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I’ve been a professional wildlife photographer since 2008 and for all of that time I’ve been trying to take pictures that will invoke an emotional response with people. In my experience, there is nothing that does that quite as well as baby animals. It’s probably got [...]


Look this way big fella! It's like herding cats... I tend to think of wildlife portraits as finding the essence of an animal. Just like human portraits, taking animal portraits follows a lot of the same rules with a few major differences. Whilst you'll have the [...]


A rufous-tailed hummingbird in Costa Rica Back-light is, as you might expect, where the light on the subject is predominantly from behind. What this does is produce a dramatic effect, outlining the subject in rim light. All the more stunning if that light is warm in [...]


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 [...]

By |2019-03-30T14:46:24+00:003 Jun 2018|Filmmaking / Video, Lake District, Newcastle & Tyneside|


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 [...]

By |2019-03-30T14:58:22+00:0020 Apr 2018|Dance, Irish dancing, Magazines, Newcastle & Tyneside, Portraiture|

Farne Islands June 2017

Another fantastic day at the Farne Islands yesterday! Thank you to my lovely workshop clients: welcome back to old friends and welcome aboard to new ones! Here are a few images I took during the trip: Sunset gannet taking off from a feeding frenzy [...]

Tits on the Town Moor!

A blue tit forages for insects in the dead leaves Looking thoroughly stumped a few days earlier: all the wildlife had vanished. Like the train companies say: wrong kind of snow. As part of my #bbctownmoor project, I popped out yesterday to take [...]

Book in Journal Newspaper

Tony Henderson, the Journal's Environment editor, wrote a piece last Saturday on the 2nd edition of my book, which came out at the beginning of this month. There's a PDF of the article hereΒ and you can buy the book here. Β  Β  Β  Β  Here's a copy of the [...]

Wildlife of the Farne Islands 2nd Edition

I'm very excited to announce that I have finally finished the second edition to my book! This one is fully updated for 2015 and has 200 extra pages of images, species information and photography advice. It's been 4 years since I first published Wildlife of the Farne Islands and this [...]

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