of scale and weight which is so evident in the way they move...
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On Black | On White comes to Instagram

April 14, 2019 - I recently rolled out a new stream; OnBlack|OnWhite. For several years now, I've been shooting dark ('low-key') portrai...
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Negative Space in Photography

March 17, 2019 - I love to use negative space in my photos. It's a compositional technique from classic art, and I have always embraced i...
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New Photo: Reindeer on White

December 10, 2018 - Announcing a new photo, available to order in print: " Reindeer on White ". I photographed this reindeer in the snow-...
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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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Lessons from the compositions of Bob Ross paintings

June 11, 2018 - Certainly glad you could join me today. I've mentioned Bob Ross before on this blog. For those unfamiliar, he's an Ameri...
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Two New Portraits: Swaledale Sheep

October 01, 2017 - My two long-running nature photography projects are High-Key portraits on White & Low-Key portraits on Black, and I'm al...
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The Anxiety of Infinite Potential

July 02, 2017 - Well there's a pretentious title. Perhaps my most pretentious to date! So what am I bleating about this time? The Anxie...
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High-Key Nature Photography

March 19, 2017 - I enjoy producing 'high-key' wildlife portraits, including portraits on white. It's been a style I've been working on si...
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Photographic and Artistic Inspirations

February 26, 2017 - After last month's web-hosting grumble, I wanted to write a positive post this time around. I've been thinking for a whi...
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Photos from Skuleskogen National Park, on the Swedish High Coast

May 29, 2016 - Skuleskogen National Park is situated in Sweden’s “High Coast” region, about halfway the East Coast, beside the Gulf 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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2015 Review, and Thoughts For 2016

January 01, 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...
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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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Wave Photography with a Painterly Feel

October 23, 2015 - I visited Iceland for the second time this year, and on one occasion I was fortunate enough to find stormy conditions on...
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Why Photography?

September 03, 2015 - I just wondered recently, why I take photos, why I put so much time and effort into it, and why I see myself continuing...
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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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Brown Bear Photography Trip to Finland

July 08, 2015 - Eastern Finland is considered the best bear viewing, and some say best wildlife experience in Europe. A lot of thought h...
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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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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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2014 Review, and Thoughts For 2015

December 31, 2014 - It’s been a busy year for me. And as December rolls around, I start thinking about where I want to go with my photograph...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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