NiSi Filters – first impressions

I recently returned from a fantastic trip to the Lofoten Islands in Arctic Norway with my wife Carolyn and friends Dimitri Vasileiou and David Hay. Dimitri is the editor of Landscape Photography Magazine and he brought along some new NiSi filters to try. I have to say that I was impressed by the quality of both the filters and the reinforced leather pouch supplied. Their polariser fits right inside the filter adaptor which reduces vignetting. The 10 stop ND filter worked extremely well and there was almost no colour cast.
I have written a full review for the magazine. Look out for it!

Dimitri and I discussing NiSi filters on Vinje beach.

Dimitri and I discussing NiSi filters on Vinje beach.

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Bamburgh Beach

In March I was teaching on a Long Exposures workshop with Inspiring Photography. As a tutor you don’t get much chance to do your own photography but on the final evening all the clients were blissfully capturing the waves on Bamburgh Beach so I quickly made my own interpretation of the swirling interaction of sea, sand and stone. Not a typical ‘milky water’ long exposure but one taken at 0.8 second. I think it captures the retreating wave rather nicely.

Bamburgh Beach, Canon 5DSR with 17 TS-E lens, 0.8 sec at f11, ISO 100

Bamburgh Beach, Canon 5DSR with 17 TS-E lens, 0.8 sec at f11, ISO 100

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Malvern Wind Chamber Music Course 2015

Once again I have been having great fun doing the photography for the Malvern Winds course in Malvern College. Lots of people photography and some landscapes as well. It is part of my ongoing collaboration with the fabulous wind trio Cuillin Sound.

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Landscape Photography Magazine Issue 48

This month I reviewed a handy range of filter pouches from Terrascape for LPM issue 48

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Landscape Photography Magazine issue 46

I put together some ideas about planning a landscape shoot for this month’s issue of LPM. I decided to emphasise how smartphone apps and online maps can aid the planning process, as well as giving some old-fashioned sensible advice about what to pack.

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Posted in Publishing

Focussing and Depth of Field

Never an easy topic to explain but one that is essential for beginners in landscape photography to understand. Focussing and depth of field are described in my latest Beginner’s Guide series article in Landscape Photography Magazine issue 45, out now. Hope I did it justice!

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Malvern Winds photographs

Last week I really enjoyed photographing the Malvern Winds chamber music course in Malvern College, organised by Cuillin Sound. The password-protected gallery is now up and running for participants to see.

Malvern Priory Concert

Final concert in Malvern Priory on August 15th.

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Bolivian Altiplano Article

Many of my Bolivian photos have now been published in issue 39 of Landscape Photography Magazine. The article describes how to get there and what to expect. Click on the image below to link to the article (you will need to subscribe to read it all).

Bolivian Altiplano article

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Article on Histograms

Another in my Beginner’s Guide series of articles in Landscape Photography Magazine is in May’s edition (issue 39). Click on the image below to link to the article (you will need to subscribe to read it all).

Histogram article

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Article on Exposure

Another in my Beginner’s Guide series of articles in Landscape Photography Magazine is in April’s edition (issue 38). Click on the image below to link to the article (you will need to subscribe to read it all).

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