1. Craft centre display

    Last Tuesday I put up my display of framed and mounted prints at Oad Street Food and Crafts near Sittingbourne. It’s a great setting with not too many featured artists so no-one’s work looks squeezed in amongst numerous others, an issue I was confronted with a while ago, elsewhere, and refused to show my work as a result. This has a much better feel, and with an adjoining restaurant/cafe, combining your visit with lunch, or simply coffee and cake would make for a very pleasant morning or afternoon.

    If you look to the right of this image you will notice a bio of myself. I felt this was important so that whoever was looking at the display knew something about the photographer, and more importantly, recognises that I am a local photograher and not someone from the other side of the country!

    Both mounted and framed prints are done so professionally using high-grade archival materials. I’m a photographer and I leave it to the experts to do this part of the job.
    All in all, I’m very happy with how it looks. Even if you’ve no intention whatsoever of purchasing, do pop along and let me know, on here, what you think. I hope that you enjoy it.

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  2. Marsh and Coast workshop

    I’ve just added a new workshop to the website, titled Marsh and Coast. This full-day workshop held in South Kent and East Sussex will incorporate three very different locations that I have been photographing for a number of years – Romney Marsh, Dungeness and Camber Sands.

    Monday 3rd December 2018

    Set in the middle of a marsh, a church, in one form or another, has stood here since around 1200 AD, and has to be one of the most picturesque scenes for a church in England.
    I certainly never tire of photographing it. There are water-filled, reed-lined ditches and footbridges that provide more than enough subject matter to satisfy any photographer. At a cost of £165 and a maximum group size of just 5, you can be sure of as much personal tuition as you would like, or need.

    Details here

    From here, and prior to lunch, we head to Dungeness, This famous location requires very little introduction. An other-worldly place, Dungeness presents many challenges to the photographer, while at the same time offering highly unique and individualistic compositions. Abandoned fishing boats, dilapidated huts, rail-tracks disappearing into the distance and close-ups of the rotting hulls await.

    Following lunch, we head to Camber Sands, a journey of just 15 minutes. Arriving in plenty of time you will have ample opportunity to capture the exposed beach in the warm afternoon light, through to dusk.

    I just love it here! There are just so many possibilities. Even though at first it may look flat and featureless, the more time you spend there the more it reveals itself to you. The date of this workshop has been timed to coincide low tide with sunset, and as we walk, channels become visible, producing sweeping arcs.

    Intentional camera movement techniques also work particularly well here, and I am always keen to suggest alternative ways of capturing a familiar scene.

    The date and time need to be precise when planning this workshop (tide and sunset) and since I am overseas so often these days I only hold this workshop 2 or 3 times a year. Therefore, if this piques your interest please don’t hesitate to book a place. You never know when the next opportunity might occur!

    Details here

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  3. New ebook

    Several years ago I produced an ebook, with a difference, titled The Backstory: Creative Close-Ups. This came about as a result of noticing that there were more than enough ‘how to’ books to satisfy the demands of wildlife and landscape photographers but very few, if any, dealing with the process leading up to the making of the image. I also found that through leading hundreds of workshops there were two things that most photographers wanted to know, which is – how and why did YOU take that photograph? In the ebook I described, in detail, the story behind each image, revealing both the technique and thought process that led up to it with the latter, I firmly believe, being the key ingredient in producing creative and memorable photographs. Four years on, and I have produced another in the same vein, this time dealing with landscapes.

    Landscape photography ebookAdobe Acrobat PDF document
    17 case studies
    20 high-resolution images
    22 pages. £4.50 + VAT

    Purchase here

    Creative Close-Ups has been revised and there are 3 new case studies. 

    Purchase Landscapes and Creative Close-Ups in the same visit, and receive a free copy of Autumn in Finnish Lapland, which includes a comprehensive guide to photographing the northern lights. 

    Purchase ebooks here

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