SOME USEFUL CONTACTS:
ASPECT2i – Are you looking to master your landscape photography or enjoy the camaraderie of a workshop in the British Isles or abroad? Then you should speak with my friends Paul Gallagher and Michael Pilkington at The Landscape Photography Workshop Company.
COLORWORLD IMAGING – My pro-Lab partner for over 20 years; they have never let me down.
KENNY WEIR, ARTIST – Nothing to do with photography but you will discover some splendid landscape painting by my talented son, Kenneth Weir.
LEE FILTERS – No matter what camera system you use or how good you think you are as a photographer, you will need filters to modify your exposures to achieve your intended results.
LONG VALLEY BOOKS – publish an excellent range of books written by Ellen Bowness called ‘The Photographer’s Guide to ……..‘ current titles include Northumberland, The Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales, The Peak District, London and Scotland with more titles in the pipeline.
ON LANDSCAPE – The online magazine for serious landscape photographers.
AND A FEW OF MY PERSONAL FAVOURITE LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHERS:
HANS STRAND – The Swedish photographer believes, ‘The wilderness is the mother of all living things. It is always true and never trivial’.
JIM ROBERTSON – A talented landscape photographer from my ‘neck of the woods’, displaying wonderful captures from his native Moray coast in north-east Scotland and beyond.
JULIAN CALVERLEY – I first ‘discovered’ this photographer at the 2015 ON LANDSCAPE conference and was blown away when he presented his talk ‘A Journey into Landscape Photography’ supported by some amazing, evocative imagery.
MARK LITTLEJOHN – Is an award-winning landscape photographer based on the edge of the English Lake District. Named as ‘Take a View UK Landscape Photographer of the Year’ for 2014, Mark specialises in moody, atmospheric early morning images and offers bespoke one-to-one photographic workshops and Lakeland tours.
MIKE PRINCE – Is a passionate and prolific photographer with a deep feeling for the landscape. Most often he can be found out and about with his camera in the Lakes or the Dales of northern England; failing which he’ll almost certainly be in the islands or the west coast of Scotland.
PAUL GALLAGHER – I have known Paul for the best part of ten years and pleased to count him as a friend; in addition, I have learned from Paul not only about the technical skills of being a landscape photographer but the ability to really ‘see’ and not merely to ‘look’ at the world around us; a subtle but very important difference.
RUSS BARNES – There are literally hundreds or even thousands of great landscape photographers but I feel Russ Barnes is one of the best; he has a wonderful connection to nature and his images are full of understated beauty.
AS OF JANUARY 2018 MY MAIN PHOTOGRAPHY HARDWARE COMPRISES:
Nikon D3 [converted for Infrared photography]
NIKKOR 20mm F2.8 AI-S
NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED PC-E
NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED PC-E Micro
NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G AF-S
NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR AF-S
NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D PC-E Micro
SEKONIC L-758D light meter
GITZO GT3542XLS tripod + a MANFROTTO 410 Junior Geared Head
An extensive set of LEE FILTERS together with the usual cable releases etc not forgetting my essential HOODMAN LOUPE.
ICERS giving added confidence to footwear whilst clambering over slippery boulders and terrain; a lifesaver!
MY LIGHTWEIGHT CAMERA SYSTEM COMPRISES:
Fuji X-T1 (Graphite-Silver edition)
Fujinon 14mm (21mm equivalent) f/2.8
Fujinon 23mm (35mm equivalent) f/1.4
Fujinon 35mm (52mm equivalent) f/1.4
Fujinon 55-200mm (83-300mm equivalent) f/3.5-4.8
Fujinon 56mm (84mm equivalent) f/1.2
MANFROTTO ‘BeFree’ Compact Travel Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head
And a limited set of LEE Seven5 filters