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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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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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In search of tulips and windmills

Living in a place with windmills on my doorstep, it may seem strange to travel to another country to shoot windmills. But the mills of Holland are on a much grander scale than the ones near my home in Norfolk, and many are still lived in. The Netherlands are only a 40-minute flight from me, […]

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Anticipating the light

Waiting for the right moment is imperative when photographing landscapes, especially when you’re trying to set a good example. There are times in landscape photography when all the elements come together to create a very special image. It’s one of the things that drives me as a photographer to keep creating images. This happened last […]

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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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