The Miggo Stormproof Agua Backpack has been put through its paces over the past few weeks, travelling with me to photoshoots, on expeditions and surprisingly even for client meetings – it's not just a photography backpack!
It has been a real pleasure to try-out the stormproof backpack from Miggo and without giving away too much of the article ahead... READ MORE.
A recent trip to Egypt allowed me to capture some of the most spectacular nightsky images in my portfolio to date!
Venturing into the desert for a traditional Bedouin dinner, there was nothing around us for miles other than sand, rock and the occasional palm tree. Woven carpets had been laid on the desert sand besides an open fire, and candles set into an ancient rock face... READ MORE.
Antony Poynton has recently released the second artwork in a series of three, titled 'White Backed Vulture'. I caught up with Antony and asked him a few questions, giving us an interesting insight into his inspiration and work as an artist in the UK and challenges behind the projects he has worked on...
The bird of prey series produced by Cheshire-based Antony is... READ MORE.
If you want some of my top advice for aspiring photographers, to find out how I got into photography myself or even the most memorable moments in my career so far, then you can't miss the latest Profolio feature in COOPH Magazine!
I'm proud to have been included as a featured photographer by COOPH in this latest article. If you haven't come across The Cooperative of Photography before... READ MORE.
It isn’t a big secret that a lot of people aren’t overly fond of the more scaly and slithery creatures we share our planet with. It’s also no secret that I love reptiles and have spent a great deal of time trying to capture images of these fascinating animals in a way that both portrays their beauty and that might also change the way some people perceive them...
Travel photography can mean something different to everyone; some people will just see pretty pictures of places they'll never visit and for others it may serve as inspiration for holidays to come or a momentary distraction from everyday life.
For me it inspires adventure and fuels curiosity, it stokes my desire to travel further, seek out new and never-before-photographed locations, and to share them with the world . . . READ MORE.
If you’re not already shooting at night, it is definitely time to think about doing so. Keep reading to find out my top 8 reasons why you should be venturing out into the night and shooting in low-light.
There are some essential skills you’ll need to practice for your night-time shooting, from…
A recent trip to photograph the resident Red Deer and Fallow Deer of Richmond Park resulted in some particularly spectacular images - from incredible sunrises over frost-carpeted meadows to Stags nibbling on the first signs of spring.
After my time spent with the initial group of Red Deer that we found in the meadow, we headed deeper into the woodland to look for some of the larger Stags. . . READ MORE.
Travel Photography is no longer just the pursuit of professionals and intrepid explorers of distant lands. The rise of incredible camera phone capabilities and more affordable DSLRs has made photography accessible to the masses, and where they go their cameras will follow!
This image has placed in the Top 3 of this years International Alverton Penzance Photographic Competition!
I'm delighted that my image of traditional stick fishing off a beach in Koggala, Sri Lanka has been awarded Bronze (third place) in the annual competition hosted by the Alverton Gallery, UK. Images had been submitted from around the globe . . . READ MORE.
Last night I was honoured to be named winner of the 2016 Rose Bowl Photographic Award, thanks to an image of a young purple faced langur that I photographed in the jungles of Weddagala, just outside of the Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka.
The Rose Bowl Photographic Competition runs annually and allows photographers to enter into two categories . . . READ MORE.
The past few weeks have been fantastic for all of the Winter Photographers in the UK.
A perfect combination of bright, clear skies, icy temperatures overnight and localised mist have allowed for some incredible opportunities in the British countryside; ethereal sunrises over flowing hills as mist laps through the valleys and ghostly silhouettes of leafless trees in ancient Oak woodland. I took the opportunity to spend some time photographing . . . READ MORE.
Simply knowing the whereabouts of your subject isn't enough - and here's why.
One of the species I have always wanted to photograph in the wild is the Sri Lankan Green Pit Viper (Trimeresurus trigonocephalus) and when I had the opportunity I did all that I could to prepare and maximize my chances of seeing one in it's natural environment. I already knew that there are different populations of Sri Lankan Green Pit Viper; some found in . . . READ MORE.
The forests of Sinharaja Forest Reserve are breathtaking; with an abundance of wildlife, the reserve is widely considered a biodiversity hotspot, boasting a huge array of endemic and endangered species.
We had just endured another day trekking through the humid jungle and scrambling up slippery jungle pathways, pausing every so often to pull the leeches off . . . READ MORE.
The Crested Hawk Eagle is a magnificent raptor species and their striking features aren't lessened by the fact that they are also one of the most common birds of prey across South East Asia.
This individual is actually the subspecies Nisaetus cirrhatus ceylanensis (or Ceylon Hawk Eagle) and they're commonly found perched watching over a clearing; waiting for insects, lizards, snakes and small mammals to predate. . . READ MORE.
