Photography, mindfulness and therapy

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...

5 tips for building an audience on Instagram

5 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. 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...

Introverts and the creative advantage

“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...

Creative photography and the Cyanotype process

Photography & Cyanotype 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...

Night sky photography tutorial

Night sky photography tutorial for you to follow online! 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...

Photographing intimate landscapes; my 5 top tips

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 outdoors activities. And it would be a shame not to use...

Fujifilm GFX Photography with 250mm lens

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...

Safety on photography workshops in Scotland

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...

Seascapes photography workshop in Cornwall

Seascapes photography workshop in Cornwall - February 2020 I have just returned from leading an incredibly successful Cornwall seascapes photography workshop. This run in collaboration with Mark Dobson of Wild Seascapes. We headed down to Cornwall just in time for...

Isle of Harris landscape photography Workshop

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...

Orkney Landscape photography workshop

I ran a 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...

Fujifilm GFX 50s camera

  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...

Beach Bothies on the Isle of Lewis

I'm always on the look out for amazing places to stay on the Scottish Islands. On this occasion I spotted these amazing 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...

Healing through being outdoors

Healing through being outdoors A couple of years ago The Guardian ran with a headline “Three quarters of UK children now spend less time outdoors than prison inmates“.  When adults do go outside, most often they are lost in the devices in their hands and they no...

” Quiet” solo exhibition at The Bosham Gallery

I am delighted to announce the upcoming 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 6.30pm at the Gallery and I will be there for the evening, so if...

Landscape photography tuition in Scotland

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...

Where to eat & where to stay on the Isle of Harris

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...

Slow art photography workshop in Garve, Highlands

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...

Isle of Harris landscape photography workshop 2019

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...

Mindful photography workshop with Paul Sanders

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,...

Outer Hebrides Photography Workshop 2019

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...

1-2-1 workshop on the Isle of Skye

I had been chatting with Vikki for many months 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 and advised her to...

iPhoneography and mindfulness in India

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. Time I set aside for pure relaxation of the body and mind, which I find essential in boosting wellness and...

The Isle of Tiree

The Isle of Tiree I think that If I had visited the Isle of Tiree when I was 20 I might never have left. There is something so beautiful about the simplicity of the island that I just adore. The parking for a beach is generally a sign pointing to a piece of grass, the...

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Photography, mindfulness and therapy

Photography, mindfulness and therapy

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...

5 tips for building an audience on Instagram

5 tips for building an audience on Instagram

5 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. 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...

Introverts and the creative advantage

Introverts and the creative advantage

“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...

Creative photography and the Cyanotype process

Creative photography and the Cyanotype process

Photography & Cyanotype 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...

Night sky photography tutorial

Night sky photography tutorial

Night sky photography tutorial for you to follow online! 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...

Photographing intimate landscapes; my 5 top tips

Photographing intimate landscapes; my 5 top tips

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 outdoors activities. And it would be a shame not to use...

Fujifilm GFX Photography with 250mm lens

Fujifilm GFX Photography with 250mm lens

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...

Safety on photography workshops in Scotland

Safety on photography workshops in Scotland

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...

Seascapes photography workshop in Cornwall

Seascapes photography workshop in Cornwall

Seascapes photography workshop in Cornwall - February 2020 I have just returned from leading an incredibly successful Cornwall seascapes photography workshop. This run in collaboration with Mark Dobson of Wild Seascapes. We headed down to Cornwall just in time for...

Isle of Harris landscape  photography Workshop

Isle of Harris landscape photography Workshop

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...

Orkney Landscape photography workshop

Orkney Landscape photography workshop

I ran a 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...

Fujifilm GFX 50s camera

Fujifilm GFX 50s camera

  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...

Healing through being outdoors

Healing through being outdoors

Healing through being outdoors A couple of years ago The Guardian ran with a headline “Three quarters of UK children now spend less time outdoors than prison inmates“.  When adults do go outside, most often they are lost in the devices in their hands and they no...

” Quiet” solo exhibition at The Bosham Gallery

” Quiet” solo exhibition at The Bosham Gallery

I am delighted to announce the upcoming 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 6.30pm at the Gallery and I will be there for the evening, so if...

Landscape photography tuition in Scotland

Landscape photography tuition in Scotland

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...

Where to eat & where to stay on the Isle of Harris

Where to eat & where to stay on the Isle of Harris

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...

Slow art photography workshop in Garve, Highlands

Slow art photography workshop in Garve, Highlands

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...

Mindful photography workshop with Paul Sanders

Mindful photography workshop with Paul Sanders

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,...

Outer Hebrides Photography Workshop 2019

Outer Hebrides Photography Workshop 2019

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...

1-2-1 workshop on the Isle of Skye

1-2-1 workshop on the Isle of Skye

I had been chatting with Vikki for many months 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 and advised her to...

The Isle of Tiree

The Isle of Tiree

The Isle of Tiree I think that If I had visited the Isle of Tiree when I was 20 I might never have left. There is something so beautiful about the simplicity of the island that I just adore. The parking for a beach is generally a sign pointing to a piece of grass, the...