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Durdle Door – The Challenges Facing Our Jurassic Coast’s Heritage

Search for the words “Durdle Door”, and you’ll probably find something relating to a “natural limestone arch”, an “UNESCO World Heritage Site”, or even part of the 12,000 acre “Lulworth Estate” which is owned by the Weld family in Dorset. Stood on top of the cliffs looking out over this dramatic archway that pierces the coastline, it’s difficult to not be impressed by its presence – as I was the morning I shot this amazing […]

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Moments That Last A Lifetime – The Story Of Our Prints

There comes a time, when “it’s time”. Time to tell our story… Lockdown, and the current “unprecedented situation” forced a few things upon us – not least of which, switching from being in another country for 291 nights last year to being at home for the most I’ve ever been since the age of 13. But that forced downtime came with a silver lining, even if I couldn’t see it at the start. For years, […]

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Digital Camera Magazine – Frame Averaging and XT One to One Masterclass

Head down to the UK newsagents this week – and you’ll find the latest edition of Digital Camera magazine, with a special feature on why I shoot in Medium Format, Frame Averaging (and what it means for consumer level cameras in future), using the Phase One XT in the field, editing with Capture One and a lot more besides… I have to admit, shooting an editorial with Niall and Rod from the magazine during the […]

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Milford Sound – The Superstar of New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park

Standing tall and majestic in New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, the peaks that surround Milford Sound can capture light in truly magnificent ways, all through the year. Whether it’s the deep, misty haze that each morning can bring, or the final rays of sunlight on a spring afternoon, there’s something special about this iconic view that just keeps pulling me back to visit time and time again. They say the journey is often just as […]

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Greenland – Capturing the Glaciers & Icebergs of the Arctic Circle

There’s something inherently mysterious and special about visiting arctic circle locations such as Greenland. Whether it’s the months of nightless days or dayless nights, the extreme temperatures in which people still manage to survive, the stunning scenery by itself, or the first-hand view you get of what is happening to our world’s climate – there was enough attraction to convince me, along with Thomas from Rollei, to head north and explore. Having decided to head […]

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Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney – South East Australia’s Cities & Beyond

It’s a horrible trap we fall in to, when flying “down under” from London: Sydney becomes our target, to the exclusion of many other locations. It’s the primary advertised route from the UK, and after travelling 20-24 hours to get there, our appetite for further travel can sometimes fade a little, meaning we focus purely on this one “cool city” on Australia’s south-eastern coastline. And, in part, rightly so – it’s an amazing place to […]

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Review – Launching the Brand New Phase One XT Medium Format Field Camera

Just when you thought the image quality of Phase One’s stunning IQ4 150MP full frame medium format system couldn’t get any better, today, the team have once again pushed the industry even further forward – launching the world’s first compact, digitally integrated, Field Camera – the Phase One XT. Designed primarily for ultra-detailed landscapes and cityscapes, where compromise is not an option, the new camera delivers that promise in a much more travel-friendly form factor […]

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No, 100+ megapixels will not make you a better photographer – but this might…

It’s one simple concept: Learn the fundamental principles of photography, and learn them well. Those skills cannot be traded for megapixels, and will help you get the most out of any hardware in which you do decide to eventually invest. The problem with more pixels… You know what’s worse than 24 million poorly exposed, out of focus, diffracted, useless pixels that need “fixing” on a computer screen? That’s right – over 100 million poorly exposed, […]

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Fire in the Hole! – Grand Teton’s Snake River & Mormon Row

Jackson Hole, Wyoming – one of my favourite towns in the world. I say “town”, rather than “city”, as while it has the population and designation of the latter, this amazing little place still manages to exude that feeling of a classic American wild-west town from years gone by. Nestled to the south of Grand Teton National Park and its mountain range which spans for miles to the north towards Yellowstone, the views here are […]

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Mono Lake – Shooting ‘The Other World’ for Nearly 20 Years

While managing to remain relatively hidden and “off the beaten track”, Mono Lake (and its Tufa State Natural Reserve) has managed to capture the imagination of photographers from all round the world for many years – those keen to explore beyond the obvious nearby locations such as Yosemite National Park and Death Valley. My first encounter of this other-worldly destination (above) was very much a “drive-by” on a road trip nearly two decades ago (from […]

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Death Valley – Photographs from the Hottest Place on Earth

Why would anyone go to the hottest recorded place on the planet to photograph locations 282ft below sea level? The answer is simple : Because Death Valley’s landscapes are absolutely mind-blowing. Step out of your air conditioned car and you’re instantly hit with the wall of arid heat that awaits all visitors to this seemingly barren land. With red STOP signs in every direction, warning of the dangers of walking after 10am (and the importance […]

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Patagonia – Part One: Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile

That feeling you get, when you’ve finally made it to a viewpoint that looks out one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world – is simply indescribable. Landing in to Santiago, Chile (following a cheeky upgrade on the long flight from London), there was no doubt this was only the start of a very long journey for Mark and I as we looked at the route for the rest of the day. Having made […]

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Firefall – Capturing the Winter Glow of Yosemite’s Horsetail Falls

It’s a rare thing these days, finding solitude in the world combined with a stunning natural phenomenon; the result of an “Instagram generation” of which we’re all now seemingly members – where the “selfie” and “tick-box” is often more important than witnessing the event itself. While I stood in the thick snow of Yosemite National Park, in the shadow of El Capitan and Horsetail Falls, I couldn’t help but wonder how it must have felt […]

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Behind The Scenes – Shooting the Phase One IQ4 150MP Launch Images

It’s not a secret any more! The Phase One IQ4 150MP Infinity Platform ships at the end of this month, and for the past week I’ve had the honour of being their focus in the latest marketing campaign. With all of the “pre-launch” out of the way, it’s now time to focus on what’s really important, the “why” of what makes this new camera system so special. In the latest email newsletters, Phase One have […]

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Las Vegas – Capturing The Strip in Ultra-HD

While many now focus purely on drones and helicopters to get some spectacular shots of our cities from above, I’m yet to find a long exposure image (in either scenario) that can be enlarged to a size much bigger than a phone screen. It’s obviously not a problem for social media posts, but how about when we want to print or display a cityscape at night in high resolution? For that, our trusty man-made balconies, […]

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Hands-on Review – Launching the Phase One IQ4 150MP Infinity Platform Camera System

151 million pixels of pure medium format perfection, combined with the most advanced camera system in the world – all revealed inside today’s announcement and hardware release from the amazing guys at Phase One in Copenhagen.  For sure, the IQ4 150MP tech specs are impressive: A Back Side-Illuminated (BSI) sensor capable of capturing unsurpassed levels of detail onto dual storage cards, coupled with lenses that can resolve incredible resolutions in a camera package that now […]

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Shoot for the Moon – Capturing the 2018 Lunar Eclipse

While eclipses of all sorts happen throughout each year – from “blood moons” to annular solar eclipses, total eclipses and every partial one in between, this year’s lunar eclipse promised something special: the longest lunar eclipse in the 21st century. So the call from Rollei came – could I come across and be involved in their live shoot on Instagram, capturing the spectacle from Hamburg? Well, why not…? With a few days’ preparation beforehand and […]

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Light Pollution, Astroklar & Natural Night Filter Review – Do They Really Work?

Light pollution: Increasingly a challenge for city dwellers and photographers alike. Those deep, dark skies that I’m lucky enough to see full of stars out in the countryside are becoming an endangered species in their own right as the world’s population continues to rise and urban areas inevitably expand. The problem is, with all that light bouncing around, our view of the night sky (and ability to capture it) continues to diminish on a daily […]