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How to use Auto ISO

Auto ISO is something that, until I wrote this article, I simply didn't use. Now I find it indispensable: the ability to use ISO as a third control (in addition to aperture and shutter speed) that automatically adjusts based on the available light - particularly in manual exposure mode - [...]

By |2019-04-05T13:08:43+00:001 Apr 2015|ISO, Magazine articles, Magazines, Technique, Tips, Wildlife|

Is Professional Photography Gear Worth The Money?

In this short article for Landscape Photography Magazine (when it had a wildlife photography section), I contemplate whether pro gear really is worth the money. You can download the PDF for free here: LPM Is Pro Gear Really Worth The Money? The latest pro-specification DSLRs are bristling with features that [...]

By |2019-04-05T13:11:43+00:0031 Mar 2015|Africa, Equipment, ISO, Kenya, Magazine articles, Magazines, Technique, Tips, Wildlife|

Bird Photography

In this article for Landscape Photography Magazine (when it had a wildlife photography section) I looked at how to get the best out of bird photography. You can download a PDF of the full article for free here: LPM Bird Photography I was a reluctant birder. It took my first [...]

By |2019-04-05T13:22:55+00:0031 Mar 2015|Birds, Magazine articles, Magazines, Technique, Tips, Wildlife|

Wild Angle – Shooting Wildlife Wide

Landscape photography is all about short focal lengths for wide vistas and wildlife photography requires gargantuan lenses that can pick out a grain of sand on Mars. There you go, photography neatly segregated. In this article for Landscape Photography Magazine (when it had a wildlife photography section), I explored the use [...]

By |2019-04-05T13:21:32+00:0031 Mar 2015|Magazine articles, Magazines, Technique, Tips, Wildlife|

The Psychology of Sunrise

A while ago I wrote a piece for Landscape Photography Magazine exploring the reasons that sunrise and sunset mean so much to us as photographers and how to get the best out of photographing in the fantastic light available at these times.  "I think I have turned into one of my [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:53:56+00:0031 Mar 2015|Landscapes, Magazine articles, Magazines, Technique, Wildlife|

Costa Rica – Corcovado NP

I followed this white-headed capuchin monkey for a while in forest near my accommodation at Drake Bay, Corcovado National Park Exactly a year ago, I arrived in Costa Rica's steamy, tropical bird and animal paradise. UK weather was pants, as it usually is at this time of year and [...]

Flight of the Hummingbird

July 2014 cover - my green-breasted mango hummer! Did you know that hummingbirds can fly sideways, backwards and even upside down? And that they effectively go into hibernation every night to save energy? Hummingbirds are among the most colourful species in the wild kingdom, yet far from easy [...]

Two wildlife opinions: badger cull and critically endangered tigers

In December's Wild Planet Photo Magazine I have two pieces; one on why the badger cull defies science and common sense, and the other on just how critically endangered tigers are. The Nov, Dec and Jan issues are all free. I'm delighted to see that the culls have failed, [...]