Blog Category: Photography

National Track Championships 2017

National Track Championships 2017
The National Track Championships I’ve always enjoyed cycling, (whether it be road, mountain bike or BMX) , so having a chance to see some of the best riders in the country battle it out to win is a great opportunity. As there are plenty of professional sport photographers there I always feel it’s..

The Lake District

The Lake District
The Lake District Once a year I go on a camping trip with girlfriend to the Lake District as it really is one of the most beautiful places I get to visit. It’s always been difficult finding countryside I find exciting as I am spoilt by having the Peak District so close to my front door.  Not that..

The Leica M6 – A Reflection

The Leica M6 – A Reflection
The Leica M6 – A reflection   This isn’t a review of the Leica M6 as there are much more in depth reviews out there already by much better writers.  This is a personal reflection on choosing to buy and use a Leica and how it’s changed my perception on both the brand of Leica and the way I seem to..

The revisit

The revisit
Looking back As I keep shooting more and more images it’s quite easy to disregard plenty of photos that simply didn’t take your fancy at the time.  However, I have started to look back through my various hard drives and catalogues to find images I may have grown to like over time.  I thought I’d..

The colours of autumn

The colours of autumn
Autumn Every year I realise that autumn is my favourite photographic season, although I don’t think I’m alone on this.  I find I love the breadth of colours you can find but I also like the change in weather.  The cool chill contrasting with the incredibly warm colours that surround, is a..

Shadows and Reflections

Shadows and Reflections
Shadows and Reflections I recently purchased a Leica M6 and I wanted to head out to run a few rolls of film through the camera and get used to it.  As it was a really bright and sunny day I decided to set myself a little 2 day project of documenting the shadows and reflections that I saw as I..

Formatt Hitech Prostop IRND Mini Review

Formatt Hitech Prostop IRND Mini Review
Formatt Hitech Prostop IRND 7 Stop I recently picked up this filter incredibly cheap as it is now discontinued for the more neutral Firecrest version that Hitech sell.  Whilst I would love the best neutrality for my filters being able to get a 7 stop ND filter for £40 was a bargain I couldn’t..

Pause before editing – a film perspective

A film based approach When it comes to editing I fall into two camps – I either edit the moment I arrive back home or I wait weeks before even looking at the images.  As has been suggested several times by many photographers you should always wait before you begin editing your images.  Whilst..

To prime or not to prime

To prime or not to prime
Prime or Zoom For a long time I have had the same lens I’ve used for landscapes on my digital camera with no issue.  I used the Canon 17-40mm L lens and it did all the wide angle shots I wanted with no real issues.  It was light, accepted filters and again it was light! So why now have I chosen..

Projects, Projects, Projects!

Project Time I’ve realised recently that I have had a distinct lack of direction in the photography that I do and I finally feel as though my technical skills won’t hinder my ability to tell a story.  So, yesterday I decided that I needed to begin some larger projects that will run over a period..