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My 10 tips for iPhoneography I have put together my top 10 tips for iphoneography below because I have a lot of people who say apologetically that they just have an iPhone or camera phone and don’t have a proper camera. But if the image is powerful, does it really matter what it is taken…

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Turning negative emotions into a positive through photography We are currently experiencing an understandable increase in mental health problems. These are uncertain times. With worries ranging from finances to health, social isolation, and lack of routine. This is leading to many, if not most, of us, experiencing some form of anxiety. But actually, the world…

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five tips for building an audience on instagram

I wanted to share with you today some of the things I have learned during my time on Instagram, in terms of building an audience on Instagram. I have used Instagram to find like-minded people. Using Instagram has helped me open up and find my path. I have found my voice and along with that,…

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introverts

“Introversion is not defined by lack. Introversion, when embraced is a wellspring of riches”. Laurie Helgoe Many introverts are told they are too quiet, parents tell them to stop spending so much time in their bedroom, teachers tell them to take part more. Introverted children get the message that there is something wrong with them…

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Cyanotype is a creative photography printing process. Producing a cyan-blue print from anything you wish to print with. Often used for negatives or with natural objects. Engineers used to use this process as a low-cost way of producing copies of drawings. Known as blueprints. In this time where we are all housebound and creativity is important…

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night skies photography workshop raasay

I have always been interested in photographing the night skies so I decided to write this night sky photography tutorial. There is something about standing below the stars, feeling that wonder at the world. It is a similar feeling of awe and uplift I get when I watch big waves. Peacefulness and quiet in the…

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In this article, I wanted to share my 5 tips on photographing intimate landscapes. We don’t all have access to the big wide sweeping scenes in our day to day life. Particularly now with the lockdown and limited outdoor activities. And it would be a shame not to use the time we have been given…

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  Photography in nature with Fujifilm GFX, 2500mm lens and macro extension tubes Continuing the theme of shooting intimate landscapes, or details within nature. I wanted to write about how I photograph using my Fujifilm GFX in close-ups today. This is something that l love and is completely different from the seascape work that I…

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Stormy coast photography workshop

I wanted to write a few thoughts on safety on photography workshops in winter in Scotland and how I approach this within Quiet Landscapes. Scotland is beautiful, and never more so than in the winter months. The light is low, the ever-changing skies can be simply glorious. The weather brings with it conditions that make landscape…

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big waves on photography workshop in cornwall

Seascape Photography Workshop Cornwall I have just returned from leading an incredibly successful seascape photography workshop. This was run in collaboration with Mark Dobson of Wild Seascapes. We headed down to Cornwall just in time for Storm Ciara to hit. It was possibly the best timing as it brought with it huge waves, wild conditions…

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Waves on Scarista beach on the isle of harris

Last November I ran an Isle of Harris landscape photography Workshop based at Scarista beach. I have been visiting the Isle of Harris for 12 years now and it has become almost like a second home. Last year I travelled back and forth almost every fortnight during the summer months. I have photographed elopements and…

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Orkney big waves

I ran an Orkney landscape Photography workshop in March 2020. It was so successful that it sold out and I have another photography trip to Orkney in 2021.  As with all my workshops, I always ensure I get to know each location well before taking groups. So I spend as many weeks as possible in…

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Close up of leaves in the forest with the Fuji GFX 50s

Switching from Nikon to Fujifilm GFX 50s camera I’ve been looking to make the switch from my Nikon cameras over to Fujifilm for a while and the Fujifilm GFX 50s camera seemed to be the right fit. For me, it isn’t so much about the technicals as the emotive in an image. However, the right…

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evening image of luxury bothy

I’m always on the lookout for amazing places to stay on the Scottish Islands. On this occasion, I spotted these amazing beach bothies being built at one of my favourite locations on the coast of the Isle of Lewis. Nestled into the dunes at Kneep, you can almost touch the turquoise waters from the doorstep.…

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wave photograph on Saligo bay on the Isle of Islay

I am delighted to announce the upcoming solo exhibition at The Bosham Gallery. To be asked to follow on from the incredible exhibition by Michael Kenna is truly an honour. The opening evening will be from 6.30 pm at the Gallery and I will be there for the evening, so if you’d like to pop…

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self catering accomodation loch ness 2

I am delighted to be offering landscape photography tuition in the beautiful landscapes of the Highlands of Scotland. I live in Drumnadrochit which is the ideal base for teaching landscape photography in Scotland. So I decided to build a tinyhouse at my home in Loch Ness. It is a small and comfortable cabin style accommodation. Built…

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incredible wave on isle of Harris scotland

Where to Stay on the Isle of Harris Na Bothain Wigwams Sandy Bay Croft Wigwams® are located on a working croft on the West coast of the Isle of Harris.  Two Wigwam cabins sleep up to four adults.  Each cabin has its own picnic table as well as a mini Broch, where you can light…

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wave captured on scottish highlands workshop

I ran two short workshops in conjunction with Ffordes Photographic last week. All based around the idea of slowing down in the landscape – both in the physical taking of the photograph and also in the sense of slowing down and really embracing the environment whilst outdoors. Soaking up the feeling of being outside and…

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workshop accommodation with wonderful views of the beach

Last year’s Isle of Harris landscape photography workshop was a great success – with 5 participants staying close to Scarista beach and within minutes from stunning scenes on Luskentyre, Seilebost, Northton and Hushinish. I spend about a third of my year on the Isle of Harris so it is like a second home to me…

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participants on beach on outer hebrides photography workshop

Just back from a wonderful week leading Mindful photography workshop on the Outer Hebrides with Paul Sanders. What an incredible week it was! The weather was very kind to us in that we were treated to all seasons every few hours. From hail storms to huge swells, rainbows and blue skies. These kind of weather…

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Wild and stormy seas on Outer Hebrides landscape photography retreat

The Outer Hebrides photography workshop with myself and Paul Sanders  The group arrived at Mangersta one day to be confronted by 20 foot waves and gale force winds. We proceeded to be hit by horizontal hail whilst walking down to the beach. There are only a few memorable times in life that we really truly let…

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Snow capped Scottish mountains during 1-2-1 photography workshop

I had been chatting with Vikki for many months about a 1-2-1 workshop on the Isle of Skye before we finally met up in January. She had been looking to arrange a surprise for Leisa, her partner who loves photography. So, first up I helped her with some options for buying a camera for Leisa…

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image from river boat trip in India

Iphoneography and mindfulness iPhoneography and mindfulness is something that I think are very closely linked. I’ve just returned from two weeks in Kerala. This is my yearly downtime. The time I set aside for pure relaxation of the body and mind, which I find essential in boosting wellness and creativity. This year was a first…

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isle skye image with snowy mountain in background

A few images from a bespoke landscape photography tuition day on the Isle of Skye. I photographed Michaela and Iain’s wedding amidst sleet storms, howling wind and then glorious sunshine this summer on Loch Coruisk. A photographer herself, Michaela wanted to experience landscape photography tuition on the Isle of Skye. So we set off for…

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