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Prints and gifts

A select range of my photos is now available from my website and produced and delivered by Pixels.com in a variety of gift-friendly forms; choose between buying a photo as an open-edition print, greetings card or even phone case. The gallery can be viewed here.

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Photography gifts

A select range of my photos is now available directly from Pixels.com in a variety of gift-friendly forms; choose between buying a photo as an open-edition print, greetings card or even phone case.

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Learning Zone

It’s always gratifying to hear from people who’ve come across my website and enjoyed looking at it. Sometimes I even learn a thing or two in the process. On that note I’d like to thank Rachel, Mary and Jennifer for sending me this link. Hope you enjoy reading about the evolution of the camera as much as I did.

Mastering Landscape Photography

I’ve just received the final artwork through for the cover of my next book: Mastering Landscape Photography.

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Sesquipy… what?

Sesquipedalian is a remarkably lengthy word and not one that comes up much in everyday conversation. Or at least not in the conversations that I usually have, though I’m willing to concede that you may routinely use the word with carefree abandon.

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Network Artists Art Tour 2014

Every year Network Artists North East organises the Art Tour, a month-long open studios event. This year I’m taking part and sharing a space with three other artists in Hexham Abbey. If you’re in Hexham between 11.00 and 4.00 on the 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29th June do come into the Abbey to see us!
 
To download a map showing the location of other studios and venues open during the Art Tour click here.

May - Lights!

No Photoshop required…

Telephoto lens + wet window + out-of-focus streetlights = colourful abstract photo. Who needs Adobe Photoshop when you can do this sort of thing in-camera?

Harbottle

Around Northumberland’s National Park

It starts with a cry of alarm cutting through the cool morning air. And then all is mayhem, a confused blur of steel and leather, sweat and blood.

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Photography Mistakes

Happy Accidents

Like most people I’m reluctant to admit making mistakes, but since confession is good for the soul perhaps I should try and come clean about a few things.

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Digital Camera

Instamatic for the People

Once there were only two certainties in life: death and taxes. Now it seems that there’s a third – there’ll be a new camera along in a minute. The recent pace of change in photography has been head-spinningly rapid and it doesn’t seem as though it will be slowing down any time soon.

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