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Healing through nature

Healing through nature

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 longer look up to see the sky, the...
The joy of just being

The joy of just being

  Being versus doing I woke up in my van today on the Isle of Harris and dozed till 7am – the longest lie in I have had in weeks. I’ve been on a kind of overdrive of the mind and body lately, suffering with tiredness with migraines trying to creep...
Ayurveda for chronic pain in Kerala, India

Ayurveda for chronic pain in Kerala, India

On my forth Ayurvedic trip to India and Sri Lanka, I found a caring paradise at Coir village on the backwaters of Kerala. A place I became content to just sit for hours watching the eagles fly overhead, the herons land and fishermen in canoes occasionally glide past....
Mindfulness, photography &

Mindfulness, photography &

  The self help bookshelf in stores grows each year, complete with the promise of an answer. Anxiety, depression is fast rising, alongside chronic illness. The truth is that most people live in some sort of state of emotional discomfort, ranging from mild worries...
I phoneography, slowing down & mindfulness in India

I phoneography, slowing down & mindfulness in India

I’ve just returned from two weeks in Kerala. My yearly downtime: time I set aside for pure relaxation of the body and mind which I find essential in boosting wellness but also creativity. This year was a first in that I left my cameras at home! I’m a big fan of Iphone...
Wild swimming photography through the winter in Scotland

Wild swimming photography through the winter in Scotland

Anna Deacon, a lovely photographer from Edinburgh travelled up to Loch Ness to photograph me swimming in January. Anna embarked on a personal photographic project a few months ago, exploring wild swimmers through the winter in Scotland to benefit mind, body &...
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5 tips for photographing intimate landscapes

5 tips for photographing intimate landscapes

In this article I wanted to share my 5 tips on photgraphing small things in the landscape. 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...

Fuji GFX, 250mm lens and Extension tubes

Fuji GFX, 250mm lens and Extension tubes

Photographing nature with Fuji GFX, 2500mm lens and macro extension tubes Continuing the theme of shooting intimate landscapes, or details within nature. This is something that I have a real love of and is completely different to the seascape work that I am known for....