Somerset sunset

Somerset Sunset

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I took this shot of a Somerset sunset just after the sun had gone down, outside of Brean in Somerset. Looking over to the Welsh coast. It was a tricky one to take as in I had a lot of trouble getting onto the beach? It made me realise how lucky I am. Where I live I’m not far from …

Liverpool Lines at Museum of Liverpool

Liverpool Lines

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Museum of Liverpool This image was taken down the side of the Museum of Liverpool, in Liverpool! I was walking back to the car after a couple of hours of shooting around the waterfront, when these lines caught my eye. The more you shoot the more you notice composition opportunities… Black and white or colour? I liked the way the …

Somerset Sunset

What to do when you forget your tripod…

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Here’s a quick DSLR tip for the weekend! I want to give you some ideas of what you can do if you forget your tripod? Let’s face it, it happens! Alternatives to a tripod: 1. Use a fence, post or railings to lean on and steady yourself. With this shot I had to steady myself on the railings around the marine lake. …

Blickling Hall

Blickling Hall, Norfolk…

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This is a shot of Blickling Hall in Norfolk, it was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn (Henry VIII 2nd wife). I used to go on holiday to Norfolk all the time when I was little, my Mums family come from there and we visited Blickling a couple of times. It’s a lovely peaceful tranquil place set in the countryside. …

sunrise through the trees

Sunrise Through the Trees…

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This shot, Sunrise through the trees, was taken in a forest near Sandringham in Norfolk. It was one of those times when I was glad I couldn’t sleep! We were on a camping holiday and I’d just had the night from hell on an airbed… It just kept going down after several attempts at blowing it back up! And we …

manual mode

Why Understanding Manual Mode is important

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To be completely honest I very rarely shoot in Manual Mode? When I talk about Manual Mode I’m talking about the ‘M’ mode on your cameras dial, not anything else like manual focus (that’s another post). And there’s 3 specific elements in manual mode that you have full control over – Aperture, Shutter and ISO. Primarily I shoot in Aperture …