Latest Photograph – Mara Giraffes

Mara Giraffes, Masai Mara. Nikon D800, 28-70 f/2.8 – 1/640, f/16, ISO100, 28mm. This is a photograph from our 2016 photography safari in the Masai Mara. Okay, I know it isn’t the latest photograph I’ve taken…. But it is the latest photograph I’ve uploaded to my website so it still counts! We were travelling over … Read more

Nikon AF-P Lenses

Over the last few weeks I’ve heard and read a lot of confusing and incorrect statements over the compatibility of Nikon’s new AF-P lenses with the Nikon camera range. Nikon’s AF-P lenses “use a pulse motor (utilizing stepping motors) for ultra-fast, near silent autofocus.” (Source: At the time of writing Nikon have the following … Read more

Latest Photograph – Puffin and Bamburgh Castle, plus some Kleptoparasitism!

I’m always looking to photograph wildlife in a wider context, maybe to include interesting habitat, behaviour or scenery. During one of my recent trips to Inner Farne I noticed this lone Puffin sitting on the white stone wall surrounding the lighthouse. As a frame filling portrait it had an interesting and classic ‘ingredient’, a bill … Read more

The Frames per Second Advantage

Over the last few years we have seen a very obvious trend in cameras being designed to match the needs of different photographic genres. The most recent examples I can use are Nikon’s D5 and D500, and from Canon, the 7D Mark 2 and 1D X Mark 2. These cameras share common features, fast (rate … Read more

Aperture Priority & Exposure Compensation

Exposure compensation on a Nikon DSLR (Circled)

On Sunday’s birds of prey photography day we spent time discussing the practical differences between aperture and shutter priority and what is actually happening in the camera when exposure compensation is used. It’s quite a lot to take in and understand – especially when there is so much going on so I decided to write … Read more

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