Post by: Mark Bloomfield

How To

How To: Declutter your images

10 May , 2017  

How To: Declutter Your Images

Decluttering “remove unnecessary items from (an untidy or overcrowded place)” You may have decluttered your home, but you may be surprised to learn, you should declutter your images too. Decluttering your images is a lot easier than decluttering your home and requires fewer visits to the recycling centre. Just like in our homes, clutter in […]


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 […]

How To

How To: Take better landscapes

26 Apr , 2017  

HowTo-Take Better Landscapes

We’ve all had a landscape moment, when the sheer beauty of a place, over whelms you. You have to get the camera out and take that picture. Later on when you look at the image you’ve taken, it’s a bit disappointing; it doesn’t look, anything like you remember. Don’t worry; it’s not you or your […]

How To

How To: Compose in Thirds

19 Apr , 2017  

Title photograph How To compose in thirds

Before you press the shutter, you need to compose the image, sounds easy. Just make sure the subject is in the frame and you haven’t cut Aunties head off. And to be fair, it is just that easy But if you want to take your images to the next level, you need to think about […]

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. […]


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 […]


Gear, Reviews

Platypod Pro Review

16 Jan , 2017  

Platypod Pro

It’s not often we buy more gear. The reason, it only makes your camera bag heavier. Especially as you get older and walking, up hills, weight becomes an important issue. At one time, a bit of kit would get in the bag, if we thought it would be useful. Now each bit of kit, new […]

Gear, Reviews

Kahtoola MICROspikes review

9 Jan , 2017  

Kahtoola MICROspikes

Disclaimer This is not a guide to winter walking in the hills. Winter hill walking is full of dangers; the risks should be understood and not taken lightly. Every year people die out on the hills of Britain. If you know nothing about winter hill walking, get advice before venturing out. Don’t put your life […]

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