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Manchester Looking up

If you look at my portfolio you will probably see quite a few shots that are taken in an urban environment. In this blog, I share some of my favourite tips and tricks for urban photography.

I love taking photos in an urban environment, not only due to its accessibility and ease of getting there, but the fact that you’ll never know quite what’ll you get.

Fred and Doris - Tow pigeons on my fence

I’ll be the first to admit that the first six months of 2020 has been crazy. If you’re reading this in twenty years time, then you’ll probably remember the Covid-19 lockdown. The world closed down, borders was closed and I spent the last three or four months stuck inside shielding from the virus like many others.

A few things to do as a photographer during lockdown.

As you may know, we are in very strange times at the moment with what is going on with the Coronavirus pandemic and that we are all in lockdown. One of the positives that we can take from this, is that we all have more time to catch up on those photography tasks that we have been putting off for a while now. Let discuss a few things we can do during these unusual times.

The Story Behind the Shot - Llandudno Pier

In my second post in this series, I talk about one of my favourite images from my portfolio. An image from Llandudno which is situated on the North Coast of Wales.

The Story behind the shot - My First Keeper

In this series of blogs, I want to take you behind the scenes of an image each week, describe my reasons for taking the shots and what I was thinking when creating the image.

In my first post I want to take you back around 15 years ago, to the first shot I took that I was 100% happy with, not only technically but artistically too.

Why I shoot Micro Four Thirds?

If you have watched one of my vlogs you may have seen that I shoot using a Micro Four Thirds camera specifically an Olympus OMD Em1ii. This system has gained a reputation for being an inferior choice to some other systems out there. So why do I still shoot Micro Four Thirds?

Visiting the Lake District for the first time

If I was to make a list of the places I want to photograph in the UK, one of the top places would be the Lake District. If you’re not in the UK or unsure where the Lake District is, the Lake District is one of the UK’s National Parks situated in the North West of England.

I have been wanting to visit the Lake District for quite a while, but its a place that I have never visited to photograph. I do have vague memories of visiting when I was younger but its a place that I don’t remember much about.

No time to shoot, try this

Over the last few weeks, life has got in the way of shooting. I, like many of my fellow photographers, do this as a hobby, and have a day job to support the photography.

We are at that funny time of year where it gets lighter later and darker earlier, and the perfect time to go out shooting is probably the time when you’re at your desk, grafting away to fund that next photography trip(Unless you are lucky enough to do this full time, then good on ya!) . Here are a few pointers to squeeze in a bit of photography during the day.

Finding Inspiration with a Project

I’ll be the first to confess that there are days, when I don’t feel like going out shooting, days where I go out and that feeling doesn’t get me and I go home with shots that are a bit meh!

One of the techniques I use to get me out taking pictures is to plan a project or at least go out with some sort of plan of what I want to shoot. I find by doing this, I don’t waste hours trying to find a composition or place to shoot. Let’s discuss how a project helps me find inspiration in my photography.

4 tips for photography beginners.

I don’t confess to being an expert when it comes to photography, but I’m not quite a beginner. I would call myself an enthusiastic amateur. In this post, I’m going to share 4 things that I wish I knew before I started photography.