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Space For Nature – a year long commission

Space For Nature – a year long commission

In June 2016 I was commissioned by Clinton Devon Estates to document the wildlife and habitat across 25,000 acres of east Devon. It was produced over 18 months and published under my own imprint – Hemisphere Publishing in October 2017. The estate ...

Photo Workshops on Hampstead Heath May 27th

Photo Workshops on Hampstead Heath May 27th

The second Workshop and with so much going on at this time of year – from animal behaviour to the variety of spring colour, the Heath presents many photographic challenges. You will see a bit of everything from the group below who did a great ...

May photo workshop on Hampstead Heath

May photo workshop on Hampstead Heath

Second of two workshops on a fine spring day on Hampstead Heath and our group set about capturing the strong colour and rich variety of species on the heath at this time of year. No matter what your level, I believe everyone has a creative eye and ...

Hampstead Heath Spring Photo Workshop April 29th

Hampstead Heath Spring Photo Workshop April 29th

The second of two workshops this weekend and the high standard and range of images continued with some lovely images. See below The next available workshops are from September onwards. For more info and booking click here

Hampstead Heath Spring Photo Workshop April 28th

Hampstead Heath Spring Photo Workshop April 28th

We had a chilly day in late April on the Heath and the group got busy shooting all the new spring growth, including bluebells, cow parsley, chestnut flowers and fresh green oak leaves. We also had some great wildlife shots, which given the limited ...

Hampstead Heath Photography Workshop March 2018

Hampstead Heath Photography Workshop March 2018

Saturday brought spring showers…. we persevered, improvised and got wet but it didn’t prevent us from shooting. Instead the group used the conditions to their advantage and gathered some lovely images you will see below. The spring ...

Next on the podcast – Helen Gilks

Next on the podcast – Helen Gilks

Podcast #6  A conversation with Helen Gilks – owner and manager of Nature Picture Library – the UK’s leading natural history picture agency. We discuss finding a niche, telling stories with images and the inner workings of a ...

Hampstead Heath Photography Workshop February 2018 (part 2)

Hampstead Heath Photography Workshop February 2018 (part 2)

Another chilly but beautiful day on Hampstead Heath for the second of our February workshops. The group set about finding texture, tone, shape and strong colours in the Heath habitat and delivered a magnificent set of images below. Availability for ...

Winter smash and grab

Winter smash and grab

The last big dump of snow to fall in London was in January 2013 so this week I headed back to the Heath to try and capture some fresh images. Knowing these conditions never last too long in the city my plan was to get as much as I could in the few ...

Hampstead Heath Photography Workshop February 2018

Hampstead Heath Photography Workshop February 2018

The first workshop of 2018 and we had a beautiful but chilly day on the Heath. When focusing on a subject for even just a few minutes the cold can really set in without you realising it. But the group survived the temperature to produce a great ...