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My photography website with galleries of my images together with tips, tutorials, news of the latest photography equipment and interesting articles.
Canon Week Arrives At Wex
2019-07-29 18:24
Canon Week has arrived at Wex Photo Video, online and in store. Featuring a wide array of exclusive deals on Canon equipment, demonstration zones and a giveaway in each store, this is the pe… Read More
Sony A7R IV Digital Camera Body
2019-07-17 18:19
Sony have announced the launch of their A7R Digital Camera, which is the world's first 35mm full-frame camera with 61 megapixel sensor, and is now available on pre-order from Wex Photo Video… Read More
New All In One Lens From Canon
2019-07-09 11:26
Canon RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM LensCanon have introduced a brand new lens which makes the perfect travel companion, that’s ideal for everything from wide-angle landscapes to frame-fil… Read More
2019-03-04 16:47
I recently changed my mobile phone, partly because the battery on my old phone was not holding its charge for long, but mainly because I wanted something with more features and particularly… Read More
Caribbean Cruise - Ponta Delgada
2019-01-16 15:41
On the 25th day after leaving Southampton we make our final stop on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores, one of two Autonomous Regions of Portugal, along with Madeira, where we made our f… Read More
Caribbean Cruise - St Maarten
2019-01-14 18:10
So we come to the last Caribbean island of our cruise, Saint Martin, if you on the French half, or Sint Maarten on the Dutch half. We landed at Philipsburg, the capital of the Dutch half and… Read More
Caribbean Cruise - Tortola
2019-01-13 12:39
Our penultimate stop on our Caribbean Cruise was Road Town, the capital of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. With five very full days behind us, we decided to make this a day of rest! W… Read More
Caribbean Cruise - Antigua
2019-01-10 22:17
Here we are on our fifth Caribbean island, Antigua, with just two more to go!My favourite part of our visit was when we went up to Shirley Heights, which offers the best view on the island… Read More
Caribbean Cruise - St Kitts And Nevis
2019-01-07 13:48
The fourth island we visited on our cruise was St. Kitts, the classic Caribbean island with a mixture of deserted beaches, sleepy villages, lush rainforests and sugarcane fields and a mini m… Read More
Caribbean Cruise - Martinique
2019-01-04 18:02
Following our day in St Lucia our next destination was the French Island of Martinique, and its administrive capital of Fort de France.Fort de FranceThe Cathedral of St Louis dominates the s… Read More
Caribbean Cruise - St Lucia
2019-01-02 22:21
After departing Bridgetown, Barbados on the evening of 22nd November, we cruised north west to the island of St Lucia, which after the clouds and rain in Barbados, we were pleased to find su… Read More
Caribbean Cruise - Barbados
2018-12-19 12:35
Following on from my last post, detailing the first stop on the cruise, at Funchal, Madeira, we then spent 6 rather windy days crossing the Atlantic, before landing at a cloudy Bridgetown, B… Read More
Caribbean Cruise - Madeira
2018-12-14 18:24
This is my first post for over a month, as I have been relaxing on a 28 day cruise to the Carribean!We set sail from Southampton on Sunday 11th November on board the MV Oriana which is a cru… Read More
Beauty Of Birmingham
2018-10-22 17:35
Even though Birmingham is known as being at the heart of the Industrial Revolution and the City of 1000 Trades, many people who have never visited there are surprised at how green the city i… Read More
Cruising The Adriatic
2018-10-16 17:06
In my last post I talked about our cruise last year to the Norwegian Fjords and said I would nest cover our cruise to the Mediterranean. Again we set sail from Southampton, but this time we… Read More
Cruising Around Europe
2018-10-14 11:27
I was fortunate to go on two cruises last year, the first around the Norwegian Fjords and the second around the southern Mediterranean and Adriatic.Back in June, 2017 we set sail from Southa… Read More
Images Of England And Wales
2018-09-30 10:28
Looking through my photos taken over the last year or so, reminds what a great and varied place the UK is for the photographer. I have photographed a wide range of subjects stretching from S… Read More
A Free, Personalised Photography Store
2018-09-10 14:49
A few weeks ago, I reported that I had discovered Picfair, a new platform for photographers to sell their images - follow the link to read the post.I can now report on some ve… Read More
10 Macro Photography Subject Ideas
2018-08-27 15:20
In our article today, Julie Waterhouse gives ten subject ideas for your macro photography. Julie writes for Ultimate Photo Tips, which provides friendly education and encouragement for… Read More
2018-08-22 14:17
Todays article is from Picture Correct and is written by award winning writer/photographer Tedric Garrison who has 30 years experience in photography. The root word of repetition is “r… Read More
2018-08-05 12:52
Picfair, the fair photography platform, has launched its second annual Women Behind the Lens competition, seeking a new generation of female photographers to share their perspectives of the… Read More
Picfair A New Platform For Photographers.
