Photography Blog

Pied Flycatchers

Filed in Articles, Projects on Jun.12, 2018

One project I’ve been working on recently is Pied Flycatchers in the Peak District National Park. These birds are so beautiful and visit our shores during the spring and summer months from their wintering home of West Africa and live manly in woodland habitat. Their numbers are quite low and they are on the “amber” list of species by the RSPB meaning they aren’t rare but not common too.


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Dawn and Dusk

Filed in Articles, Photography Tips on May.30, 2018

Dawn and Dusk are your best friends as a wildlife photographer, once you understand this and what happens at these times of the day it will change how you think within your own wildlife photography. It will also improve your own images , fieldcraft and general understanding of our beautiful yet fragile natural world.


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Wildlife Photography – Composition

Filed in Photography Tips, Workshops on Apr.23, 2018

Simplicity is often the key to composing a successful photograph, where a well composed image should never look cluttered, and the main focal point or subject should be obvious. When composing an image decide which parts of the scene are most important to you and try hard to exclude any elements that are not, or don’t have a role or detract from the composition you are trying to achieve.


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Dippers of the Dales

Filed in Places Of Interest, Workshops on Mar.24, 2018

My love of the Dipper started as a small boy, I’d catch two buses from my home with my bag packed with cold toast and a flask to get to Lathkill Dale, in the Peak District. Once I got there I’d sit and watch these incredible birds play out their lives before me. Over the years they’ve always brought a smile to my face with their charismatic bobbing or dipping movements which I’ve always viewed as the bird ‘Curtsying’ for you.


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The Modern Mann-Nature, Nurture

Filed in Events, In the Press on Mar.14, 2018

Recently I did a podcast interview with Olly Mann for the Modern Mann series of podcasts. I will let him introduce this interview in his own words.

My guest on this week’s Modern Mann is ex solider Craig Jones. He escaped a brutal father and found solace in the natural world. Now a distinguished wildlife photographer and conservationist, the aftermath of his traumatic childhood and military training informs his approach. In a candid interview with me, he explains how his kinship with wild creatures has helped him survive, thrive and start afresh.”

Click on the image above to be taken to this interview and fast forward until 19.40 minutes on the slider. 


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