Autumn swirl at Padley Gorge

Autumn Swirl at Padley Gorge

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.

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Ultra high-res Etihad Stadium image

Machester City Etihad Stadium

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.

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GoPro Hero 4 slow motion video

Middle Black Clough Waterfall slow motion video shot on a GoPro Hero 4 Silver

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.

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The Fencer on the cover of digit! magazine

The Fencer on the cover of digit! magazing

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.

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Cambridge University graduation photography portrait sessions

Cambridge University graduation portrait photography

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.

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Synth Sense Perfect Symmetry album cover

Synth Sense Perfect Symmetry cover by James AbbottSynth Sense Perfect Symmetry album cover photography by James Abbott. A macro shot of a moth that has been mirrored to make it, you guessed, perfectly symmetrical.

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Practical Photography magazine cover March 2015

Practical Photography cover March 2015

When I first began working at Practical Photography magazine, I just couldn’t get my head around landscape photography. Portraiture, documentary and even motorsport were fine, but when it came to landscapes I was never happy with the results I produced.

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Interview in Savoir Tout Faire en Photographie

James Abbott interview in Savoir Tout Faire en Photographie

In 2013 I was interviewed about my photo ‘The Fencer’ by the French photography magazine, ‘Savoir Tout Faire en Photographie’. Having interviewed many photographers in the past it was an interesting experience to be on the other side for a change. Here’s the interview in English:

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Trail magazine February 2015 cover

Mick Fowler on the cover of Trail magazine by James Abbott

Here’s my portrait of Berghaus sponsored climber Mick Fowler on the cover of February 2015 issue of Trail magazine. There’s an exclusive interview and additional photography inside. The portraits were shot in a small makeshift studio at Mick’s house using four lights, two strip softboxes, an octabox and a honeycomb grid. Fake snow was sprinkled over Mick to create the idea he had just stepped off a mountain with his briefcase.

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