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, […]

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 […]

Opinion

Life in the countryside has responsibilities

30 Apr , 2017  

Tractor ploughing field

Factory, power station, housing estate, recreationally facility, storage area a great day out, our countryside has to be many things. Is modern Britain putting too much strain on our open spaces? Before industrialisation most of the population lived in the country. Towns and cities were unhealthy cramped places with no work. But the industrial revolution […]

Opinion

It’s the photographer not the camera

16 Apr , 2017  

Photographer using camera

What is the difference between a great picture and an ordinary picture? Answer, the person taking it. It is certainly not the camera. Many people have said to us, “Oh, I only have a compact camera or my phone.” It doesn’t matter. The important factor is the person behind the camera. Seeing a picture, visualising […]

How To

How To: Avoid camera shake

5 Apr , 2017  

How To Avoid Camera Shake

Are your pictures out of focus? We can help. It may not be lack of focus, that’s the problem. Today’s phones and cameras are very good at focusing, it rarely goes wrong. Your problem; is more likely to be camera shake. Everyone suffers from camera shake pro or Instagrammer alike. The good news is a […]

Events, Wildlife

The Hare and Easter

22 Mar , 2017  

Brown or European Hare

Easter is of great importance and has for many centuries, been an overwhelming influence on our lives. It was the need to calculate when Easter was celebrated that led to the adoption of the “Modern calendar” or Gregorian calendar in 1582, the one we still use today. When Easter Sunday will occur, is complicated but […]

Events, Opinion

A grand day out (Wallace and Gromit)

17 Feb , 2017  

Sled dog race competitor

Catch me; on the right day and I might admit, I’ve been a photographer for a good many years. Exactly how many, is a closely guarded secret. But when I started, we use to process films using Kodak E4. I suspect most of you won’t have a clue what I’m talking about try Googling Ektachrome. […]

Update

Brief but white

16 Jan , 2017  

Snow in our garden on the 14 January 2017 in the Scottish Highlands

It’s safe to say that the highlands of Scotland can produce some extraordinary weather. It’s gone from three inches of snow and sub-zero temperatures, to one of the warmest areas in Europe. As we look out the window today we still have small patches of snow left on the grass. The roof is all clear […]

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