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Living in the North East of England offers so many opportunities for days out, camping trips and best of all photography opportunities. I have a collection of images that I dont always share right away and await for the right time to share them, usually when I feel like I need a boost to remind me of the amazing...
loch lomond, kids, photography, sony a6000, how to take photos of kids
Ive been scrolling through a lot of images recently, both my own and online just for a bit inspiration. What I have noticed about my images compared to others is how natural they are. How I never get my son to pose for a photo, I always let him do his thing. How do I capture them? it really is...
Glen Douglas is just one amazing location here in Argyll and Bute, The place itself is home to the MOD, so when your travelling here, do be careful. I came from Arrochar and drove along the A814 you will see the sign for Glen Douglas. Taking...
scotland, kilchurn castle, mountains, highlands, castle, lochawe
Located on a small island on Loch Awe in Scotland is a very beautiful picturesque place, surrounded by mountains and not far from the village of Lochawe. The Castle Itself is only ruins but most of the structure is still standing. I was looking for places to photograph when I came across this stunning place. I headed there for photos,...
This week I have 2 questions for you. Why should you use foreground interest? And should you use it all the time?   So why should you use it? Picture this -  if you were in a large field, nothing it is in this field just you and your camera. You take a shot. what does this shot look like? Not so good, now...
waterfall, long ecposure, water, river, landscape photography
Since moving systems from Nikon to Sony I have found that some of my shots have became more refined, better if you will, Now gear isn't everything, you can still achieve amazing shots with minimal gear, however, when I sold my Nikon camera I was able to afford some extras for my new Sony. Meet the Lee 10 stop filter....
Waking up at 5am in the morning is hard, but to get the best images it has to be done, Sycamore Gap is somewhere I have wanted to go for a long time but I have never managed to actually get there, it is an Hour and a Half away from my home so I had to set off...
photography, portrait, sunderland, nikon, iphone
Sit still, stay there, and say cheese, no wait – please sit still, URGGGGGHH! It’s blurry – why wont this child ever sit nice for a photo?!?! How many of us parents have said these words? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Who are these parents that have these wonderful staged photos of their children in lovely places, with big...
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Im one of these people that have all intentions of going put to catch a sunrise and the next morning when the alarm goes off i end up turning it off or sleeping through it, Not Yesterday though, I actually planned this shoot and got up and headed to Roker Pier Lighthouse, which around 20 minutes from where I...
staithes, uk, places to photography, teeside,
This week I have struggled again to get out and shoot, due to work and other commitments. So i decided to have a sought through my image catalogue and get rid of old photos, may re edit a few. Using Lightroom is a brilliant way of storing images but images can get get lost of you don't organise properly, which...
birds, wildlife, sherwood, center parcs, woodland, blue tit,
This week I have been to Center Parcs in Nottingham, so my options for doing any serious photography were limited there are lots to photograph but nothing that really makes me want to go out and shoot. Every year when we we arrive, my partner always puts out fat balls for the birds, just so the kids can watch...

Mini Photo Planet

photo, photoshop, image, souter lighthouse, lighthouse, north east,
This week seen me visit another beautiful location here in the North East. Owned by National Trust. Souter lighthouse sits off the cliffs in South Shields not far from where I live. The lighthouse is somewhere I've photographed a lot of over the past few years. But it's a place that doesn't offer much in terms of composition. I've tried...
Its that time of year when it gets dark very quickly, it feels as though the day is over before its even began, This time of year if great for night photography, as you don't need to wait all night to get some decent shots. I had a day off on Friday so me and the family decided to go...
photography, night photography, how to photograph stars, uk, north east, sunderland, south shields
Do you go out with your local photography group? Well this week I was invited out on a photo walk, a walk I have done a thousand times, this wasn’t the reason I went, but at least I was there to lend a hand to others that needed, “went to the local river in Sunderland”. What I was most looking...
sony, 12mm, samyang, landscape, consett, uk, north east, camera, slr, sony a6000, long exposure, waterfall, river, maps,
Yesterday I found myself stuck for something to do, The missus was having a shopping day in York which left me and Zach. We went to the cinema in the morning then I just couldn't think of what to do, I didn't want to go back home and spend the day in the house so I had a google...
In 2014 I was fortunate enough to go to Gambia to volunteer with The Box Youth Project, http://www.theboxyouthproject.co.uk/ and what an experience this was. Rather than me babble on telling you I'll upload my diary underneath for you to read. A MUST SEE VIDEO OF MY TRIP. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I32eTBLNQyM&list=UUyx7HXewab_TahrzkbdJCaw  15.03.14 We arrived in Manchester at 10:30am and we got checked in straight away. Nerves were kicking...
Photography to me is an escape, it helps with my mental health and it gives me the chance to explore new and exciting places. Just not this week – not for me anyway. I could share with you lots of images I have taken in the past but I want to share with you images I take within the week leading...
Something you may not know about me but I love photography, I have been taking photos for around 6-7 years now. I don't class myself as a professional or even semi professional, I am more of a hobbyist - and I quite like it this way. For now.