Holme Fen Nature Reserve Location Guide

Silver Birch trees at Holme Fen Nature Reserve in Cambridgeshire on a misty autumn morning.

Holme Fen National Nature Reserve covers a large area of 657 acres near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, and is home to the largest silver birch wood in the UK. At 2.75 metres below sea level it’s the lowest point in Great Britain, and it’s also a Site of Special Scientific Interest thanks to being home to wildlife, insects marsh plants and over 500 types of fungi. For photographers, it’s the best woodland location in Cambridgeshire and attracts landscape photographers from all over the UK.

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The best Fujifilm X100V accessories

Fujifilm X100V

Discover the best Fujifilm X100V accessories to customise and expand the capabilities of your camera. From small shoulder bags to professional filters to camera straps and much more, there’s an accessory here for every X100V owner. After recently buying an X100V to use as a ‘take everywhere’ camera, I’ve been researching the accessories available so I can put together a kit that works for me and my photography. This research has led me to discover some of the best accessories available, which I’ve shared below.

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TourBox review: a controller for editing in Lightroom and Photoshop

Tourbox controller for Lightroom and Photoshop review

Photographers are constantly looking for ways to speed up their editing workflow, and in recent years consoles and controllers have been released to help to achieve this. Not to mention to provide a more intuitive and natural way of accessing and controlling settings. The TourBox is a cost-effective and easy to use controller for Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as other photo and video editing software, but does it have what it takes to help you to speed up your photo editing?

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Amateur Photographer magazine cover 27 June 2020

Amateur Photographer magazine cover 27 June 2020

I was delighted to discover that one of my images of sunrise at Cobbolds Point in Felixstowe was going to be used on the cover of the 27 June 2020 issue of Amateur Photographer magazine. The image was supplied as an option to illustrate the practical article I wrote for the issue covering the importance of lens calibration for obtaining perfect focus and maximum sharpness. Take a look below for examples of the cover and article.

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The exploitation of photographers on Instagram

The exploitation of photographers on Instagram

When a company contacts you and offers to ‘gift’ you something in return for producing an advertising post and stories on Instagram, they’re not gifting anything, they’re trying to exploit you. By taking part, YOU are helping to devalue the photography industry – the industry you’re either working in already or wish to break into.

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Leica M10 Monochrom example images

Leica M10 Monochrom rangefinder camera

The Leica M10 Monochrom is the latest camera from Leica that shoots black & white images exclusively. And while this may seem an extravagance when you consider the cost of the camera, it makes a huge amount of sense based on the incredible image quality achievable with the sensor at all ISO levels. Not to mention the camera is an absolute delight to shoot with.

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Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 example landscape images

Shooting sunrise at Bamburgh Beach with the Sony FE 20mm f/1.8

For the week preceding the announcement of the Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 I was out shooting with the lens in Suffolk and Northumberland to capture images to accompany my review of the lens on Tech Radar. Scroll down to check out some of the images I took and to read about some of the features of the lens.

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Free photography webinars in May 2020

free photography webinars

DxO will continue to offer free photography webinars throughout May and is creating new sessions that can be directly accessed online. Adapted to all photographers, from beginners to experts, DxO webinars provide users with a step-by-step workflow walk-through as well as tips and advice on the photo editing process using DxO software.

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DJI Mavic Air 2 240fps Slow Motion Video

DJI Mavic Air 2

Slow motion video of running water shot at 240fps on the DJI Mavic Air 2. DJI’s latest drone is packed full of new and exciting features, not least slow notion video at 120fps and 240fps at 1080p. The effect is impressive and adds a new dimension to aerial videography.

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Photography Week cover February 2020

Photography Week cover 13 February 2020

One of my drone landscape images was used on the cover of the 13 February issue of Photography Week magazine. The cover illustrates an article inside I created covering essential information and techniques for photographers considering adding drones to their photography. The image was taken in the Lake District in early autumn as the foliage on trees began to turn which created an interesting patchwork of colour when shot from above. See below for the original image and a larger version of the cover.

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