Photography Blog

Golden in Golden

Filed in Articles on Jul.09, 2018

Dawn light can be incredibly, bathing a whole area in a golden colour, transforming an image while adding a beautiful atmosphere with lots of impact. The direction of light will dramatically affect the way shadows fall in a scene within nature or on a subject. Remembering these simple points, then twin them up with a bit of luck in one of your favorites places in the UK, add a relaxed, beautiful subject and the results can be magical.


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Puffins in Peril

Filed in Articles, Projects on Jun.28, 2018

The Farne Islands are a group of islands off the north-east coast of Northumberland. There are between 15 and 20 islands depending on the state of the tide. They are divided into two groups, the Inner Group and the Outer Group. The main islands in the Inner Group are Inner Farne, Knoxes Reef and the East and West Wideopens. The main islands in the Outer Group are Staple Island the Brownsman, North and South Wamses, Big Harcar and the Longstone,the two groups are separated by Staple Sound.


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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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