I had just a few hours between arriving in Sri Lanka and meeting with a client to get my bearings - so after dropping the bags at my hotel I ventured out and headed straight towards the shore front with my camera.
Between the hotel and the shoreline (no more than 500m) and I had already seen giant fruit bats flying overhead and hummingbirds delicately floating between flowering bushes . . . READ MORE.
Recently I had the pleasure of working on a commission in one of the most romantic cities in the world, Paris.
Fortunately whilst there, I had some time to escape and explore the sights. During the day whilst the sun is high in the sky I'm usually scouting for locations that may allow me to capture beautiful sunrises and sunsets - but that doesn't mean my camera isn't close-at-hand . . . READ MORE.
Toque Macaques are endemic to Sri Lanka and currently listed as endangered by the IUCN.
They are wonderfully mischievous and can often be found near to human settlements, towns and farms - where they make an easy living scrounging food scraps and stealing a quick snack when no one is looking. Unfortunately it is because of their curious nature and entrepreneurial approach to finding . . . READ MORE.
I had actually been waiting for a couple of hours in the same spot before I captured this image.
I'd hoped that the sun was going to set beyond the horizon to the left and cast a beautiful amber glow across the clouds and surface of the water, but you can't plan on the weather - something you quickly learn as a photographer. It was looking promising, but just as . . . READ MORE.
Some of the most incredible images captured were not planned.
Yes, of course the photographer will have composed the shot and pressed the shutter - but they were taken on the way to capturing the images that had been planned . . . and I'm sure you will have heard it before, but that is why you should always have your camera with you and be prepared to react . . . READ MORE.
‘Put your camera in its case and leave it in your room.’ It’s not the advice you’d expect from a photographer, but hear me out and it just might help.
Sometimes I get stressed. My mind gets in a muddle and I lose nearly all creativity and I see nothing that I want to point my camera at. I’m sure that this is a situation many of you can relate to . . . READ MORE.
I’ve recently taken a little time to look through my backlog of images – my initial intention was to delete any-and-all images that were not already edited and in use by my portfolio, clients, or commissioned work.
However, it didn't quite go to plan and I actually came across many, many images that I had originally overlooked – including the beautiful . . . READ MORE.
Not far from my home in Colchester, Essex there’s a small village called Dedham.
It’s a lovely, quaint place nestled among green farmed fields and besides the winding river Stour making it an altogether lovely spot to relax and unwind – which is exactly what I needed after the recent weeks of nonstop travelling, editing and photography . . . READ MORE.
Monkeys are one of my favourite subjects to shoot because you never know what you’re going to capture. You could come back and photograph the same group of individuals every day, and their behaviour is so varied that you’re always going to see something new.
Every individual has a different personality, a different rank, and even . . . READ MORE.
Whereas slimy may be the the adjective of choice for some - in my opinion this Golden Tree Frog is beautiful.
I’ve always had a real fascination with reptiles and amphibians – when I was a lot younger I wanted to be a herpetologist (herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians). The problem for me was that there are actually very few reptile . . . READ MORE.
I was really surprised last time I was in Phnom Penh by the amount of stray and feral cats in the streets. It was almost impossible to look along a pavement, pathway or side-street without spotting one eyeing-up food scraps, playing with something shiny (or small and furry), or locked eye-to-eye with another feline.
I’m definitely not complaining, I am very fond of cats and they make great . . . READ MORE.
I think that for photographers there is one clear moment of progression.
It's the moment (that I'm sure nearly every single photographer has or will experience) when you can start sorting through your images from a recent shoot and base your selection on composition, lighting or any number of other components – instead of just . . . READ MORE.
This rather peculiar looking bird is a female Helmeted Guineafowl.
Rather odd in appearance, and sometimes confused with the Turkey (though I’m sure very pleased not to be at this time of year!) the Helmeted Guineafowl is native to Africa, but can now also be found . . . READ MORE.
Here’s an image that I took long ago. I'd been exploring the swamps of Florida searching for wildlife; alligators, turtles, snakes, birds, spiders and so on (it's a paradise for anyone that loves wildlife and doesn't mind getting a little dirty!).
I want to talk about the importance of not forgetting the finer details or overlooking the many beautiful photographic opportunities that may pass you by each and every day - it's a common occurrence that is important to address.
I love to walk along the river near to my home early in the morning; iridescent cormorants sunning themselves atop mooring-posts, flocks of nattering goldfinches flutter from tree to tree, a lone fox skulks along the boundary of the bramble thicket, and rabbits dart in all directions as they see you approaching.