The Big Picture

Over the last year or so I’ve been making more of an effort to evolve my wildlife photography to show ‘the bigger picture’. I still like photographing portaits of wildlife and close-up abstracts but I find photographing a species in a more ‘contextual’ way to be a lot more interesting and rewarding. Admittedly, when I … Read more

Tyne Bridge Kittiwakes Under Threat

Today I have learned that Newcastle-Gateshead’s kittiwake colony is facing another threat to their breeding habitat. Newcastle City Council have received a planning application from Gainford Hotels, owners of the nearby Vermont Hotel to install bird netting, angled sill plates and an avishock system to the North tower of the Tyne Bridge. The aim is … Read more

Mastering Autofocus – Birds In Flight.

A guillemot flying past our boat around the Farne Islands. A fast shutter speed of 1/3200 sec froze the action as I used a single point to track them as they passed by.

Last year one of the UK based magazines asked me to write a questions & answers based article on using autofocus with moving subjects, especially birds in flight. When I write for magazines I’m often frustrated that articles can be editorially compromised and lose content value due to restrictions on page space and design. That’s … Read more

BBC Radio Newcastle

BBC Radio Newcastle studio with Jonathan Miles

Yesterday (Monday 19th May) I had the pleasure of talking on BBC Radio Newcastle Jonathan Miles show about wildlife photography. I have to say I was a little nervous to be broadcasting live but I think I fared pretty well and I’ve received so much positive feedback on Facebook for which I’d like to say … Read more

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