2018-07-17 13:49
I recently came across a new site for photographers to sell their images. It is called Picfair and they claim to be the World's first fair photography marketplace, with a rapidly-growing com… Read More
Prepare For Summer Outings!
2018-04-06 15:49
As a cold, wet winter makes way for sunny spring days (at least in much of the Northren Hemisphere), we can start to look forward to summer holidays and days out, whether it be a couple of w… Read More
Capturing Birds In Flight
2018-03-05 21:01
Todays article is from Picture Correct and is writen by Andy Long, who gives some excellent advise on the difficult topic of Capturing Birds in Flight. Andy is an award-winning photogra… Read More
Fill Your Frame: Photo Composition
2018-01-31 20:35
A couple of days ago, I gave my thoughts on the Rules of Composition and I would like to follow that up with this article from Picture Correct, talking about the importance of "Filling Your… Read More
2018-01-29 13:39
With the advent of the mobile phone and tablet,everyone seems to be takingphotographs, and for many people all they want is a record of a holiday or family event or a special moment in their… Read More
Taking And Processing Fog & Mist Photos
2018-01-18 17:30
Todays article gives some very extensive tips on the best way to take and process photos in the mist. It is written by Max Therry‘, whose passion for photography developed during… Read More
Christmas Light Photography Tips
2017-12-18 17:00
Today we have a topical and excellent article from our friends at Picture Correct, giving you all the advice you need to help you take images of Christmas Lights, both in the home and outdoo… Read More
How To Photograph Birds In Flight
2017-12-07 20:32
Today we have a great article from Picture Correct, written by Clive Anderson, which gives some valuable tips on how to learn to photograph birds in flight. For those of you who have tried t… Read More
A New Photographer’s Guide To Composition
2017-12-04 14:33
I took photography up as a serious hobby, quite late in life, only about 7 years ago, but had been taking photos of holidays, family events etc., for about 50 years before then! It was only… Read More
How To Photograph Christmas Lights
2017-11-30 17:56
We have a seasonal tip today courtesy of Keith Jones, writing on Picture Correct, who gives some very useful hints on the best way to photograph Christmas Lights. You can read more of Keith'… Read More
Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
2017-11-26 11:46
When the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards announced a contest for the funniest animal photo, they received entries from all over the world. Now authors and the original Award founders Paul… Read More
That Time I Ignored My Exposure Indicator
2017-11-22 18:28
We have just been sent this cautionary tale from our friends Rob & Lauren over at Photography Concentrate. To ensure that you don't make the same mistake, I recommend that you read… Read More
Street Photography Tips At Night
2017-11-22 13:45
Today's article from Picture Correct gives some valuable tips on taking street photographs at night, and is written by Juan Jose Reyes, a street photographer based in Miami, Florida.&nb&hell…Read More
Rain Photography Tips
2017-10-24 19:23
Todays article is from our friends over at PictureCorrect and is written by Kalyan Kumar, from New York’s legendary camera store,Do you love the sound and sight o… Read More
César Manrique
2017-04-22 20:48
I recently visited Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, the home of the artist Cesar Manrique. He was born in Arrecife, Lanzarote and fought in the Spanish Civil War as a volunteer in the a… Read More
Liverpool And The Wirral
2017-02-05 18:14
I recently spent a weekend on The Wirral and visited Liverpool.I first went to West Kirby, and the beach.West Kirby BeachWest Kirby Beach, Wirral. Merseyside. England, at low tide, taken in… Read More
Edgbaston Reservoir
2017-01-11 15:17
On a sunny morning in January, I went for a walk around Edgbaston Reservoir in Birmingham, England.The reservoir, originally known as Rotton Park Reservoir and referred to in some early maps… Read More
