Category Archives: Inspiration

A look back to 2013…

2013 was, for me, a bit of a frustrating year photographically but, like the best Hollywood films, it all came good in the end. Consequently, picking twelve images to represent my best work of 2013 has been a difficult challenge… … Continue reading

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There’s always a photograph to be made…

I have recently returned from attending an organised photographic tour in the Canadian Rockies where lakes, mountains and water-features of all types were (rather obviously) the predominant subject-matter. We were blessed (or rather, from a purely photographic perspective, cursed) with sunny, … Continue reading

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The perfect landscape shot…

A headline on the cover of a photography magazine caught my eye recently. “Compose the perfect landscape shot”, it read. A quick look inside revealed the usual advice about leading lines, rule of thirds, etc., etc. What the article didn’t … Continue reading

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Pick of the year

One of the things I like to do at this time of year, in common with a lot of people,  is to attempt to put the outgoing year in perspective with a short review. I usually do this by selecting up to 12 … Continue reading

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The Larch

Living in Switzerland, as I do, it is very tempting to make photographs that depict the great Swiss clichés of neat, flower-bedecked chalets with dainty brown cows contentedly grazing in impossibly green fields; the Matterhorn reflected in a mirror-smooth lake; … Continue reading

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Just let it go…

If you spend any time reading the mainstream photographic press, you’ll quickly realise that they are on a mission to tempt you into buying as much gear as possible. No great revelation there – they have advertisers to please, after … Continue reading

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What lens for landscape photography?

A question I often see asked in web-forums is ‘what lens do I need for landscape photography?’ and the advice that is usually offered is to use the widest lens you can so that you can ‘get it all in’. … Continue reading

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