Category: Blog

September 29, 2019 / / Blog

Finding old photos can be a pain – if someone asks if you’ve got photos of Liverpool (or something like that) in future, how quickly could you locate them in your file system? Or if you’re looking to create a print of Ingleborough, could you find all your photos of the hill and quickly make a decision on which to use? Well if you’re ever in this situation, this video may help. If not, it’s useful anyway to see how others work – and this is my workflow from getting…

August 30, 2019 / / Blog

We love working with creatives – one day after a fashion shoot in Leeds we discussed what we could do for our next project. I wanted to do it over in Liverpool for a change and to help Denise with travel, and it grew from there into a wedding. So the team on the day were:- Me – photographer, lighting, gofer and taxi driver Andy – Groom and gofer Andi – Vicar, lighting and gofer Denise – bride and gofer Rick – film maker and yes gofer! (gofer – someone…

August 30, 2019 / / Blog

HDR used to be painful in LIGHTROOM If you’d shot 300 shots of a house, you’d need to merge them down to 100 photos – that’d have you anchored to the computer manually selecting and merging photos for AGES. In fact, if I’d done more than 10 shots, I’d use something like PHOTOMATIX to blend instead, it was just too ineffieient in Lightoom to do when time is money. My Wish Came TRUE! This has all changed with the latest release of CC- something they just snook in without any…

August 12, 2019 / / Blog

1 Shot from 2 parts This is one of the many beautiful waterfalls in Iceland – not often seen as it’s on a 4×4 route and well-hidden. It’s called Fagrifoss – they’re all fosses! In this tutorial I show you how I took the shot with the 24mm TSe lens, taking 2 photos ready to blend This is the top half This is the bottom half These are the 2 merged and edited In the video I show the following:- How to use Panoramic merge and its options Dehaze Clarity…

June 25, 2019 / / Blog

Imposter syndrome, self doubt, feelings of doom, am I doing the right thing… everyone who has taken the plunge to leave employment and go it alone will have had all of these in varying degrees.  In 2010 when I finally got my redundancy from “the job” I hated, I just started telling everyone I was a photographer, no longer a software engineer. Nothing actually changed other than my job title in the first few weeks. That’s when you have all those doubts about whether you’re doing the right thing. I…

June 1, 2019 / / Blog

Abi In The Woods Abi’s a talented dancer from west yorkshire and got her dream to pursue dance at ballet school this summer We took her and family to some woods near Bingley to get some photos next to a folly – then to end we used this long woodland track as a background. Thanks go to Ben Gwynne for organising the day and Abi for going “on point” in some ridiculous woodland conditions!

May 28, 2019 / / Blog

APOGII’s MD – Mike Munt This is MD of design and illustration agency Apogii – Mike Munt. He came on our 3th Share the Shoot day – which was early 2019. Watch the live action and some of the great photos we created for Mike. The whole creative process should be fun and it’s all down to the dynamic of the group in our “Share the shoot” sessions

May 1, 2019 / / Blog

In 2018 we had out 7th trip to Austria and got images on all 5 days of the trip – this video contains some of my favourite moments from the holiday. It’s well worth a look if you’re pondering coming

April 30, 2019 / / Blog

Do you recognise this ford? Here’s the ford you see the old car go through at the start of All Creatures Great and small, a BBC TV show through out my childhood. It was compulsive viewing in my village as a child, with everyone either being a farmer or working on them. this is a little sketch of the place I took with the Mavic Air drone whilst I was up there on a very quiet day. Ever since I started photographing the dales in 2003, I had wondered where…

April 12, 2019 / / Blog

A new look without a new site Websites can be a stressful thing to create, write and update – you’ve got to think of all that functionality, the copy and layout – it’s usually the first victim of procrastination! So how do you give your existing site a brand new look, with minimum impact to your life? It’s pretty easy really – replace your old photos Your website will have lots of images which can be swapped in or out pretty quickly and easily, either by you or your web…