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CLUTTER: THE ENEMY OF PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPOSITION

By |30 Mar 2019|Categories: Africa, Big cats, Cheetahs, Composition, giraffes, Kenya, Kingfishers, Portraiture, Technique, Tips, Wildlife|Tags: , , , , , , |

A good photograph must grab the viewer's attention. That usually means that the subject of the photo mustn't have to fight with a lot of other distracting stuff in the frame. If there's one thing that kills a photo immediately, it's having a cluttered background. The eye likes things [...]

THE WILD DREAM SHORT FILM

By |3 Jun 2018|Categories: Filmmaking / Video, Lake District, Newcastle & Tyneside|

Wow, this is excellent. My friend Scotty Shaw's final year film is now finished: The Wild Dream Short Film. I'm delighted to have been involved in a small way, shooting the drone scenes in the Lake District. Nice one, Scotty, Meg and Rahman 🙂 THE WILD DREAM SHORT FILM [...]

FILMING AERIAL FOOTAGE IN THE LAKE DISTRICT

By |2 May 2018|Categories: Filmmaking / Video, Lake District|

I'm a qualified commercial CAA drone pilot and last week shot some aerials for Scotty Shaw's new film The Wild Dream. It was great to work with him and the actors Meg Birley and Rahman Telliam. Here's a short montage of some of the shots: Shooting some drone aerials [...]

GORILLAS, CHIMPS AND SAFARI ALL IN ONE!

By |1 May 2018|Categories: Africa, Antelopes, Big cats, Chimpanzees, Elephants, giraffes, Gorillas, Lions, Mammals, Uganda, Workshops & safaris|

Introducing my new Uganda trip! I'm delighted to be partnering with Penda Photo Tours to offer this 10 day exciting wildlife photography holiday, covering critically endangered mountain gorillas as well as our closest cousins: chimpanzees, and a host of other primates. Not only that, but we've added on a [...]

FRONT COVER OF IRISH DANCING MAGAZINE

By |20 Apr 2018|Categories: Dance, Irish dancing, Magazines, Newcastle & Tyneside, Portraiture|

As some of you may know, my two daughters are Irish dancers, even though we haven't an Irish bone in our bodies. It came to pass that Irish Dancing Magazine wanted a cover shoot of one of the girls' fellow dancers, Molly McAdam at the Kelly Hendry Studios. I [...]

FROM PHOTOGRAPHY TO FILMMAKING

By |17 Sep 2017|Categories: Fell Running, Filmmaking / Video, Lake District, Ultra running|

“I guess it’s the equivalent of ascending Everest…I think it’s harder!” Nikon D4 Sony a6500 It’s taken me 18 months to produce my fell running film: “The Bob Graham Round: Running the Fells with Friends”. This short post will [...]