Autumn is a great time for landscape photographers; not least for the explosion of colour that takes place up and down the country, but also because sunrise and sunset times become much more ‘civilised’ now the long days of summer are behind us. But it’s not just landscape photographers who are out in force, autumn is also a popular season for macro and nature photographers, and this autumn I’ve been out as much as possible shooting both landscapes and macro photography.
Shooting time-lapse photography is something I often use my second camera for while shooting landscape photography at sunrise and sunset. This time-lapse shows cloud coming over Kinder Scout in the Peak District before dispersing with the Edale Valley in the foreground. To watch the time-lapse take a look at the video below.
One of my landscape photography images of Tŵr Mawr lighthouse on Ynys Llanddwyn on Angelsey in North Wales was used on the cover of the 14 July 2018 issue of Amateur Photographer magazine. The cover image was used to accompany a technique feature I produced for the magazine covering how to shoot and edit tasteful HDR images. See a larger version of the front cover, the original image and the HDR article below.
For any photographer, getting your images on the front cover of a magazine is something that never loses its charm. I was delighted to have one of my landscape images taken at Winskill Stones in the Yorkshire Dales, features on the cover of the 26 may 2018 issue of Amateur Photographer magazine. The cover image was used to accompany a technique feature covering focus stacking in landscape photography. See a larger version of the front cover and the focus stacking article below.
Urban Cottage Industries is running a photography competition where photographers need to enter two images on their blog – one showcasing natural light, and a second that shows the use of artificial light. Scroll down to see my two entries for the competition and to read the stories behind the images.
While recently shooting at Padley Gorge in the Peak District I found I’d missed the best of the autumn colours and wider shots didn’t quite seem to work. Chatting to a couple of walkers I discovered I’d overshot by two weeks, but rather than give up it was a case of tackling the location in a different way.
On a recent visit to the Etihad Stadium – the home of Manchester City, I shot an high-resolution image of the venue. This image is made up of 23 individual images so the full-size version is huge at 20877 x 7419 pixels.
The physical size of this is an incredible 177 x 63cm. To make the image work online it had to be saved for web and cruched down a lot. To view the full-size image scroll down and click on the image.
The GoPro Hero 4 Silver has a number of great features that make it attractive to photographers, film makers and anyone who would like a small and tough camera capable of being attached to almost anything. One of the more fun features of the GoPro Hero 4 Silver is that it’s capable of recording footage at 120fps at 720p. GoPro Studio allows you to slow it down even more for ultra slow motion videos. Here’s a slow motion video shot at Middle Black Clough waterfall in the Peak District to show what the camera and software are capable of.
Here’s my image The Fencer on the front cover of the German photography magazine ‘digit!’ at the end of 2012. This has been my most successful image to date, and it’s now available for licensing on 500px Prime. To see my 500px Prime gallery click here.
Graduation season is a busy time in Cambridge with 31 individual colleges and Anglia Ruskin University all seeing students complete their courses. At the graduation ceremonies there are always photographers on hand to take portraits against plain backgrounds. But if you’d like a more refined set of graduation portraits, take a look at my Cambridge University graduation photography service.