September 25, 2017

I just couldn't hold out any longer. I have ordered a new Nikon D850 plus battery grip from those great people at Wex Photographic. They are Nikon Pro dealers so as I am part of the Nikon Professional Service (NPS), I get priority service which means it should be...

September 24, 2017

It's Political Conference time in the UK when those who would be our political 'masters' preach to the converted (their party faithful) and try to convince the rest of us that their promises and pledges are more plausible than those made by the other party leaders....

September 21, 2017

Cards on the table: I know next to nothing about steam locomotives (other than I know NOT to call them steam trains or else face the wrath of the steam enthusiasts), but undoubtedly there is a fascination about them that draws me back time and time again.

I'm not sure...

September 18, 2017

Normally I am not one to be seduced by the lure of shiny new kit. Let's face it, the major manufacturers change models more often than many people change underwear and for many, new kit becomes nothing more than jewellery. They must have it just because it's the "lates...

September 16, 2017

I first became interested in photography as a spin off from my first love as a kid which was butterflies, moths and all manner of other creepy crawlies. I still find the 'macro world' fascinating. When you stop and look closely at the flowers and insects around us, you...

September 15, 2017

I was chatting to a friend yesterday and mentioned how for me, one of the really enjoyable aspects of being a photographer, is getting to meet such a variety of people from all walks of life in all manner of situations.

Naturally the conversation turned to famous peop...

September 13, 2017

I never thought I'd be in the position of thanking our beleaguered Prime Minister, Theresa May, for making me some money but that's exactly what's happened, (albeit indirectly).

My picture library has reported the sale of this image to a British national newspaper whi...

September 13, 2017

You look out of the window and it's pouring down. Very frustrating and particularly so if you're a keen photographer with an itchy shutter finger. Don't despair, there are plenty of options.

One miserable day earlier this year, I couldn't venture out so decided to exper...

September 12, 2017

When Oscar Wilde famously said "I can resist everything but temptation" it's a safe bet he didn't have the Nikon D810 in mind but I like to think in a different time, he might have done so.

A while ago, I had one of these beautiful cameras with its massive 36 megapixe...

September 11, 2017

Perry Como was referring to Christmas when he sang that immortal line, but for most photographers, it's Autumn or as John Keats more poetically put it, "the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness".

Spring might be more joyful with new plant growth and young birds, an...

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