Opinion

Quotations

29 Sep , 2017  

It’s Friday so we thought we would try and be intellectual, here are a few of our favourite quotations   “Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints.” -Chief Seattle   “I like animals. I like natural history. The travel bit is not the important bit. The travel bit is what you have to do in […]

Opinion

Tea break

8 Sep , 2017  

Sitting in the garden having a tea break, with birds chattering away in the trees, flying over our heads to get to the hanging feeders, made me think how wonderful the small things in life are. To sit soaking up the sunshine watching the birds, listening to the sounds of nature all round. The small […]

Opinion

Autumn on the doorstep

25 Aug , 2017  

Red Rowan berries

With eight days left of August 2017, perhaps, it’s too soon to be thinking of autumn. But all around us, we’re seeing clear signs of the changing season. Autumn; starts early here in the highlands of Scotland. This year, with its untypical weather patterns, the changes are happening particularly early. All around us are indications […]

Update, Wildlife

Voila, Woodpeckers

21 Aug , 2017  

Great spotted woodpecker

On our last video blog we showed you how we made our photography log. A quick update; it has been very successful in getting the Woodpeckers to perch and feed. The young Woodpeckers who regular feed on the peanut feeders, ventured on to the log. And voila, we got him feeding. Not sure if it […]

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How To, Update, Wildlife

Building a bird feeding station

14 Aug , 2017  

Building a bird feeding station

We have just released another video blog, on You Tube. In this episode, we’re talking about building a bird feeding station for photographing birds. Using a tree trunk held upright in a Christmas tree holder to provide a perch to photograph the birds. Next; we drill holes into the trunk. Then fill the holes with […]

News, Update, Wildlife

One year on

28 Jul , 2017  

Clouds in blue sky

A brief look at the calendar the other day, and oh gosh we are at the end of July. What have we been up to? Let’s see. We have been spending time checking out locations in the local vicinity for photo opportunities and possible tour destinations. Tours, I hear you say. Yes, we’re developing plans […]

Update

Crows vs Photographers

13 Jul , 2017  

Carrion and Hooded Crow hybrids

They reckon that crows are one of the smartest birds. We found out just how smart, when we thought we’d get a few pictures. This is our first venture into video blogging. We have talked about doing a vlog for some time and this seemed the perfect opportunity to show you, what in this case, […]

Software

A cautionary tale

23 Jun , 2017  

QWERTY keayboard

Today’s blog is a cautionary tale, to all those that use Adobe Photoshop CC. One Friday afternoon, we started having problems with the Adobe Creative Cloud application, running on one of our Windows 10 computers. Why does it always happen on a Friday when you’re trying to finish something before the weekend? Despite our efforts, […]

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How To

How To: The Complete Series

15 Jun , 2017  

Title picture How To The complete series

Our How To blog series has just finished, we hope you have enjoyed them and found them useful and informative? Below is a complete list with links. These blogs are full of tips and tricks that will raise your photography, to the next level. Start improving your pictures today. Don’t forget we run bespoke training courses on […]

How To

How To: Hire a Photographer

7 Jun , 2017  

How To: Hire a Photographer

This is the last in this series of How To’s. We hope you have found the previous blogs informative and helped you with your photography. We thought we would save this topic for last. Sometimes to get the image you want, the best and only answer, is to hire a photographer. First thing to say; […]