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SHOOTING THE GREAT BARRIER REEF FROM THE AIR

When you’re shooting seascapes 1200 feet up from the open door of a helicopter, you need a head for heights and a polarising filter that won’t fall off… Funny the things you think about when cruising 1200 feet high over the Great Barrier Reef in a helicopter with no door. Am I strapped in properly? […]

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HOW TO SHOOT ARCHITECTURAL INTERIORS LIKE A PRO

There’s far more to a building than its exterior. Photos of the interior are often more striking, and with these pro tips you’ll get the best results… When you think of striking architectural images, it’s usually exteriors that spring to mind, but it’s often a building’s interior that reveal the most intriguing and eye-catching picture […]

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15 FRESH IDEAS FOR SUMMER LANDSCAPES

Try these expert photography tips for making the most of the tricky lighting conditions of summer and creating your best images yet… Everyone thinks that autumn and winter are the best times of year for landscape photography – certainly summer isn’t the season that first springs (ahem) to mind. Because of the sun in summer being […]

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TOM MACKIE INTERVIEW WITH N PHOTO MAGAZINE

Tom Mackie has made his understanding of light, perspective and colour the hallmark of his reputation as one of the world’s leading landscape photographers. For years, Tom used a 4x5in plate camera to shoot landscapes. In this interview, first published in N Photo Magazine, he tells Keith Wilson why he switched to digital, and how […]

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LUMINAR 4 TIPS TO PERFECT YOUR LANDSCAPES

Making your landscape photographs shine is quick and easy with Luminar 4 photo-editing software – and less time editing means more time for photography! The number one thing to remember when creating images in the field is to make sure you capture all the necessary information in the scene. This is why it’s so important […]

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HOW TO REVITALISE YOUR OUTDOOR IMAGES

Got a bit of time on your hands? With some simple editing techniques using Lightroom and Luminar, you can breathe new life into old landscape photographs. 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 […]

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ARCTIC INSPIRED LANDSCAPES

The Arctic is a landscape photographer’s paradise, with snow-clad mountains and icy fjords all bathed in magical light. 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 […]

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WINTER IMAGING IN THE LOFOTEN ISLANDS

Norway’s Lofoten Islands are a classic winter landscape photography destination, especially for the Northern Lights – but they can be a challenge… 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 […]

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CAPTURING THE ALGARVE’S STUNNING COAST

Out of season, the Algarve’s tranquil beaches, golden cliffs, turquoise waters and warm weather make it the perfect January photography workshop location. 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 […]

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PHOTOGRAPHING THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN

Japan is a landscape photographer’s paradise, from Tokyo’s bustle to peaceful shrines, bamboo forests and the splendour of Mount Fuji. 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 […]

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FAIRY TALE LANDSCAPES

The landscapes of southern Germany and the Italian Dolomites are full of fairy tale castles and magical peaks – perfect for photography workshops… 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 […]

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TECHNIQUES FOR AMAZING IRISH LANDSCAPE PHOTOS

Dramatic weather shifts make landscape imaging in Ireland a challenge, but also create stunning skies and light with the right photo techniques… 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 […]

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GOING DUTCH: SHOOTING WINDMILLS AND TULIPS

The Netherlands are home to over a thousand iconic windmills and two billion colourful spring tulips – here’s how to photograph them the expert way. 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 […]

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PRO LANDSCAPE PHOTO TIP: ANTICIPATE THE LIGHT

Waiting for the right moment is imperative when photographing landscapes –anticipating the light can turn a mediocre scene into a stunning image… 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. […]

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CAPTURING CALIFORNIA’S WILDEST LANDSCAPES

A tailor-made photo workshop in the Eastern Sierras netted super-blooms, Death Valley dunes at dawn and the Milky Way over Trona Pinnacles’ alien landscape… 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 […]

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