New galleries

Since I created this website I’ve never been fully satisfied with the way I have historically organised my photos into galleries. I’ve previously grouped my images into general themes such as “landscapes” and “cityscapes”, and whilst this seems logical, I’ve never felt it was completely … read more

Photography Simulator announced

It was bound to happen sooner or later! A new PC video game is in development which simulates the joy of being a landscape and nature photographer. Polish game developer Madentic Games are developing ‘Photography Simulator’, a new Steam title which lets you escape to … read more

My favourite YouTube photography channels

YouTube is an amazing resource for photographers wishing to advance their skills or learn new techniques. There are beginner videos explaining the basics of composition, advanced videos helping seasoned pros perfect their editing, and everything in between. I also find vloggers’ videos useful in giving … read more

Bluebell Woods Photography Tips

It is always a joy to see and photograph a blanket of bluebell flowers in ancient woodland. The vivid blue hue of a sea of “Britain’s favourite flower” creates one of nature’s dazzling spectacles. However, photographing bluebells is not always easy: the tend to grow … read more

Landscape photography misconceptions

When I first started taking pictures I had pre-conceived ideas about what a good landscape picture was, and the best way of capturing them. Over time I began to realise that these were actually landscape photography misconceptions, and were either inaccurate or altogether wrong. These … read more

Insect flight videos

Dr Adrian Smith has filmed a variety of insects taking off and flying for a captivating video recently posted on YouTube. What is special about his video is that it is recorded at 3,200 frames-per-second.

Layers of brown, grey and black on the slopes of a deep and wide canyon.

Canadian Badlands

Earlier this year I spent a couple of days in Drumheller and the Canadian Badlands as part of a trip around British Columbia and Alberta.

Quaint timber frame buildings surround a river in Petite France. Early evening.

Alsace, France

Alsace is a historical area in eastern France, bordering Switzerland and Germany.

The region has alternated between French and German control over the centuries, so a mixture of both cultures is present. The capital of the region is Strasbourg. The area is renown for its wine-growing, castles and medieval villages. Here are a few images I took from this beautiful area.

Male circus artist performs with flaming baton.

Telford Balloon Fiesta

Earlier this year I visited the Telford Balloon Fiesta 2019. This is the second year the event has run in Telford’s delightful town park. The weekend event takes place during the summer. Balloons are inflated and, weather permitting, released at sunrise and sunset. The highlight … read more

Silver and gold head of a dragon from the metal.

British Ironworks Centre

The British Ironworks Centre is a forge and sculpture park with a large showroom containing located in Oswestry in Shropshire. The centre is famous for its ‘safari park’ of metal sculptures and even features gorilla made entirely of spoons! Other creatures on display include a … read more

Disney prince and princess gaze at each other longingly in a horse-drawn carriage.

Disneyland Paris photography tips

There seems to be an endless variety of photographic opportunities at Disneyland Paris: huge parade floats, beautifully themed buildings, and of course, the Disney characters. Here’s a few tips to make the most of your visit.

Zoo photography tips

A day at the zoo provides many opportunities to practice different types of photography. It can also present different types of challenges. Here’s a few tips to make the most of a day at the zoo or wildlife centre. Check the zoo’s photography policy Most … read more