An afternoon at Normanton Church, Rutland Water

Normanton Church, Rutland

At Christmas I was asked if I could deliver a photography tuition session as one lady wanted to give her other half a different kind of present. Obviously I was happy to oblige, and gratefully offered my services. A couple of weeks ago I received a phone call to schedule the session, and when the day came I headed off to Normanton Church at Rutland Water to teach a budding photographer the basics of landscape photography.

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A visit to Watermead Country Park, Leicester

Swan at Watermead Country Park, Leicester

Swan at Watermead Country Park, Leicester

As I also enjoy nature photography as well as landscapes, I’ve recently invested in a Canon 100-400mm lens which will allow me to get ‘closer’ to the action. So, a few weeks ago I was desperate to get out and try out the new equipment. After a bit of googling I discovered Watermead Country Park in Leicester, and headed out to see what I could capture!

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Star field photography – return to the Peckleton Tree!

Peckleton Tree Starfield - Landscape Orientation

Stars over the Peckleton Tree

This year I’ve decided to do a 365 (photo a day) project with the aim of improving my landscape photography as well as my portrait and other photography. This was my photograph for day 13. 

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Peak District Photography – Landscapes at Stanage Edge

Millstones at Stanage Edge

This morning I ventured out of the house nice and early to head off to Stanage Edge in the Peak District. A 5am start was in order for the 1 hour 45 minute drive to Derbyshire in order to (hopefully) get a nice sunrise!

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How to use filters in landscape photography part 2 – Solid NDs and the magic of the 10 stop filter!

Welcome back to the second part of my ‘How to use filters in landscape photography’ mini-tutorial.

In the first part we took a look at the graduated neutral density filter and how that was essential in being able to correctly expose an entire scene, bringing all the various light and dark areas back into the dynamic range of our camera’s sensor. If you’ve not read up on it then click the little link above (it’ll open in a new tab) and then come back here afterwards!

In this second part, we’ll take a look at the solid neutral density filter and how it can help you achieve a dramatic edge to your landscape photography… so read on!

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