The magic of Cyanotypes

I’ve always kept a traditional darkroom where, on occasion, I love to get completely away from modern technology and the reliable, high quality but somewhat predictable medium of digital imaging...

The Lake District

I’ve just been up to the Lake District for a long weekend. It’s a region of the UK close to my heart and one that I have made many images of over the years. This time I concentrated on Con...

Bluebells – the vivid symbol of spring

Bluebells are frustrating in a photographic context. They can be difficult to capture satisfactorily. The problem is their immediate environment. Nature is tends to be messy and nowhere more so than y...

Ethereal seascapes

I’ve been using a new toy lately, the Lee Filters Big Stopper, which effectively lengthens any standard exposure by a factor of ten stops. So, in the case of these images, 1/30th of a second bec...

Spring at a macro level

Spring has well and truly sprung. Shot these close up images on Sunday. Beautiful day with shrubs in the garden covered in honey bees which I struggled to track with a macro lens. Got a few though. La...

Trees in the mist

I’ve been out with the camera on the foggy mornings we’ve been having recently to try to catch some of the magic of these atmospheric conditions, before they lift and the sun comes through...

Shooting concerts old and new

Time was when you could smuggle your film SLR into big name concerts and shoot by available stage light. I used to uprate transparency film like Ektachrome 200 or 160 tungsten to around 1600 ISO (or A...

Street photography in London

Though most of my work centres around either weddings, commercial jobs, travel or landscapes, I am a great fan of street photography and photojournalism in general. In many ways this approach to photo...

North Wales in the rain

Some shots from my two days in Snowdonia, North Wales (Tuesday/Wednesday). When a whole tourist industry is closed and out of season you end up with pictures like this. Despite the rain, it was quite ...

I remember when this was all fields

Well it was actually – about two weeks ago. Now it’s a lake. The floods come to my village of Littlebourne. Made for some interesting images though. Landscape transformed, hopefully not for lo...