Camera Basics And Exposure Control
2016-12-16 19:06
Today's article from our friends at Picture Correct gives an in depth look into the very basics of exposure control in your camera. It is written by Richard French who has been a photog… Read More
London Christmas Lights
2016-12-07 14:49
Took a trip down to London yesterday to see the Christmas Lights. Here are a few photos showing the variety of lights and decorations.AngelsJohn LewisThe John Lewis store in Oxford Street, L… Read More
Why Photography Is Such A Great Hobby
2016-11-29 14:53
Todays article from our friends over at Picture Correct is written by David Tong, who is a freelance photographer, blogger, and writer providing quality and free photography-related tutorial… Read More
Tips For Using Patterns In Photography
2016-11-15 20:11
Today we have an interesting look at the use of patterns in photography, written by Wayne Turner, who has been teaching photography for 25 years and has written three books on the subje… Read More
2016-11-08 22:08
Blackpool is a popular seaside resort in Lancashire, on the Irish Sea coast of England. It is best known for Blackpool Pleasure Beach, an old-school amusement park with vintage wooden roller… Read More
Wild Bird Photo Tips
2016-11-04 22:15
Todays tips about how to capture photos of wild birds come from Picture Correct and are provided by Matt Brading who writes for GlobalEye Images, a site that lists wild bird pictures an… Read More
101 Lightroom Portrait Presets
2016-10-30 18:51
Do you find yourself spending hours tweaking your portraits in Lightroom? Or are you so intimidated by all the bells and whistles that you just don’t even bother? Our friends over at D… Read More
How To Use White Balance In Photography
2016-10-27 18:53
Today's article comes from Picture Correct and is written by Keith Jones, who writes for A site geared towards beginners through serious… Read More
Tips For Photographing Autumn Colors
2016-10-20 18:21
Today we have an article from Picture Correct which gives an in-depth look at photographing the colours of autumn, written by Terry Girard who formerly moderated ultimate-photography-ti… Read More
2016-10-13 11:28
I am delighted to announce that my photo of the Hungarian Parliament at night has been selected in the final 12, out of an entry of nearly 1000 photos, in the Viking Cruises calendar competi… Read More
2016-10-10 16:45
Following my previous post, here are a further selection of images depicting The Eternal City - Rome. We ended the last post in the Vatican City, and we stay there for our first image, the P… Read More
Rome - The Eternal City
2016-10-10 16:29
I have recently returned from my fourth visit to Rome, a city that I never tire of and I am pleased to share the following photos with you and hope you will be inspired to visit there yourse… Read More
Oxford Colleges
2016-09-14 21:50
Visited Oxford on Sunday where all the Oxford Colleges were offering free admission to visitors. Here are some photos of a few of the principle colleges.Magdalen College CloistersThe Cloiste… Read More
Britain From A To Z - T
2016-09-12 15:56
Our main photos today depicting places beginning with the letter T, are the Thames River and the Tower of London. We do however start with a Tithe Barn!Tithe Barn InteriorThe Tithe Barn in t… Read More
2016-09-06 14:41
For the letter S in our photographic tour round the UK, we have a host of Saints, churches and a cathedral. We begin in the north of England in the city of York, with a view of the ruin… Read More
2016-09-05 15:45
This weeks featured artist is photographer and artist Nancy Ingersoll.Nancy Ingersoll is a full-service creative resource. Nancy is a teaching artist, which means she practice… Read More
Centenary Square
2016-09-02 15:11
I spent a little time with my camera in Centenary Square, Birmingham earlier in the week, on a glorious sunny afternoon. Centenary SquareCentenary Square is a public square on the… Read More
Britain From A To Z - R
2016-08-31 18:14
