The Puffins of the Farne Islands (and other assorted birds too!)

Puffin on the Farne Islands – Pleased to meet you!

A few weeks ago I ventured out on an epic journey (well, it is when you’re in a 22 year old Volkswagen Camper van!) up to Northumberland to do something that I’d wanted to do for a long time – photograph some puffins on the Farne Islands!

Read on to see how I got on!

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Outdoor Photography Magazine – Published Viewpoint!

5 minutes at Chesterton Windmill

Five Minutes at Chesterton Windmill

A couple of months ago I was contacted by the editor of Outdoor Photography magazine following a submission I had made a couple of months earlier. I was delighted to read that they wanted to commission me to write an article to accompany an image from a trip to Chesterton Windmill (which I have previously blogged about on this site) that they had chosen to go into their popular ‘Viewpoints’ section.

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A weekend of Landscape Photography in the Lake District – Castlerigg, Derwentwater, Keswick, Ullswater and Red Squirrels!

Sunset at Castlerigg Hall Campsite

As it has seemed to turn into a bit of a tradition over the past few years, in the middle of April I ventured off for my annual landscape photography trip to Keswick in the Lake District. As last year I was meeting up and camping with a few photographer friends for what would hopefully be a great weekend of landscape photography and socialising. Unfortunately, after a dry spell, the weather forecast wasn’t looking great for the weekend we had chosen. So would it be worthwhile, or just a washout?

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A gorgeous morning at Bradgate Park

Misty Morning

I’ve wanted to head to Bradgate Park recently in order to try out my new Canon 7D and 100-400L lens there, capturing some of the deer that freely roam the park, so for some completely unknown reason I decided to set my alarm for 6am on the day that the clocks went forward for British Summer Time with the sole intention of heading out for some early morning nature photography!

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Nick Tsiatinis LSINWP Successful Panel

Still – Derwentwater

Today is a proud day for me as I’ve just been awarded the LSINWP distinction from the SINWP, meaning that my landscape photography has been judged by a respected panel to be “of a professional standard and demonstrates your ability to create images of excellence” and worthy of the Licentiate of The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers.

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