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Images Revitalised

I thought with the difficult times we are experiencing, I would feature an image that would help to lift your spirits and you could imagine standing on this beach instead of sitting behind your computer. I know I wish I could be there right now. With all this newly found free time on our hands, […]

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Arctic Inspirations

Someone once asked me why I go to the arctic at this time of the year. Well, apart from the obvious incredible winter conditions it’s the light that draws me there. At this time of the year the sun remains low on the horizon all day so the quality of light is like having a […]

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Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland never ceases to amaze me. It’s an island that is constantly changing with the harshness of the weather, relentless volcanic activity and the natural progression of glacial movement – which, I’d noticed, had greatly diminished over the five years from 2010-2015 when I ran workshops there. Another change that I’d noticed is the increase […]

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The Challenges of Norway

This year’s trip to the Lofoten Islands in Norway was full of challenges. Without challenges we don’t learn or improve what we do. So, I do love a challenge, but on the very first day the islands were hit with a massive storm that even got the locals talking. I was warned by several to […]

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Absolutely Algarve

I’ve found my new go to place to be in January to escape the winter gloom-the Algarve in southern Portugal. This is my second year doing workshops there and the weather was consistently brilliant! Cool in the mornings, then warming up to a very comfortable 16 C (60 F). Not bad for January and the […]

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Land of the Rising Sun

My first impressions of Japan were probably not the best, as it was rush hour on the subway train in Tokyo with luggage. I had seen videos of men in pristine suits wearing white gloves pushing people into the subway cars like sardines in a can, just so the doors would close; but now I […]

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Once Upon a Time…

I’ve recently returned from a magical trip around southern Germany doing a recce for my German Castles Workshop next October. Magical because these castles are right out of a fairy tale book and many have been used as locations for fantasy films. Seeing them in the autumn is the best time I feel as the […]

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Tut-tut, It Looks Like Rain

Every time I go to Ireland, I go prepared for typical Irish weather. Most photographers consider rain to be a bad thing, but actually some of the best conditions occur on the edge of a weather front. I don’t think it would be the same with blue skies all the time and besides blue skies […]

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POPPY APOCALYPSE

We certainly live in strange times. I’ve just seen a small town in Southern California brought to a grinding halt by wildflowers, well it was actually over 50,000 thousand selfie stick wielding tourists that descended upon the area to see the super bloom that brought the chaos. That’s the power of social media. With a […]

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