Author Archives: Mark

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My Most Heavily Edited Image

Sky replacement is the art of taking the sky from one photo and putting it on top of the sky in another photo. At its most simplistic, it’s used to change the mood of a […]

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My First Focus Stacked Image

One of the key aspects in landscape photography is image sharpness. Making sure that all the key elements in a scene are in sharp focus, from those very close to the camera to those very […]

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Managing my Expectations as a Landscape Photographer

It recently dawned on me that my own expectations of going out and capturing landscape images has been a frustrating experience of late. In this blog post I try and detail these frustrations by working […]

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A Week by the Coast

I recently spent a week on the North coast of Northern Ireland. I’ll say right here and now that this was not a photographically satisfying trip.

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One Week in Scotland

I recently spent a week in Dumfries and Galloway, south-west Scotland. I’ve been to this part of Scotland precisely one time before. That was a much briefer stay, and understandably I couldn’t discover much photographically […]

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D3@10 – A Photographic Journey

My Nikon D3 DSLR  was ten years old at the end of 2017. At the start of 2018 I upgraded my camera and had the idea of creating a sort of visual history of the […]

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A Trio of Firsts

Finding new photography locations these days is not a difficult task. There’s any number of websites and phone apps catering to this task, but what I find infinitely more difficult is finding new locations to […]

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Off Camera – Contre Jour

Off Camera A series of infrequent posts providing a little background on a single image.   Contre-jour (French for “against daylight”) is a photographic technique in which the camera is pointing directly toward a source […]

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Off Camera

Off Camera A series of infrequent posts providing a little background on a single image. A long exposure image taken on a beach on an exceptionally clear night. There was a significant amount of light […]

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Iceland, March 2016

A few images taken whilst in Iceland

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