Continuing our photographic journey around Britain, we have two rivers, a statue and a building! Starting in the far North East of Britain, there is the River Brora in Sutherland in the High… Read More
Featured Artist Hugh Smith
2016-08-24 13:45
This weeks featured artist is photographer Hugh Smith. This is what Hugh told us about himself: A Philadelphia native, I have lived in Baja California for the past 3 years. I… Read More
Britain From A To Z - Q
2016-08-23 19:53
I have written very little on the blog for a few months now due to personal circumstances, but now I am in a position to start posting on a regular basis. I am re-starting today with the lat… Read More
Britain From A To Z - P
2016-07-26 15:11
We continue our A to Z tour of Britain with the letter P, where we start in London, with the Palace of Westminster, travel along the south coast to Portsmouth, up to Pinkneys Green in Maiden… Read More
Featured Artist Juergen Roth
2016-07-25 19:39
This weeks featured artist is photographer Juergen Roth. Juergen Roth was born and raised near Cologne, Germany. In 1988, he moved to West Berlin and following the fall of the Berl… Read More
Britain From A To Z - O
2016-07-13 19:15
In today's tour of Britain, we are at the letter O and travel from Oxford Street, London, at Christmas, up to a medieval Cathedral in Ely, and then across to Oxfordshire with a visit to Otmo… Read More
Britain From A To Z - N
2016-06-25 19:56
Today we are in Oxfordshire taking a look at Narrowboats and a winding country lane in Nettlebed, before moving to the south coast to see a  New Forest pony and her foal.Narrowboat On O… Read More
Featured Artist Pedro Cardona
2016-06-22 13:27
This weeks featured artist is photographer Pedro Cardona, from Minorca, Spain and this is what he had to say to us:"I started late in the photography world, when, aged 30, I re-discover… Read More
NEW !! Round Beach Towels
2016-06-16 11:15
Introducing the hottest summer accessory of 2016... It's a towel... it's round... and it's incredible. Our round beach towels are 60" in diameter and made from ultra-soft plush mic… Read More
Featured Artist Barbie Corbett-Newmin
2016-06-14 10:13
This weeks featured artist is artist and photographer, Barbie Corbett-Newmin.Barbie Corbett-Newmin has “been an artist” for decades and has sold creative works as an oi… Read More
Britain From A To Z - M
2016-06-13 16:16
We start the second half of our A to Z tour of the UK in the very north of Scotland with an image from Mainland, the largest island in the Orkneys, then visit Oxford with two images relating… Read More
New Sale!
2016-06-11 12:44
I am pleased to say that a license of this image of Chamarel Waterfalls in Mauritius has just been sold on 500.px.Chamarel WaterfallsThe falls are formed by the River St.Denis, and the water… Read More
Britain From A To Z - L
2016-06-06 16:10
For the letter L in our alphabetical journey through the UK, we are looking at three historic buildings in England.Ludlow CastleLudlow Castle showing the Great Hall and the Chapel of St Mary… Read More
2016-06-05 09:46
This weeks featured artist is Mary Armstrong and this is what she had to say when we spoke to her.I am so pleased to share some art and hope it brings joy to others. Equine art is… Read More
2016-05-31 14:41
Our A to Z of Britain continues with the letter K and we travel from Orkney, through Scotland to Falkirk and finish in Oxfordshire.Kirkwall CathedralSt Magnus Cathedral known as the 'Light i… Read More
2016-05-29 12:39
This weeks featured artist is photographer Nadalyn Karsen and she had this to say to us. I am a photographer with an eclectic eye, and I shoot anything that catches my attention, whether a d… Read More
2016-05-25 15:29
I posted at the beginning of April that my wife was terminally ill, unfortunately since then she suffered a third brain bleed just over five weeks ago and she is now bedridden and very… Read More
2016-05-24 15:54
Today we come to the letter J in our alphabetical tour of Britain and travel from the far north of Scotland right down to the south of England, going via London.John O'Groats HarbourJohn O'… Read More
2016-05-22 14:43
