29 November 2011

Photography Competition Finalist - Wildlife Extra

Once again I am a finalist in the Wildlife Extra Photography Competition - this time with a landscape shot of Fairburn Ings early one summer morning. Click Here to see the photo. The conditions were amazing leading to a moody image that depicted the urban surroundings of Fairburn in Yorkshire.

Winning shots from all categories will be announced this Friday!

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20 November 2011

Wildlife PhotographyTalk at Selby Camera Club

Thanks to everyone at Selby Camera Club in Yorkshire for making me feel so welcome as their guest speaker. I thoroughly enjoyed the talk and was really pleased with the comments - particularly that the intimacy and connection of wildlife to its environment really came across in the pictures. That's what I strive to do, so it's great when this is recognised. It only makes me even more determined to get closer to wildlife and capture truly special moments in nature...

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18 November 2011

Photographing a captive Goshawk...

Photographing a captive goshawk was a real challenge today. Even when working with captive birds of prey, achieving good images is anything but easy. Finding suitable perches and backgrounds whilst trying to cope with terrible light in a dark woodland are just some of the challenges. Add flight shots into the bargain and it becomes even harder..!  The image I had in mind was almost impossible to capture, due to such low light levels. In the end the best result was photographing side on whilst panning to capture a motion shot; even with this technique I found myself using ISO 1000  -  I think for the first time ever..!!
Towards the end of the day, the fleeting sun provided soft backlighting for a pleasing natural shot of a goshawk within its woodland habitat. Many thanks again to Ben...

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13 November 2011

New Yorkshire Wildlife Photography Tour 2012!

I will be running a wildlife photography tour next April based at the Solberge Hall Hotel on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales. This is an all inclusive photography workshop of 2 nights and 3 days. We will be visiting some of the best locations in the U.K. to photograph upland birds including red grouse, lapwing and curlew. We will also photograph wild peregrines at Malham Cove, spend half a day photographing red deer, and capture natural images of captive birds of prey. This is a photography packed wildlife holiday in some of the best wildlife locations in England..

Bookings can be made online.

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