British Birds front cover!


It’s always a great feeling when you see your images in print but even better when they are used as a front cover! The British Birds journal has used my Stonechat image for their May issue.  This is such a great informative journal on all things avian and is a must read for any one with an interest.  For more information on the contents of this issue click here: http://www.britishbirds.co.uk/article/british-birds-may-2015/

Please click on the image to view a larger version.

May-2015-cover1

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Article: How to photograph Black Redstart


I have just finished an article on how I photographed a pair of Black Redstarts in a Hungarian garden in June.  Lots of information and details included for those who are interesting in setting something like this up from start to finish.

The pdf can be downloaded by following this link to my website:

How to photograph Black Redstart

Black Redstart

207/365 BBC Wildlife Magazine published image


It is great to see one of my images almost full page in the November issue of the BBC Wildlife Magazine! Check it out on page 58.
The image is of a group of Sanderling on a very windswept beach on South Uist, Outer Hebrides taken in September last year.
The current issue is on sale now from all good newsagents. More information on the current issue can be found here:http://www.discoverwildlife.com/issue/november-2013
Here’s the image:

207/365 Sanderling

All about Malvern front cover and article


After writing an article on ‘Where to watch Wildlife on the Malvern Hills’ for the All About Malvern Oct/Nov issue it was a nice surprise when it came through my letter box to see the team had used my Ring Ouzel image as the front cover.  The web version is now online and can be viewed at: http://issuu.com/allaboutmagazines/docs/malvern/1 
where you can view and enjoy my article on page 18 and of course my front cover! 🙂

Fossil photography


Hi all.
Its been a long time since I posted on here last as its been an absolutely mad June with work. 
I wish it was fossil photography of the extinct kind; I’ve been trying to increase my knowledge and experience with product photography and photoshop skills that accompany this process. I’ve been playing in the studio today and used my Fossil watch to see what sort of glossy magazine style images I could achieve. I was extremely pleased with this result and I hope you would agree.
Details: Canon 1D MK4, Sigma 150mm f2.8 lens mounted on a Gitzo GT3541XLS tripod. 2x Interfit StellarX 600W lights and various reflectors and stands. Post processing with Adobe Photoshop CS3.

Birdwatching magazine showcase…


I was hugely pleased to find that seven of my images were used in the February issue of the nationwide magazine Birdwatching.   This monthly section showcases the skills of some of the best known wildlife photographers so it was a great honour to be included in this. This is the first time that my work has been published in such a way.  Hopefully it will be the start of many to come.
The image below is a capture of pages 84 and 85 and shows a Superb Starling sitting on top of a very spikey acacia bush in Kenya .  The top right image is of a Great Crested Grebe in flight which is not often captured as they usually fly under the cover of darkness and will usually spend most of the day on the water.  The bottom image is of an Oystercatcher very peacefully looking out to sea as the sun sets with the incoming waves rolling past in the distance.  All these images bring back great memories and I can recall taking them as though it was yesterday.  I really enjoy taking photos and I hope that this pleasure is passed on to the viewer through looking at my pictures.
If you would like to see the article and the other pages, this issue of Birdwatching  magazine is out in the shops now so go and buy your copy now!!