Clearing your head - A quick guide to DIY tripod head repair

November 19, 2015  •  1 Comment
Through rain and shine, frequent bouts of frantic knob twirling and regularly being unceremoniously lobbed into the car, my trusty Manfrotto geared head has always performed flawlessly... well, until now that is. Like most Manfrotto tripod heads, the 410 Junior Geared Head (to give it it's full title) has a sprung brass pin that triggers the arm t...
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Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015

October 18, 2015  •  2 Comments
After missing out last year, I'm delighted to say that one of my images has been commended in this year's Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. The image came about when I was taking photos along the cliff top path at Dunwich Heath last year. I noticed that as the early morning sun began melting the frost, the russet colours of the bra...
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31 Days of August

September 04, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
If, like me, you spend too much time on Facebook, Flickr or any of the numerous other social media websites then you'll probably be familiar with the concept of a 365 project which involves taking a photo a day over the course of a year. During August I took part in a '31' challenge run by my local camera club, the rules of which were simple, take...
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A minutes is a long time in photography

August 13, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
During the summer months I try and take advantage of the long evenings and the north westerly position of the setting sun by getting up to the Norfolk coast as often as possible. Despite the increase in tourists at this time of year the north Norfolk coastline is so spacious that it's still remarkably peaceful on many of the beaches and salt marshe...
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Nisi filter review: part 2 - The proof of the pudding

July 29, 2015  •  5 Comments
Having looked at the Nisi filter holder in the first part of the review it was time to get out with the camera and see how the filters performed in use. I should start by mentioning that I'm not really a pixel peeping type of photographer so if you're looking for a scientific test you're in the wrong place. What I am interested in is whether these...
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