This weeks featured artist is photographer Philip Steury, and this is his story. I grew up Amish near the small historic town of Grabill, Indiana. As a young boy I spent hours wandering… Read More
2016-05-18 14:28
I must admit that I am a little stuck for images with the letter I so today we have two photos of the Isis River in Oxford and two of my favourite insect photos!Isis RiverFolly Bridge is a s… Read More
2016-05-16 09:59
This weeks featured artist is artist and photographer Karen Rosenblatt Karen Rosenblatt, a former pianist and teacher, transitioned to Art after a strained finger forced her from t… Read More
2016-05-11 19:52
We continue our alphabetic journey through Britain, starting in the Orkney Isles to the north of Scotland, down to the seat of British democracy, the Houses of Parliament and finish with a c… Read More
2016-05-09 09:47
This weeks featured artist is photographer Lindley Johnson who had this to say to us: I am a photographer living in the Chicago, Illinois, area,  specializing in travel and na… Read More
2016-05-08 12:42
The iconic Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania have been fighting for decades to survive and defend their environment. Lately, they're losing the battle: besieged by shady poachers, billionaires wh… Read More
2016-05-05 09:01
Today we take at look at places beginning with the letter G and we have two waterfalls in Scotland, a Cambridge College and an iconic image of a Dorset village.Grey Mare's TailGrey Mare's Ta… Read More
2016-05-01 12:44
This weeks featured artist is photographer Earl Eells who had this to say to us: I've been on Fine Art America now since August of 2014. I hope that I have learned along the way as… Read More
2016-04-29 10:48
This week we move on to the letter F where we are looking at images from Scotland, Oxford and the county of Dorset.Falkirk WheelThe Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift in Falkirk, Scotland… Read More
2016-04-25 15:41
This weeks featured artist is photographer Ami Poindexter who had this to say to us: Hi, My name is Ami Poindexter and I am a Fine Art Photographer currently residing in West Jorda… Read More
2016-04-22 10:44
For the letter E in our A to Z of Britain, we travel from the north of Scotland, through East Anglia and end up in London. We start right in the north of Scotland on Mainland, Orkney, with t… Read More
2016-04-18 15:28
This weeks featured artist is photographer Terry DeLuco, who told us this: I’m an artist and photographer from the (New) Jersey Shore who specializes in photographing landscapes and se… Read More
2016-04-15 20:13
For the letter D in our A to Z of Britain, we travel from the north of Scotland, through the Midlands ending up on the Dorset coast with images of landscapes, flowers and churches. We begin… Read More
2016-04-12 13:57
This weeks featured artist is painter and photographer Roberta Byram, and this is what she told us about herself: Hello! I am Roberta Byram; painter, photographer, and writer. My art reflec… Read More
2016-04-10 13:13
Today, for the letter C, we start at Charing Cross Station in London, travel out to Caen Hill in Dorset and end up with a view of one of Cambridge's oldest Colleges.Charing Cross S… Read More
Personal Update.
2016-04-09 14:23
It has been two months since my last post and as some of you know, my wife was diagnosed with lung cancer a year ago and while things were going quite well and she was in remission, she had… Read More
2016-02-10 17:31
Who said flash portraits had to be complicated?With this brand new ebook, from Digital Photography School, Fast FLASH, they don’t have to be! Fast FLASH for Portrait Perfection Po… Read More
2016-02-09 17:05
This weeks featured artist is photographer Shelby Young, and this is what she told us about herself: I am a 17 year old photographer based in Birmingham, Alabama who spends my spare time pho… Read More
2016-02-07 11:14
Today we look at the letter B with a mixture of old and new, country and city, England and Scotland. To begin with we take a look at The Bridge of Sighs, no, not the one in Venice, but The B… Read More

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