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Practise, Practise, Practise

One of the most important things I have learnt over the last 19 years of being a professional photographer, is the importance of having a local spot to try out new gear, explore new techniques and just generally practise my photography. This may sound a bit strange as surely after 19 years there is no…

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Medium Format v Medium Format

Earlier this year I made the decision to switch my primary camera system to medium format. With medium format equipment recently becoming relatively affordable it seemed to make sense to make the switch before my trip to New Zealand – If I am travelling to the other side of the world, I want to future…

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A day in the Lake District

Every so often, especially during the autumnal months, I undertake a long day trip from my home base in Southern Northumberland to the Lake District in Cumbria. Last week the conditions were looking perfect mid-week for landscape photography but unfortunately my work schedule did not allow me enough time to take an overnight trip to…

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Lightroom or Capture One for processing Fujifilm GFX images

Earlier this week, Capture One 11 was updated with new support for the Fujifilm GFX 50S. Having used Capture One exclusively for the processing of my Fujifilm X cameras for the last few months, I was keen to see how it performed on the GFX files. It is early days and this is definitely not…

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Fujifilm GFX 50s L-Bracket Hack

I am about to depart on an overseas trip which unfortunately means that I have to leave my preferred tripod and, even more importantly, my preferred Benro geared head at home. Whilst my little Gitzo tripod which I use as an alternative for overseas trips is excellent, the weak link is the attached 3-legged thing…

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Medium Format Pub Photography

Earlier this month I was commissioned by Mitchells & Butlers to photograph two of their Newcastle upon Tyne pubs as they required new images for their website. If you consider the fact that I love photography and that I also love pubs then you can understand why this commission was just my perfect kind of commercial photography job! Having…

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