Last Week’s Shoot – Doncaster

I managed to squeeze in three dusk shoots last week – two quick local ones on nice clear evenings but the main trip was a visit to Doncaster to photograph the Minster at dusk… As I’d never been before, I picked up a map from the tourist information office on the High Street before having […]

Natural Light Workshops 2017

As we’ve now finalised the 2017 schedule for the workshops that I run jointly with fellow Yorkshire photographer Sam Oakes, under the Natural Light Photography Workshops banner, I thought I’d have a quick look at a few of my own favourite places (and times) throughout our workshop season… When we first set up the workshops […]

Last Week’s Shoot – York Castle at Dusk

On my last visit to York to photograph Clifford’s Tower at dusk the floodlights hadn’t been working so I’ve been planning a return visit for a while and with a nice still sunny afternoon last week it seemed like an ideal shoot for the first week of the New Year… I arrived in the afternoon […]

Latest Work – York at Dusk

Happy New Year!  Although I’m starting the working year with the usual review of plans for the coming months, I had a bit of image processing to finish off from before the Christmas break so I got that out of the way and up on the website yesterday… The images were mainly of York at […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Harrogate at Christmas

I’ve photographed the centre of Harrogate at Christmas before but following trip along Leeds Road on the 36 recently I wanted to try to do something with the pretty fairy lights in the trees alongside The Stray… Of course dusk at this time of year coincides pretty well with rush hour and as all the […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Stainforth and Winskill

Last week’s shoot was actually a workshop recce for Natural Light Photography Workshops along with Sam Oakes and his dog Ella, a black labrador, and proved to be quite a fruitful day for waterfall images… We parked in Stainforth and walked up the old Goat Scar Lane which rises steadily up towards Catrigg Force waterfall.  […]

Last Week’s Shoot – York at Christmas

Although it was still November (just) a number of Christmas markets had already cropped up so I thought I’d head off to York in the afternoon, have a look at the St Nicholas Fair and do a Christmas dusk shoot. I arrived as the sun was setting and had a wander into Museum Gardens first […]

I Can’t Live Without…

Amateur Photographer magazine asked me to write a short feature on one camera kit accessory that I couldn’t live without, so I chose my trusty Osprey Talon 44 bag.  Here’s the article… I’ve tried a variety of camera bags over the years from light shoulder bags for a day out in the city to camera […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Skipton Woods

Last autumn I did a shoot of a number of Yorkshire woodlands for the Woodland Trust. In most cases I had visited the woods previously, but I’d not been to Skipton Woods before and it proved to be such a delight that I decided to make a return visit this year… The woods are very […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Studley Royal

I did a walk from Ripon to Studley Royal in the summer and decided to put it on my list of autumn shoots this year.  Although there’s not a lot of dense woodland, the area around The Lake has plenty of nice looking trees and I thought there would be a few opportunities for reflections […]