How to CREATE REALISTIC Sunlight: QUICK and EASY in PHOTOSHOP

Here's a short video showing how you can add or enhance Realistic Sunlight in your pictures QUICKLY and EASILY using Photoshop. The technique makes use of a Gradient Fill and shows you how to use Gradients to create 3 individual circles that make up the sun along with...

QUICK FIX for Colour Correcting Images in Photoshop

Quick Fix for Colour Correcting Images in Photoshop Here's a short video I recorded showing a quick, simple techniques for colour correcting images and removing colour casts. Blink and you'll miss it 🙂

Slow Shutter for Foggy Sea at Lynmouth, Devon

If you've been following how I've been getting on with my Portrait Photographer tackles Landscape Photography, you'll likely have heard me mention how slowing down, relaxing and just enjoying the surroundings, very quickly started to produce results I was happy with....

Sony A1 Hands On! But is it all Hype?

Following on from a post last week, here's a full length (10 minute) video where I go through 'hands' on use of the NEW Sony A1 and how I lit and photographed a recent surfer portrait on the beach at Saunton Sands at around 12pm on a VERY bright, sunny day... KIT:...

Sony A1 BEAST! 5 Minute Test and I’m SOLD!

Recently I got my hands on the new Sony A1 for a VERY quick photo shoot of a surfer on the beach at Saunton Sands in Devon on a VERY bright day. Here's a short promo for a new video I have coming out all about it this coming Monday 14th June 2021 in conjunction with...

Surfer Portrait in the Sea with Sony A7RIV and Westcott FJ400

Portrait of a female surfer on her board awaiting the wave... This is the result of one of the most challenging, but great fun, photo shoots I've had to date; not because it was taken at around midday on a VERY bright sunny day and camera and flash settings related...

AUTO REFRAME: PERFECT video on SOCIAL MEDIA

Auto ReFrame in Adobe Premiere Pro CC is a simple and effective way to ensure videos look PERFECT on social media

Surfer Portrait with Sony A1, Westcott FJ400 and High Speed Sync

Following on from my previous post, here's a portrait taken using the new Sony A1 and the Westcott FJ400... Felt so good to be 'Back in the Saddle' taking a portrait (if only a few frames) having not been able to take portraits since restrictions kicked in. I grabbed...

Filming Content for Sony with Sony A7SIII and DJI Ronin RS2

Love this Behind the Scenes Capture Mark Baber from Sony grabbed of me yesterday when I was filming Jack (Surfer) running on Saunton Sands beach for part of yesterday's content with the Sony A7SIII. The Behind the Scenes looks like something from a Benny Hill comedy...

Slow Shutter Speed at Hartland Quay, North Devon

It's been a few months now since I started out on my (long overdue) Landscape Photography Project with a view to trying something new whilst we're living with restrictions because of the pandemic, and also just, well, wanting to see how I could improve. I've mentioned...
Blackchurch Rock: Having fun with a 10-Stop

Blackchurch Rock: Having fun with a 10-Stop

Continuing my "Portrait Photographer takes on Landscape Photography" quest, a few days ago I headed down to an incredible location just a short drive away from where I live, called Blackchurch Rock ( What3 Words: ///expanded.dugouts.haunt ) This was actually the 2nd...

Photographing Bird Life: My Camera Settings and Gear

Photographing Bird Life: My Camera Settings and Gear

Over the past 12 months since the Covid-19 Pandemic emerged and restrictions were placed on our daily lives, I've mentioned in my recent videos how not being able to take portraits has made me play with other genres of photography with a view to keeping creative, and...

Interviewed by Ron Clifford

Interviewed by Ron Clifford

A few weeks back I was invited onto Ron Clifford YouTube LIVE Channel to speak with him about all things photography.   Thoroughly enjoyed chatting with him and sharing thoughts on how we approach portraits but also what photography is really all about...

Lightroom Virtual Summit (3rd – 7th May 2021)

Lightroom Virtual Summit (3rd – 7th May 2021)

If you like taking photographs with your camera or your phone, then check this out... The first ever FREE Lightroom Virtual Summit is coming: 3rd May thru 7th May 2021 This is a FREE to watch event over 5 days with 40 classes and 30 hours of Lightroom classes covering...

Camera Shake Podcast

Camera Shake Podcast

HUGE thanks to Kersten and Nick from the Camera Shake Podcast for inviting me on... This was just like catching up with friends I've known for years as we chatted about starting out, teaching, my 39-45 Portraits Project, keeping creative during lockdown and my latest...

The Interview Podcast

The Interview Podcast

This was such fun! Had a great evening yesterday chatting with Craig Weinberg based out in South Dakota, USA, for his Podcast, "The Interview" We talked about so much from my photography, veterans, the pandemic... Time flew by. Craig was so easy to chat to. Even...

Lone Tree and my Bully Story

Lone Tree and my Bully Story

Bullies! Spending time in the local wood this morning to take some photographs, I was drawn to an area where this little tree was amongst the much larger pine trees towering above it. On a summers day the scene would have have felt different, but this morning with the...

We’ve lost another of the Greatest Generation

We’ve lost another of the Greatest Generation

Saddened to hear this morning that we've lost another of the Greatest Generation ... WW2 Veteran Geoffrey Pulzer aged 97 (formerly 29th Armoured Brigade, 11th Armoured Division).   Geoffrey was so incredibly gracious when I took his portrait. We spoken on the phone...

My Latest Book Artwork: Front and Rear Cover

My Latest Book Artwork: Front and Rear Cover

Over the moon seeing the design for the front and rear cover yesterday of my latest (4th) book, The Photoshop Layers and Selections Workshop, published by Rocky Nook. (publish date of 29th June 2021) Designed by my mate Dave Clayton, there's also some images to be...