Long Exposure Photography – Using a 10 stop filter

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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...

Landscape photography in Northumberland – Sycamore Gap

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...

Night photography at Staithes

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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...

Photographing Stars – MySundayPhoto

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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...

Family photos by a professional photographer

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In our family I am usually the one behind the camera taking the photos and as a result I'm hardly ever in the images. Unless I set up my camera on a tripod, set the timer and dash back to get in the shot....

#MySundayPhoto – Sunderland Wearmouth bridge

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...

Painting with light – Challenge your kids to be creative

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...

Taking the perfect image of your kids

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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...

Using a foreground subject to make your image pop

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...

Kielder Water and Forest – a place for night photography

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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,...

Bamburgh Castle sunset photography

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I have recently been camping in Seahouses, and with the beautiful Bamburgh Castle right on my door step I needed to go and photography this wonderful structure. For those who don't know, the castle is located in Northumberland right on the North East coast, it...

Once in a lifetime opportunity – My Gambia Diary

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...

#MySundayPhoto – North Yorkshire Milky Way

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...

Using Photobooks to save memories – Saal Digital

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Photobooks for personal use have become a big thing these days! Gone are the times of film and photo albums made of prints. Photobooks are great for gifts, whether that be Fathers Day, Mothers Day, Birthdays, Christmas - even Valentines Day and Anniversaries. I cant...

Simple creative photography

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Now that we are half way through the year and the dark nights are slowly rolling in I thought I would look back at some old photos. What I love about the dark nights is the creativity it can offer, from long exposures of cityscapes,...

Mini Photo Planet

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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...

A peaceful location – Allensford, Consett #Mysundayphoto

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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...

Glen Douglas – Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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...

Wildlife Photography, shooting birds at Sherwood

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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...

How to achieve The Starburst effect – MySundayPhoto

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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...